(All faculty information being provided is preliminary, and subject to change. We apologize to any faculty who is left off because commitment have not been received or confirmed at the printing of this information. We will update the list from time to time)
PHILIP W. BALLINGER, M.S., RT(R), FAERS, Columbus, OH
Philip W. Ballinger served as Director and Assistant Professor of the Radiologic Technology Division at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio for 25 years. Following an early retirement in May of 1995, Phil continues to serve OSU as a Professor Emeritus. Twenty seven days following retirement, he suffered a stroke which explains his slightly different speech dialect.
Through four editions, Professor Ballinger served as sole author of Merrill's Atlas of Radiographic Positions and Radiologic Procedures and in 1989 first wrote the Pocket Guide to Radiography. Phil served as co-author of the ninth and tenth editions of Merrill's Atlas and the fourth and fifth editions of the Pocket Guide to Radiography. The publications which Phil served as sole author are available in English, Spanish, Korean and Persian and Prof. Ballinger has authored or co-authored 29 textbooks during his publishing career. Currently he serves as lead author for apps on iPhone and Smartphones working with Reed Publishing International, more specifically the iRadTech available in English and Spanish and additional titles in progress.
Professor Ballinger has made hundreds of presentations in all 50 USA states and over 40 foreign countries. In publications, he has authored or co-authored over 40 scientific publications.
DENNIS BOWMAN, RT(R), Marina, CA
Dennis Bowman is a graduate of Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California. He has over 35 years experience in the Radiologic Sciences and for more than 23 years has been working as a radiographer at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) and a clinical instructor with Cabrillo College. Over the years he found that his major areas of expertise are technique, positioning, image analysis and digital imaging. In 2012 he created Digital Radiography Solutions (DRS), a business/website he uses to promote the proper use of DR and CR equipment. He has developed essential material concerning new CR and DR lower dose techniques and presents this information internationally for Medical Management Technology Institute (MTMI) and DRS, as well as at local and regional radiology seminars. Dennis is also a co-author with Quinn Carroll on a textbook titled "Adaptive Radiography with Trauma, Image Critique and Critical Thinking" that was published in 2013 by Delmar/Cengage.
SYLVIA BROOKS-DOWL, B.M.Sc., RT(R) - Atlanta, Georgia
Ms. Brooks-Dowl is a Clinical Instructor, School of Radiologic Technology, Grady Health System, Atlanta, Georgia. She is graduate of the A.M.Sc. Emory/Grady Program in Radiologic Technology, receiving her Bachelor of Medical Science from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Her professionalism and dedication is evidenced through her membership in her local, State and national organizations. Her clinical and instructional skills have been developed through her participation in her employment at Grady Memorial Hospital and involvement with her students. Being a member of the Atlanta Society, she is one of the active committee members of the Seminar/Conference. Serving wherever she is needed, Sylvia is not only depended upon for behind the scenes, but she is one of the most requested lecturers on the faculty. The Society is truly fortunate to have her present topics on patient management and clinical skills. The participants in her Workshops come away with a renewed interest in an important part of their routine duties. The Atlanta Society is grateful for Sylvia's talents as a faculty member.
THEODORE A. BRZINSKI, M.E.S., RT(R) – Atlanta, Georgia
Ted is an instructor in the Medical Imaging Program, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, School of Medicine, Emory University. He has previously worked on the Seminar/Conference Committee and is active with the Atlanta Society where he currently serves as Vice President. He is also the Chair-elect for the Georgia Educators Association of Radiation and Medical Imaging. Ted is currently a Fellow of Emory’s Radiology Leadership Academy, which he helped establish and he participates on the Department’s CR/DR Imaging Quality Committee. He is a graduate of the Emory program where he was recipient of the Valedictorian and Most Outstanding Clinical Student Awards. He has previously worked as a radiology supervisor, vascular interventional technologist, and diagnostic radiographer with Emory Healthcare.
STEWART C. BUSHONG, Sc.D., Houston, TX
Stewart Bushong is no stranger to the teaching of Radiologic Sciences. He is considered a "pillar" in the foundation of the profession. Dr. Bushong is Professor and Chief, Section of Radiologic Science, Department of Radiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. Being a graduate of the University of Maryland, Dr. Bushong received his Masters and Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. Holding Fellowships with the ACR, AASM, ACMP, RCI, USPHS, he has received many professional awards with Sigma Xi being at the top of the list. He is an author, lecturer, humorist, a true Texan "Aggie" and the "mentor" for many instructors, radiologists, physicists, students and fellow professionals. He approaches life's challenges with wit and a positive enthusiasm that is unequaled in the profession. Stewart has been a lecturer at this Seminar/Conference for the past three events and once again we are indeed fortunate and excited to have him with us for this learning experience.
Bill Callaway, M.A., R.T. (R) - Springfield, Illinois
Director of the Associate Degree Radiography Program at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, Illinois Bill has been involved in radiography education for over 30 years, directing both hospital diploma and college associate degree radiography programs. He holds his Master of Arts degree in Teacher Leadership from the University of Illinois. Bill is author of Mosby's Comprehensive Review of Radiography and co-author of Introduction to Radiologic Technology. He has had articles published in state and national radiologic technology journals. Bill has conducted more than 500 presentations on radiography, customer service, motivation, and communications. He has spoken extensively at international, national, state, and local radiologic technology meetings. Since his addition to the Atlanta faculty, the audiences have requested his appearance at each learning event. Bill adds enthusiasm and energy to any program in which he participates.
RICHARD R. CARLTON, M.S., R.T.(R), FAEIRS, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Rick Carlton is Program Director and Assistant Professor of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI. A graduate of the University of Health Sciences, The Chicago Medical School in North Chicago, IL, he received his Masters from National Louis University in Evanston, IL. Having been involved in radiologic technology education for over thirty years, he a co-author of numerous textbooks, workbooks and exam review books, with the best known texts, "Principle of Radiographic Imaging: An Art and a Science" and "Introduction to Radiologic Sciences and Patient Care", both now in 5th editions. He is the founding author of the Journal of the Association of Educators in Radiological Sciences and "Seminars in Radiologic Technology". Rick also founded Alpha Beta Gamma, the national radiologic sciences honor society and took more than 100 students to Peru to radiograph mummies in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Rick has given more than 250 presentations in 35 states and 8 countries. He is known for his devotion and continual support of educational endeavors in the radiologic sciences. This Seminar/Conference has been "blessed" with his participation for many years and we are again favored to have him back with us.
QUINN B. CARROLL, MEd, RT(R) – Midland, Texas
After 32 years as a radiography program director, Quinn B. Carroll recently took his retirement from Midland College in Texas as an assistant professor to write full time. Quinn has published four textbooks, workbooks and a number of journal articles. His newest publications are Radiography in the Digital Age, released in 2011 along with several instructional ancillaries, and Adaptive Radiography, published with Dennis Bowman in 2013. In 2012 Quinn started his own company, Digital Imaging Consultants, producing educational video clips for digital imaging courses. Quinn has presented over 120 seminars in Canada and the USA, and many dozens of presentations for state societies and the ASRT. Quinn received his Master of Education degree from the University of Wyoming and his BS degree from the University of Utah, where he also obtained his radiography training at the University Medical Center.
Martha Dollar, MPA, RT (R) - Columbus, Georgia
Martha is the Clinical Coordinator for the School of Radiologic Technology at Columbus Technical College in Columbus, Georgia. She has previously held various offices within the Columbus Society of Radiologic Technologists and is a member of the ASRT and GSRT. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Health Science and Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration/Public Administration from Columbus State University in Columbus. Martha is a diagnostic radiographer with specific experience in operating room radiography and was a radiology supervisor and clinical instructor for over 20 years at Hughston Orthopedic Hospital prior to accepting her current teaching position.
TERRI L. FAUBER, Ed.D., R.T. (R)(M) - Virginia
Terri is an Associate Professor and Radiography Program Director at Virginia Commonwealth University. She holds a bachelor's degree in Allied Health Education from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas, a Masters degree from Louisiana Tech University, and a doctoral degree at the College of William and Mary. She is the author of the textbook Radiographic Imaging and Exposure and member of the editorial board of the international journal Radiography and Radiologic Science & Education. Terri has authored several manuscripts covering both technical and professional topics and is a recipient of the ASRT Distinguished Author Award.
MICHAEL FUGATE, M.S.ED., RT(R) - Gainesville, Florida
Michael Fugate has been a strong supporter and faculty member of this Seminar/Conference for at least the last 5 events. Currently he is associated with Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida, and is an avid participant in the student activities. Being a graduate of the School of Radiologic Technology, Roanoke Memorial Hospitals in Virginia, and Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, North Carolina, he received his Master of Science degree from the College of Education at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. His clinical and instructional skills have been developed through his experience as a staff radiographer and associate professor of radiologic technology in Virginia. Mike is a true professional in every sense of the word through his involvement with his professional societies from the highest elected offices down to varied committee appointments. His role as a faculty member in this learning event is always greatly anticipated and appreciated.
Dr. JULIE GILL, PhD, RT(R)(QM), - Ohio
Dr. Gill is currently employed by the University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash College, as Chairperson and Associate Professor in the Allied Health Department. She earned a baccalaureate degree in Allied Medical Professions with a major in Radiologic Technology from The Ohio State University in 1984, and masters and doctoral degrees with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration from Ohio University in 1996 and 2005 respectively. She currently serves as President of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, as a member of the ASRT Political Action Committee Board, and as a grassroots network member. Nationally, she also serves on the Editorial Review Board for the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences. She actively serves the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists as co-chair of the Strategic Planning Task Force and Membership Survey Appointee. Dr. Gill has delivered presentations at local, state, regional, national, and international conferences and is devoted to making the educational process for students as understandable as possible, and the professional growth process for faculty members as enjoyable as possible. The Atlanta Society is pleased to welcome Dr. Gill!
GINGER GRIFFIN, RT(R), FASRT - Jacksonville, Florida
A graduate of Baptist Memorial Hospital, School of Radiologic Technology, Ms. Griffin is currently enrolled in the distance learning program of Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. Ginger's dedication and support of radiologic technology is outstanding and unique, evidenced by her continued involvement in her professional organizations and employment at Baptist St. Vincent's Health System. She has held the highest elected offices in the American Society of Radiologists, Inc. and was elevated to a Fellow in this organization in 1995. She is a Life member of both her state and local societies, winning numerous awards for her scientific work. The Atlanta Society has been rewarded with having this dynamic and effective professional as a faculty member of this Seminar/Conference for the past 10 events. We once again look forward to her presentations on anatomy and pathology knowing full well that the participants will revel at their time with "the redhead from Florida".
M. Ferell Justice, M.S., RT (R), ARRT – Richmond, VA
Ferell is the radiography clinical coordinator and assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is an alumnus from the department, 1985 (Associate degree in Radiologic Technology) and 1987 (B.S. in Clinical Radiation Sciences, Radiology Administration Track). He received his M.S. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VA. Tech.) in Education with an emphasis in Health Promotions. He has completed 30 credit hours of doctoral didactic work at VCU. Ferell has vast experience in the clinical setting (Computed Tomography, Angiography, Bone Densitometry, Diagnostic Radiography, and Administration). He has a long history of service to the Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists, capped by the awarding of Life Membership in 2001. He has also served as a Virginia delegate and Region 8 Chair for the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. Additionally, he authored a chapter in Radiographic Position and Procedures titled "Mobile and Intra-Operative Radiography". Ferell's favorite hobby is biking rail trails throughout the United States.
ELIZABETH W. KERR, B.M.Sc., RT(R), Atlanta, Georgia
Ms. Kerr is the Clinical Coordinator, School of Radiologic Technology, Grady Health System, Atlanta, Georgia. She is graduate of the A.M.Sc. Emory/Grady Program in Radiologic Technology, receiving her Bachelor of Medical Science from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Presently, she is working on her Master of Science in Community Health Administration and Wellness Promotion through the California College for Health Sciences. Her professionalism and dedication is evidenced through her membership in her local, State and national organizations. Her clinical and instructional skills have been developed through her avid participation in her employment at Grady Memorial Hospital and involvement with her students. Being a member of the Atlanta Society, she is one of the pillars of the Seminar/Conference. Serving wherever she is needed, from the moderators to a faculty member, the Seminar/Conference committee depends on her expertise and thoroughness completely. Having her as a continued faculty member, being a "favorite" of the students, adds "icing on the cake". Betsy is truly one of those indispensable spokes in the Seminar/Conference wheel of success.
JEFF KILLION, Ph.D., R.T. (R)(QM) - Texas
Dr. Killion is an assistant professor and graduate coordinator at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas where he teaches in the Bachelors and Masters programs. Before coming to Midwestern State University Jeff was a Radiologic Science program director at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He completed his bachelors and masters degrees in radiologic science from Midwestern State University and received his Ph.D. in health studies education at Texas Womanís University. He is an active member of AEIRS, ASRT, and the Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists. Jeff writes and speaks at the state, national, and international levels. He is an experienced educator of over 19 years.
CHRIS KOWTKO, R.T.(R)(M) B.S.Ed.
Chris has been a radiographer for over 25 years. She has been an
instructor in the Radiography Program at Gwinnett Technical College
for seven years. Her previous experience as an educator included 5
years as Clinical Coordinator at Athens Technical College. She completed
her Radiography education at Penn State University and Shadyside Hospital
in Pittsburgh, Pa., and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Education
from Georgia State University. Midwestern State University has accepted
her into the Masters of Science in Radiologic Sciences Program beginning
in January of 2006.
DAWN C. MOORE, M.M.Sc., RT(R), Atlanta, Georgia
Ms. Moore is the Director, Programs in Radiologic Technology, School of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia and Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. She is graduate of Emory University, receiving her Bachelor of Medical Science degree and Master in Medical Sciences degree. Presently, she has finished her course work in her Ph.D. from Emory and is in the process of completing her dissertation on "Educational Leadership". Her professionalism and dedication is evidenced through her membership in her local, State and national organizations. She is the recipient of the Valedictorian Award in her Radiologic Technology studies and the Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists' Technologist of the Year for 1999. Being a member of the Atlanta Society, she is one of the consistent and strong members of the Seminar/Conference. Serving wherever she is needed, from the Student Bee committee to a faculty member, the Committee depends on her thoroughness and organizational skills completely. Having her as a faculty member, covering topics not easily accepted, and being so well received by the students, is a double joy to the Society.
RUBY C. MONTGOMERY, M.Adm., RT(R), FASRT, Ocala, Florida
An instructor with "heart", a professional with strong ethics and a person with deep conviction describes this retired Program Director of the School of Radiologic Technology, at the Medical Center in Columbus, Georgia. Graduating from The Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology, she received her Bachelor of Health Science degree from Columbus College and her Master of Science degree in Health Services from the same institution. Her professionalism and dedication is evidenced through her membership in her local, State and national organizations where she has served some of the highest elected offices. She is a Life member of the State Society and a Fellow with the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, receiving this award in 1990 and being one of three Fellows in the State. She has received numerous Radiologic Technology awards, presented Memorial Lectureships, taught throughout the southeast at seminars, workshops and state meetings and is listed in International Who's Who in Education, 1986 publication and in 2,000 Notable Women of America, 1987 publication. This Seminar has listed her among the faculty for the past 10+ events and considers her part of the "foundation" of speakers. At every Seminar, she adds that touch of "class" and strength that assures us of continued success.
WILLIAM NELSON, MA, RT(R) Ė Ann Arbor MI
William is a faculty member of the Radiography Program at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is a graduate of the program, received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Allied Health from Western Michigan University and his Masterís degree in Education with a Certificate in Training Dynamics and Leadership from the University of Michigan. William is also on staff in the Diagnostic Imaging Department at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. William has been a presenter for Radiography Registry Reviews and state conferences.
ROBERT H. POSTERARO, MD, MBI, FACR, Lubbock, TX
Robert Posteraro is a board certified radiologist and is, currently, an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Practice Management program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Allied Health Sciences. He is the Medical Advisor at the Covenant School of Radiography where he teaches Radiation Biology, Radiation Protection, and Digital Imaging on his own time. He is a magna cum laude, graduate of Fordham College, earned his MD degree from Yale University School of Medicine, and his Master of Biomedical Informatics (MBI) from Oregon Health & Science University. Rob is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology and has been elected to a number of honor societies, including Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha, Alpha Epsilon Delta, and Alpha Eta. He is a member of the ACR, RSNA, and Sigma Xi and is on the board of the West Texas Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (WTxHITREC). He has been teaching since his days in residency and has received a number of teaching awards, including twice being voted Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year by his students at Tech. His primary field of interest is Informatics.
KEVIN J. POWERS Ed.S., RT(R) (M), Albuquerque, NM
Kevin Powers is the current Director of Education at the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. With over thirty years experience in radiography education, Kevin has a real sensitivity for new educators. Through a combination of partnering with content experts and development of original works, he has helped create a rich set of ASRT Web site resources for educators and students. Kevin has been a member of the faculty for many Atlanta Conferences. He is always well received by the participants and a wonderful representative for the profession. We are once again fortunate to have him with us.
THOMAS G. SANDRIDGE, MS, R.T.(R) - Chicago, IL
Tom Sandridge has been a radiographer for more than 25 years. He began teaching in 1994 and founded the radiologic technology programs at North Metro Technical College in Atlanta, GA, and at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL where he is currently the program director. Tom graduated from Miami-Dade Community College with an AS Degree in Radiologic Technology in 1988. He went on to study at Oxford University and has completed Masters Degrees in Systemic Studies and in Adult Education. He is currently working toward completion of his PhD in Adult Education. Tom has lectured for local and state radiography societies in several states and for the ASRT at two annual radiation therapy conferences and one radiography conference. He is a regular contributor to the Technical Query column in the journal Radiologic Technology.
JAMES N. SKUFIS, MA, RT(R)(T)(CT)
Jim is the Clinical Coordinator of the Radiography Program at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is a graduate of the WCC Radiography Program where he now instructs, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He is also a graduate of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Program at the University of Michigan Medical Center. Presently, he is working on his Masterís degree in Educational Media and Technology at Eastern Michigan University. In addition to being an instructor, Jim is a CT technologist at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. Jim has been a frequent speaker at local and national educational conferences on topics ranging from cranial positioning and radiation biology for students to CT dose considerations for technologists. Jimís big passion is archeology, and for the past three years he has taken students from Washtenaw to the Osmore River Valley in Peru to work alongside students and researchers from the Bioarchiology Institute of Peru in their efforts to study and save the remnants of the ancient peoples of Peru.
STEVEN SOBEL, Ph.D., West Springfield, MA
One of the country's most adored motivational speakers, educators, and humorist, Steve will personally see to it that YOUR time with us starts off with a BANG! Beginning the Seminar/Conference with the keynote address, he will give you inspiration and solid direction to go beyond what you think you are capable of. Having spoke at numerous radiologic technology meetings, Steve is also the author of the best seller, "The Good Times Handbook - Your Guide to Positive Living and Exciting Life" and appears regularly on T.V. and radio throughout the United States and Canada. We are indeed fortunate and excited about having him with us for this time.
DONNA LEE WRIGHT, ED.D., RT(R) - Wichita Falls, Texas
Donna has been a strong supporter of this Seminar/Conference for many years beginning as an exhibitor and eventually becoming a member of the faculty. She is and has been extremely active in her profession through her employment as well as her participation with the professional organizations. Dr. Wright received a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her graduate degrees are from North Carolina State University and include a Master of Science in Health Occupations Education and a Doctorate in Adult Education. Presently, she is a Full Professor in the Master of Science Program at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She currently teaches on-campus and online courses in both the undergraduate and graduate programs at Midwestern State University. She is the author of more than six professional publications and an avid lecturer in radiological sciences. The Atlanta Society is fortunate and honored to have her join the list of notable faculty for this weekend of learning.
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