Sonia Sparks Wallman, Ph.D.
(i) Professional Preparation
- Skidmore College, B.A. in Biology-Chemistry, 1960
- University of Maryland, M.S. in Zoology, 1963
- Harvard University, Ph.D. in Biology, 1967
- Harvard University and Harvard Medical School, Post-Doctoral Studies in Neurobiology, 1968-1970
(ii) Professional Experience
- Co-PI and Biomanufacturing Hub Director for the Community College Consortium for Bioscience Credentials (C3BC), a Round II Department of Labor TAA CCCT Grant, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA, October 2012-presesnt.
- PI and Executive Director, NBC2 (NSF ATE Biomanufacturing Center and Collaborative), Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA, September 2012-present.
- Executive Director, NSF ATE Northeast Biomanufacturing Center and Collaborative (NBC2), Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA, September 2009-August 2012.
- PI and Director, NSF ATE Northeast Biomanufacturing Center and Collaborative (NBC2), Great Bay Community College, Portsmouth, NH, September 2005-August 2009.
- Professor of Biotechnology, Great Bay Community College, July 1994-December 2010.
- Professor of Biology, August 1984-June 1994; Associate Professor of Biology, August 1982-1984.
- Assistant Professor of Biology, Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH, 1981-1982.
- Instructor in Cell Biology and Electron Microscopy, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, September 1971-March 1973.
- Associate in Anatomy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, September 1970-May 1971.
- NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1968-1970.
- Sonia Wallman 2013 Roundtable Discussion Moderator, Training Technicians to Support the Bioeconomy: Defining the Need; Designing and Implementing innovative Solutions, Special Section on the Biomanufacturing Workforce, Industrial Biotechnology, October 2013
- Sonia Wallman 2012 Chapter 7: Secondary/Postsecondary Programs of Study for Biomanufacturing Technicians in Career Pathways for STEM Technicians, compiled by Dan Hull.
- Wallman, Sonia 2011 Protein is Cash: Advanced Technology Education for STEM Career Paths in Biomanufacturing, National Career Pathways Network Connections, Volume 21-7: 11-12. Online at http://www.cordonline.net/connections/21_7.
- Wallman, Sonia 2008 New Hampshire focuses on education and training for biomanufacturing. Life Science Clusters, Summer 2008, page 38.
- Wallman, Sonia 2006 Northeast Region News. Bio-Link Connection, October, page 4.
- Wallman, Sonia 2003 Fourth Annual Hands-On Northeast Region Bio-Link Workshop Held at NHCTC’s Biotechnology Education and Training Center, Bio-Link Connection, September, pages 1/3.
- Wallman, Sonia Sparks 2001 The Eli Lilly Foundation Supports Community College Biomanufacturing Programs. Bio-Link Connection, December, pages 1/3.
- Wallman, Sonia Sparks 2001 Web Highlights: The Technician’s HomePage, Bio-Link Connection, December, page 7.
- Wallman, Sonia Sparks 2001 Web Highlights: Bio-Link’s Clearinghouse for Curriculum and Instructional Materials, Bio-Link Connection, September, page 6.
- Wallman, Sonia Sparks 2000 A program for educating and training in applied biotechnology skills. American Biotechnology Laboratory, September 8(10): 62-64.
- Wallman, Sonia Sparks 1997 A Biomanufacturing Course on the Internet, Poster Presentation, American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, Miami Beach, FL.
- Wallman, Sonia Sparks 1995 Blotting Made Easy in a Teaching Environment. Schleicher & Schuell Sequences 48: 6.
- Rude, S., R.E. Coggeshall and L.S. van Orden III 1969 Chemical and ultrastructural identification of 5-hydroxytryptamine in an identified neuron. J. Cell Biol. 41(3): 832-54.
(iv) Synergistic Activities
- Affiliate Faculty in Biofuels, Center for Agriculture and Forestry Resource Management, University of Hawaii at Hilo, HI.
- Supplemental Funding for NBC2 Phase III, The NBC2: Growing a Regional and National Bioeconomy, One Locale at a Time (NSF #1204974) for a NSF ATE National Biofuels Workforce Summit May 23 and 24, 2013 at Kapiolani Community College, Honolulu, HI.
- Biomanufacturing Lead for the Community College Consortium for Bioscience Credentials, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA, October 2012-September 2015.
- Participant and organizer at the annual Community College Program at BIO, BIOMAN, STEMtech, HI-TEC, NCPN, PITTCON, Pacific Rim BIO and Industrial Biotechnology conferences with hands-on workshops, conference sessions, posters and exhibits, 2005-present.
- Invited Participant, Visions and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education, Washington, DC, July 15-17, 2009.
- Invited Participant, Educating Biotechnicians for Future Industry Needs, Scottsdale, AZ, April 28-30, 2008.
- PI and Director of the DOL ETA Grant for the Center of Excellence in Biomanufacturing of the National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce based at Forsyth Technical Community College, 2004-2007.
- PI for NSF ATE Project: the Northeast Biomanufacturing Collaborative, 2003-2004.
- Design and Monitor Construction for the New Hampshire Biotechnology Education and Training Center (5,000 square feet of wet-lab space) with Discovery Research Laboratory, Biomanufacturing Suite and Core Facility, 2001-2002.
- Board of Directors, Council of Biotechnology Centers, Biotechnology Industry Organization, 1999-2003.
- Board of Directors, New Hampshire Biotechnology Council, 1999-2002
- Board of Directors, New England Branch of the Society for Industrial Microbiology, 1999 to present.
- Director of the Northeast Region of Bio-Link, a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Center for Biotechnology, 1998 to present.
- Bellwether Award Finalist for the “Virtual Workplace for Biotechnology Education” in the Instructional Programs and Services Category, 1997.
- PI for NSF ATE Project: Protocols for Discovery Research and SOPs for Biomanufacturing Education and Training, July 1994-June 1997.
- Organizer and Convener, ASM Symposium: Technician Education for Biotechnology, Las Vegas, NV, May 1994.
- Invited Participant, Critical Issues in Science and Engineering Technician Education, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C., July 1993.
- Scientist-Educator Team Project Participant: A Faculty Enhancement Award from the ASM, 1992-1994.
(v) Collaborators and Other Affiliations
- Dr. Yakov E. Cherner, President, ATeL, LLC - Advanced Tools for e-Learning, Squamscot, MA
- Dr. Elaine Johnson, Executive Director of Bio-Link, San Francisco City College, San Francisco, CA
- Dr. A. Stephen Dahms, Vice President of Academic, Industry and Government Affairs for SoCalBio (Southern California Biomedical Council), Los Angeles, CA