Courses Regularly Taught

  • MLS 414 Urinalysis, Body Fluids, Microscopy
  • MLS 416 Clinical Chemistry Didactic
  • MLS 436 Clinical Chemistry Rotation I
  • MLS 466 Clinical Chemistry Rotation II
  • MLS 435 Clinical Microbiology Rotation I
  • MLS 465 Clinical Microbiology Rotation II

Year Started at Mercy College 2009


  • BS, Iowa State University (1987) 
  • MT certification, Mercy School of Medical Technology (1987)


  • MLS(ASCP)CM - Medical Laboratory Scientist

Advice to Students
Take time to evaluate where you are, where you want to be and how you plan to get there, while praying for guidance.

Clinical/Field Experience

  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist since 1987 in a variety of laboratory settings. (Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines, VA Medical Center, Iowa City, along with critical access hospitals in rural counties.)
  • Newborn Screening Health Scientist
  • QC/Lab Manager in industry
  • Processing Supervisor at Mercy Medical Ctr.

Professional Memberships

  • MLS(ASCP)cm American Society of Clinical Pathologists
  • ASCLS American Society of Clinical Laboratory Scientists.

Community Service Involvement

  • St. Mary's Church

Personal History

I love to read and spend time with my huge family. I am the youngest of 15 and my husband is the youngest of 6.  I have taught my whole life, formally and informally. I now have the opportunity to do it full time in a field I love!