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Frank B. Bell

Adjunct Assistant Professor



  • M.S., New York Chiropractic College, 2015
  • D.C., Cleveland Chiropractic College, 1988


Dr. Bell graduated from Cleveland University (formerly Cleveland Chiropractic College) in 1988, and practiced in upstate New York for 25 years. He is also a graduate of the MS in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction (HAPI) Program. In 1989, Dr. Bell began teaching human anatomy and physiology at Hudson Valley Community College. In 1991, he began teaching medical terminology, and introductory human biology and chemistry courses at Schenectady County Community College. In 1995, he temporarily left teaching to spend more time with his young children. In 2006, Dr. Bell returned to teaching human anatomy and physiology at Schenectady County Community College and this experience initiated his transition from practicing full-time to teaching full-time. In 2021, Dr. Bell retired from his tenured position as an Associate Professor of Biology at SUNY Adirondack and he continued to teach human anatomy and physiology, and medical terminology for the college as an adjunct through 2022. Also, he has instructed over 175 online undergraduate and graduate courses in biological and health sciences for multiple colleges/universities, such as human anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, trends and issues in health care, medical ethics, bachelor’s capstone in health science, and health behavior. Additionally, Dr. Bell is part of an author team with Dr. Patton and Dr. Williamson authoring several popular A&P textbooks and lab manual, published by Elsevier. Dr. Bell was the first to join Dr. Crocker, the Founding Dean, in forming the HAPI faculty.