Joan Berger, B.S., RT(R)(M), Full-time Faculty, received her Radiologic Technology education from St. Vincent Medical Center in 1980 at which time she became credentialed in radiography by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. While employed as a radiographer, she earned her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Toledo. In 1989, she began her full-time faculty position at Owens Community College. She is also credentialed by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in mammography. She is a member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists. Joan also serves the college as a member of the Student Learning Assessment Committee.
Joan's teaching duties include the topic of sectional anatomy as it relates to computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance images (MRI). She also instructs in the areas of radiobiology, image acquisition and evaluation, radiographic pathology and radiographic quality assurance. Additionally, Joan serves the Clinical Education Coordinator for the radiography program.
Catherine Ford, M.Ed, RT(R), Academic Department Chair, Radiography Program Director, graduated from Owens Community College with an Associate of Applied Science degree, major Radiography in 1979 at which time she became credentialed by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Catherine joined Owens Community College in 1982 and went on to complete Bachelors of Interdisciplinary Studies and Masters of Education degrees at the University of Toledo. She is a member of the Association of Educators in Radiologic Sciences and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. She is also a member of the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists where she has served as co-chair of the Education Committee and participated in revising the laws that govern medical imagers in the state of Ohio. Catherine also serves as a Site Visit Team Chair for the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.
Catherine provides leadership in budget planning, assessment of student learning and curriculum revision. Though her duties are primarily administrative, she does enjoy time in the classroom with students when they are enrolled in their capstone course in their last semester.
Christine Smith, M.S., Ed., RT(R) Full-time Faculty, received her certification in radiography from St. Vincent's Medical Center and became credentialed by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in 1987. Christine Smith went on to earn her Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Toledo, a Master's Degree in Education at Capella University and became credentialed in Computed Tomography by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Christine worked as a staff technologist in Radiography and Computed Tomography for 20 years. Christine is a member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists. She also serves as a Quality Matters Peer Reviewer for online courses.
Christine Smith enjoys teaching radiologic physics and special radiographic procedures. She also gives instruction in the advanced imaging modalities of computed tomography and MRI. Christine is a clinical instructor and in the first year laboratory classes she teaches spine, skull and trauma positioning.
Kerry Krugh, Ph.D.