Full-time faculty and staff

Amanda Y. Behr, MA, CCA, CMI, FAMI

Interim Chair and Program Director
Clinic Director and Anaplastologist, Clinic For Prosthetic Restoration
Assistant Professor

abehr@augusta.edu

Office: 706-721-3266
Clinic: 706-721-1225

A Georgia native, Amanda Yarberry Behr studied 3D animation at the Savannah College of Art and Design before earning a B.F.A. in Scientific Illustration from the University of Georgia. She is a 2004 graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine program in Biological and Medical Illustration, and completed internships in anaplastology with Juan Garcia at the Johns Hopkins Facial Prosthetics Clinic and  Gillian Duncan for Prosthetics at Graphica Medica. She is certified in both medical illustration and clinical anaplastology.

She served as Director of Medical Illustration for Quality Medical Publishing, Inc. for over eight years, and has a wealth of experience and expertise in business practices and print industry standards. In early 2013, Amanda joined the faculty of the Augusta University Department of Medical Illustration as assistant professor. She became clinical director/anaplastologist for Augusta University's Clinic for Prosthetic Restoration in 2014, serving patients in need of facial and somatic prosthetics. In 2015, she was named interim chair of the department and program director.

She is president of the International Anaplastology Association and serves on their board. She has also served as a member of the Vesalius Trust Board of Directors.

Amanda has received numerous awards for her work as an illustrator and art director, including three Certificates of Merit from the Association of Medical Illustrators. She has more than 65 publications to her credit.

 

Research Interests

The integration of 3D printing and 3D scanning technologies in medicine:

  • Use of DICOM data and 3D printing to create custom surgical implants and custom medical models for surgical planning and education.
  • Use of 3D Design, 3D scanning and 3D printing in Anaplastology and other medical specialties such as OT and PT or education and patient treatment.
  • Use of Serious Games and simulation for medical education.
  • Role of Anaplastologist in facial or limb transplant teams
  • Visual standards for patient education materials

Select Recent Publications

Publications in Refereed Journals

Singh, Nagendra, Gurav, Ashish, Sivaprakasam, Sathish, Brady, Evan, Padia, Ravi, Shi, Huidong, . . . Ganapathy, Vadivel. (2014). Activation of Gpr109a, Receptor for Niacin and the Commensal Metabolite Butyrate, Suppresses Colonic Inflammation and Carcinogenesis. Immunity, 40(1), 128-139. Journal Cover Medical Illustration. 

Books and Chapters

Behr, A.Y. Photography. In: Janis, JE, ed. Essentials of Plastic Surgery, Second Edition. St. Louis: Quality Medical Publishing, 2014.

Pu, L., Levine, J. P., and Wei, F. Reconstructive Surgery of the Lower Extremity. St. Louis: Quality Medical Publishing, 2013.Art Direction, Medical Illustration, Cover Design.

Blondeel, Phillip, Geoffrey Hallock, Steven Morris, and Peter Neligan, ed. Perforator Flaps: Anatomy, Technique, and Clinical Applications, Second Edition.St. Louis: Quality Medical Publishing, 2013.Art Direction, Medical Illustration, Cover Design.

Goodrich, J. Allan and Ildemaro Volcan. eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion: XLIF®, Second Edition. St. Louis: Quality Medical Publishing, 2013. Layout Design, Cover Design.

Brown J. M.: The Reconstructive Neurosurgery of Spinal Cord Injury, In M.R. Dimitrijevic, B.A. Kakulas, W.B. McKay and G. Vrbova (Eds.). The Restorative Neurology of Spinal Cord Injury. Oxford University Press, 2012. Medical Illustration.

Losken, Albert and Jeffrey Janis. Advances in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction. St. Louis: Quality Medical Publishing, 2012. Art Direction, Medical Illustration.

Marcus, J. R., Erdmann, D., and Rodriguez, E. D. Essentials of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma.St. Louis: Quality Medical Publishing, 2012. Art Direction.

Pessa, Joel E. Facial Topography: Clinical Anatomy of the Face. St. Louis: Quality Medical Publishing, 2012. Art Direction, Medical Illustration, Layout Design, Cover Design.

Zenn, Michael, Michael Saint-Cyr, and Glyn Jones, ed. Reconstructive Plastics Surgery. St. Louis: Quality Medical Publishing, 2012. Art Direction, Medical Illustration, Layout Design, Cover Design.

Schwartz, S, Hoolihan, C. Holystic Medicine: The Patron Saints of Medicine. St. Louis: Quality Medical Publishing, 2012. Cover Design.


Awards and Honors

Fellow, Association of Medical Illustrators, 2013

Certificate of Merit, Illustrated Medical Book Award, Art Direction and Illustration, Lower Extremity,Association of Medical Illustrators, 2013

Certificate of Merit, Illustrated Medical Book Award – Reference/Clinical Text, Art Direction and Illustration, Aesthetic Breast Surgery: Concepts and Techniques,Association of Medical Illustrators, 2011

Certificate of Merit, Illustrated Medical Book Award – Reference/Clinical Text, Art Direction, Short-Scar Face Lift: Operative Strategies and Techniques, Association of Medical Illustrators, 2007

William "Bill" Andrews, MA, CMI, FAMI

Gallery Director
Professor

bandrews@augusta.edu

706-721-3266

Bill Andrews received his BA in Art from the University of Texas at Austin and his MA in Biomedical Communications from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Health Promotion Education and Behavior at the University of South Carolina at Columbia. He is a Certified Medical Illustrator.

After receiving his master’s degree he took a position as Medical Illustrator at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center at Tucson. From 1981 – 1983, he was Art Director for Audiovisual Productions and Chief Medical Illustrator at St. Luke’s and Texas Children’s Hospitals and the Texas Heart Institute in Houston. From 1983 – 1990, Bill was Art Director at Surgical Associates of Texas, working with the internationally renowned cardiovascular surgeon Denton A. Cooley, MD. From 1990 – 1993, he was the Manager of Medical Graphics at the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. From 1993 – 1999 he ran his own business, specializing in the production of visual communications for the life sciences. In August 1999, he joined the Department of Medical Illustration.

Bill has lectured extensively at various graduate programs in medical illustration and has presented numerous papers and workshops at the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) and other professional societies. His artwork has been included in several juried exhibitions and he has won numerous awards for his illustrations, including the Ralph Sweet Award (Best of Show), the Will Shepherd Award and three Russell Drake Awards from the AMI, as well as Gold and Silver Medals from the Society of Illustrators in Los Angeles and Houston. Mr. Andrews has received the AMI Distinguished Service Award, as well as the Brödel Award for Excellence in Education. He has also received the Distinguished Teacher Award from the MCG School of Graduate Studies, the Outstanding Faculty Award from the School of Allied Health Sciences, and the Outstanding Faculty Award in Allied Health from the University Faculty Senate. In 2016 he was inducted to the Academy of Health Science Educators.

He has been a Professional Member of the AMI since 1982. He has served on the AMI Board of Governors and has been President of the organization. He was Editor-in-Chief of the AMI’s national newsletter, Editor of the Sourcebook of Medical Illustration, and Chair of numerous committees. He is a Fellow of the AMI. In 1988, Bill founded the Vesalius Trust for Visual Communications in the Health Sciences, and was twice currently President.

Bill is the Gallery Director for the Department of Medical Illustration.




Michael Jensen, MSMI, CMI,

Admissions Coordinator
Assistant Professor

mjensen@augusta.edu

706-721-3266

Mike Jensen received his B.F.A. from Brigham Young University in 1992 and served as directing animator and supervising animator for two children's educational software companies in Boston from 1994-2002. Several products produced during those years won national awards, including all five of their Curious George titles. Mike has also illustrated 14 children's books, 12 of which have been published in numerous languages.

In 2005, Mike received his M.S. in Medical Illustration degree from the Medical College of Georgia (now Augusta University). He then worked for the departments of neurosurgery and neurology at MCG Medical Center as their medical illustrator and as an adjunct assistant professor in the medical illustration program through 2011, when he joined the department as a full-time faculty member.



Mary kimbrell

Office Manager

mkimbrell@augusta.edu

706-721-3266

Mary Kimbrell has 23 years of administrative experience with Augusta University. Mary joined our department in the summer of 2017. Mary enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, the great outdoors and yard work

 

 

Faculty Emeritus

Octavia Garlington, MS

Professor Emeritus
Professor Octavia Garlington was born in the Republic of Panama and lived in the Panama Canal Zone until she left for college in 1945. She received her baccalaureate degree in biology from Converse College in Spartanburg, SC., and shortly after accepted a position at Agnes Scott College in the biology department and later worked as Assistant to the Dean Students. Nine years and a few art courses later, Octavia became a member of the Class of 1961 in the Medical Illustration Graduate Program at the Medical College of Georgia.

After graduation, Octavia remained at MCG to become an Instructor in the program, eventually moving up through the ranks to full Professor. She served briefly as Chief of Art Services, Division of Biomedical Communications at MCG, and later served as Acting Director of the graduate program for a period. In 1968, she helped to design the faculty regalia for the Medical College of Georgia, and in 1984 she designed the MCG flag. Octavia retired from daily teaching responsibilities in 1990. As an Emerita Professor, Octavia participates in special seminars on the history of medical illustration and on the development of the Medical Illustration Graduate Program.

Octavia has been very active in the profession of medical illustration. She has been a Professional Member of the Association of Medical Illustrators since 1964. She has served on the Board of Governors for a total of twenty years, has held the offices of Vice Chairman, Vice President and Corresponding Secretary, and has chaired numerous important committees in the organization. In 1988 she was elected a Fellow of the AMI.

During a long and distinguished career Octavia has received many awards and honors. She twice has received the Outstanding Service Award from the Association of Medical Illustrators. In 2001, Octavia received the Brödel Award for Excellence in Education from the AMI. Here at MCG, Octavia was elected to Alpha Eta, the honor society for Allied Health Science, and has received the Outstanding Faculty Award from the School of Allied Health Sciences. She also twice has received the Distinguished Service Award from the MCG Faculty Organization. In 2004, Octavia received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the School of Allied Health Sciences Alumni Association.

Steven J. Harrison, MSMI, PhD, CMI, FAMI

Professor Emeritus
Professor Steven J. Harrison received his BS and MS degrees in Medical Illustration from the Medical College of Georgia (now the Georgia Health Sciences University) and a PhD in Art from the University of Georgia, Athens. The title of his dissertation was “The Maintenance of Traditional Methods and Symbolism in Southwestern Native American Art."

After graduation, he held positions at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and at the Univ. of Texas Health Sciences Center at Dallas. Steve was also the Medical Art Director at the Arizona Heart Institute, and was Artist-in-Residence at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.

Since 1994, Steve has been a member of the Board of Certification of Medical Illustrators (BCMI) and he is currently vice chairman of the BCMI. He is also an active member of the BioCommunications Association (BCA, formerly the Biological Photographic Association), and is a Fellow of that professional association. In 2009, the BCA presented him with its highest honor, the Louis Schmidt Award, for outstanding contributions to the progress of biomedical communications.

Steve has been an active member of the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) since 1972; he is a Fellow of the AMI and past Chairman of the Board of Governors. In 2006, Steve received the prestigious Brödel Award for Excellence in Education from the AMI. Throughout his career, Steve has received many awards for his illustrations, including an Emmy Award (Rocky Mountain), several CINE Golden Eagles and awards from the Chicago and New York film festivals.

Steve joined the faculty of the Dept. of Medical Illustration in 1991 as an Asst. Professor. On July 1, 2011 he was confirmed as full Professor. In 1993, he became Chairman of the department. Steve retired on October 31, 2011. As an Emeritus Professor, Steve participates in special seminars on the history of medical illustration, the development of the Medical Illustration Graduate Program, traditional illustration techniques, and business practices.

 

 

Adjunct Faculty

 

William (Bill) R. Blakesley, MSMI

Adjunct Asst. Professor

Atlanta, GA

  • Animation
  • 3-D animation
  • Interactive media
  • Scientific visualization

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Charles H. Boyter, MSMI, CMI, FAMI
Adjunct Asst. Professor
Atlanta, GA

  • Traditional techniques
  • Medical-legal illustration

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William C. Carter Jr., MSMI, CM, FAMI
Adjunct Asst. Professor
Athens, GA

  • Art direction
  • Editorial illustration
  • Traditional & digital techniques
  • Veterinary illustration

Robert V. Finkbeiner, MSMI
Adjunct Instructor
Pittsburgh, PA

  • Website design & production
  • Digital techniques

Visit Robert Finkbeiner's Website

Brad Gilleland, MSMI, CMI
Adjunct Asst. Professor
Athens, GA

  • Animation
  • 3-D computer modeling

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William G. Glass, MSMI
Adjunct Instructor
Gaithersburg, MD

  • Animation
  • 3-D computer modeling

Ira Grunther, BS
Adjunct Asst. Professor
Hopewell, NJ

  • Art direction
  • Editorial illustration

Carolyn R. Holmes, MSMI, CMI
Adjunct Asst. Professor
Athens, GA

  • Business practices & management
  • Medical-legal illustration

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W. Barry Keel, BMA
Adjunct Instructor
Williston, SC

  • Interactive media
  • Website design & production
  • Audio production

Lewis J. Hinely Jr., EdD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Evans, GA

  • Dental anatomy & illustration
  • 3-D modeling & prosthetics
  • Traditional techniques

Jeanette D. Rasche Little, MSMI
Adjunct Asst. Professor
Evans, GA

  • Business practices & management
  • Interactive media
  • Website design & production
  • Business practices & management

Bradley D. Sullivan, MSMI
Adjunct Instructor
Augusta, GA

  • Interactive media
  • Website design & production

Gregory M. Swayne, MSMI
Adjunct Asst. Professor
Atlanta, GA

  • Business practices & management
  • Medical-legal illustration

William B. Westwood, MSMI, CMI, FAMI
Adjunct Asst. Professor
Albany, NY

  • Business practices & management
  • Copyright & artist's rights
  • Editorial illustration
  • Marketing
  • Medical-legal illustration

William M. Winn, MSMI, CMI
Adjunct Asst. Professor
Atlanta, GA

  • Business practices & management
  • Graphic design
  • Traditional techniques
  • Surgical illustration

Visit Bill Winn's website

Allison Lucas Wright, MSMI, CMI
Adjunct Instructor
Athens, GA

  • Dental anatomy & illustration
  • Interactive media
  • Veterinary illustration
Visit Allison Wright's Website