Cynthia Handley, Ph.D., MLS(ASCP)
2010: eCollege, on-line; e-College Certified Instructor e-College;
EDU 101A eCertification: Developing Online Courses.
1995 - 1998 Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Doctor of Philosophy in Vocational Education. Dissertation: Clinical Laboratory Science University Faculty Learning Styles and Their Use of Information Technology in the Classroom.
1991 - 1993 University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi;
Master of Science in Medical Technology. Emphasis: education
and hematology. Thesis: Prediction of Student Success in the
Medical Technology Program at the University of Southern
1980 - 1981 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences - College of Health
Related Professions, Little Rock, Arkansas; Bachelor of Science
in Medical Technology.
1977 - 1980 Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas; Pre-Medical
Technology curriculum, 102 semester hours.
August 2011 Visiting Assistant Professor: The University of Southern Mississippi, Current:
Hattiesburg, Mississippi; Responsibilities include: teaching
undergraduate and graduate students in the Medical Technology
department including MTC 201 Medical Terminology, MTC 301
Professional Communication, MTC 405/505 Parasitology, MTC 612
Clinical Laboratory Program Development, and MTC 615 Clinical
Laboratory Management; using Blackboard for MTC 201 and 301
as a supplement and for MTC 612 and 615 that are totally on-line;
working with on-line graduate students and the overall graduate
program; helping to upgrade technology in the department and other
duties as assigned.
May 2010 eCollege instructor: EduKan (a consortium of community colleges in
August 2011: Kansas offering on-line education); Responsibilities included: taking a predesigned course and personalizing the course (there was no Physiology lab component so I revised some of my FTF Physiology lab to fit the on-line environment), reviewing and editing on-line
exams, grading student labs, monitoring student discussions, managing overall class.
August 2003 Biology Instructor: Seward County Community College, Liberal,
May 2011: Kansas; Responsibilities included: teaching students lecture and
laboratory classes in Anatomy, Physiology, Nutrition (no lab) and
Microbiology; teaching a hybrid class in Nutrition using
WebCT; advising both biology, pre-med and undecided majors;
sponsor of the Pathways club (a science, math & engineering
club to help with the matriculation process to a 4 year
institution); assistant facilitator of the Bridges program (linking
Kansas community college underrepresented minority science &
engineering students with Kansas State University for research
opportunities and completing their 4-year degree); MLT Advisory
Committee member; advisor for undergraduate research with the
Bridges program, past participation in the Assessment committee;
Past participation in the Academic Affairs Committee; service to
the College and the community; and other administrative duties as
August 2001 Medical Laboratory Technician Instructor: Seward County
May 2003: Community College, Liberal, Kansas; Responsibilities included: teaching students lecture and laboratory classes including hematology, immunohematology and serology, introduction to the clinical laboratory, and phlebotomy; writing and teaching an on-line course (Intro); MLT student recruitment and advising; participation in the assessment committee; assisted in preparation of the program self-study and reaccrediation by NAACLS; service to the College and the community; and other administrative duties as assigned.
Spring 2001 Adjunct professor: Northern Oklahoma College, Enid, OK;
Responsibilities include: Teaching lecture and lab for General
Sept 2000 Medical Technologist: Integris Bass Baptist Hospital, Enid, OK;
June 2001: Responsibilities include: routine and special testing in hematology,
chemistry, immunohematology, serology, coagulation, and
urinalysis; maintenance on various analytical instruments;
coordination of QC for glucometers; participation in committee to
train respiratory therapists to draw and process arterial blood
July 1998 Assistant professor: University of Tennessee, Memphis,
June 2000: Memphis, TN; Responsibilities included: teaching Clinical
Laboratory Science (CLS) baccalaureate students in hematology
and urinalysis (also taught one semester of immunohematology);
teaching CLS master’s students in education/training; student
advising; participation in admissions committee for occupational
therapy program; service to the university and the community;
educational research; and other administrative duties as assigned.
July 1997 Reference technologist: United Blood Services, Baton Rouge, LA;
June 1998: Responsibilities included: Reference blood banking - routine and
special testing for hospital clients; Safety officer for both Lafayette
and Baton Rouge offices; and, assisting with continuing
January 1996 Medical Technologist: Baton Rouge General Hospital, Baton
July 1997: Rouge, LA; Responsibilities included: routine and special
laboratory testing in hematology.
June 1996 Graduate Administrative Assistant: Louisiana State University,
August 1997: School of Vocational Education, Baton Rouge, LA.
Responsibilities included: maintenance of departmental
computer hardware, tutoring in computer software utilization, and
miscellaneous office assistance.
Sept.1995 Graduate assistant: Louisiana State University, School of
May 1996: Vocational Education, Baton Rouge, LA. Responsibilities
included: library research including computer assisted searches;
manuscript writing and editing; grading undergraduate exams;
and software tutoring.
Sept.1990 HCOP Grant Project Director: University of Southern Mississippi,
June 1995: Hattiesburg, MS; Responsibilities included: updating recruitment
information; updating, coordinating, and teaching six-week
training sessions; recruiting, tutoring and counseling trainees; coordinating student advisement with senior faculty; and collecting, analyzing and documenting progress.
August 1989 Allied Health Coordinator: Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
August 1990: South Arkansas, El Dorado, AR, a division of the University of
Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Coordinated continuing education
for allied health professionals in a seven county area, involved in
recruitment for allied health occupations through AHEC South
Arkansas and the Medical Laboratory Technician program at
Southern Arkansas University - El Dorado.
Sept.1988 Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Program
Jan. 1990: Coordinator: Area Health Education Center - South Arkansas,
El Dorado, AR; Researched, surveyed, and documented the need
for an Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic (EMT-P) program; laid the foundation for the EMT-P training program at Southern Arkansas University - El Dorado.
August 1986 Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Program Director/Instructor:
August 1990: Southern Arkansas University - El Dorado, El Dorado, AR; Faculty
responsibilities: Orientation to the Clinical Laboratory with student
lab, Microbiology, Hematology/Coagulation with student lab,
Phlebotomy, Instrumentation/Body Fluids/Serology, Clinical
Chemistry, and Clinical Immunohematology with student lab.
Member of the following campus committees - Student Activities
1986-87, Academic Standards 1987-89, Curriculum 1989-90, and
Marketing Committee 1987-90. Administrative responsibilities:
Coordinate students' clinical rotations, work with the school and
the affiliates in maximizing student learning, collate student
clinical grades, prepare students for the ASCP National Registry,
oversee Clinical Coordinators, maintain a working relationship
between the school, the affiliates and the Medical Director, and
October 1985 Medical Technologist: Clinical Laboratory, Warner Brown Hospital,
July 1990: El Dorado, AR. Worked in all areas of the laboratory.
April 1983 Medical Technologist: Clinical Laboratory, St. Joseph's Hospital,
Sept.1985: Ft. Worth, TX. Worked in all areas of the laboratory.
Nov 1981 Medical Technologist: Clinical Laboratory, St. Mary's Hospital,
Dec. 1982: Enid, OK. Worked in all areas of the laboratory.
PROFESSIONAL Working toward Medical Laboratory Scientist certification by
CERTIFICATION: continuing education through the Board of Certification, August 2011
Medical Technologist as certified by the American Society
for Clinical Pathologists, February 1982 to present.
Clinical Laboratory Scientist as certified by the National
Certification Agency and the American Society for Medical
Technology, January 1982 to January 1986.
PROFESSIONAL Medical Laboratory Technologist
LICENSURE: Tennessee, August 1998 to August 2000.
Clinical Laboratory Scientist Louisiana,
May 1996 to December 1998.
PROFESSIONAL American Society of Clinical Laboratory Scientists 1982-2003,
ORGANIZATIONS: 2006 to 2009, 2011 to present.
American Society of Clinical Pathologists until 2003.
PROFESSIONAL Achievement of an Exceptional Rating from students while teaching
RECOGNITION: with EduKan, a consortium of eight community colleges in Kansas
offering on-line education and associate degrees: 2010 - 2011
President, Professional Employees’ Association, Seward County
Community College – Area Technical School: 2009 - 2011
Seward County Community College Excellence in Academic
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers: 2005 & 2006
Strathmore’s Who’s Who: 2004.
Tennessee Society of Clinical Laboratory Scientists
Omicron Sigma President’s Honor Roll for Outstanding Service:
Mississippi State Society of Medical Technologists
Keys to the Future Award: April 1993.
Arkansas Society of Medical Technologists Member of the Year:
Delegate to China as a Medical Technologist with the People to
People Citizen Ambassador Program: May 1989.
Arkansas Society of Medical Technologists Recruiter of the Year: