Haynes named director of the School of Allied Health at NSU

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Dr. Kelli Welch Haynes has been named director of the School of Allied Health at Northwestern State University.

Her appointment has been approved by the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System.

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“As the director of the School of Allied Health, Dr. Haynes brings a renewed enthusiasm and vision to ensure that all allied health programs continue to grow and excel,” said Dr. Joel Hicks, dean of NSU’s College of Nursing and School of Allied Health. “Dr. Haynes is an excellent educator and an expert in the field of radiologic science. As the director of the School of Allied Health, all of the students, faculty and staff will benefit from her passion for education.”

Haynes, a professor of radiologic sciences, is among the most respected professionals in her field. Earlier this year, she was elevated to Fellow of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT). To be recognized as a Fellow of the ASRT is one of the highest honors a radiologic technologist can receive, and only a fraction of the 225,000 radiologic technologists in the United States receive this honor.

To be considered for this status, the recipient must have made outstanding contributions to the radiologic science profession and the ASRT through research (podium presentations and writing) and service to the profession. As a scholar, Haynes has written multiple textbooks and textbook chapters, numerous refereed articles and has presented over 100 presentations at the state, national and international levels. In service, she has chaired and co-chaired numerous radiologic science committees at the local, state and national level.

“I am pleased and honored to accept the position as the Director of the School of Allied Health,” said Haynes. “My goal is to continue to educate future radiologic technologists and to expand the opportunities for allied health professionals in the state and region by offering the highest quality undergraduate and graduate programs.”

Haynes is co-author of the textbook, “Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography” The ninth edition was published in August.

She created the Haynes Scale of Professionalism for Radiologic Technology (HSPRT) which can be used as an assessment instrument for radiologic science educational programs and technologists.

The School of Allied Health offers a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences, Radiologic Technologist to Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences, a Bachelor of Applied Science in Allied Health, Post-Baccalaureate certificates in invasive cardiovascular technology, MRI and CT and a Master of Science in Radiologic Sciences.

For more information on the School of Allied Health, go to nursing.nsula.edu/allied-health-programs.