I am a Professor in the Rutgers University, School of Health Professions, Dept. of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and also the Program Director of the Doctorate in Clinical Laboratory Science (DCLS) and MS in Clinical Laboratory Science (MS-CLS) programs. My teaching responsibilities are primarily in the graduate programs, with my MLS specialty area in microbiology. In 1996 I was appointed as the founding Director of the Center for Advanced and Continuing Education, and continued in that position until 2006. I worked with the faculty of the School of Health Related Professions to develop continuing education, advanced education activities, and academic certificate programs for practicing healthcare professionals and the public. I have practiced as an MLS for more than 30 years, working in microbiology as well as immunohematology and hematology in various urban hospitals and private labs. I was supervisor of the microbiology department at Monmouth Medical Center and also taught in the MLS program at Monmouth Medical Center. I joined UMDNJ (now Rutgers) in 1991. My research focus is on distance education and students’ perception of quality. I am active in my professional organization (ASCLS & ASCLS-NJ) and have held state, regional and national positions.