A Merrimack Tradition
The Last Lecture was created in 1999 and, after a period of dormancy, was resurrected by the honors program in 2013.
The Last Lecture is a tradition at Merrimack and many other colleges and universities that allows a faculty member to speak on any subject as if it were his or her final class.
Andrew Cannon, PT, SCS, MHS, CSCS
Associate Clinical Professor, School of Health Sciences
Physical Therapist, Department of Athletics
Andy is a Board Certified Sports Physical Therapist who gradually found his way into academia full time over a mere 20 years. He began his career at Merrimack as an adjunct faculty member in the Biology and Allied Health Department teaching anatomy to the first athletic training class (class of 96’). Though there was a few year hiatus, he has resumed that role, first in the Department of Health Sciences then in the School of Health Sciences. For the past 13 years, Andy has taught and lead Anatomy and Physiology I with the freshman on campus. In 1999 he become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), created and taught the Merrimack course Essentials of Strength and Conditioning, and served as the first and volunteer Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Department of Athletics, as well as Team Physical Therapist, the latter, a role he continues with today. For the past 21 years, Andy has taught Biomechanics and this year has created and will teach a further sequenced course titled Pathomechanics. He played a central role in the creation of Rehabilitation Sciences as a major in the School of Health Sciences.
The Last Lecture will be held on Tuesday, November 17th at 7pm virtually through Zoom Meeting ID: 965 23051328.
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|2018||Alicia Malone||Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice|
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|2016||Laura Hsu||Associate Professor, Human Development|
|2015||Christina Hardway||Associate Professor, Psychology|
|2014||Vance Poteat||Associate Professor, Computer Science|
|2013||Marcia Walsh||Associate Professor, Health Sciences|
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