Hello, I'm John Fernandez. I have been a part-time instructor in the Biology Department at San Antonio College for the past 34 years. Initially I taught Biology classes but for about the past 20 years I have taught primarily Human Anatomy and Physiology classes. I especially enjoy teaching the Human Anatomy and Physiology course because the workings of the human body are truly a marvel to me.
I was born and raised in San Antonio and I am proud of the fact that my first two years of college were spent at SAC where I took all my basic courses. Afterwards, I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from St. Mary's University followed by a Master of Arts degree in Biology from Incarnate Word University. I taught science classes in middle school for 10 years and Biology and A & P classes in high school for 23 years before retiring in 1999.
I presently serve on the Scientific Review Committee of the Alamo Regional Science Fair. As a member of this committee I screen the science fair applications and the research papers that are submitted for proper procedure and protocol. In addition I am a judge at the Texas Junior Academy of Science competition, the Alamo Regional Science Fair competition and the State Science Fair competition which are all held annually. I enjoy interacting with the middle school and high students at these competitions. I am confident that these students will be our future leaders in the scientific and medical fields.
In my spare time I enjoy fishing, golfing, reading and especially interacting with my four grandchildren.
I enjoy teaching Human Anatomy and Physiology, especially knowing that most of the students have ambitions to enter the nursing or other health care related fields where critical shortages exist.
Students planning on taking my A & P courses are urged to visit the Biospot Web Page and click on the word Printouts in order to access my syllabus for 2401 and/or 2402 and also the study guides for these courses. By doing this before the semester begins students can become familiar with the course learning outcomes, performance objectives, course requirements, grade computations and class regulations. Perusing the study guides will allow students to become familiar with content material and also get a "head start" in answering chapter study guide questions. In doing so I am confident that all students will meet with greater success in the course.