Kyla Dippold


Kyla Dippold

Kyla Dippold, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM
Medical Laboratory Science Program Chair and Assistant Professor
(515) 643-6772

Office Location

Office Hours
Varies - See posting on office door

Mailing Address
Mercy College of Health Sciences
Medical Laboratory Science Program
928 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-1239

Year Started at Mercy College: 2008

  • Department: Medical Laboratory Sciences


  • Master of Science in Adult Learning, Performance and Development, Drake University (2005)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Drake University (1986)
  • Medical Technology Certificate, Mercy School of Medical Technology (1986)

Courses Regularly Taught  

  • MLS 418 Clinical Laboratory Management Didactic I
  • MLS 422 Clinical Microbiology Didactic I
  • MLS 435 Clinical Microbiology Rotation I
  • MLS 452 Clinical Microbiology Didactic II
  • MLS 465 Clinical Microbiology Rotation II
  • MLS 472 Clinical Microbiology Didactic III
  • MLS 478 Clinical Laboratory Management and Education Methods Didactic III


  • MLS(ASCP)CM - Medical Laboratory Scientist

Clinical History

  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist in a large Microbiology laboratory
  • Clinical and didactic Instructor in Microbiology
  • Didactic Instructor in Management and Education
  • CLS Program Microbiology Education Coordinator
  • CLS Program On-Site Coordinator
  • MLS Program Director/Chair

Professional Memberships

  • ASCLS - American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
  • ASCLS-IA - American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Iowa Branch

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Mercy College of Health Sciences has been transforming students into healthcare professionals since 1899. Located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, we offer master's degreesbachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, certificate programs, and continuing education courses.

Mercy College is the only private Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), in addition to numerous programmatic accreditors.

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