- Towson University, Other, Physician Assistant Studies, 2007
- Salisbury University, EdD, Contemporary Curriculum Theory and Instruction: Literacy, 2021
Truong, Hoai-An, Gorman, Michelle J., East, Meghan S., Klima, Dennis W., Hinderer, Katherine A., Hogue, G. Lawrence, Brown, Voncelia S. and Joyner, Robert L. (2018) The Eastern Shore Collaborative for Interprofessional Education’s Implementation and Impact over Five Years. vol. 82. no. 4. pp. 287-293. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.
East, Meghan S., Follmer, D. Jake and Kim, Koomi J. (2021) Using EMMA to understand medical laboratory science college student's reading of a disciplinary specific science text. Understanding Literacy Using Eye Movement Miscue Analysis in a Global World. DIO Press, Inc.
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- Professional MembershipsAmerican Society for Clinical Laboratory SciencePromotes all aspects of clinical laboratory science practice, education and management.
- Licensures and CertificationsPhysician Assistant- Maryland State License, State of Maryland Department of Health and Mental HygieneIn order to practice medicine in the state of Maryland I must maintain my licensure with the state, renewed every 2 years
- PresentationsEye Movement Miscue Analysis to Understand Readers’ Integration and Strategy Use During Reading of an MLS Disciplinary TextFebruary, 27 20202020 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference, Orlando, FLMedical laboratory science students (MLSs) must be able to use their textbooks for courses, clinical rotations, and ultimately a national certifying exam. Many undergraduate college students, including MLSs, struggle with how to read highly specialized textbooks. There is interest in supporting proficient post-secondary students in explicit disciplinary reading instruction to increase their disciplinary knowledge. With IRB approval, we applied eye movement miscue analysis (EMMA) to study hematology text reading to examine patterns in readers’ use of reading strategies and readers’ use and integration of prior knowledge and multimodal representations in text comprehension. <br> A 3-part reading protocol was given to four senior-level undergraduate MLSs: first, prior domain-specific knowledge was obtained, then each read 3-pages on leukemia with video-recorded tracking of their eye-movements, and finally an interview about their comprehension, perceived use of figures/tables, and strategy use. With a disciplinary comprehension framework, we interpret and compare readers’ processing, strategy use, and disciplinary-specific miscues during reading of text to support their meaning-making processes.<br> Findings revealed these MLSs relied on their burgeoning disciplinary knowledge to construct meaning while engaged with the text. They were also developing in their discipline, evidenced through strategic word substitutions (“white blood cell” for “WBC”). A change in units caused readers to work harder at comprehending (g/L vs. g/dL). Image/figure usage was dependent on both reader and text placement (figures not readily visible were not used in comprehending). Educators must be explicit in teaching proficient post-secondary readers to leverage their disciplinary knowledge and demonstrate appropriate usage of multimodal textual elements.
Subtleties of the CBCSeptember, 6 2018MAPA Trends In Patient Management, Ocean City, MDLearning Objectives for “Subtleties of the CBC”: • By the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to discuss common changes seen on the CBC and their relevance to patient care. • By the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to state “new” tests that may be included in the CBC, and how they should be used clinically. • By the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to list effects of improper collection and transportation on CBC results.
Perceptions, Knowledge, and Attitudes of Inter-professional Education and CollaborationNovember, 30 2018CHHS FLC Lunch & Learn , Salisbury, MDResults of data gathered from the CHHS FLC's IPE conference were shared with faculty from the CHHS.