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Dr. Jeffrey Killion

Email Addresses
jeff.killion@msutexas.edu
My Websites
  • College of Health Sciences & Human Services, Gunn
    Interim Dean

    Office Location
    Bridwell Hall 201F
    Phone
    Voice: (940) 397-4679
    Fax: (940) 397-4845

    Radiologic Sciences
    Professor

    Office Location
    Bridwell Hall 201F
    Phone
    Voice: (940) 397-4679
    Fax: (940) 397-4845

    Radiologic Sciences
    Graduate Coordinator

    Office Location
    Bridwell Hall 201F
    Phone
    Voice: (940) 397-4679
    Fax: (940) 397-4845
  •   Semester Course # Section Course Name Location Days / Times
    Details Fall 2018 5033 190 Leadership for Change in Radiologic Sciences Bridwell Hall NA
    Details Fall 2018 5003 190 Research Methods I Bridwell Hall
    Details Spring 2018 RADS 6993 201 Thesis 2 Bridwell Hall NA

    NA

    Details Spring 2018 RADS 6983 201 Thesis 1 Bridwell Hall NA

    NA

    Details Spring 2018 RADS 5223 290 Administration of Radiologic Education Programs Bridwell Hall 204

    TBA

    Details Spring 2018 RADS 5023 290 Legal/Regulatory Considerations Bridwell Hall 204

    TBA

    Details Fall 2017 RADS 5033 190 Leadership for Change in Radiologic Sciences Bridwell Hall 204

    TBA

    Details Fall 2017 RADS 5003 190 Research Methods I Bridwell Hall 204

    TBA

    Details Summer I 2017 RADS 6443 X30 Survey Design Bridwell Hall Internet

    Internet Course

    Details Spring 2017 RADS 5223 290 Administration of Radiologic Education Programs Bridwell Hall 204

    TBA

    Details Spring 2017 RADS 5023 290 Legal/Regulatory Considerations Bridwell Hall 204

    TBA

    Details Fall 2016 RADS 6993 201 Thesis 2 Bridwell Hall NA

    NA

    Details Fall 2016 RADS 6983 201 Thesis 1 Bridwell Hall NA

    NA

    Details Fall 2016 RADS 6773 X10 Research Methods II Bridwell Hall 204

    Internet - online course

    Details Fall 2016 RADS 5033 190 Leadership for Change in Radiologic Sciences Bridwell Hall 204

    TBA

    Details Fall 2016 RADS 5003 190 Research Methods I Bridwell Hall 204

    TBA

    Details Summer I 2016 RADS 6983 201 Thesis 1 Bridwell Hall NA

    NA

    Details Summer I 2016 RADS 6443 X30 Survey Design Bridwell Hall Internet

    Internet

    Details Summer I 2016 RADS 6113 X30 Specal Grad Topics RADE: Project Development Bridwell Hall NA

    NA

    Details Spring 2016 RADS 6993 201 Thesis 2 Bridwell Hall NA

    NA

    Details Spring 2016 RADS 6983 201 Thesis 1 Bridwell Hall NA

    NA

    Details Spring 2016 RADS 6773 X20 Research Methods II Bridwell Hall 204

    Internet - online course

    Details Spring 2016 RADS 5023 290 Legal/Regulatory Considerations Bridwell Hall 204

    TBA

    Details Fall 2015 RADS 6993 101 Thesis 2 Bridwell Hall NA

    NA

    Details Fall 2015 RADS 6983 101 Thesis 1 Bridwell Hall NA

    NA

    Details Fall 2015 RADS 6773 X10 Research Methods II Bridwell Hall 204

    Internet - online course

    Details Fall 2015 RADS 5033 190 Leadership for Change in Radiologic Sciences Bridwell Hall 204

    TBA

    Details Fall 2015 RADS 5023 190 Legal/Regulatory Considerations Bridwell Hall 204

    TBA

    Details Fall 2015 RADS 5003 190 Research Methods I Bridwell Hall 204

    TBA

    Details Fall 2015 RADS 5003 190 Research Methods I Bridwell Hall 204

    TBA

    Details Summer I 2015 RADS 6443 X30 Survey Design Bridwell Hall Internet

    Internet

    Details Summer I 2015 RADS 6113 X30 Specal Grad Topics RADE: Project Development Bridwell Hall NA

    NA

    Details Spring 2015 RADS 6773 X20 Research Methods II Bridwell Hall 204

    Internet - online course

    Details Spring 2015 RADS 5223 290 Administration of Radiologic Education Programs Bridwell Hall 204

    TBA

    Details Spring 2015 RADS 5023 290 Legal/Regulatory Considerations Bridwell Hall 204

    TBA

    Details Fall 2014 RADS 6993 101 Thesis 2 Bridwell Hall NA

    NA

    Details Fall 2014 RADS 6983 101 Thesis 1 Bridwell Hall NA

    NA

    Details Fall 2014 RADS 6773 X10 Research Methods II Bridwell Hall 204

    Internet - online course

    Details Summer I 2014 RADS 6443 X30 Survey Design Bridwell Hall Internet

    Internet

    Details Summer I 2014 RADS 6113 X30 Specal Grad Topics RADE: Project Development Bridwell Hall NA

    NA

    Details Spring 2014 RADS 6993 201 Thesis 2 Bridwell Hall NA

    NA

    Details Spring 2014 RADS 6983 201 Thesis 1 Bridwell Hall NA

    NA

    Details Spring 2014 RADS 6773 X10 Research Methods II Bridwell Hall 204

    Internet - online course

    Details Spring 2014 RADS 5223 290 Administration of Radiologic Education Programs Bridwell Hall 204

    TBA

    Details Spring 2014 RADS 5023 290 Legal/Regulatory Considerations Bridwell Hall 204

    TBA

  • Institution Degree Graduation Date
    Texas Woman's University Ph.D.
    Midwestern State University M.S.R.S.
    Midwestern State University B.S.R.S.
    Lutheran Radiology Academy Radiologic Technology Certificate
  • Institution Position Start Date End Date
    Midwestern State University Graduate Coordinator/Associate Professor
    Midwestern State University Associate Professor
    Iowa Central Community College Radiography Program Coordinator/Instructor
    Midwestern State University Assistant Professor
    Iowa Central Community College Radiography Program Coordinator/Instructor
    Iowa Lakes Community College Radiography Program Clinical Coordinator
    Midwestern State University Graduate Coordinator/Chair/Professor
    Midwestern State University Chair/Graduate Coordinator 2013 - Sept
    Midwestern State Univeristy Chair/Professor 2016/08/22
  • Refereed Journals

     

    Killion, J.B., Johnston, J., Gresham, J., Gipson, M., Veale, B., Behrens, P., …Close, D. (2014). Smart Device Use and Burnout among Health Science Educators. Radiology Technology 86(2), 144-154

     

    Kloft, J. A., & Killion, J.B. (2012). The use of personal response systems in a radiography course. Radiologic Science & Education 17(2), 13-27

     

    Johnston, J., Fidelie, L., Robinson, K., Killion J. B., & Behrens, P. (2012). An instrument for assessing communication skills of healthcare and human services students. Internet Journal of Allied Health Science and Practice 10(4), 1-6

     

    Petree, C., Wright, D. L., Sanders, V., & Killion, J. B. (2012). Reducing blood stream infections during catheter insertion. Radiology Technology 83(6), 532-540

     

    Nordeck, S. M., Sanders, V. L., & Killion, J. B. (2012). Comparative analysis of physician extender curricular requirements in radiology: A detailed view. Journal of the American College of Radiology 9, 270-274       

     

    Johnston, J., Killion, J.B., Veale, B., & Comello, R. (2011). U.S. technologists’ radiation exposure perceptions and practices. Radiology Technology 82(4), 311-319

     

    Johnston, J., Comello, R., Veale, B., & Killion J. B. (2010). Radiation dose trends and radiation dose reduction strategies. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences 41(3), 137-144

     

    Cox, S., & Killion, J. B. (2010). Considerations for higher education choices in the Radiologic Sciences. Radiologic Science & Education 15(1), 23-33

     

    Killion, J. B. (2009). Radiologic science educator stress and burnout. Radiologic Technology 80(6), 505-514

     

    Johnston, J., Killion, J., & Comello, R. (2008). Landmarks for the scapula and scapular Y positioning. Radiologic Technology 79(5), 397-404

     

    Lowell, R., Wright, D. L., Johnston, J., & Killion, J. B. (2008). Math anxiety levels of radiography students in two programs: A case study. Radiologic Science and Education 13(1), 11-17

     

    Wood, B. & Killion, J.B. (2007). Burnout among healthcare professionals. Radiology Management 29(6), 30-34

     

    Colang, J. E., Killion, J. B. & Vano, E. (2007). Patient radiation dose from CT. Radiologic Technology 79(1), 17-26.

     

    Espen, D., Wright, D. L., & Killion, J. B. (2006). Admission requirements for radiography programs. Radiologic Technology 77(5), 366-372.

     

    Phillip, D. L., Wright, D. L., & Killion, J. B. (2006). Rural radiology services in Texas: an assessment in quality. Radiology Management 28(3),  22-34.

     

    Johnston, J. & Killion, J. (2005). Cumulative hazards in the radiology department and a safer way to work. Radiologic Technology 76(6), 417-423

     

              

    Johnston, J., Killion, J., & Oomen, J. (2005). Student satisfaction in the virtual classroom. Internet Journal of Allied Health Science and Practice 3(2), 1-17

     

    Scholarly / Professional Publications

     

    Colangelo, J.E., Johnston, J., Killion, J.B., & Wright, D.L. (2009). Radiation biology and protection. Radiologic Technology 80(5), 421-441

     

    Killion, J.B. (July, 2008). Reconciling Differences. Enterprise Imaging & Therapeutic Radiology Management. 18(7), 36-38

     

    Wright, D.L., Killion, J. B., Johnston, J., Sanders, V., Wallace, T., Jackson, R., Snodgreass, D., & Redd, R. (2008). RAs increase productivity. Radiologic Technology 79(4), 365-370.

     

    Killion, J., & Johnston, J. (2007). Radiologist Assistant: A new career pathway for radiologic technologist. E-RadImaging

     

    Killion, J (2007). Values. Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences Spectrum, 18 (1), 1-8.

     

    Killion, J., & Johnston, J. (2007). Radiology Department Hazards: The Cost of Doing Business. Advances in Radiologic Technology, www.eradimaging.com.

         

          Killion, J (2006). Educators of the future. Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences Spectrum, 17 (3), 1-5.

     

          Bergeron, J. C., Wright, D. L., & Killion, J. B. (2006). Low back pain among radiologic technologists. Cath Lab Digest 14(6), 1-16.

               

                Killion, J. (2004). Creating a multiculturally sensitive classroom. Association of Educators in Radiological Sciences Quarterly, 15 (1&2), 1-3.

                 

     

         Book Contributions

     

                Merrill’s Atlas of Radiographic Positioning and Procedures 12th edition. By Gene Frank et al. Cites my original research and description of landmarks for positioning lateral scapula and scapular Y projections that was published in 2008 in Radiologic Technology.

    POSTER PRESENTATIONS

    April 8, 2011 (Local)

    Dr. James Johnston, Dr. James Killion, Dr. Beth Vealé, and Robert Comello, presented a poster at the second Annual Scholarship Colloquium at Midwestern State University. The title was “U.S. Technologist’s Ra­diation Exposures Perceptions and Practices.”

     

    April 8, 2011 (Local)

    Dr. James Johnston, Dr. Jeff Killion, Dr. Phyllis Beh­rens, Barbara Curran, Dr. Gary Fashimpar, Dr. Laura Fidelie, Jennifer Gresham, and Dr. Kim Robinson presented a poster at the second Annual Scholarship Colloquium at Midwestern State University relating to interdisciplinary education. The title was “An Instrument to Assess Effective Communication Skills in Healthcare Students.”

     

    APPLIED RESEARCH

     

    Radiation Dose Trends Project

    Radiation dose trends and radiographer perceptions and responsibilities. This research focuses on the recent change in primary source of radiation exposure to the U.S. population from natural sources to man-made sources and the role and perceptions of the U.S. radiographers in this trend. A national survey was conducted in 2009 with completion and presentation of results in December of 2009. A manuscript was submitted and accepted for publication early in 2011

     

    Quantification of Effective Communication Skills

                This research project with the Interdisciplinary Committee will ultimately create an instrument to assess communication skill to use as one admission criterion for prospective healthcare students. A literature review was completed and from that an instrument created. It was pilot tested in spring of 2010. A case study of the college of Health Science and Human Services students was conducted. A manuscript was published titled An Instrument for Assessing Communication Skills of Healthcare and Human Services Students in the peer review Internet Journal of Allied Health Science and Practice. Faculty members included Dr. James Johnston (Radiologic Science), Dr. Laura Fidelie-Woods (Criminal Justice), Dr. Kathleen Roberts (Nursing) and Dr. Phyllis Behrens (Health and Public Administration).

     

     

     

    Community Profile Project

                Wichita Falls Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation Community Profile Report. This research project began with an analysis of provided state and county data regarding women’s breast health and breast health services. After analysis of this data, two surveys were created to gather additional information from providers and key informants in the service area to fill gaps in the data. From the analysis of all data gathered a report was written summarizing findings, determining priorities for the affiliate, and formulating an action plan to address these priorities over the next three years (2009-2012). The report was submitted to the Susan G. Komen Headquarters on behalf of the Wichita Falls Affiliate March 2009.

     

                A second Community Profile Project Report was completed using the above methodology in 2011. From the analysis of all data gathered a report was written summarizing findings, determining priorities for the affiliate, and formulating an action plan to address these priorities over the next three years (2011-2013). The report was submitted to the Susan G. Komen Headquarters on behalf of the Wichita Falls Affiliate March 2011.

     

    Math Anxiety Project

    A team consisting of a graduate student and three faculty members (Donna Wright, James Johnston, and I) assessed math anxiety among entering radiography students. Are goal of the study was to better understand the variables affecting students’ career choices and their anxieties about mathematics. Results were published in Radiologic Science and Education (2008).

     

    Radiologist Assistant Performance Improvement Project

    Radiologist Assistant students and three faculty members (Donna Wright, James Johnston, and I) developed an instrument to collect data in the clinical environments. This was the first official formal documentation of the emerging role of Radiologist Assistants. Results were published in Radiologic Technology (2008). Research for this project is still ongoing.

     

    New Radiographic Positioning Landmarks for the Scapula Project 2005-2008

    Three Radiologic faculty members (James Johnston, Bob Comello, and I) researched new radiographic positioning landmarks for the scapula. We conducted an extensive review of literature, compiled data from surveying students at clinical, performed experiments in the radiology lab with phantoms, and gathering data from the radiology department at United Regional Hospital. From this research new positioning landmarks have been identified that improve the positioning of the scapula for various medical imaging examinations. The clinical data collection was completed and the subsequent paper published in Radiologic Technology (2008).

     

    Dissertation

    Killion, J. B. (2006). Occupational Stress and Burnout Among Radiologic Science

    Educators. (Doctoral Dissertation, Texas Woman’s University, 2006).

    Dissertation Abstracts International, DAI-B 67/04, Oct 2006