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|Midwestern State University||M.S.R.S.|
|Texas Woman's University||Ph.D.|
|Midwestern State University||B.S.R.S.|
|Lutheran Radiology Academy||Radiologic Technology Certificate|
|Employer||Position||Start Date||End Date|
|Midwestern State Univeristy||Chair/Professor||08/22/2016|
|Midwestern State University||Chair/Graduate Coordinator||09/01/2013|
|Iowa Central Community College||Radiography Program Coordinator/Instructor|
|Midwestern State University||Associate Professor|
|Midwestern State University||Assistant Professor|
|Midwestern State University||Graduate Coordinator/Chair/Professor|
|Iowa Central Community College||Radiography Program Coordinator/Instructor|
|Iowa Lakes Community College||Radiography Program Clinical Coordinator|
|Midwestern State University||Graduate Coordinator/Associate Professor|
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.
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.
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.”
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).
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