Philomena Behmer, DEd

Assistant Professor
Science and Humanities Faculty


Engaging in life-long learning and teaching is both my vocation and passion. This is evident from my four advanced degrees and twenty-five years of teaching at the secondary and college levels. Currently I teach anatomy and physiology and holistic health modalities at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences. A highlight of my career is receiving the Stoudt Excellence in Teaching Award (SETA) during 2018-2019 academic year. In addition to teaching I also enjoy volunteering for College events such as the Scrub Run, open houses, camps and chairing the faculty governance committee. As to scholarly endeavors, I completed my dissertation at Penn State University in 2019. Associated with my dissertation work are a published abstract, a presentation at the "Science of Yoga Research Symposium," and a chapter in the New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. In 2019 I received the President's Creative Work Award at Pennsylvania College Health Sciences for my chapter publication. Additionally, I co-authored and presented a case study on Chiari Malformation at the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society conference in Pittsburgh. In the future, I intend to continue to contribute to the field of education by teaching and publishing other aspects of my dissertation research.


  • IPC-414 Holistic Health Modalities
  • BIO-175 Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIO-176 Anatomy & Physiology II


  • Adult Education DEd - Penn State University
  • Biology MS - Millersville University
  • School Counseling MEd - Millersville University
  • Secondary Education Biology MEd - Slippery Rock University

Career Highlights

  • President's Creative Work Award, 2019 - Pennsylvania College Health Sciences
  • Ruth Ellen Eshelman Lenker Memorial Research Award, 2018 - Penn State University
  • The Learned Society of Whispering Pines Graduate Student Award in Adult Education, 2019 - Penn State University
  • Stoudt Excellence in Teaching Award (SETA), 2018-2019 AY - Pennsylvania College Health Sciences
Philomena Behmer

Contact Information

850 Greenfield Rd
Lancaster, PA 17601 US

The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see. - Alexandra k. Trenfor.

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