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AEIRS 2022 Annual Meeting
Speakers and poster presenters 

Yield the Shield: Shield Guidance for Radiology Programs

Dr. Kelli Welch Haynes RT (R), FASRT


Dr. Kelli Welch Haynes is a tenured professor and director of the School of Allied at Northwestern State University in Shreveport, Louisiana. Kelli graduated from Midwestern State University with her Master of Science, and the University of Louisiana at Monroe with her Doctorate of Education. She has published several articles and presented over 100 presentations at the state, national and international levels. Kelli is a fellow of ASRT, co-author of the textbook, Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography and she currently serves as a site visitor for the JRCERT and an ERB member for AEIRS

Dr. Quentin Moore PhD, R.T.(R)(T)(QM)


Dr. Quentin Moore is an Associate Professor of Medical Imaging and Director of Imaging Sciences at Mercy College of Ohio in Toledo, Ohio. Quentin graduated from Bowling Green State University & the University of Toledo with his Master of Public Health, and from Northern Illinois University with his Ph.D. in Health Science. His research includes topics related to radiation safety culture, radiation dose reduction in pediatric radiography, interdisciplinary collaboration and team science, and imaging appropriateness. Dr. Moore has provided leadership to several professional organizations including the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) through the CARES committee and Task Group 305 for vendor-neutral repeat-reject analysis, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists’ (ASRT) as vice chair of the Radiologic Technology editorial review board, Image Gently as a steering committee member, and the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences (AEIRS).



Cultivating the Calm Amidst the Chaos

Trish Weber M.H.A, R.T. (R) (CT) ARRT


Trish Weber is an Associate Professor of Radiography and Medical Imaging at Clarkson College, teaching Patient Care, Cross Sectional Anatomy, Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 3D Printing since 2006. She is a three-time alumni of Clarkson College.  Trish has worked in the Medical Imaging field for 25 years.  She has worked in a variety of healthcare settings from clinics to major trauma centers. She is also a co-founding member of the Student Support Team at Clarkson College.  This team helps to support and educate students, faculty and staff about harm prevention and wellness-based topics.  ​

Rachel Pfeifer

Rachel Pfeifer is an Assistant Professor in the General Education and Community Health departments. She is a licensed mental health practitioner and MSW. She enjoys teaching topics such as intercultural communication, death and dying, trauma-informed care, and vulnerable populations, among others. The bulk of her background is in medical social work in a hospice setting, however she has also worked as a private practice therapist, and in a correctional facility setting. Besides teaching at Clarkson, she is also a member of the Student Support Team.​




Succession Planning in Radiologic Sciences

Dr. Laurie Adams Ed.D., RT(T) -


Dr. Adams grew up in Florida and began her career as a Radiation Therapist at Shands Hospital at the University of FL after earning a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Science.  Subsequently she earned a Masters of Health Science and a Doctorate Degree in Education with an emphasis on Leadership in Higher education and has now been in education for over 30 years.  In that time, she has served as a Radiation Therapy Clinical Coordinator as well as a Program Director, working for the last 12 years at Georgia Southern University in Savannah, GA.  In 2020 she moved into the role of Interim Department Chair overseeing 7 different allied health disciplines and in January 2022, she assumed the role of Interim Associate Dean for the Waters College of Health Professions. She is active in her state society and has been an AEIRS member for many years.



Honors Lecture

Dr. Tracy Herrmann Ph.D., R.T.(R), FAEIRS


Dr. Tracy Herrmann is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Allied Health at the University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash College. Her professional experience is in radiography, public health, and higher education. She has held leadership positions as the Chair of the UC Faculty/Faculty Senate, President of the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, and President of the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences. She is currently First Vice Chair of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. Tracy has been recognized by her college, the FDA, and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists for her work as an advocate for pediatric radiation safety and best practices in radiation protection in digital radiography. Her most recent professional work is in cultural humility and mixed methods research in student engagement and inclusion.


ARRT Open Forum

Cheryl DuBose – ARRT Trustee


Bridging the Gap with the Muslim Student


Yasser D. Jahami M.S, R.T (R)


Our speaker is currently the associate professor of Radiography at Cuyahoga Community

College and a prn diagnostic technologist with the Cleveland Clinic Regional Imaging Institute.

He has over 30 years of experience as a staff Radiologic Technologist, Clinical Instructor, and

the Radiology Department Coordinator at Marymount Hospital. He obtained his Associate

Degree in Radiography from Cuyahoga Community College in 1991, then a Bachelor’s in

Radiologic Sciences from the Adventist University (formerly known as Florida Hospital College

of Health Sciences, Orlando, Florida and a Master’s of Science from the University of Akron.

He was a test item writer for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

Certification Exam, a member of Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences

(AEIRS), inducted as member of the Ohio Eta Chi Chapter of Lambda Nu that is the National

Honor Society of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences, and also a member of the Ohio Society for

Radiologic Technologist (OSRT).  In 2021 he won the Ralph M. Besse Excellence in Teaching Award.


The Imposter Phenomenon: How it Affects Students and What Instructors Can Do About it


Darcy Willis M.S.Ed. R.T.(R)(CT)


Darcy Willis has been a fulltime faculty member at Madison College in Madison, WI since 2012. Darcy works with students in both the classroom and clinical settings. She earned a Master of Science in Adult Education from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 2014. In June of 2021, she was selected to be one of three department chairs for Madison College’s School of Health Sciences (SoHS). In addition to both her roles, she is a member of the Institutional Effectiveness Council and SoHS Equity and Inclusion Committee. Darcy is currently a student in Franklin University’s Organizational Leadership doctoral program, with a focus on higher education leadership. Her interests are imposter phenomenon, situational leadership, and project management. Darcy has also served on the AEIRS Educational Committee from 2019-2022.


ASRT Open Forum


Kristi Moore - ASRT President



Aligning Your Digital Course Content with the Latest ASRT Curriculum & ARRT Content Specifications


Dr. Vesna Balac, Ed.D., R.T. (R)(MR)(ARRT)


Vesna Balac is an Assistant Professor and Department Chair of Radiologic Sciences Programs at Indiana University Northwest in Gary, Indiana. She received her radiography education as well as her B.S. degree in Radiologic Sciences at Indiana University Northwest. She holds a doctorate degree in instructional systems technology and an M.S. degree in Adult Education from Indiana University Bloomington. She is an active member of American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), the Association of Educators in Radiologic Sciences (AEIRS), and the Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists (ISRT). Vesna is a coauthor of the text Principles of Radiographic Imaging: An Art and a Science, as well as a contributing author to Introduction to Radiography and Patient Care.



You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know: Lessons Learned as New Faculty


Deziree Arnett M.Ed., R.T.(R)(CI)(VI)(ARRT)

Emily Sparkman MHA, R.T.(R)(VI)(ARRT)


Deziree Arnett, assistant professor, and clinical coordinator, and Emily Sparkman, instructor, are both

Radiologic Technologists and faculty within the Radiologic Imaging Sciences program at the University of

Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. As faculty with fewer than 5 years of teaching experience each, we found a discussion of our challenges as new faculty to be both similar in experiences and interesting to discuss. We both entered into teaching from the cardiac and vascular interventional side of radiologic imaging and have a passion for educating students in both the clinical and didactic settings.



Bystander to Upstander: Promoting Equity and Inclusivity

within Radiation Sciences Education


Kimberly Cross, M.S.R.S, RT(R)(CT)


Our speaker is Kimberly Cross, Instructor, Clinical Coordinator and Assistant Director for the Emory University Medical Imaging Program in Atlanta, GA where she teaches the computed tomography minor track courses as well as general diagnostic radiography courses.

Kim completed her radiography program at Emory University in 2005, where she also obtained her Bachelor of Medical Science degree in radiography education.  She obtained her Master of Radiologic Science in radiography education from Midwestern State University in 2011 and is currently pursuing her PhD in Educational Leadership in Higher Education at Mercer University here in Atlanta, GA. 


JRCERT Open Forum

Leslie F. Winter, M.S., R.T.(R) – Chief Executive Officer – JRCERT


Evidence-based Teaching Practices for the Online Learning Environment


Dr. Tracey L Boggs D.H.Ed., R. T. (R)(T)


Dr. Tracey Boggs is the Director of the Radiologic Technology Program at the University of Rio

Grande/Rio Grande Community College in Rio Grande, Ohio where she designed and

implemented the Radiologic Technology program in 2003. Dr. Boggs teaches radiography and

general education courses and is the first tenured professor in the School of Allied Health.

Dr. Boggs earned her Doctor of Health Education from A.T. Still University focusing her

research on radiologic technology online learning. She has a Master of Education from the

University of Rio Grande and a Bachelor of Science from Shawnee State University. Dr. Boggs

is also a registered radiographer and radiation therapist. She has earned a certificate from the

American Council on Education in Effective College Instruction.

Dr. Boggs has been the recipient of the Ohio Magazine’s Excellence in Education Award, the

Edwin A. Jones Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Excellence in Faculty Scholarship


She is a member of the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, American Society of

Radiologic Technologists, and Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences.



Expanding Your Health Span


Nina Kowalczyk, Ph.D., RT(R)(CT)(QM), FASRT, FAEIRS


Dr. Nina Kowalczyk retired from The Ohio State University after 34 years of service to the University. Her professional career experience spanned over 40 years including positions in radiologic science education, research, radiology administration, and clinical practice in radiography, mammography, CT, and MR. Nina earned a B.S. degree in Radiologic Technology, an M.S. degree in Allied Health Administration, an M.A. degree in Adult Education, and a Ph.D. in Adult Education and Quantitative/Qualitative Research Methods from The Ohio State University.


She is active in the ASRT, ASRT Education and Research Foundation, AEIRS, and the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists. Nina is an ASRT and AEIRS Fellow and is a life member in both the ASRT and OSRT. Dr. Kowalczyk holds primary ARRT certification in radiography and post-primary certification in quality management and CT. She has lectured at the local, state, national and international level, as well as authoring professional articles, textbooks, and continuing education materials.



Skeleton Notes for Effective Note Taking

Rhonda Weaver, EdS, MHA, RT(R)(M)(BD)(CT)


Rhonda is the program chair of the Bachelor of Science Medical Imaging program at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences in Concord North Carolina.  She has over 20 years of experience as a multi modality imaging technologist and educator.  She is currently working on her Doctorate in Educational Leadership with an interest for research related to the topic of student retention and success. 



What Am I Going to Do with These Students?


Michelle E Weemaes MS RDMS RVT


Michelle Weemaes is the Program Coordinator for the Ferris State University Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program.  Michelle is starting her 20th year in education and has focused her scholarship on accreditation and assessment.  Most recently she had enjoyed Chairing her Imaging department and mentoring new faculty.

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