Health Sciences


Pamela Baker, MSN, RN
Instructor, Nursing Programs

  • Education
    • MSN, Nursing Education, Mansfield University
    • BSN, Lycoming College
    • RN Diploma, The Geisinger Medical Center School of Nursing
  • Academic Experience
    • 2012-present, Instructor, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • 2006-2012, Instructor, Thomas Jefferson University School of Nursing
  • Work Experience
    • Critical Care
    • Post Anesthesia Care
    • Staff Development
    • Case Management
    • Director of Managed Care and Outpatient Case Management
    • Current Practice in Cardiac Recovery
  • Certifications & Memberships
    • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), The National League of Nursing
    • Certificate, Nursing Management, The Pennsylvania State University
    • Sigma Theta Tau

Jane Benedict, MSN, RN, CNE
Associate Professor, Medical/Surgical Nursing

Jane Benedict
  • Education
    • MSN, The Pennsylvania State University
    • BSN, College Misericordia
  • Academic Experience
    • 13 years, Penn College
    • NLNAC Program Evaluator
    • Jan. 2006-Dec. 2011, NLNAC Evaluation Review Panel Member
  • Work Experience
    • 15 years, Oncology Nursing
    • 5 years, OR Experience, Ambulatory Care
    • 2 years, Director of Nursing
    • Textbook Reviewer, Elsevier
  • Awards & Certifications
    • 2005, Teaching in Nursing Certificate, Indiana University
    • 2004-05, Who's Who Among America's Teachers
    • Member, Sigma Theta TAU
    • Member, American Academy of Distinguished Students

Kimberly Brenchley, MS, RN
Instructor, Nursing Programs

  • Education
    • MS, Nursing Education, University of Maryland
    • BSN, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Academic Experience
    • Nurse Educator for Intensive Care and Emergency Department
    • Laboratory Coordinator for Nursing Education
    • Nursing Instructor for Pediatrics, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Laboratory and Simulation Experiences
  • Work Experience
    • Medical-Surgical Nursing
    • Recovery Room Nursing 
    • Intensive Care Nursing
    • School Nursing

Dianne Eberle, MSN, RN
Instructor, Nursing Programs

Mary Erdman, MSN, RN
Instructor, Nursing Program

  • Education
    • MSN, Walden University
    • BSN, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Academic Experience
    • Part time nursing clinical instructor for the PN, ADN and BGN programs (2010-2014)
  • Work Experience
    • RN for 18 years
    • Three years as house supervisor for long-term care facility. 
    • Fourteen years as hospital RN.
  • Memberships
    • American Nurses Association
    • Pennsylvania Nurses Association
    • Sigma Theta Tau International (Phi Nu chapter)
    • National League for Nursing


Margaret Faust, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor, Nursing Programs

Barbie Harbaugh, MSN, RN
Instructor, Nursing Programs

Barbie Hoover

Bonnie Heintzelman, MSN, RN, CMSRN
Instructor, nursing program

  • Education
    • BSN Albright College
    • MSN Bloomsburg University
  • Academic Experience
    • Geisinger Medical Center School of Nursing
    • Thomas Jefferson University- Jefferson School of Nursing
    • Central Susquehanna LPN Career Center
  • Work Experience
    • RN: Adult Intensive Care Unit; Clinical Nurse Educator, and Flex RN
  • Certification and Memberships
    • Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse
  • Memberships
    • Sigma Theta Tau
    • National League for Nursing
    • Academy for Medical-Surgical Nursing


Kathleen Hyatt, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor, Nursing Programs

Christine B. Kavanagh, RD, MS, PNP-BC
Instructor, Nursing Program

  • Education
    • BSN and MS from Pace University
    • BS in Nutrition from Penn State University
  • Academic Experience
    • Part time nursing clinical instructor for the PN, ADN and BGN programs (2012-2014)
    • Full time nursing faculty (August 2014)
  • Work Experience
    • Medical/Surgical:   various settings:  20 years)
    • MedNurse Practitioner - Pediatric Care: 15 years
    • Dietitian:  25 years (Williamsport Area School District)
  • Certifications/Honors
    • ACLS certification
    • PALS certification
    • CCRN certification
  • Memberships
    • Academy for Nutrition & Dietetics
    • Williamsport School District Education Foundation Board of Directors
    • STEP/Headstart Health Advisory Committee


Tina Marie Kline, MSN, RN, CMSRN
Assistant Professor, Nursing Programs

  • Education
    • MSN, Northern Kentucky University
    • BSN, Millersville University
    • RN Diploma, Lancaster Institute for Health Education
  • Academic Experience
    • 2011 - present, Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania College of Technology - Nursing Fundamentals, Medical-Surgical Nursing
    • Additional 5 years teaching experience (classroom, lab, clinical) in nursing fundamentals & medical-surgical nursing at the Associate Degree & Practical Nursing levels
  • Work Experience
    • Medical-Surgical/Telemetry
  • Certification/Membership
    • Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board
    • Member, Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
    • Member, Sigma Theta Tau

Michelle Latshaw, MSN, RN
Associate Professor, Nursing Programs

  • Education
    • MSN, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    • BSN, Bloomsburg University
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology since 1998
    • Geisinger School of Nursing 1990-1997
    • Adjunct Professor, Burlington County Community College, NJ 1988-1989
  • Work Experience
    • Home IV Therapy - 1 year
    • Clinical Nurse Specialist - 4 years
    • Medical-Surgical/Telemetry - 2 years
    • Critical Care - 2 years
    • Sigma Theta Tau

Karen Martin, MSN, RN
Associate Professor, Nursing Programs

  • Education
    • MSN, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    • BSN, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Academic Experience
    • Associate Professor, Psychosocial Nursing & Topics in Nursing, Penn College
  • Work Experience
    • Psychiatric Nursing, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Geriatric Nursing

Dr. Dorothy Mathers, DNP, RN, CNE
Associate Professor, Nursing Programs

Dorothy Mathers

"I have been a Registered Nurse since 1975. The majority of my clinical experience is in critical care arena. I taught at Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing from 1984-88 and came to Penn College in 1991. I maintain clinical expertise by working per diem at SHS on a critical care step down unit. I am married with 4 grown children. I thoroughly enjoy my teaching career at Penn College - mainly due to the variety of students I get to know each year. Students both challenge and affirm my love for nursing and teaching. I have high expectations and standards but belief that empowerment comes from positive encouragement rather than drill sergeant negativism. Nursing is a great profession - both an art and a science! "

Dulcey Messersmith, MSN, RN
Instructor, Nursing Programs

Laurie Minium, MSN/Ed, RNC
Instructor, Nursing Programs

  • Education
    • MSN/Ed University of Phoenix
    • BSN, Bloomsburg University
  • Academic Experience
    • Instructor, Penn College, 2006-present
  • Work Experience
    • Medical-Surgical Nursing
    • Inpatient Obstetrics
    • Labor & Delivery, OR, PACU
  • Certification & Membership
    • Certification, Inpatient Obstetrics
    • Member, Sigma Theta Tau

Ann Morrison, MSN/Ed., RN
Instructor, Nursing Programs

  • Education
    • 2006, MSN/Ed., University of Phoenix
    • 1998, BSN, Lycoming College
    • 1986, ASN, Mount Aloysius Junior College
  • Academic Experience
    • Jan. 2005-present, Faculty
    • Jan. 2000-Dec. 2004, Clinical Instructor
  • Work Experience
    • Acute Rehab, Adult Medical/Surgical, Telemetry, Nursing Management

Valerie Myers, MSN, RN
Instructor, Nursing Programs

  • Education
    • 2009-present, pursuing Doctor of Education with Specialization in Adult Learning and Higher Education, Walden University
    • 2007 Master of Science in Nursing with Specialization in Nursing Education, Walden University
    • 1995 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Lycoming College
  • Academic Experience
    • Jan. 2007-Aug. 2007, Clinical Instructor, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • Aug. 2007-present, Nursing Faculty, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Work Experience
    • Pediatric Nursing
    • Medical-Surgical Nursing
    • Home Health Nursing
    • Pediatric Nursing Educator/Staff Development 
    • Clinical Manager/Supervisor 

Jane Oehme, MSN, RN
Associate Professor, Nursing Programs

"I graduated with my Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Portland, Oregon with an emphasis on Community Health & Psycho-social Nursing and Nursing Education. I graduated from Winona State University, Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. I primarily teach Psycho-social Nursing clinicals for the AD program and online courses for the BSN Completion program. I also teach in the four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing program and the PN program. My clinical areas of experience include Home Health, Psych, Med-Surg and Rehab nursing. I have been a nurse administrator, including starting a Home Care Agency, and have taught for 21 years in the nursing programs at Penn College."

Tonya Pennycoff, MSN, RN
Instructor, Nursing Programs

Ann Reichelderfer, MSN, RN
Instructor, Nursing Programs

  • Education
    • 2000, MSN, Community Health/Obstetrics, The Pennsylvania State University
    • 1982, BSN, Bloomsburg University
  • Academic Experience
    • 2001-present, Instructor, Penn College
    • 1995-2001, Nursing Lab Coordinator, Penn College
  • Work Experience
    • 23 years, Inpatient Obstetrics

Dr. Sandra L. Richmond, DNP, MS, RN, CSN
Instructor, Nursing Programs

  • Education
    • DNP, Duquesne University
    • MSN, University of Phoenix
    • MS in Exercise Science, California University of Pennsylvania
    • BSN, Lycoming College
    • Associate in a Specialized Business – Business Administration, Williamsport School of Commerce
  • Academic Experience
    • 2007 – present, University of Phoenix-online faculty
    • 2012 – present, Instructor, Penn College
  • Work Experience
    • School Nursing/Pediatrics
    • Cardiac Step-Down
    • Geriatrics
  • Honors/Certifications/Memberships
    • School Nurse of the Year in the North Central District of Pennsylvania -2007
    • Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Outstanding Oral Health Initiative Award – 2006
    • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Lambda Nu Chapter Excellence in Leadership & Service Award – 1997
    • Pennsylvania Department of Education – School Nurse Certification
    • Member of National Association of School Nurses (NASN) and Pennsylvania Association of School Nurses and Practitioners (PASNAP)
    • Trained Volunteer for the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Point of Distribution (POD) program – Operations Manager
    • Red Cross Volunteer – Emergency Response Assessment Team

Pamela Schappert, BSN, MSN, RN
Associate Professor, Maternal/Child Health Nursing

  • ATHS, Rm. W219
  • 570-320-2400, ext. 2776
  • Education
    • MSN, Maternal/Child Nursing, University of Nebraska
    • BSN, Syracuse University
  • Academic Experience
    • 1994-present, Penn College
    • 1989-1992, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Work Experience
    • 1988-present, Staff Nurse in Labor and Delivery, Postpartum and Newborn Nursery

Christine Shimp, MS, RN, GNP
Instructor, Nursing Programs

Terri Stone, MSN, MBA, RN
Instructor, Nursing Programs

Joni Todhunter, MSN, RN
Instructor, Nursing Programs

Tanae Traister, MSN, RN, CCRN
Instructor, Nursing Programs

  • Education
    • BSN at Penn State University, graduated cum laude
    • MSN in nursing education/faculty role at Drexel University
  • Academic Experience
    • Part time nursing clinical instructor for the PN, ADN and BGN programs (2012-2014)
    • Full time nursing faculty (August 2014)
  • Work Experience(Geisinger Medical Center)
    • Adult Critical Care: 7 years
    • Pediatric Critical Care: 5 years
    • Perioperative Care: 3 years
  • Certifications/Honors
    • ACLS certification
    • PALS certification
    • CCRN certification
    • Geisinger Medical Center Employee of the Month (March 2013)


Kay Yannaccone, MSN, RN
Instructor, Nursing Program

Applied Health Studies

Dr. Michael P. Covone, Ed.D., RT(R), CT
Associate Professor, Applied Health Studies; Radiation Safety Officer (RSO)

Michael P. Covone
  • ATHS, Rm. W226
  • 570-326-3761, ext. 7687
  • Education
    • Ed.D., Walden University
    • M.Ed., The Pennsylvania State University
    • Baccalaureate Degree, La Roche College
    • Allegheny Valley School of Radiography training
    • Board Certified
  • Academic Experience
    • Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Work Experience
    • Allegheny Valley Hospital & St. Margaret Memorial Hospital - Associate Director for Western Pennsylvania Home Health Network, Inc.

Prime reviewer for the following texts: Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography 5th ed., and Fundamentals of Special Radiographic Procedures 5th ed. Reviewer for many medical terminology textbooks.

Dr. Tina Marie Evans, Ph.D. ATC
Department Head, Associate Professor, Applied Health Studies

Tina Evans

Dr. Evans is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Marywood University with an undergraduate major in Sports Medicine, and of Kingís College with a Masterís degree in Health Care Administration. She received her Doctorate in Health Promotion in December 2004 from Marywood, and was honored as the valedictorian of her doctoral class with a 4.00 G.P.A. She is the recipient of several regional, national and international scholarship and research grant awards, and has published and presented in many prestigious medical journals and professional conferences in her specialty area. Dr. Evans joined the Penn College faculty in August 2005, and serves as Department Head of Applied Health Studies.

Dental Hygiene

Tammy S. Clossen, RDH, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Dental Hygiene

Tammy S. Clossen

Barbara Emert-Baldwin, RDH, M.Ed.

Mary Jo Saxe, RDH, MHA
Associate Professor, Dental Hygiene

Marie G. Smith, RDH, MS
Assistant Professor, Dental Hygiene

Kim A. Speicher, RDH, BSDH
Instructor, Dental Hygiene

Health Information Technology

Michele Budnovitch, RHIA
Instructor, Business Administration/Health Information

Michele Budnovitch


  • M.B.A. – Bloomsburg University
  • M.S. – Instructional Technology - Bloomsburg University
  • B.S. – Health Planning and Administration with Minor in Business - Pennsylvania State University
  • RHIA – Registered Health Information Administrator
  • B.S. - Health Information - Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • A.A.S. - Health Information - Pennsylvania College of Technology

Academic Experience

  • Adjunct faculty - Pennsylvania College of Technology - 2002-2004 - Health Information
  • Instructor - Pennsylvania College of Technology – 2004 - Present - Currently teaches courses in Health Information, Managerial Decision Making, Introductory Computer Science, and Office Information Technology.
  • Bloomsburg University, Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit, Center for Workforce Development (Lock Haven University) – 1998 - 2011 - Continuing Education Instructor for Office Applications, Desktop Publishing, and Operating System classes

Work Experience

  • Project Manager, Marketing, Susquehanna Health System
  • Administrative Director, Susquehanna Health System
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager – Hazleton-St. Joseph Medical Center

Daniel K. Christopher, RHIA
Assistant Professor, Business Administration/Health Information

Daniel K. Christopher


  • M.B.A. – Business Administration - University of Pittsburgh
  • B.S. – Health Records Administration with a minor in Biology - York College of Pennsylvania
  • RHIA – Registered as a Health Information Administrator with the AHIMA

Academic Experience

  • Assistant Professor – Pennsylvania College of Technology, 1999-present – Taught courses related to business, management, and health information
  • Director, Health Information Technology Program – South Hills School of Business and Technology, 1992-1999

Work Experience

  • Health Information Consultant – Lock Haven Hospital, Lock Haven, PA, 1994-1998
  • Controller – Mercy Hospital, Altoona, PA, 1991-1992
  • Director of Medical Records – Mercy Hospital, Altoona, PA, 1983-1991
  • Director of Medical Records – J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, PA, 1980-1983
  • Director of Medical Records – Wernersville State Hospital, Wernersville, PA, 1979-1980

In addition to serving on various committees at Penn College, Professor Christopher is an active member of the American and Pennsylvania Health Information Management Associations and has previously served as the President of the Central Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association. He has had the opportunity to present workshops for hospitals on medical records, confidentiality, and medical terminology as well as served as a consultant for the PA Department of Education.

Ashley Holmes
Instructor Business Administration/Health Information Tech

Emergency Medical Services/Paramedic

Brady L. Breon, M.S., NREMT-P
Assistant Professor, Paramedic Program

Brady L. Breon
  • ACC, Rm. 4E
  • 570-320-2400, ext. 4935
  • Education
    • M.S., Health Services Administration, University of St. Francis
    • B.S., Health Sciences, University of St. Francis, 2004
    • A.A.S., Paramedic Emphasis, Pennsylvania College of Technology, 2000
    • Graduate, The Williamsport Hospital & Medical Center Paramedic Training Institute, 1985
  • Academic Experience
    • 2003-present, Instructor, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • 1987-present, Teaching student paramedics in the clinical and field setting.
    • ACLS, PALS, BCLS, EMT Instructor
  • Work Experience
    • 2006-present, As the EMS OperationsManager for Jersey Shore Emergency Medical Services.
    • 2005-present,As a flight paramedic with Geisinger Health System providingpre-hospital care as part of a medical helicopter flight crew
    • 2000-2005, As a pre-hospital supervisor (platoon chief) for the Susquehanna Health System overseeing daily field operations
    • 1987-present, As a paramedic for the Susquehanna Health System providing pre-hospital care and precepting students
    • 1985-1987, As paramedic for Loyalsock Volunteer Fire Company providing pre-hospital advanced life support care
    • 1985-present, As a paramedic for Jersey Shore Area EMS providing pre-hospital advanced Life support care
    • 1984-1985, As a paramedic for Lock Haven Hospital providing pre-hospital advanced life support care
    • 1980-present,Function in the volunteer fire service, since 1996 have been serving asfire chief for the Waterville Volunteer Fire Company
  • Awards & Certifications
    • 2005, Pennsylvania Health Services Council "Pennsylvania Paramedic of the Year"
  • Duties
    • Provide didactic, clinical, preclinical, and laboratory instruction as a primary instructor and evaluate student performance in Paramedic courses offered.
    • Write and update course syllabi; assist with curriculum review, revision, and development.
    • Assume responsibility for preclinical and clinical laboratory development, coordination, and maintenance as needed.

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Linda M. Barnes, MS Ed, OT/L Assistant
Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy Assistant

  • ATHS, Rm. W210A
  • 570-320-2400, ext. 7556
  • Education
    • M.S. Ed., Wilkes University, 1990
    • B.S., Occupational Therapy, Temple University, 1980
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, 1987-present
  • Work Experience
    • Rehab, 4 years Acute Care and Home Health, 3 years
    • Consultant, Long Term Care, 3 years
    • Education - Part-Time - Teaching Fitness, 4 years
  • Professional Memberships

Physical Fitness Specialist

Dr. Gene L. Haupt
Associate Professor, Physical Fitness Specialist

Dr. Gene L. Haupt
  • GYM, Rm. 106
  • 570-320-2400, ext. 7416
  • Education
    • Ph.D., Health Education and Exercise Science, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Academic Experience
    • Extensive experience (30+ years) teaching physical education and fitness classes, as well as coaching strength and conditioning at the college level
    • Has developed physical fitness programs aimed at enhancement of athletic performance as well as the development of health fitness
  • Work Experience
    • Member of NSCA and ACSM
    • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the NSCA
    • Certified Health and Fitness Instructor by the ASCM
    • Certified Club Coach by the USA Weight Training Federation

Ronald E. Kodish
Assistant Professor, Physical Fitness Specialist

Ronald E. Kodish

I have a Masters of Sport Science, with a coaching emphasis, and am the head coach of the Penn College Women's Basketball team. I am also certified as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, and have taught in the Physical Fitness Specialist Program since 2000. I live in Avis, PA, with my wife Teresa, and have two grown children, Cory and Kathryn. My philosophy of life; Age is a number, life is an attitude. LIVE every day of your life, don't just survive it!

Paul "Babe" Mayer
Associate Professor, Physical Fitness Specialist

Paul 'Babe' Mayer

Teacher of Physical Fitness and Lifetime Sport for the past 38 years. Present area of emphasis is "Biomechanics", with experience in various other areas of personal training and exercise fitness. Honors received include: The National Association of Sports and Physical Education's 1988 National Secondary School Physical Education Teacher of the Year, the 1987 Pennsylvania Physical Education Teacher of the Year, the 1988 U. S. Eastern Regional Physical Education teacher of the Year, Lock Haven University Outstanding Alumni Award and Lycoming County Brotherhood Sportsman Award. National speaking engagements include over 100 presentations and workshops in 20 states on exercise, motivation and teacher education. His most recent presentations were at the District IV All-star Football Banquet (keynote speaker), Loyalsock Township High School Girls Basketball Awards Banquet (keynote speaker), Pennsylvania State Strength and Conditioning Clinic, Juniata College, and the Sports and Literature Association Conference held on the Penn College campus. Other related professional areas include 18 years of coaching experience and 22 years of Radio and Television Sports Broadcasting. Presently owns and directs the MAYER SPORT TRAINING CENTER specializing in training athletes of all ages.

Emily Miller
Department Head, Instructor, Physical Fitness Specialist

  • GYM, Rm. 108
  • 570-320-2400, ext. 4113
  • Education
    • A.A.S., Physical Fitness Specialist, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • B.S., Health and Physical Fitness, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
    • M.Ed., Education; Teaching and Learning, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

Judy Quinti, MS, CSCS
Assistant Professor, Physical Fitness Specialist

Judy Quinti
  • GYM, Rm. 108
  • 570-320-2400, ext. 7112
  • Experience
    • Joined Penn College in 2005 as faculty in Physical Fitness Specialist Program 
    • 20+ years in the field of corporate fitness and personal training 
    • Speaker at NSCA Personal Trainer Conference in March, 2009
    • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
    • Former Competitive Power lifter

Physician Assistant

Christine M. Kessler, D.Ed., MMS, PA-C
Associate Professor, Physician Assistant

Christine M. Kessler

Dr. Kessler is a Cum Laude and Honors Program graduate of Saint Francis College with a Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. She subsequently worked full time as a physician assistant gaining experience in a number of different clinical settings including internal medicine, outpatient and primary care, geriatrics, and corrections. During this time, she completed her Masters of Medical Science from Saint Francis College.

Her career with the Pennsylvania College of Technology began during the program's inception. She has since pursued and completed a Doctorate in Adult Education from The Pennsylvania State University. In order to maintain clinical skills, Dr. Kessler practiced as a physician assistant while working full time as a faculty member at Pennsylvania College of Technology and pursuing her doctorate. Honors have included acceptance into the Pi Lamda Theta Educational Honors Association. Educational interests include multiple intelligences theory and independent learning. Dr. Kessler maintains certification as a physician assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is also certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Susan Swank-Caschera, MMS, PA-C
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant

Susan graduated from Bucknell University where she majored in Biology and minored in Psychology. She is also a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University's Physician Assistant Program at the Milton S. Hershey Medical School. Susan helped to develop the PA Program at Penn College and has worked as a faculty member since its inception in 1996. Sue subsequently graduated from the master's of medical science program at St. Francis University. Sue has lectured throughout the United States on stress and critical incident management. In addition to her full-time faculty responsibilities, she continues to practice in an urgent care facility. She has worked clinically as a PA in the areas of Emergency Medicine, Orthopedics, Family Practice, Correctional Medicine, and Psychiatry. While in clinical practice, she was a preceptor of PA students.

Sue takes an active role in her community, volunteering in emergency services, the local schools, religious organizations, and philanthropic groups. She is a member of both AAPA and PSPA, representing and coordinating public education programs that promote the PA profession.


Regis C. Kohler, M.S., R.T.(R)
Clinical Supervisor, Associate Professor, Radiography

Regis C. Kohler
  • ATHS, Rm. W234
  • 570-320-2400, ext. 7606
  • Education
    • M.S., Bloomsburg University – Instructional Technology B.S., University of Pittsburgh – Allied Health Professions
    • Certificate in Radiologic Technology: Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital School of Radiologic Technology
  • Academic Experience
    • 1991-Present: Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • 1991 – Present:  Clinical Supervisor, Radiography, Susquehanna Health
    • 1987-1991: Clinical Coordinator – Radiography Program, Pennsylvania College of Technology (formally The Williamsport Area Community College)
    • Lecturer - District and state meetings
  • Work Experience
    • Has been working in the field of radiography since 1980.
    • Worked as a radiographer: at a trauma hospital,  small rural medical center, small community hospital, on  a mobile unit performing radiographic studies at nursing homes, prisons, state hospitals and patient homes and also have been trained and performed angiographic studies.
  • Profession Organizations
    • Board Certified:  American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
    • Radiology Advisory Board; Radiography; Pennsylvania College of Technology.
  • Awards/Honors
    • Who’s Who In American Education  2007-2008
    • Who's Who in America 2001
    • Who's Who in America's Teachers 1998 – 2000, 2006-2007
    • Who's Who in Healthcare and Medicine 1997
    • PA Society of Radiologic Technologists - former Vice-Chairperson
    • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - Former Educational Representative for Radiography
    • American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) - Former Alternate Delegate, representing Pennsylvania

"The use of incorporating current technology into the classroom has made a real difference in the knowledge base that a student has. Technology is constantly changing as well as healthcare and how we provide that healthcare. Students at Pennsylvania College of Technology's Department of Radiography are exposed to a wide variety of state-of-the-art technologies on campus, as well as at the hospitals with which the College is affiliated. Students share their knowledge with faculty, staff and fellow students. Education is a lifelong process and we can all learn from each other."

"I have been in the field of radiography since 1980, and have seen the changes in education and healthcare. I believe that Pennsylvania College of Technology offers a very comprehensive Radiography major that will provide the education necessary to pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists' Board Examination and be successful in life."

Eyvonne McCarty
MRI Instructor

Surgical Technology

Susan Shaffer, BS, RN, CST
Instructor/Lab Director, Surgical Technology

  • ATHS, Rm. W237
  • 570-321-5549
  • Education
    • BS, University of St. Francis (1992)
    • Diploma of Nursing, Geisinger Medical Center School of Nursing (1973)
    • Surgical Technology Certificate, Williamsport Community College (1971)
    • Certified Surgical Technologist
  • Academic Experience
    • 2007-present: Instructor, Surgical Technology
  • Work Experience
    • January 2007: Part-time Instructor, Surgical Technology
    • 1996-2007: Registered Nurse/Mentor, Operating Room
    • 1989-1996: Assistant Nurse Manager/Educator, Operating Room
    • 1973-1989: Registered Nurse, Operating Room

"Having thirty-four years of operating room experience, I was given the opportunity to become an instructor in the Surgical Technology program. I find teaching and sharing my OR experiences with my students very rewarding and challenging."

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