Carey, Howard

Title: Assistant Professor of Biology; Director of Pre-Health Professions

Department: Mathematics and Science

Phone: 352-588-7242



  • Associate of Science, Manufacturing Engineering, Spring Garden College, Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor of Science, Manufacturing Engineering, Spring Garden College, Pennsylvania
  • Master of Science, Human Nutrition, University of Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine, D.C., Cleveland College of Chiropractic, Los Angeles, California


Dr. Carey is an Assistant Professor of Biology and the Director of Pre-health Professions in the Department of Mathematics and Science at Saint Leo University. He is primary advisor to students seeking post-baccalaureate careers in the health professions. Dr. Carey is an Instructor in Biology, University Explorations, the Life Sciences and Physical Sciences. Dr Carey had previously taught courses in Science of Human Nutrition at Pasco-Hernando Community College as an adjunct professor. Dr. Carey has chaired or served on many committees during his tenure at Saint Leo University. Before joining the faculty at Saint Leo University in 2006, Dr Carey was a Primary Care Chiropractic physician with eleven years of continuous clinical practice in the San Diego, California community. Dr Carey has diversified professional experience: as an Engineering Manager in the Defense Electronics industry, a professional Firefighter/Paramedic and service with the U.S. Navy.

Community Affiliation:

  • The American Public Health Association
  • National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP)
  • Florida Association for Pre-Medical Advisors
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS)
  • National Science Teachers Association (NTSA)
  • Beta-Beta-Beta BBB National Biological Honor Society
  • Florida Academy of Sciences (FAS)
  • SVA: Student Veterans of America
  • Operation Stand Down Pasco County, Core Member-Saint Leo liaison [homeless veteran interventions]

Research Interests:

  • Recognition at the Luncheon of the LINCs-Family Support, Domestic & Sexual Violence Prevention Task Force, Pasco County, FL for the provision of evaluation services, 2012.
  • American Sociological Association, Sydney S. Spivack Applied Social Research and Social Policy Community Action Research award, 2008.
  • Jacob Javits fellowship, US Department of Education, 1998-2002.

Publication Highlights:

Human Anatomy and Physiology education using advanced virtual anatomy visualization systems.

“The Evolution of Human Anatomical Teaching: Unleashing the Power of Interactive Virtual 3-D Dissection,” published in the journal of the Florida Scientist, presented the paper at Florida Academy of Sciences March 2015. Co-authored “Bacteria Found in Ctenopharyngodon idella Regulates Hydrilla” published in the journal of the Florida Scientist, presented the paper at Florida Academy of Sciences March 2010.

Courses Taught:

  • SCI-101 Integrated Physical Science,
  • SCI-102 Integrated Life Science,
  • SCI-103 CA02 Human Physiology and Reproduction,
  • SCI-115SC Evolution: Your Inner Fish,
  • SCI-110SC Evaluating Global Warming,
  • SLU-100 Introduction to the University Experience,
  • SLU-101 First Year Experience,
  • HON-251 Scientific Revolutions,
  • BIO-324 Biochemistry with Lab,
  • SCI-BIO-327 Human Anatomy & Physiology-1 with Lab,
  • BIO-328 CA01 Human Anatomy & Physiology-2

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