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Cindy Handley

Dr. Cindy Handley

Associate Teaching Professor


My name is Cindy Handley, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM, but my students sometimes call me Dr C. I've taught at the University of Southern Mississippi for 12 years, but I've been in education for over 30 years. My academic experience includes teaching in two small community colleges and two major universities. I love seeing the light bulb come on when students get a new concept. I especially like working with students in difficult situations to help them achieve academic success. I currently teach online. My basic philosophy about education is that it should be enjoyable and stimulating, but it also involves rote memorization and learning the basics (I call this pouring concrete - laying the foundation).

  • Vocational Education (PHD) - Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (1998)
  • Medical Technology (MS) - University of Southern Mississippi (1993)
  • Medical Technology (BS) - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (1981)

Medical Terminology
Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) and Medical
Laboratory Science (MLS) Hematology (undergrad & grad)
Coagulation (undergrad & grad), Introduction to the Clinical Laboratory (undergrad), Safety in the Healthcare Setting (undergrad)
MLT Immunohematology
MLS Clinical Laboratory Management (grad)
MLS Clinical Laboratory Program Development (grad)
MLS Principles of Clinical Administration/Education (undergrad & grad)
MLS Parasitology (undergrad & grad)
MLS Professional Communications

  • American Society of Clinical Laboratory Scientists
  • English (Full Professional)

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Areas of Expertise

Medical Laboratory Education, Hematology, Medical Terminology, Clinical Laboratory Management