Cynthia Handley, Ph.D., MLS(ASCP)

Assistant Professor


 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

education programming.


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

student recruitment/retention.


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

                                    to present.

                                     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

                                    Advising:  2008


                                    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:

                                    April 2000.


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:

April 1989.