Faculty

Faculty


Radiologic Technology Staff

Tammy Howard, Radiologic Technology Instructor

Tammy Howard, B.S., R.T. (R) (CT)
Director, Medical Imaging

Office: MM 174
Phone: (217) 443-8552
Email: thoward@dacc.edu

Education:

  • B.S., University of St. Francis
  • A.A.S., Danville Area Community College
  • Diploma, Lakeview Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology

Courses Taught:
RDTC 101-Introduction to Radiologic Technology
RDTC 102-Patient Care in Radiologic Technology
RDTC 104-Radiologic Procedures I
RDTC 105-Radiologic Procedures II
RDTC 202-Radiologic Procedures IV
RDTC 203-Radiologic Procedures V
RDTC 205-Image Analyisis

Teaching Philosophy and Practice:
I look forward to starting a new class every year.  New students present an opportunity for new adventure and discovery in the healthcare journey.

My teaching philosophy is very simple:  I believe in an open classroom setting where students are encouraged and expected to participate.  My ultimate goal is to produce the most qualified Radiographers that any healthcare facility could hire.

My expectations of students are to be mindful and respectful of others, to have integrity, demonstrate professionalism and to enjoy and contribute to an atmosphere of experiential learning and creativity.  Successful students demonstrate initiative and problem solving skills, embrace coping mechanisms that provide balance in one’s daily life and express compassion for the patient.  The best way I know how to convey this is to lead by example.  I have high expectations for my students but no more than I expect from myself.


Heidi Young, Clinical Coordinator, Radiologic Technology

Heidi Young, BSRS, R.T. (R)
Clinical Coordinator, Radiologic Technology

Office: MM 180
Phone: (217) 443-8591
Email: hyoung@dacc.edu

Education:

  • BSRS.  University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, LA
  • A.A.S.  Danville Area Community College, Danville, IL

Courses Taught:
RDTC 103: Radiologic Physics I
RDTC 106: Radiologic Procedures III
RDTC 107: Radiation Biophysics
RDTC 108: Radiologic Physics II
RDTC 109: Clinical Education I
RDTC 110: Clinical Education II
RDTC 200: Atypical Radiologic Procedures
RDTC 201: Digital Applications in Imaging
RDTC 204: Radiographic Pathology
RDTC 209: Clinical Education III
RDTC 210: Clinical Education IV
RDTC 211: Clinical Education V

Teaching Philosophy and Practice:
I try and implement respect, communication and hard work into my classroom.  I feel as though all of those aspects form a great foundation for a successful student.  I make sure my students know how dedicated I am to their education and how hard I work to go above and beyond their needs.

In this stage of my career, I express the importance of communication and feedback.  Any and all feedback is important for someone to be able to grow.

Clinically, I enjoy sharing my knowledge of Radiology with the students.  I feel right at home in a clinical setting, and I love the hands on experience that students get to be a part of daily.  It is very rewarding to witness the lightbulb going off when they get a concept.  I embrace those moments and look forward to experiencing so many more in the years to come.


Melissa Murineanu, Sonography Instructor

Melissa Murineanu, B.S., RDMS AB OB/GYN BR
Instructor, Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Office: MM 117
Phone: (217) 554-1652
Email: mmurineanu@dacc.edu

Education:

  • B.S., Western Illinois University
  • A.A.S., Vincennes University
  • Certificate, Danville Area Community College Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Courses Taught:
SONO 101:  Abdominal and Small Parts Sonography
SONO 102:  OB/GYN Sonography
SONO 103:  Cardiovascular Sonography
SONO 106:  Special Topics in Sonography
SONO 107:  Clinical Education I
SONO 108:  Clinical Education II

Teaching Philosophy and Practice:
My teaching philosophy is that I want to provide a learning environment where students realize they can accomplish much more than they thought possible.  Diagnostic Medical Sonography is an imaging modality that is operator dependent, and ultrasound techs carry a large amount of responsibility in the field of medical imaging.  This can be very intimidating to new students.  I believe in building layers upon layers of learning and offering many words of encouragement.  I teach my students that they must study hard, stay determined to persevere, but also to give themselves grace and patience during the months and years that is required to learn and become excellent.  Strong dedication from the student to not only commit hours to book study, but also to be a self-starter in learning the hands-on skill set that is needed to competently operate the ultrasound equipment, is a must. 

I also cultivate a culture of honor among the students in my classroom--honoring those technologists and practitioners in the clinical settings who are investing their time into new students and honor of each other in the learning process.

My goal for my students is that they go on to their careers confident in their skills and knowledge as a technologist, and also that they serve each patient with a high level of compassion and dedication.


Jamie Ellis, Echocardiography Instructor

Jamie Ellis, RT(R), RDCS
Instructor, Echocardiography

Office: MM 117
Phone: 217-554-1659
Email: jmoreland@dacc.edu

Education:

  • Radiologic Technology: A.A.S Danville Area Community College
  • Echocardiography Certificate: Danville Area Community College

Courses Taught:
ECHO 101: Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology
ECHO 102: Echocardiography Procedures
ECHO 103: Clinical Education I
ECHO 104: Clinical Education II
ECHO 105: Special Topics in Echocardiography
ECHO 106: Electrocardiography
ECHO 107: Cardiac Sectional Anatomy

Teaching Philosophy and Practice:
I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to share my knowledge and passion for the field of echocardiography with my students. My goal as the instructor is to help form a solid base knowledge of echocardiography concepts as well as hands-on experience before the students reach the clinical atmosphere.  I believe if the students enter clinical rotations with a solid knowledge and confidence in their basic skills, they will rapidly gain a deeper understanding of the field and excitement for their future as echocardiographers. 

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