ELWIN R. TILSON, Ed.D.

 

ADDRESS

 

203 Fiddler's Bend

Armstrong Atlantic State University

Savannah, Georgia 31406

Savannah, Georgia 31419

(912) 356-1426

(912) 344-2939

 

elwin.tilson@armstrong.edu

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Doctor of Education, 1986.

 

University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

 

Emphasis: Instruction (Design) with minors in Curriculum and Supervision.

 

Dissertation Research: The Effect of Computer Enhanced Skills in Critical Thinking and Cognitive Monitoring on Development of Critical Thinking Skills and Learning in an Undergraduate Family Nursing Course.

 

Master of Science in Allied Health Education, 1978

 

San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California.

 

Emphasis: Health Education/Evaluation.

 

Thesis Research: Educational and Experience Effects on Radiographers' Radiation Safety Behavior.

 

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology, 1975.

 

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.

 

Emphasis: Basic Sciences.

 

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIAL

 

Registered Radiologic Technologist, R.T. (R) (ARRT), 1972.

California Community College Teaching Credential in Radiologic Technology, 1976.

California K-12 Teaching Certificate (temporary), 1976-1978.

Registered Quality Management Technologist (QM), 1997.

Registered Mammographer (M), 1998.

Registered Computed Tomography Technologist (CT), 1999.

 

HONORS

 

Selected as “Distinguished Speaker” (keynote) for the 2012 International Conference on Radiation Medicine. Saudi Arabia, February 2012.

Research Poster Presentation selected as "Best Poster" at World Nuclear Medicine Conference, Seoul, South Korea, 2006.

Awarded "Distinguished Faculty Service to the Discipline" Award, 2006.

Fellow, Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiological Sciences, 2004.

Visiting Professor, Charles Drew Medial University, Los Angeles, CA, 2004, 2005, & 2006.

Selected by graduates as “person at [Armstrong Atlantic University] who made the most significant impact” numerous times for eighteen consecutive years.

Visiting Professor, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, 2002.

Visiting Professor and External Examiner, Kuwait University, Kuwait, 2001 & 2002.

Visiting Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1996.

Listed In Who’s Who in American Education, 1993 and Who’s Who in the World, 1994.

Radiologic Technologies Program selected as “Program of the Year” by the Georgia Society of Allied Health Professions, 1992.

Radiologic Technologies Program selected as "Exemplary Program" by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 1991.

Accreditation Self Study selected as national model by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 1987.

Member, Alpha Eta Allied Health Honor Society.

Member, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

 

EXPERIENCE

Professor of Radiologic Sciences and Graduate Coordinator, 1987 to present.

Professor of Health Science and Graduate Faculty member, 1988 to present

Director of Radiography, 2008 to present

Department Head of Radiologic Sciences, 2008 to 2013

Director of Radiologic Technologies, 1982 to 1987.

Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Georgia.

Online Activities:

1.     Graduate, Online Teaching Fellows Program at Armstrong Atlantic State University

2.     Developed first fully online degree program at institution (66 semester hours of coursework)

3.     Graduate Coordinator for three online graduate/post baccalaureate certificates

4.     Currently teaching six completely online courses and two hybrid courses

5.     Converted all online courses to be 508 compliant and meet Quality Matters/UCD standards

6.     Supervise, review, and approve online courses developed by three other faculty members

7.     Supervise faculty development activities for ten faculty as they relate to online instruction including pedagogy, compliance, techniques, and technical issues

8.     Teach graduate pedagogy course online with online approaches as focus area

9.     Developed videos, Collaborate sessions, and other interactive online activities

10.  Conducted research and made professional presentations related to online education

11.  Member, IT Strategic Planning taskforce for university

a.   Evaluated LMS selection process, email vendor evaluation, and developed strategic plan for expansion of online activities for university

12.  Member, Information Futures Task Force.

a.   Developed first computerization and Internet backbone plan for campus.

 

Faculty Activities:

        Teaching responsibilities:

                  Pedagogy (graduate, online)

                  Introduction to Research

                  Research Methodologies

                  Digital Imaging Sciences

                  Introduction to Computed Tomography

                  Advanced Imaging in Computed Tomography

                  Radiation Physics

                  Radiobiology and Protection

                  Imaging Pathology

                  Professional Practice Seminars

                  Quality Management in Radiology

                  Professional Interactions

                  Health Issues (graduate)

                  US Healthcare system (graduate)

                  Medical Informatics (graduate)

 

Administrative Activities:

1.     Managed $1.3 Million budget.

2.     Supervise 10 full time employees and between 25-30 part-time/adjunct faculty and clinical preceptors.

3.     Managed multiple Armstrong Foundation accounts totaling about $45,000 per year in donations.

4.     Co-chaired task force that developed the formalized tenure and promotion process for university.

5.     Chair, Health Professions Promotion and Tenure Committee.

6.     Authored or co-authored multiple Self Studies in five different disciplines.

7.     Vice Chair, Armstrong Executive Committee (equivalent to President of Faculty Senate).

8.     Co-authored three degree proposals.

9.     Responsible for management of curricula for six professional programs.

10.  Member, Armstrong Academic Affairs Council.

11.  Negotiated two long-term recurring donations to departmental Foundation accounts.

12.  Chair, Armstrong Faculty Grievance Committee.

13.  Member, Health Professions Department Head Committee.

 

Served on the following committees:

1.     Chair, Armstrong Evaluation Committee (Administrative and Faculty).

2.     Chair, Armstrong Graduate Academic Policy and Procedures Committee.

3.     Chair, Armstrong Student Activities Committee.

4.     Member, Armstrong Graduate Council.

5.     Member, Armstrong Graduate Academic Policy and Student Affairs Committee.

6.     Member, Armstrong Graduate Curriculum Committee.

7.     Member, Armstrong Graduate Appeals Committee.

8.     Member, Armstrong Minority Affairs Committee.

9.     Member, Armstrong Finance Committee.

10.  Member, Armstrong Curriculum Committee.

14.  Member, Armstrong Committee on Computing.

11.  Member, Armstrong Academic Advising Committee.

12.  Member, Armstrong Writing Across the Curriculum Committee.

13.  Member, Armstrong Graduate Faculty Development Committee.

14.  Member and Webpage Designer, Armstrong SACS Continuing, Consortial, and Contractual Education Subcommittee.

15.  Chair, Health Professions Student Retention Task Force.

16.  Secretary, Health Professions Faculty Development Committee.

17.  Member, Health Professions Continuing Education Committee.

18.  Member, Health Professions Educational Technology Committee.

19.  Member, Health Professions Interdisciplinary Case Study Committee.

20.  Member, Health Professions Curriculum Committee.

21.  Member, Health Science Advisory Committee.

22.  Member, numerous Physical Therapy Thesis Committees.

 

Clinical Professor of Radiologic Sciences, 2005 to 2010.

     Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA.

     Founding faculty member in program. Developed Master of Radiologic Sciences Education Track curriculum.

     Graduate Faculty Member.

              Courses Taught:

                 Pedagogy

                 Academic Accreditation

                 Academic Administration

                 Faculty Development

                 Current Topics in Radiologic Sciences

                 Research Methodologies

                 Thesis Seminar

 

Private Consultant for radiology quality management, business computerization, and staff development, 1980 to 1998.

 

Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Radiography, 1979 to 1982.

     Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina.

 

Assistant Professor of Radiologic Technology, 1978 to 1979.

     Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho.

 

Instructor / Administrator, Summer 1978.

     Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, California.

 

Long-term Substitute Elementary School Teacher, 1976-1978.

     Vallejo Unified School District, Vallejo, California.

 

Senior Technologist, 1975-1976.

     Veterans Administration Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona.

 

Special Procedures Radiologic Technologist, 1974-1975.

Senior Staff Radiologic Technologist, 1972-1974.

     St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona.

 

Staff Radiologic Technologist, 1969-1971.

     U.S. Army.

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Council on Undergraduate Research, 2009 to present.

American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), 1978 to present.

Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences, (AEIRS), 1994 to present.

Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists (GSRT), 1983 to present.

Georgia Educators Assoc. of Radiation and Medical Imaging, Charter member, 1994 to present.

Assoc. for the Development of Computer-based Instructional Systems (ADCIS), 1985 to 1993 when absorbed by ACM.

     Association of Computing Machines (ADCIS-SIG), 1992 to 1994.

Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT), 1986 to 1989.

Edu-Comp, National Computers in Education Project, 1983 to 1988.

National Society of Performance and Instruction (NSPI) Health Care Chapter, 1985 to 1991.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE ACTIVITIES

 

 

International Service:

 

 

Member, Editorial Review Board, Annals of Saudi Medicine, 2010 to present.

 

National Service:

 

 

Executive Editor, Radiologic Science & Education, 2004 to 2007.

     Acting Editor, Radiologic Science & Education, 2001 to 2004.

 

 

Chair, Graduate Education Development Task Force, Association of Educators in Radiologic Sciences (AEIRS), 2004 to 2005.

 

 

Column Editor, Radiologic Technology. The official journal of the American Society of Radiologic Technology (ASRT). 1997 to 2005.

 

 

Chair, Nominations Committee, Association of Educators in Radiologic Sciences (AEIRS), 2004 to 2005.

 

 

Chair, Board of Directors, Association of Educators in Radiologic Sciences (AEIRS). 2003 to 2004.

 

 

President and member of Board of Directors, AEIRS. 2002 to 2003.

 

 

President Elect and member of Board of Directors, AEIRS. 2001 to 2002.

 

 

Secretary and member of Board of Directors, AEIRS. 2000 to 2001.

 

 

AEIRS liaison to the Summit on Radiologic Sciences and Sonography – A national consortium of professional organizations responding to manpower issues in the radiology and sonography, 1999 to 2001.

 

 

Treasurer and member of Board of Directors, AEIRS. 1997 to 1999.

 

 

Member, ASRT Committee on Physics and Radiation Safety. 1996 to 1998.

 

 

Member, Editorial Review Board, Radiology Science & Education, 1996 to 2003.

 

 

Member, Editorial Review Board, Seminars in Radiologic Technology, 1997 to 2004.

 

 

Member, Editorial Review Board, RadSci, (an on-line professional journal), 1996 to 1999.

 

 

Accreditation Site Visit Chair, Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 1980 to 1998.

 

 

Chair, AEIRS Accreditation Standards Committee, 1995 to 1996.

 

 

Member, AEIRS Committee on Computer Information Systems, 1994 to 1995.

 

 

Vice-Chair & Software Librarian, ADCIS Hypermedia SIG, 1990 to 1992.

 

 

Founding member, ASAHP Computers in Health Education Interest Section, 1985 to 1991.

 

 

Member, ASAHP Ethics Interest Section, 1984 to 1987.

 

 

Chair, ASRT Ad Hoc Committee on Baccalaureate Radiography Curriculum, 1979 to 1982.

 

 

Member, ASRT Education Committee, 1978 to 1979.

 

Regional Service:

 

 

Chair, WICERT Convention Committee, 1978 to 1979.

 

 

Member, WICERT Legislative Committee, 1978 to 1979.

 

State Service:

 

 

Chair, GSRT Convention Committee Properties, 1989.

 

 

Chair, Georgia Radiography Educators Association Professional Liaison, 1988 to 1989.

 

 

Chair, GSRT Task Force on Continuing Education, 1983 to 1985.

 

 

Chair, SCSRT Convention Committee, 1981 to 1982.

 

 

Chair, Tri-County Chapter Continuing Education Committee, 1981 to 1983.

 

Local Service:

 

 

Vice President, Armstrong Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 2010 to 2012.

 

 

Secretary, Savannah Society of Radiologic Technology, 1995 to 1998 & 1999 to 2002.

 

 

Treasurer, AASU chapter of Alpha Eta National Honorary Society, 1996 to 1997.

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Books and Computer programs

Dowd, S. B., Tilson, E. R. & Carlton, R. (2001) Quality Management Exam Review for Radiologic Imaging Sciences, Albany, NY: Delmar Publishers.

Dowd, S. B. & Tilson, E. R. (1999) Practical Radiation Protection and Applied Radiobiology 2nd Ed., Philadelphia: WB Saunders, Co.

Dowd, S. B. & Tilson, E. R. (1998) Quality Management National Board Review (computer program), Edwardsville, KS: Educational Software Concepts.

 

Articles

Matter, E., Tilson, E. R., & Sayed, M. G. (2013) A Bibliometric Analysis of Radiologic Technology (1963-2011) Radiologic Technology, 84, 4, 421-427.

Tilson, E.R. (2008) Hasta la vista, Ciao, Arrivederci, Au revoir, Auf Wiedersehen, Good bye. Radiologic Science & Education, 13, 1, 1-2. (Editorial)

Alberto, B. F., Maltenfort, M. G., Rosenwasser, R. H., Sergott, R. S., Sayed, M. G. & Tilson, E.R. (2007) Does transcranial doppler surveillance and early treatment improve neurological outcome following aneurismal subarachnoid hemorrhage: A pilot study. JHN Journal, 3, 2, 26-32.

Gibson, S. D., Strickland, G. & Tilson, E. R. (2007) Developing learning outcomes.  Radiologic Technology, 79, 2, 182-183.

Tilson, E. R. (2007) Dichotomous thinking and the danger to the profession.  Radiologic Science & Education, 12, 1, 3-4. (Editorial) 

Tilson, E. R., Strickland, G., & Gibson, S. D. (2006) An Overview Of Radiography, Computed Tomography, And Magnetic Resonance Imaging In The Diagnosis Of Lumbar Spine Pathology. Orthopaedic Nursing, 25, 6, 415-422.

Tilson, E. R. (2006) We Stand on the shoulders of those who came before us.  Radiologic Science & Education, 11, 2, 3-4. (Editorial) 

Tilson, E. R. (2006) Who's problem is it anyway?  Radiologic Science & Education, 11, 1, 3-5. (Editorial) 

Tilson, E. R. (2005) Developing our own knowledge base.  Radiologic Science & Education, 10, 2, 3-5. (Editorial)

Tilson, E. R. (2005) On birthing a discipline: Why Education matters.  Radiologic Science & Education, 10, 1, 3-5. (Editorial)

Tilson, E. R. (2004) A new day is dawning.  Radiologic Science & Education, 9, 1, 3-5. (Editorial)

Tilson, E. R., Gibson, S. D. & Strickland, G. (2004) Using a Bulletin Board for Clinical Education Communications. AEIRS Quarterly, 16, 3-5, 7, &14.

Tilson, E. R. (March 31, 2003) Becoming a professional. Advance for Imaging and Radiation Therapy Professionals, Special Edition, 5.

Tilson, E. R. (2003) A thing of beauty. AEIRS Quarterly, 16, 2, 1-3.

Tilson, E. R. (2003) Not much ado about something. AEIRS Quarterly, 16, 1, 1-3.

Tilson, E. R. (2003) Building the future on the past. AEIRS Quarterly, 15, 3, 1-3.

Tilson, E. R. (2002) Like the phoenix rising. AEIRS Quarterly, 15, 2, 3-4.

Tilson, E. R., Strickland, G., DeMarco, M. L., & Gibson, S. D. (2001) Online Teaching: Design and Techniques Radiologic Technology 72, 5, 488-491.

Tilson, E. R., DeMarco, M. L., Strickland, G., & Gibson, S. D. (2001) How computers will change education. Radiologic Technology 72, 3, 272-274.

Tilson, E. R., Strickland, G., DeMarco, M. L., & Gibson, S. D. (2000) Developing an online program. Radiologic Technology 72, 2, 168-170.

Rodgers, A. T., Tilson, E. R., & Cross, DS (2000) Competency, Objectives and Outcomes Radiologic Technology 71, 5, 487-490.

Burks, B. & Tilson, E. R. (2000) Adult Learning from Classroom to Workplace Radiologic Technology, 71,4, 338-339.

DeMarco, M. L. & Tilson, E. R. (2000) Using video to upgrade competencies. Radiologic Technology 71, 2, 212-214.

Buck, M. M., Tilson, E. R., & Anderson, J. C. (1999) Implementation and evaluation of an interdisciplinary health professions core curriculum. Journal of Allied Health, 28,3, 174-178.

Tilson, E. R. (Spring, 1999) AEIRS 1999 Membership Directory. AEIRS Quarterly, Oak Brook, IL: Association of Educators in Radiologic Sciences, Inc.

Dowd, S. B., & Tilson, E. R. (1999) Health care's future? Look to the past. Hospital Materiel Management Quarterly, 20, 1, 1-7.

Tilson, E. R. & Gibson, S. D. (1999) High touch patient care in radiology. Seminars in Radiologic Technology, 3, 4, 195-203.

Tilson, E. R. & Ludwig, R. (1999) Clinical Evaluation by any other name. Radiologic Technology, 71,1, 581-583.

Collins, D. E. & Tilson, E. R. (1999) Profiling the generation X learner. Radiologic Technology, 70,6, 581-583.

Tilson, E. R., Strickland, G. DeMarco, M. L., & Gibson, S. D. (1999) Internet Courses for Off-campus Students. Radiologic Technology, 70,4, 381-383.

Tanenbaum, B. G. & Tilson, E. R. (1998) Collaborative Learning Works! Radiologic Technology, 70,2, 204-206.

Dowd, S. B. & Tilson, E. R. (1998) The last radiographer in America. The Canadian Journal of Medical Radiation Technology, 29,4, 157-160.

DeMarco, M. L. & Tilson, E. R. (1998) Maslow in the classroom and the clinic. Radiologic Technology, 70,1, 91-94.

Cross, D. S., Rodgers, A. T., Tilson, E. R., & Tanenbaum, B. G. (1998) Health professionals as patient educators. Radiologic Technology, 69, 6, 591-593.

Tanenbaum, B. G., Cross, D. S., Tilson, E. R., & Rodgers, A. T. (1998) How to make active learning work for you. Radiologic Technology, 69, 4, 374-376.

Tilson, E. R., Cross, D.S., Rodgers, A. T., & Tanenbaum, B. G. (1998) Internet listservers in radiology. Radiologic Technology, 69, 3, 267-269.

Rodgers, A. T., Cross, D. S., Tanenbaum, B. G., & Tilson, E. R. (1997) What makes a good  teacher - Reflections from the best of the best. Radiologic Technology, 69, 2, 123-136.

Cross, D. S., & Tilson, E. R. (1997) Tools to assess students’ learning styles. Radiologic Technology, 69, 1, 89-92.

Tanenbaum, B. G., Tilson, E. R., Cross, D. S., & Rodgers, A. T. (1997) Interactive questions: Why ask why? Radiologic Technology, 68, 5, 435-438.

Cross, D. S., Tilson, E. R., Tanenbaum, B. G. & Rodgers, A. T. (1997) The facilitated lecture. Radiologic Technology, 68, 4, 339-342.

Rodgers, A. T., Cross, D. S., Tanenbaum, B. G., & Tilson, E. R. (1997) Improving student skills with CBL. Radiologic Technology, 68, 3, 255-257.

Tilson E. R. & Dowd, S. B. (1997) The last radiographer in America. Radiologic Technology, 68, 3, 345-248.

Tanenbaum, B. G., Rodgers, A. T., Cross, D. S. & Tilson, E. R. (1997) Distance learning for healthcare students. Radiologic Technology, 68, 2, 157-158.

Tilson, E. R. & Dowd, S. B. (1997) The Pew Commission’s crystal ball. Radiologic Technology, 68, 2, 167-169.

Dowd, S. B. & Tilson, E. R. (1996) The benefits of using CQI/TQM data. Radiologic Technology, 67, 6, 421-425.

Tilson, E. R. & Dowd, S. B. (1996) Re-engineering the hospital through patient-centered care. Radiologic Technology, 67, 5, 401-404.

Tilson, E. R. & Dowd, S. B. (1996) Managed care’s impact on the practice of radiologic technology. Radiologic Technology, 67, 4, 343-345.

Tilson, E. R. & Dowd, S. B. (1996) Radiologic technologists face uncertain future. ASRT Scanner, 28, 5, 4-5.

Tilson, E. R. & Dowd, S. B. (1996) Health care’s future is reflected in its past. Radiologic Technology, 67, 3, 259-261.

Tilson, E. R., Review of Thompson, M. A., Hattaway, M. P., Hall, J. D., and Dowd, S. B. (1995) Principles of Imaging Science and Protection. In Radiologic Science and Education, 1, 2.

Tilson, E. R. & Gibson, S. D. (1994). Its better to be on the train than under it. Radiologic Technology, 66, 1.

Tilson, E. R. (1982) Educational and experience effects on radiographers' radiation safety behavior. Radiologic Technology, 53, 4.

Tilson, E. R. (1980) The role of baccalaureate education in radiologic technology. The Transinformer, 32, 2.

Tilson, E. R. (1980) View Point: Professional societies and professionalism. The Transinformer, 32, 1.

 

PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS AND BOOK EDITORSHIPS

 

Technical Reviewer, chapters nineteen thorough twenty-seven of: Bushong, S.C. (2000) Radiation Science for Technologists: Physics, Biology, and Protection 7th Ed., St. Louis: Harcourt Health Sciences.

Technical Reviewer, first eighteen chapters of: Bushong, S. C. (1999). Radiation Science for Technologists: Physics, Biology, and Protection 7th Ed., St. Louis: Harcourt Health Sciences.

Anonymously submitted book sections entitled An Introduction to Radiologic Technology. J.B. Lippincott Co., 1996.

Seeram, M. (1996) Radiation Protection. Lippincott – Raven Publishers, Philadelphia, 1996.

Anonymously submitted untitled medical radiation physics book section. J.B. Lippincott Co., 1996.

Technical Editor of: Bushong, S. C. (1996) Radiation Science for Technologists: Physics, Biology, and Protection 6th Ed., The C.V. Mosby Co, St. Louis.

Seeram, M. Radiation Protection. Lippincott – Raven Publishers, Philadelphia, 1995. [First draft]

Technical Reviewer of: Bushong, S. C. (1993) Radiation Science for Technologists: Physics, Biology, and Protection 5th Ed., The C. V. Mosby Co, St. Louis, 1994.

Technical Reviewer of anonymously submitted untitled book section dealing with basic physics, x-ray production, image formation, imaging techniques, and radiation protection. J. B. Lippincott Co., 1994.

Kesley, C. A. & Fosbinder, R. (1994). Essentials of Radiologic Science. J. B. Lippincott Co.

Anonymously submitted untitled proposal dealing with research, regulations, and procedures in medical radiation protection. J.B. Lippincott Co.

Bushong, S. C. (1993) Magnetic resonance Imaging Physical and Biological Principles, The C.V. Mosby Co, St. Louis.

Carlton, R. R. & Adler, A. M. (1993) Principles of Radiographic Imaging: An Art and a Science, Delmar Publishers, Inc. 1993.

Anonymously submitted proposal entitled: Introduction to Imaging for the Student Radiographer. J.B. Lippincott Co., 1993.

Gurley, L. T. (1992). Introduction to Radiologic Technology (3rd Ed.), The C.V. Mosby Co, St. Louis.

Reviewed student authored CAI software for the University of Pennsylvania Department of Educational Technology. 1991.

Reviewed professional papers submitted to the Allied Health Research Paper Competition for the American Society of Allied Health Professions, 1987.

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

“Learning Cross Sectional Anatomy” West Coast Educators Meeting, Orlando, FL. February 28, 2013. National meeting. By invitation.

“Population Impacts of CT Dose” West Coast Educators Meeting, Orlando, FL. March 1, 2013. National meeting. By invitation.

“Computed Tomography Dose Impact on Population Health” Coastal Society of Imaging and Therapeutic Sciences Meeting. July 5, 2012.

“Distinguished Speaker” (keynote) 2012 International Conference on Radiation Medicine. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. February 27 – March 1, 2012. International. By invitation.

“Radiation Safety and Dose” West Coast Educators Meeting, Orlando, FL. April 15, 2011. National meeting. By invitation.

“Criteria Based Clinical Education” West Coast Educators Meeting, Orlando, FL. April 14, 2011. National meeting. By invitation.

“Teaching Cross Sectional Anatomy” West Coast Educators Meeting, Orlando, FL. April 15, 2011. National meeting. By invitation.

“Contrast Media Safety Issues” Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists regional conference. Savannah, GA September 2, 2010.

"Admission Criteria for Baccalaureate Level Departments" AEIRS Annual Conference. Las Vega, NV. July 8, 2010. Peer reviewed.

"Radiation Safety in Practice" St. Joseph's Hospital, Savannah, GA. February 10, 2009.

"Radiation Safety in Practice" Candler Hospital, Savannah, GA. February 3, 2009.

"Baccalaureate Education in Allied Health". First International Conference For Health Studies & Training. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. January 19, 2009. By invitation, international conference.

" Good Tutoring – Reflection from the Best of the Best". First International Conference For Health Studies & Training. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. January 19, 2009. By invitation, international conference.

"Challenges Facing Allied Health Education". First International Conference For Health Studies & Training. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. January 19, 2009. By invitation, international conference.

"Monitoring of the Teaching Process". First International Conference For Health Studies & Training. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. January 17, 2009. By invitation, international conference.

"Train the Trainers". First International Conference For Health Studies & Training. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. January 17, 2009. By invitation, international conference.

"Digital Imaging" Candler Hospital, Savannah, GA. September 30, 2008.

"Digital Imaging" St. Joseph's Hospital, Savannah, GA. October 3, 2008.

"The Revolution Continues: Current Trends in CT Applications" Savannah Society of Radiologic Technologists, April 2007.

"Hints for Teaching and Learning Cross-Sectional Anatomy" West Coast Educators Conference, April 2007. National Meeting. By invitation.

"New Advances in CT Practice" West Coast Educators Conference, April 2007. National Meeting. By invitation.

"An Evaluation of FDG PET/CT Dual Time Point Technique in Patients with Pulmonary Nodules" (Poster Presentation) Coauthored with Wendy A. Rowan and Gary Sayed. World Nuclear Medicine Conference, Seoul, South Korea, October 2006. Peer reviewed.

“Recent Advances in Radiology: 3D, Volumetrics, and Functional/Molecular Imaging.” Physical Therapy Association of Georgia Meeting. Savannah, GA. May 2006. By invitation.

“Establishing a Successful Undergraduate Research Program.” American Society of Radiologic Technologists / Association of Educators in Radiologic Sciences Conjoint Meeting. Orlando, FL. June 2005. Peer reviewed.

“A virtual tour of the human body: The use of VR in medical diagnosis and cancer treatment.” The Robert Ingram Strozier Faculty Lecture Series. AASU, Savannah, GA. November 2004. Peer reviewed.

“Radiology, high technology, and cancer diagnosis” Oral and Skin Cancer Workshop. Savannah, GA. October 2004.

“Where is the profession going and how do I get there?” 21st Student & Radiographer’s Seminar & Educator’s Conference. Atlanta, GA. March 2004. National Conference. By invitation.

“Career Development: Where to From Here?” Association of Educators in Radiologic Sciences Clinical Instructors Workshop. Atlanta, GA. 2004. National Conference. By invitation

“AEIRS Happenings” 21st Student & Radiographer’s Seminar & Educator’s Conference. Atlanta, GA. March 2004. National Conference. By invitation.

“The expanding scope of practice for RTs” Savannah Society of Radiologic Technologists. March 2003.

Multidetector CT: The future is here” Hilton Head Regional Hospital & Beauford Hospital. Hilton Head, SC, September 2002.

“Recent advances in Multidetector CT” Savannah Society of Radiologic Technologists. July 2002.

“Web Enhancement made virtually painless: Innovative Internet-mediated assignments” COHP Educational Technology Conference, Savannah, GA March 2002.

“Computers: Their influence in education” 20th Student & Radiographer’s Seminar & Educator’s Conference. Atlanta, GA. March 2002. National Conference. By invitation.

“Stop lecturing and start teaching” Thomas Jefferson University College of Health Professions. March 2002. By invitation.

“Upgrading staff technologists' skills: Using the Internet to deliver MRI, CT, Mammography, CVIT, and radiation therapy programs.” American Healthcare Radiology Administrators/ Association of Educators in Radiologic Sciences Conjoint Meeting. Las Vagas, NV. July 2001. Peer Reviewed.

“PET/MRI registration” Kuwait University. Kuwait May, 2002. International conference.

“Advanced applications of Multidetector CT” Kuwait University. Kuwait May, 2002. International conference.

"Applications of Multidetector CT". Kuwait University. Kuwait May, 2001. International conference.

"Digital Mammography". Kuwait University. Kuwait May, 2001. International conference.

"Using WebCT for online teaching". Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists Annual Meeting. Macon, GA. May, 1999. Peer reviewed.

“The Clinical Mentor”. Georgia Educators Association of Radiation and Medical Imaging’s Meeting, Macon, GA. August 1998. By invitation.

“Distance Learning: A Panel Discussion”. American Healthcare Radiology Administrators/ Association of Educators in Radiologic Sciences Conjoint Meeting. Las Vagas, NV. July 1998.  

“Mentoring Staff and Students”. American Healthcare Radiology Administrators/ Association of Educators in Radiologic Sciences Conjoint Meeting. Las Vagas, NV. July 1998.

“Mentoring Skills”. Savannah Society of Radiologic Technologists. Savannah, GA January 1998.

“Medical Informatics and the Education Process”. Georgia Educators Association of Radiation and Medical Imaging’s Meeting, Macon, GA. August 1997.

"Medical Informatics: The next major force in reshaping practice". American Society of Radiologic Technologists Annual Meeting. Providence, RI. June 1997. Peer reviewed.

"The Practitioner of 2010: Remaking of a Profession". Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. May, 1997.  

"Surviving Managed Care". West Coast Educators Council Meeting. Orlando, FL. March 1997. By invitation.

"The Interdisciplinary Core Curriculum: Developing the Practitioner for 2000". Association of Educators in Radiologic Sciences Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. 1996. Peer reviewed.

"Developing Problem-Solving Skills: Physics Without Lectures". Association of Educators in Radiologic Sciences Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. 1996.  Peer reviewed.

“The Changing Healthcare Environment”. Just Linda television show. Channel 7. Savannah, GA 1996.

“Therapeutic Communication in Radiology”. Savannah Society of Radiologic Technologists Fall Seminar, Savannah, GA 1995.

“Changing Role of the Radiologic Technologists”. Savannah Society of Radiologic Technologists, Savannah, GA 1994.

“Computers in Radiologic Technology Education”. Georgia Educators Association of Radiation and Medical Imaging’s Meeting, Macon, GA. 1992.

"Embedded Guided Design and Critical Thinking modeling within A Health Related Diagnostic Simulation." American Society of Allied Health Professions Annual Conference. November 1990. Peer reviewed.

"Diagnostic Computer Simulations in Health Science Education". Association for the Development of Computer-based Instructional Systems Annual Conference. November 1990. Peer reviewed. International conference.

"A CAI Development Model Using Simulation, Gaming Theory, and Remediation". University System of Georgia Computer Network Annual Meeting, 1989. Peer reviewed.

"Teaching Critical Thinking". North Carolina Community College Faculty Development Conference. Winston/Salem, NC, 1988. By invitation.

"Computerizing the Academic Office: Improving Faculty Productivity". Conference on Faculty Development in the Small College, University of South Carolina, 1986. By invitation.

"Computerizing the Departmental Office". Moving Forward: Computer Enhanced Education Conference, University System Computer Network Conference, 1986. Peer reviewed.

"Developing an Interactive Interview Practice Session Using an Authoring System". University System Computer Network Conference, 1986. Peer reviewed.

"Computers in the Professor's Office". Armstrong State College faculty workshop, 1986.

"Reducing Your Professional Liability: Development of a Professional Practice File". Medical University of South Carolina, 1985.

"Creative Thinking Through Writing". GSRT Annual Meeting, Macon, Georgia, 1984.

"Current Trends in Baccalaureate Radiography Education". American Society of Radiologic Technologists Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, 1980. Peer reviewed.

"Four-Year Curriculum in Radiologic Technology". WICERT Annual Meeting, Reno, Nevada, 1978.

 

GRADUATE THESIS SUPERVISED

 

Educational Considerations for Adoption of Ultrasound Volume Imaging

An Assessment of Computer Skills in Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Educators as Compared With Required Computer Competencies in Radiologic Sciences Students.

Staff R.T.s’ Clinical Education Techniques: A Student vs. Faculty Perspective.

Dissemination of Technology Knowledge Among Staff in Computed Tomography.

Nuclear Medicine Technology Program Director’s Opinion of the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology Accreditation Process.

Technologists’ Occupational Radiation Dose Equivalent From Five Individual Steps of 18FDG PET Scans.

Availability of Postgraduate Degrees in Five English Speaking Countries.

Graduate Programs in Radiological and Imaging Sciences in the United States and Canada.

Correlation Between the Radiography Skills of Recent Hospital versus College Graduates.

Hospital Radiology Administrators Cross-training Preferences for Radiographers.

Technologists’ viewpoint on the use of Digital Radiography and Screen-film Systems: A pilot study.

The role of MammoPads® in Increasing Compliance with Annual Mammography Screening Protocols.

Professionalism in Radiologic Technology Education.

The Viability of the Nuclear Medicine Practitioner (NMP) from the Perspective of Program Directors, Nuclear Medicine Physicians, and Technologist.

Leadership Skills Believed to Enhance and Expand the Leadership Roles of Future Radiologic Technologists.

Radiologic Science and Imaging Professionals Informatics Competencies Required in HIS/RIS Applications: A Delphi Study.

Recommendations of Radiologic Technologist in New Mexico for a Future Radiography Curriculum: A Delphi Study.

Characteristics of Effective Leadership in Hospital Radiology Departments and Free Standing Imaging Clinics.

Recommendations for the Future of Sonography Education: A Delphi Study.

A Comparison of PACS Issues in Health Institutions in the US and Saudi Arabia.

The Application of Quality Function Deployment in Radiology Technologist: A Case study.

The Relationship Between Image Management and Report Turnaround Time.

Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance and Ultrasound Imaging Techniques Prevalence in Preclinical Small Animal Imaging in Medical Research.

Training Methodology Used in CT Departments for New Employees and Implementation of New Technologies.

Radiography Students Perceptions of the Impact of Technologists Attitudes on Clinical Education Experiences.

Computer Skills among Radiologic Science Faculty and Student Computer Skill Levels Required in Students.

Training Methodology Used in Sonography Departments for Implementation of New Technologies.

 

 

GRANTS

1. University System of Georgia Board of Regents Matching Grant to upgrade computer equipment in department to accommodate video and audio additions to online courses. 2003. Estimated value: $9,000.

1. AASU Faculty Teaching And Learning Grant Competition award of $2,479 for proposal entitled “Development of a Digital Radiographic Anatomy Library”. 1999.

2. Keithley Instruments radiation dosimeter donation to the program with a value of $4,995. 1992.

3. University System of Georgia Office of Information Systems grant to investigate the impact of computer based presentation on teaching radiation sciences. Grant consisted of the loan of a computer system and software to do classroom presentation for demonstration project. 1990. Estimated value: $3,500.

4. Apple Computer's Academic Development Grant to complete development of computer based diagnostic simulation development model, 1989. Awarded: $19,617.

5. Board of Regents Special Initiative Funding Grant Proposal, 1989. Awarded: $12,687 plus reassignment time.

6. Awarded grant from Apple Computer make presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for the Development of Computer-based Instructional Systems. 1987 Amount: $1,200.

 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Member, Board of Directors, Theatre Advocacy Group of the City of Savannah Cultural Arts Division. 1999 to 2002.

Bookstore volunteer, Unity Church of Savannah. 1994 to 2002.

Isle of Hope Swim Team computerization project leader, 1996.

Advisory Board Member, Vision, Inc., a job training, day care, and service agency of the homeless. 1990 to 1993.

Pro Bono consulting to private schools regarding computerization projects. 1989 to present.

Editor, Coastal Communicator. Newsletter of Coastal Citizens for a Clean Environment, Savannah, Georgia, 1983 to 1985 and 1988 to 1993.

Founding member and Secretary, Georgia 1st Congressional District 20/20 Vision Project, 1989 to 1991.

Testified before the U.S. Senate's Armed Forces Committee and Department of Energy committees regarding environmental impacts of the operation of the Savannah River Plant's nuclear reactors, 1983, 1885, 1987, 1988, and 1989.

Member, PAC (fund raising and recruitment) Committee, Savannah Montessori School of the Performing Arts, 1984 to 1985.

Group Leader, Medical Explorers Post 98, Charleston, South Carolina, 1981 to 1982.

Advisory Group, Nature's Shelf Food Cooperative, Charleston, South Carolina, 1981 to 1982.