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Diane Spicer, DN, MS

School of Natural Health Arts & Sciences
Department of Basic Sciences

Current Roles

Diane Spicer is a core faculty member in the Department of Basic Sciences and the director of the undergraduate Integrated Human Biology program.


  • Doctor of Naprapathy from the National College of Naprapathic Medicine
  • MS in environmental sciences/toxicology from the University of Wisconsin
  • MIT (Master's in Teaching), math and science specialist, from the University of Washington
  • BS in microbiology from the University of Washington
  • Licensed massage practitioner (LMP) in Washington state

Past Experience

Diane Spicer's experience includes broad training in the basic sciences, expertise as a manual-medicine practitioner, and advanced training in science teaching methods. Her background prior to college teaching includes years spent in clinical microbiology labs, immunology research labs, a biologics production facility, private practice, and junior high school science and math classrooms.

Classes Taught

Anatomy and Physiology, Disease Processes, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology


Spicer's professional interests include plant-based antimicrobials and active learning approaches applied to an integrated science curriculum. Her personal interests include organic gardening and backcountry hiking.


Spicer offers a hiking analogy for her teaching philosophy: "As a teacher I have the map and a deep knowledge of familiar terrain. Students have lots of enthusiasm and the joy of discovery. Together, we can be successful in our explorations."

Diane Spicer, DN, MS
Diane Spicer, DN, MS