Detailed Information for Jeffrey Killion

Dr. Jeffrey Killion 
Radiologic Sciences
 » Graduate Coordinator
Office Location
Bridwell Hall 201F 
Phone
Voice: (940) 397-4679
Fax: (940) 397-4845
 
 

Radiologic Sciences
 » Chair/Graduate Coordinator/Associate Professor
Office Location
Bridwell Hall 201F 
Phone
Voice: (940) 397-4679
Fax: (940) 397-4845
 
 

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

Contact Information

jeff.killion@mwsu.edu

My Websites

Interests

My two main academic interest are: (1) to educate students to become leaders in the Radiologic and Imaging profession and (2) conduct research in the Radiologic and Imaging profession (education and clinical) to problem solve, protect, and educate the communities of interest.

Course Information

  Semester Course #    Section Course Name Location Days / Times
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 6993  201  Thesis 2    Bridwell Hall NA

NA

Details Spring 2015 RADS 6983  201  Thesis 1    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 Fall 2014 RADS 5033  190  Leadership for Change in Radiologic Sciences    Bridwell Hall 204

TBA

Details Fall 2014 RADS 5023  190  Legal/Regulatory Considerations    Bridwell Hall 204

TBA

Details Fall 2014 RADS 5003  191  Research Methods I    Bridwell Hall 204

TBA

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  X20  Research Methods II    Bridwell Hall 204

Internet - online course

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

Details Fall 2013 RADS 6993  101  Thesis 2    Bridwell Hall NA

NA

Details Fall 2013 RADS 6983  101  Thesis 1    Bridwell Hall NA

NA

Details Fall 2013 RADS 6773  X11  Research Methods II    Bridwell Hall 204

Internet

Details Fall 2013 RADS 5033  190  Leadership for Change in Radiologic Sciences    Bridwell Hall 204

TBA

Details Fall 2013 RADS 5023  190  Legal/Regulatory Considerations    Bridwell Hall 204

TBA

Details Fall 2013 RADS 5003  192  Research Methods I    Bridwell Hall 204

TBA

Details Summer I 2013 RADS 6443  X30   Survey Design    Bridwell Hall Internet

Internet

Details Summer I 2013 RADS 6443  X31  Survey Design    Bridwell Hall Internet

Internet

Details Summer I 2013 RADS 6114  X30  Specal Grad Topics RADE: Project Development    Bridwell Hall NA

NA

Details Summer I 2013 RADS 6113  X31  Spec Grad Top: PACS    Bridwell Hall Internet

Internet

Details Summer I 2013 RADS 6113  X30  Specal Grad Topics RADE: Project Development    Bridwell Hall NA

NA

Details Spring 2013 RADS 6993  101  Thesis 2    Bridwell Hall NA

NA

Details Spring 2013 RADS 6983  101  Thesis 1    Bridwell Hall NA

NA

Details Spring 2013 RADS 6773  X21  Research Methods II    Bridwell Hall 204

Internet - online course

Details Spring 2013 RADS 5245  101  Radiologic Education Practicum    Bridwell Hall 204

TBA


Details Spring 2013 RADS 5235  101  Administrative Radiologic Practicum    Bridwell Hall 204

TBA


Details Spring 2013 RADS 5223  290  Administration of Radiologic Education Programs    Bridwell Hall 204

TBA

Details Spring 2013 RADS 5023  190  Legal/Regulatory Considerations    Bridwell Hall 204

TBA

Details Fall 2012 RADS 6993  101  Thesis 2    Bridwell Hall NA

NA

Details Fall 2012 RADS 6983  101  Thesis 1    Bridwell Hall NA

NA

Details Fall 2012 RADS 6773  X11  Research Methods II    Bridwell Hall 204

Internet

Details Fall 2012 RADS 6333  X10  Specal Grad Topics: RA project Dev    Bridwell Hall NA

NA

Details Fall 2012 RADS 5245  101  Radiologic Education Practicum    Bridwell Hall 204

TBA


Details Fall 2012 RADS 5235  101  Administrative Radiologic Practicum    Bridwell Hall 204

TBA


Details Fall 2012 RADS 5033  190  Leadership for Change in Radiologic Sciences    Bridwell Hall 204

TBA

Details Fall 2012 RADS 5023  190  Legal/Regulatory Considerations    Bridwell Hall 204

TBA

Details Fall 2012 RADS 5003  192  Research Methods I    Bridwell Hall 204

TBA

Details Summer I 2012 RADS 6443  X30   Survey Design    Bridwell Hall Internet

Internet

Details Summer I 2012 RADS 6443  X31  Survey Design    Bridwell Hall Internet

Internet

Details Summer I 2012 RADS 6113  X31  Spec Grad Top: PACS    Bridwell Hall Internet

Internet

Details Summer I 2012 RADS 6113  X30  Specal Grad Topics RADE: Project Development    Bridwell Hall NA

NA

Details Spring 2012 RADS 6993  201  Thesis 2    Bridwell Hall NA

NA

Details Spring 2012 RADS 6983  201  Thesis 1    Bridwell Hall NA

NA

Details Spring 2012 RADS 6773  X21  Research Methods II    Bridwell Hall 204

Internet

Details Spring 2012 RADS 6333  X10  Specal Grad Topics: RA project Dev    Bridwell Hall NA

NA

Details Spring 2012 RADS 5245  201  Radiologic Education Practicum    Bridwell Hall 204

TBA


Details Spring 2012 RADS 5223  290  Administration of Radiologic Education Programs    Bridwell Hall 204

TBA

Details Spring 2012 RADS 5023   290  Legal & Regulatory Considerations    Bridwell Hall 204/206

January 21 -22  and April 27, 2012 

Details Fall 2011 RADS 6993  101  Thesis 2    Bridwell Hall NA

NA

Details Fall 2011 RADS 6983  101  Thesis 1    Bridwell Hall NA

NA

Details Fall 2011 RADS 6883  101  Research Paper    Bridwell Hall 204

TBA
 

Details Fall 2011 RADS 6773  X10  Research Methods II    Bridwell Hall 204

Internet

Details Fall 2011 RADS 6333  X10  Specal Grad Topics: RA project Dev    Bridwell Hall NA

NA

Details Fall 2011 RADS 5235  101  Administrative Radiologic Practicum    Bridwell Hall 204

TBA


Details Fall 2011 RADS 5033  190  Leadership for Change in Radiologic Sciences    Bridwell Hall 204

TBA

Details Fall 2011 RADS 5023  190  Legal/Regulatory Considerations    Bridwell Hall 204

TBA

Details Fall 2011 RADS 5013  190  Contempory Trends in Radiologic Sciences    Bridwell Hall 204

TBA

Details Fall 2011 RADS 5003  192  Research Methods I    Bridwell Hall 204

TBA

Details Summer I 2011 RADS 6443  X30 1  Survey Design    Bridwell Hall Internet

Internet

Details Summer I 2011 RADS 6443  X31 1  Survey Design    Bridwell Hall Internet

Internet

Details Summer I 2011 RADS 6113  X31 2  Spec Grad Top: PACS    Bridwell Hall Internet

Internet

Details Summer I 2011 RADS 5235  101  Administrative Radiologic Practicum    Bridwell Hall TBA

TBA

Details Summer I 2011 RADS 4523  X30 1  PACS in Radiology    Bridwell Hall Internet

NA

Details Spring 2011 RADS 5223  290  Administration of Radiologic Education Programs    Bridwell Hall 204

TBA

Details Spring 2011 RADS 4733  X20  Sectional Anatomy    Bridwell Hall Internet

Internet

Details Fall 2010 RADS 6883  101  Research Paper    Bridwell Hall 204

TBA
 

Details Fall 2010 RADS 5235  101  Administrative Radiologic Practicum    Bridwell Hall TBA

TBA

Details Fall 2010 RADS 5033  190  Leadership for Change in Radiologic Sciences    Bridwell Hall 204

TBA

Details Fall 2010 RADS 5023  190  Legal/Regulatory Considerations    Bridwell Hall 204

TBA

Details Fall 2010 RADS 5013  190  Contempory Trends in Radiologic Sciences    Bridwell Hall 204

TBA

Details Fall 2010 RADS 5003  192  Research Methods I    Bridwell Hall 204

TBA

Details Fall 2010 RADS 4633  X12  Continuous Quality Improvement    Bridwell Hall Internet

Internet




Education Background

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  



Employment Background

Institution Position Start Date / End Date
 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/Associate Professor    
 Midwestern State University  Chair/Graduate Coordinator  2013 - Sept  



Research and Publications

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