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Dr. James Johnston

Email Addresses
james.johnston@msutexas.edu
My Websites
  • Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
    Dean

    Office Location
    Hardin Administration Bldg 114
    Phone
    Voice: (940) 397-4226
  •   Semester Course # Section Course Name Location Days / Times
    Details Spring 2016 6773 21 Research Methods II Bridwell Hall online

    n/a online course

    Details Fall 2015 5003 191 Research Methods I Bridwell Hall 104

    September 1-2 and December 1-2 (rest is online)

    Details Summer I 2015 6553 x31 Graduate Statistics Bridwell Hall online

    Office Hours:

     

    For online courses I am generally in the office Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m.  to 5:00 p.m. CST to answer questions by email or phone. When I am teaching face-to-face I will return messages and emails generally within 24 hours.  If you need to make an appointment to talk with me outside of these hours call or email to establish a time.

     

    Course Overview:

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize graduate students with the calculation and interpretation of common statistical s and the use of SPSS as a tool in their research projects.  The student will be guided through a series of lessons in SPSS that will both familiarize the student with the software and teach appropriate statistical ing and interpretation of results. The course will culminate with a project that will showcase all that has been learned in the course.

    Details Spring 2015 6773 21 Research Methods II Bridwell Hall online

    n/a online course

  • Institution Degree Graduation Date
    South Plains College Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Sciences Aug 28 1986 12:00AM
    Midwestern State University Master of Science in Radiologic Sciences May 10 2003 12:00AM
    Texas Womans University Doctor of Philosophy May 13 2006 12:00AM
    Midwestern State University Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences May 15 1993 12:00AM
  • Institution Position Start Date End Date
    Wharton County Junior College Department Chair and Program Director 1995-08-01 2003-07-31
    Midwestern State University Associate Professor of Radiologic Sciences 2003-08-01
    Midwestern State University Director of Interdisciplinary Education for the College of Health Sciences and Human Services 2009-01-01
    Midwestern State University Interim Dean College of Health Sciences and Human Services 2012-08-01
    Midwestern State University Dean College of Health Sciences and Human Services 2013-08-01 2017-Apr
    Midwestern State University Professor of Radiologic Sciences 2014-09-01 Present
    Midwestern State University Provost and VIce President for Academic Affairs 2017-Apr
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    Books Authored:

     

                Essentials of Radiographic Physics and Imaging 3rd edition, by James Johnston and Terri

                Fauber  (in progress for publication in 2018)

     

                Essentials of Radiographic Physics and Imaging 2nd edition, by James Johnston and Terri

                Fauber  ISBN: 9780323339667 (2015)

     

               Essentials of Radiographic Physics and Imaging 1st edition, by James Johnston and Terri

               Fauber   ISBN: 9780323069748 (2011)

     

    Book Contributions:

     

    Radiographic Imaging & Exposure 5th edition, by Terri Fauber. Contributed chapter on fluoroscopy. (2016)

     

    Radiographic Imaging & Exposure 4th edition, by Terri Fauber. Contributed chapter on fluoroscopy. (2012)

     

    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. (2012)

     

    Books Reviewed:

     

    Merrill’s Atlas of Radiographic Positioning and Procedures 12th edition. by Gene Frank et al. (2011)

     

    Radiologic Science for Technologists: Physics, Biology, and Protection, 9th edition, by

    Stuart Bushong (2009)

     

                Radiologic Science for Technologists: Physics, Biology, and Protection Workbook and

    Laboratory Manual, 9th edition, by Stuart Bushong (2009)

     

    Electronic Media Publications:

     

    Essentials of Digital Imaging Series: Module 1: Fundamentals. Module 6 Dose Reduction and Patient Safety. (ASRT Course Product). (2013).

     

    Research and Writing Essentials: Module 4: Introduction to Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods. Module 5: Matching Research Designs and Analyses (ASRT Course Product). (2013)

     

    Breast Imaging Basics: Module 2: Equipment and Instrumentation (ASRT Course Product). (2012)

     

    Mosby’s Radiography Online: Physics & Imaging for Essentials of Radiographic Physics

    and Imaging 1st edition (Evolve Course Product). (2011)

     

    Publications in Refereed Journals:

     

    Killion, J.B., Johnston, J., Gresham, J. et. al (2014). Smart device use and burnout among health

          sciences educators. Radiologic Technology 86(2) 144-154.

     

    Johnston, J., Fidelie, L., Robinson, K. W., Killion, J. B., Behrens, P. (2012). An instrument for

          assessing communication skills of healthcare and human services students. The Internet   

         Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 10(4) 1-6 ISSN 1540-580X.

     

    Johnston, J., Killion, J.B., Veale’, B.L. & Comello, R.J. (2011). U.S. Technologists’  

         Radiation Exposure Perceptions and Practices. Radiologic Technology 82(4) 311-320.

     

    Johnston, J. Comello, R.J., Veale’, B.L., & Killion, J.B. (2010). Radiation Exposure Dose

        Trends and Radiation Dose Reduction Strategies in Medical Imaging. Journal of Medical

        Imaging and Radiation Sciences 41(3) 137-144.

     

    Johnston, S. & Johnston, J. (2010). Managing a Mammography Center: A Model to Thrive.

          Radiologic Technology 82(1) 1-11.

     

    Johnston, J. (2008). The Effectiveness of Online Instruction in the Radiologic Sciences

     Radiologic Technology  79(6) 497-506 .

     

    Johnston, J., Killion, J., & Comello, R. (2008). Landmarks for Positioning the Lateral Scapula and Scapular Y Projections. Radiologic Technology  79(4) 379-404.

     

    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 & Education 13(1).

     

    Johnston, J. (2007). The Effectiveness of Online Instruction: A Literature Review. The Canadian Journal of Medical Radiation Technology 38(2) 17-21.

     

    Colang, J.E., & Johnston, J. (May/June 2006). PACS Storage Technology Update: Holographic Storage. Radiology Management 38-49.

     

    Washington, A., & Johnston, J. (2006). The Pedagogy of Online Instruction. Radiologic

           Science & Education 11(1) 19-24.

     

    Johnston, J., & Killion, J. (2005).  Hazards in the radiology department.  Radiologic Technology 76, 417-423.

    Johnston, J., & Wright, D.L. (2005).  Student assessment in higher education. Radiologic 

         Science & Education 10(1) 15-24.

     

    Johnston, J., Killion, J., & Oomen, J. (2005). Student satisfaction in the virtual classroom.

          The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice 3(2) 1-17.

     

    Johnston, J., & Wright, D.L. (2005).  Retention of Knowledge by Graduate Radiographers.

          Radiologic Science & Education 10(2) 12-20.

     

     

    Johnston, J.N., Carrasco, CH, Richli, WR, Marsh, LM.  (1991). The open-floored concave

          compensating filter. Radiology 178, 578-79.

     

    Scholarly Publications

     

    Johnston, J. (2017). Interpreting Statistics and the Language of Research. Radiologic Technology

           88, 644-646.

     

    Ludwig, R. & Johnston, J. (2016). How to Build a Research Project. Radiologic Technology 87,

          713-715.

     

    Trulock, C. & Johnston, J. (2015). Guidelines for Conducting Responsible Research. Radiologic

          Technology 86, 584-589.

     

    Johnston, J. (2014). Translational Research in the Radiologic Sciences. Radiologic Technology

          85, 327-329.

     

    Johnston, J., & Metcalf, K. L. (2012). Collaboration and Authorship. Radiologic Technology 83,

          507-509

     

    Johnston, J., & Truluck, C. (2011). Interprofessional Collaboration. Radiologic Technology 83,

          97-99.

     

    Johnston, J. (2010). Qualitative Research Methods. Radiologic Technology 82, 188-189.

     

    Aaron, L., Baker, S., Gill, J., Johnston, J., Kowalczyk, N., Legg, J., et. al. (2010). Building the

          Body of Knowledge. Radiologic Technology 82, 185-187.

     

    Johnston, J. (2010). Presenting and Illustrating Data. Radiologic Technology 81, 272-275.

     

    Johnston, J., Baker, S., Metcalf, K. (2009). Basic Statistics. Radiologic Technology 81, 180-184.

     

    Colangelo, J.E., Johnston, J. Killion, J.B., Wright, D.L. (2009). Radiation Biology and Protection. Radiologic Technology 80, 421-445.

     

    Wright, D.L., Killion, J.B., Johnston, J., Sanders, V., Wallace, T., Jackson, R., et al. (2008). RAs 

          Increase Productivity. Radiologic Technology 79, 365-372.

     

    Killion, J.B., & Johnston, J. (2007). Radiology Department Hazards: The Cost of Doing

          Business. Advances in Radiologic Technology, www.eradimaging.com.

     

    Killion, J, & Johnston, J (2007). Radiologist Assistant: A new career pathway for Radiologic Technologists.  Advances in Radiologic Technology www.eradimaging.com.

     

     

    Johnston, J. (2006). Virtual reality and online instruction [white paper task force report].

          American Society of Radiologic Technologists. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

     

    Johnston, J., & Bugg, N. (2006).  Pioneering Radiologic Science Education. Advance For Imaging and Radiation Therapy Professionals 19(10).

     

    Johnston, J. (2005, Spring). Silhouettes, Shadows, Science, and Scholarship. Spring TexRays.

     

    Johnston, J. (2003). Writing and classifying objectives. Quarterly 16(4) 4-8.

     

    Works in Progress

     

    Johnston, J., McDonald, D., Whatley, R., & Williams, R. Abdominal compression device for

                medical imaging.

     

    Wilson, L., Johnston, J., & McDonald, D. Effects of Propofol on total time to discharge,

                recovery time, and differences based on race and BMI