Physician Assistant Studies

Karen GossKaren Goss

Science Department Chair

Current Position and Professional Experience:

Dr. Karen Goss joined South College as full time faculty in 2002 and was named the Department Chair of Science in September 2006. Dr. Goss, graduated from the GeorgiaState University, Atlanta, Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, and completed her Master of Science in Anatomy at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. She earned her doctorate in Comparative and Experimental Medicine from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 1996.

Professional Education:

After receiving her Doctoral degree, Dr. Goss held several key positions as Director, Assistant Professor, Acting Chair, Consultant and Principal Investigator at various institutes. Dr. Goss brings to her classroom more than 20 years of practice, training, research, in Mouse Genetics, Exercise and Sports and Management, Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities and establishment of certification programs in exercise science and physiology. Dr. Karen Goss maintains memberships in the Georgia and Tennessee Chapter of Physical Therapy Association, Society of Neuroscience, International Behavioral Neuroscience Society. She has also written and co-authored many scientific and professional publications. She is an active member of the Community and is affiliated with several Out Reach Programs; Cuddler for the NICU program at University of Tennessee Medical Center, Board Member March of Dimes, Board Member and Chair of Mission of Hope, Sponsor for Special Olympics, Volunteer for Remote Area Medical, graduate level teaching of Anatomy and Physiology.

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Course Director: Anatomy and Physiology, Physician Assistant Program
  • Pathophysiology: Physician Assistant Program lecturer
  • Neuroanatomy: Physician Assistant Program lecturer