Department of Clinical Laboratory Science

The Clinical Laboratory Science Department is home to the programs associated with laboratory medicine: clinical laboratory science (a.k.a. medical technology or medical laboratory science), cytotechnology (a.k.a. cytology), and phlebotomy (a.k.a. venipuncture).  Whether testing blood or body fluids, analyzing cells and cell patterns, or collecting patient samples, the laboratory professional is integral to the health-care team and patient care.

The goals of the Clinical Laboratory Science Department are as follows:

  1. To provide opportunities, instruction, and guided experiences enabling the student to acquire the basic knowledge and attain technical ability essential to the practice of his/her chosen profession.
  2. To help the student accept responsibility for integrity, ethical relationships, and empathic attitudes that contribute to the welfare and well-being of patients.
  3. To help the student develop a background of information and attitudes conducive to interprofessional understanding and cooperation.
  4. To encourage the student to cultivate habits of self-education that will foster lifelong professional growth.
  5. To engender and nurture in the student the desire to serve mankind and, in particular, to serve as needed, in the medical centers sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church— both in the United States and abroad.


Rodney M. Roath

Primary faculty

Craig E. Austin

Grace T. Baker

Linda S. Buckert

Shalini Carter

Monique K. Gilbert

Gayle Haider

Susie M. Johnson

Claro Y. Masangcay

Thuan H. Nguyen

Nove Oliver

Marlene M. Ota

Elde M. B. Paladar

Desiree L. Palafox

James (Matt) Riding

Rodney M. Roath

Teri H. Ross

Linda J. Shain

Margaret A. Tavares

Richard B. Thorpe

Alicia M. Triplett

Jane N. Zappia

Secondary faculty

James A. Brandt

Katherine G. Davis

Paul C. Herrmann

Darryl G. Heustis

Edward H. Rowsell

Pamela J. Wat