Radiography Staff

Regis C. Kohler, M.S., R.T.(R)
Director of Radiography; Associate Professor

Regis C. Kohler

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  • 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.
  • Professional 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."

Cletus G. Waldman, Jr., M.Ed., R.T.(R)
Clinical Director of Radiography; Assistant Professor

Cletus G. Waldman, Jr.

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  • Education
    • M. Ed., Pennsylvania State University - Adult Education
    • B.S., Pennsylvania College of Technology - Health Studies
    • A.A.S., Pennsylvania College of Technology - Radiologic
  • Professional Organizations
    • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, R.T. (R)
    • American Society of Radiologic Technologists Member

Karen L. Plankenhorn, B.S., R.T.(R)(M)
Clinical Supervisor, Radiography

Karen L. Plankenhorn

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  • Education
    • Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania College of Technology (May 2006) – Summa Cum Laude and Alpha Chi
    • Associates of Applied Science in Radiography from Pennsylvania College of Technology (August 1995) – Highest Honors
  • Academic Experience
    • Instructor, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • Classes: Pediatrics and Trauma Radiography, Mammography and Interventional Procedures
  • Work Experience
    • Clinical Supervisor, Radiography at Evangelical Hospital
    • Registered Mammographer at Kathryn Candor Lundy Breast Health Center
    • Staff/Operating Room Registered Radiographer at Susquehanna Health Systems
  • Professional Organizations
    • Registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, ARRT (R) (M)
    • Member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, ASRT
    • Member of the PA Society of Radiologic Technologists, PSRT

"As a 1995 graduate of Penn College, I have had the opportunity of experiencing the challenging journey that lies ahead of every Penn College Radiography student. I believe the strength of the program is its incorporation of clinical experience simultaneously with classroom instruction throughout the entire two years. This disciplined structure is what ultimately prepares the students for their career as a Radiographer."

"It is amazing the amount of growth that both the college and the field of Radiography has undergone since I graduated. And with those changes come many opportunities for current and future Radiographers. It is a privilege to be a part of that growth; learning and teaching the most up to date technology. Our students are given the opportunity to work with new technology at their clinical sites and our new lab at the college."

Georgia Grey, B.S. R.T. (R)
Clinical Supervisor, Radiography

Georgia Grey

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  • Education
    • Bachelors of Science, Medical Imaging, Bloomsburg University
    • Certificate of Radiologic Technology, Geisinger School of Radiologic Technology
  • Academic Experience
    • Radiology Clinical Instructor – Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
    • Clinical Supervisor of Radiography – Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Work Experience
    • Clinical Supervisor of Radiography – Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • Radiology Clinical Instructor/Pediatric Technologist – Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
    • Lead Technologist Supervisor – Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
    • Staff Radiologic Technologist – Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
  • Professional Organizations
    • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, R.T. (R)
    • American Society of Radiologic Technologists Member

Lauren Reed, B.S., R.T.(R)
Clinical Supervisor, Radiography

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  • Education
    • A.A.S., Pennsylvania College of Technology - Radiography
  • Work Experience
    • Staff/Charge Technologist, Pinnacle Health Systems in Harrisburg PA
  • Professional Organizations
    • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, R.T. (R)
    • Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists

Karen Rishcoff
Secretary to the Director of Dental Hygiene & Director of Radiography

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Radiography Faculty

Dr. Qiang Cao, PhD, R.T.(R)(CT)
Radiography Instructor

Qiang Cao

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Dr. Qiang Cao earned his PhD in Biochemistry from Florida State University in 2010 and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Chemistry from Florida A&M University in 2003.

Qiang work experience includes being a graduate teaching assistant at Florida State University in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Following his graduation, Qiang was a Postdoctoral Fellow, focusing on cancer research, at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

To be closer to his family, Qiang moved to Williamsport and decided to enroll in our radiography program to broaden his knowledge and opportunities. He graduated from the radiography program in 2015 with a 3.992 GPA. Qiang then enrolled and graduated from the MRI certificate program in 2016. He has been working in CT and MRI at both UPMC-Susquehanna and Mt. Nittany Medical Center.

Qiang has received numerous awards such as:

  • The Radiography Major Faculty and Staff Award (2015)
  • The Susquehanna Imaging Award (2015)
  • The Susquehanna Health Program Award for Radiography (2015)
  • Nominated for AN OUTSTANDING TEACHING ASSISTANT AWARD (2009)

He has numerous conference abstracts, presentations and research publications. The following are just some selected examples:

Cao, Q.; Jin, Y.; Schwartz, M.A.; Ben, C.; Roycik, M.D.; and Sang, Q.X. (2009) Targeting metalloproteinases involved in stroke-associated blood brain barrier permeability. American Chemical Society, the 85th Annual Florida Meeting and Exposition (FAME), Orlando, Florida. May 14th, 2009.

Qiang Cao, Mark D. Roycik, Yonghao Jin, Dale B. Bosco, Martin A. Schwartz, and Qing-Xiang Amy Sang (2009). Investigation on co-culture model of HMSC and HBMEC treated with novel synthetic MMPI. 2nd Annual Southeast Stem Cell Consortium, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. October 15th-16th, 2009. (poster presentation)

Sang, Q.X.; Cao, Q.; Roycik, M.D.; Jin, Y.; Ben, C.; and Schwartz, M.A. (2009) Human metalloproteinases and their inhibitors in microvascular wound healing, blood-brain permeability, and adult mesenchymal stem cell differentiation. Atherosclerosis Gordon Research Conference, Tilton School, Tilton, New Hampshire. June 21st-26th, 2009.

Sang, Q.X.; Cao, Q.; Roycik, M.D.; Jin, Y.; Ben, C.; and Schwartz, M.A. (2009) Role of human matrix metalloproteinases and mesenchymal stem cells in microvascular endothelial wound healing and 3-D blood-brain barrier permeability. Gordon Research Conference on Biomaterials: Biocompatability/Tissue Engineering, Holderness School, Holderness, New Hampshire. July 19th-24th, 2009.

Y. Jin, Q. Cao, Q.-X. Sang and M.A. Schwartz (2006) Zinc Metalloproteinase Inhibitors with 1, 2-Dihydroxy benzene and 3-Hydroxy-4-pyrone as Zinc Binding Groups. 231st American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, March 26-30, 2006, Atlanta, Georgia.

Y. Jin, Q. Cao, C. Ben, Q.-X. Sang, and M.A. Schwartz. Design and Syntheses of Novel MMP Inhibitors Containing a Mercaptosulphonamide Zinc-bind Group. Invited Talk. American Chemical Society, Florida Section Meeting, Orlando, Florida. May 10, 2007. Talk number 46.

Q.-X. Sang, Y. Jin, R.G. Newcomer, S.C. Monroe, X. Fang, D.R. Hurst, S. Lee, Q. Cao, and M.A. Schwartz (2006) Matrix Metalloproteinase Inhibitors as Prospective Agents for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular and Neoplastic Diseases. Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry. 6, 289-316.

Park H.I., Lee S., Ullah A., Cao Q., Sang Q.X.. (2010) Effects of detergents on catalytic activity of human endometase/matrilysin 2, a putative cancer biomarker. Anal Biochem. 396(2):262-8. Epub 2009 Oct 8.

W.Y. Yang, Q. Cao, C. Callahan, C. Galvis, Q.-X. Sang, and I.V. Alabugin (2010) Intracellular DNA damage by lysine-acetylene conjugates.J. Nucleic Acids. 2010 Aug 9;2010. pii: 931394.PMID: 20814583.

X. Wang, P.A. Stewart, Q. Cao, Q.-X. Sang, L.W.K. Chung, M.R. Emmett, A.G. Marshall (2011) Characterization of the Phosphoproteome in Androgen-Repressed Human Prostate Cancer Cells by Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry. J. Proteome Res. 10, 3920-3928. Epub 2011 Jul 26.

Y. Jin, M.D. Roycik, D.B. Bosco, Q. Cao, M.H. Constantino, M.A. Schwartz, and Q.-X. Sang* (2013) Matrix metalloproteinase inhibitors based on the 3-mercaptopyrrolidine core. J Med Chem. 2013 Jun 13;56(11):4357-73. doi: 10.1021/jm400529f. Epub 2013 May 16.

Radiography/Medical Imaging

570-327-4519

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Advanced Technology & Health Sciences CenterW241

Pennsylvania College of Technology
DIF 22

One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701

School of Health Sciences

570-327-4519

HS@pct.edu

Advanced Technology & Health Sciences CenterW241

Pennsylvania College of Technology
DIF 22

One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701

Pennsylvania College of Technology
DIF 119

One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701