Mary Lux, Ph.D., MT (ASCP)

Professor and Chair


Education:
Ph.D. - Biological Sciences
University of Mississippi 1990
M.S. - Biological Sciences
University of Mississippi 1987
BA.E. - Secondary Science
University of Mississippi 1984
B.S. - Medical Technology
University of Mississippi 1970

Major Areas of Teaching Emphasis:
Clinical Microbiology

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:
Book Chapters/Entries
Mary F. Lux.  Chapter on Infectious Disease in Introduction to the Medical Laboratory for Mid-Level Practitioners.  In preparation for Prentice-Hall.

Mary F. Lux.  2005.  Revision of Microbiology  in Clinical Laboratory Science Review:  A Bottom Line Approach, 3rd edition.  Louisiana State University Medical Center Foundation.  New Orleans, LA., p 135 - 170

Mary F. Lux.  2005.  Revision of Mycology in Clinical Laboratory Science Review:  A Bottom Line Approach, 3rd edition.  Louisiana State University Medical Center Foundation.  New Orleans, LA., p 171 - 180.

Mary F.  Lux.  2004.  Tennessee Williams and Drug Use in Tennessee Williams Encyclopedia.  Greenwood Press, Westport, CT, p 55-58.

Mary F.  Lux.  2004.  Kim Hunter in Tennessee Williams Encyclopedia.  Greenwood Press, Westport, CT, p 94-95..

Mary F. Lux.  2004.  Professional Writing in Principles of Clinical Laboratory Management: A Study Guide and Workbook.  Pearson/Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, p 61 - 68.

Mary F.  Lux.  2001.  “Work My Medicine:” Anatomies and Physiologies in Othello: New Critical Essays.  Routledge, New York, NY, p 379 - 390.

Mary F.  Lux.  2000.  Using Successful Writing at Work in Class in Health Care Communication in Successful Writing at Work Instructor’s Guide.  Houghton Mifflin Company, New York. p.  297-313

Articles

·        Mary F. Lux. 2002. An activity-based format increased student retention in a community college microbiology course. Micro. Ed. 3:7-11.

·        Abdelaziz, Hassan, Carolyn E. Beck, Mary F. Lux, and M. Jane Hudson. 2001. Differences among current methodologies used for detection of Giardia lamblia. Clin. Lab. Science 14: 150-54.

Abstracts, National, Published, Refereed
Mary F. Lux and Sabrina H. Bryant.  Do pretest scores predict successful outcome in a community college microbiology course?  108th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.  Boston, MA.  June 1 – 5, 2008.  Presented June, 2008.

Mary F. Lux.   A Comparison of Course Outcomes Using with Oral or Written Quiz Questions in a Community College Microbiology Course.   107th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.  Toronto, Canada.  May 21 – 25, 2007.  Presented May 22, 2007.

Rebecca Buxton and Mary F. Lux.  Use of ASM “MicrobeLibrary” Resources in Teaching Microbiology to Clinical Laboratory Science Students.  2007 Clinical Laboratory Educators; Conference.  Louisville, KY.  Presented February, 2007.

Mary F. Lux and Sabrina H. Bryant.  Effect of Learning Style on Course Outcome for Community College Microbiology Students.  106th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.  Orlando, FL.  Poster W-001.  Presented May 22, 2006.

Mary F. Lux and Sabrina H. Bryant.  Do Different Learning Sytles Affect Course Outcomes for Community College Microbiology Students.  13th Annual Conference for Undergraduate Education of the American Society for Microbiology.  Orlando, FL.  Poster 4A.  Presented May 20, 2006

Nicole Lee, Margot Hall, and Mary F. Lux.  Probiotics:  A Topic to Introduce Beneficial Aspects of Microorganisms.  12th Annual Conference for Undergraduate Education of the American Society for Microbiology.  Atlanta, GA.  Presented June, 2005

Mary F. Lux.  Survey of Learning Styles of Community College Microbiology Students.  105th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.  Atlanta, GA.  Presented June, 2005

Mary F. Lux.  Active Learning Strategies Improve Performance in Community College Microbiology Classes.  104th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.  New Orleans, LA.  Presented May, 2004.

Mary F. Lux.  Different Teaching Styles Had No Effect on Student Learning  Preferences.  Conference of Undergraduate Educators of American Society for Microbiology.  New Orleans, LA   Presented May, 2003

Margot Hall, Sabrina Bryant, Jane Hudson, Mary Lux, Carol Beck, and Shelley Myers.  Preparing Students for Scientific Research Presentations.  20th Annual Meeting of the Clinical Laboratory Educator’s Conference, March 2004.  Milwaukee, WI.  Presented, February 26, 2004.

Mary F.  Lux.  Results of Student Learning Experiment in a Community College Microbiology Course With Use of Active Learning Strategies.  103rd General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.  Washington, D.C.  Presented May 19, 2003.  Poster Session 051W.

Mary F.  Lux.  Evaluation of Small Group Testing Strategies in a Clinical Microbiology Course.
19th Annual Meeting of the Clinical Laboratory Educator’s Conference,  New Orleans, LA.   Presented March 6, 2003.

Margot Hall, Sabrina Bryant, Jane Hudson, Mary Lux, Carol Beck, Shelly Myers.  In Search of a Meaningful Senior Honors Research Project.  19th Annual Meeting of the Clinical Laboratory Educator’s Conference.  Presented March 6, 2003.

Mary F.  Lux.  2002.  Student responses to introduction of group learning activities in a clinical microbiology course.  9th Annual Undergraduate Microbiology Conference.  University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.  Presented May, 2002.

L. S. Necaise, S. McCulloch, E. Hogue, and M. F. Lux*.  2001.  Incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Two Mississippi Hospitals.  101st
General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.  Orlando, FL.  Poster Session 59/C .  Abstract C-72.  May 21, 2001.

Mary F.  Lux* and M. Jane Hudson.  2001.  Instructional objectives provide direction for teaching and learning.  8th Annual Undergraduate Microbiology Conference.  Central Florida University, Orlando, FL. May 19, 2001.

Mary F. Lux.  2001.  Using books from the popular press in a clinical microbiology course.  17th Annual Clinical Laboratory Educator’s Conference, February 2001.

Current Research Interests:

Microbiology Education