(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.
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.
WILLIAM J. 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.
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.
GINGER S. 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".
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.
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.
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 ARTHUR SASS, M.ED., RT(R) - Lawrenceville, Georgia
Jim Sass is a member of the Atlanta Society and one of the long standing committee members of the Seminar/Conference Committee. Presently, he is Program Director & Instructor of Radiologic Technology at Gwinnett Technical Institute in Lawrenceville and an avid support of his state and local societies. Having graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, with a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology, he received his Master of Education from Augusta State University a few years later. Jim has varied experience as a technologist, instructor, administrator, etc., along with the winning of numerous academic awards. Being a lecturer as well as a true professional, Jim can always be counted on to add a great deal to any program that he conducts. The participants of his lectures will be rewarded with "all he has to give" during his time with them. The Atlanta Society considers themselves very fortunate to be associated with this professional.
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.
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