Nancy Steinke, MSc
Instructor, Biomedical Sciences
Nancy Steinke has been an adjunct faculty member in the NUHS biomedical science program since 2011. In 2018-19, she was named “Teacher of the Year” by the Student Council.
Steinke currently teaches Physiology 1 and 2, Medical Terminology, Biopsychology, Exercise Physiology and Genetics. Previously, Steinke served as a full-time faculty member of the physiology department from 1980-1992. She received her Masters in biological science from Southeast Missouri State University and her bachelor of science in biological science from Anderson University. Before coming to NUHS, she conducted research in microcirculation.
As an Instructor in the biomedical science program, she enjoys the opportunity to get to know students on a personal basis and hear about their hopes and dreams and sometimes challenges.
“When I write recommendations for students after they graduate, I am able to use those more personalized interactions to make my point,” she said. “I just get a ‘kick’ out of knowing them, and being a little part of their life, as well as their being a part of mine.”
Steinke also enjoys those “aha” moments when the faces of students change from puzzlement to “aha, I got it, I understand.”
Outside of NUHS, Steinke enjoys volunteering and gardening. She is currently a member of the University of Illinois Master Gardening Program.