Haynes named state Technologist of the Year


NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State Associate Professor of Radiologic Sciences Kelli Welch Haynes has been named Technologist of the Year by the Louisiana Society of Radiologic Technologists.

The award is the highest honor presented by the state organization representing radiologic technologists. Haynes was nominated by Greg Bradley, head of the Department of Radiologic and Medical Laboratory Science at McNeese State University.

“I was in shock when my name was called,” said Haynes, director of NSU’s Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences program. “It is truly an honor to be recognized by my colleagues. I’ve been a member of LSRT since I was a student and know many past recipients, so that made the award mean even more.”

NSU Professor of Radiologic Sciences Dr. Laura Aaron received the award in 2012.

Haynes has been a member of Northwestern State’s faculty since 2000. She is responsible for clinical education and teaching of didactic courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, including: healthcare management, radiation protection, advanced practices, advanced radiographic procedures, sectional anatomy, healthcare economics, radiation physics, culture and ethics in healthcare, and leadership. Other responsibilities include curriculum development, faculty supervision and evaluation and program evaluation. She participated in development of a Master of Science in Radiologic Sciences program. She oversees the daily operations for all aspects of undergraduate studies within the radiologic sciences program.

She will become president of the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences this week.

Haynes is a member of the Editorial Review Board for the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, chapter director of the Louisiana Alpha chapter of Lambda Nu, the national honor society for the radiologic and imaging sciences, and currently serves as a site visitor for the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. She is also a member of the Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Sciences, the Association of Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) and the Louisiana Society of Radiologic Technologists.
Haynes has published articles in Radiologic Technology; The Journal of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists; Radiologic Science and Education, and ADVANCE for Imaging and Radiation Therapy Professionals. She has created six online continuing education modules for the

American Society of Radiologic Technologists. Haynes has served as a reviewer for many radiologic sciences textbooks. In addition to being an author on the seventh edition of Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography, she has developed the Mosby’s Radiographic Online (MRO) for Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography, 7th edition. Haynes has presented more than 75 presentations at the state, regional, national and international levels.

A graduate of Northwestern State, Haynes earned a master’s in radiologic science administration from Midwestern State University. She is working towards a doctorate in health professions education at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

The LSRT works to advance the professions of radiation and imaging specialties, to maintain high standards of education, to enhance the quality of patient care and to further the welfare and socioeconomics of Radiologic Technologists. In order to maintain high levels of ethical conduct, the LSRT adopts the Code of Ethics established by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Director of the School of Allied Health Dr. Joel Hicks is the outgoing president of the LSRT.