Mrs. Joanna Ellis

Contact Details

United States



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I. Academic/Professional Background

A. Name: Title:
Joanna R. Ellis Clin Assistant Professor/Clin Coord

B. Educational Background
Degree Year University Major
MS 2012 Johns Hopkins University Biotechnology
BS 2007 Texas State University Clinical Laboratory Science-Magna Cum Laude
Diploma 1994 Corsicana High School, Corsicana, Tx Graduated with Honors

C. University Experience

Position University Dates
Clinical Assistant Professor Texas State University 01/2014-Present
Associate Professor Austin Community College 09/2012-12/2013
Assistant Professor Austin Community College 05/2011-08/2012
Adjunct Assistant Professor Austin Community College 08/2010-05/2011
Laboratory Assistant IV Austin Community College 01/2010-07/2010

D. Relevant Professional Experience

Position Entity Dates
Medical Technologist II PRN Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas 08/2010-Present
Medical Technologist II Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas 08/2007-08/2010

E. Other Professional Credentials (licensure, certification, etc.)

Medical Laboratory Scientist Certification granted by The American Society of Clinical Pathologists in August of 2007, Recertified in 2010 and 2013


A. Teaching Honors and Awards:

ASCLS Theriot Award 2015—2nd place for educational video “What is an MLS?”
2012 ACC Teaching Excellence Award Finalist (nominee), ACC Austin, TX

B. Courses Taught:

Institution Course Title Course Number
Texas State University Clinical Microbiology CLS 4400
Texas State University Intro to Clinical Practice CLS 4227
Texas State University Clinical Microbiology Lab CLS 4340
Texas State University Molecular Diagnostics Lab CLS 4341
Texas State University Clinical Practice CLS 4463
Texas State University Clinical Practice CLS 4464
Austin Community College Hematology MLAB 1415
Austin Community College Clinical Chemistry MLAB 2401
Austin Community College Clinical Microbiology MLAB 2434
Austin Community College Immunohematology MLAB 2431
Austin Community College Coagulation MLAB 1227
Austin Community College Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology I MLAB 2360
Austin Community College Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology II MLAB 2461
Austin Community College Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology III MLAB 2362
Austin Community College Phlebotomy Practicum PLAB 1166
Austin Community College GED Career Track Health Summer Class Continuing Education Division

C. Continuing Education
Summer 2016
-Innovation in Teaching Webinar by Inside Higher Ed
Spring 2016:
-Introduction to Analytic Quality Assurance (Medtraining) 5/11/16
-Biosafety (Medtraining) 5/10/16
-Infection Control (Medtraining) 5/10/16
-Clinical Lab Focus Group with Pearson Publishing 5/5/16
-Internship Coordinators Forum 4/15/16
-Flip your Site Gato Workshop by Whitten Smart 1/12/16
Spring 2015: Advanced Online Course Design and Build Semester course with Elizabeth Strand with Instructional Technologies at Texas State University
Spring 2014:
-Gato I Workshop by Thomas Tostanoski Educational Technology Center (ETC) at Tx State
-Gato II Workshop by Thomas Tostanoski with ETC Texas State
-Gato III Workshop by Thomas Tostanoski with ETC at Texas State
-The Flipped Classroom Webinar by Kathleen Collins with Inside Higher Ed
-TRACS: Gradebook Workshop by Jimmy Rico with ETC at Texas State
-Creating and Teaching an Online Course 8 day Workshop with Elizabeth Strand with Instructional Technologies at Texas State University


A. Institutional

1. University:
• Austin Community College Distance Learning Committee 2012-2013

2. College:

• CHP Scholarships Committee 2016-
• Cancer Awareness Day Clinical Laboratory Science Department organizer 2015
• Interprofessional Education Committee 2015-Present
• Wellchps Committee 2014-present
• CHP Study Abroad Committee 2014-present

3. Department/School:
• Professionalism and Guide to Texas State CLS Program presentation to ACC MLT students: June 2016
• Created the Who are We? MLS Video for CHP IPEC
• 2016 Pinning Ceremony Powtoon and Slide show: August 2016
• 2015 Pinning Ceremony Powtoon: August 2015
• CLS Recruitment of ACC MLT Students: August 6, 2015
• Create Tx State CLS Facebook page: August 2015
• Bobcat Days: February 13, 2016
• Bobcat Days: February 28, 2015
• Bobcat Day: April 5, 2014
• CLS Banner Design: October 2014
• Designed and Created Admissions Module: September 2014
• Online Application Submission: September 2014
• What is an MLS? Powtoon for CLS webpage: April 2014
• CLS Website Changes: May 2014
o Main page redesign
o Overview redesign
o Clinical Affiliates objectives and checklists drop down
• 2014 Pinning Ceremony Powtoon: August 2014
• Austin Community College Faculty Coach for Medical Laboratory Technology 2011-2013
• Austin Community College Medical Laboratory Technology Student Organization Advisor 2011-2013
• Austin Community College—College Preview 2013
• Austin Community College—Career Fair Palmer Event Center 2011 and 2013

B. Professional:

• ASCLS Voices Under 40 Award: 2016
• TACLS Advocacy Presentation to the Leadership Academy: 2/15/16
• Texas State CLS Representative at the Austin Community College AS to BS Guided Pathway Workshop: 1/15/16
• ASCLS/TACLS Meetings:
o TACLS Annual Meeting: San Antonio: 4/6/16-4/916
o TACLS Fall Board Meeting: 10/24/15
o ASCLS Annual Meeting: Atlanta 7/28/15-8/1/15
o TACLS Annual Meeting: Houston 4/8/15-4/11/15
o TACLS Spring Board Meeting: 4/11/15
o TACLS Fall Board Meeting: 10/18/14
o TACLS Summer Study Session: 9/6/14
o TACLS Annual Meeting, March 19-22, 2014 Corpus Christi, TX
o TACLS and TSP Meeting, January 18, 2014 Houston, TX
o TACLS Board Meeting, January 18, 2014 Teleconference
o TACLS Board Meeting; October, 18, 2013 San Marcos, TX
o Texas CLEC Friday September 13, 2013- Austin, TX
o Summer Study Session Saturday, September 14, 2013- Austin, TX
o 2013 ASCLS Annual Meeting and Clinical Expo- July 30th- August 3rd in Houston, TX
o TACLS Weird Science Annual Meeting–March 29-30, 2013 in Austin
o TACLS Board Teleconference: February 2, 2013
• ASCLS Annual Meeting Moderator: Atlanta 2015
• Past President of TACLS—2015-present
• President of TACLS—2013-2015
• TACLS Convention Chair—2013
• ASCLS Convention Panelist/Speaker—2012 and 2013
• Testified in support of HB 2297 (Lab Professional Licensure Bill) before the Public Health Committee 2013
• TACLS Licensure Webmaster, Petition Creator, and student visit to Capitol organizer
• President-Elect of TACLS—2011-2012
• TACLS Delegate to ASCLS National Convention in Atlanta (2011), Los Angeles (2012), Houston (2013), Atlanta (2015)
• Attended Legislative Symposium in Washington, D.C.—2013
• TACLS Webmaster—2010-2013
• Board Member—Texas Association of Clinical Laboratory Science (TACLS)—2009-2011
• TACLS Convention Hospitality Committee Chair—2007 and 2009
• TACLS Membership Committee Chair--2009-2011
• Region VII Young Professional—ASCLS—2008-2011
• New Professional Board Member—TACLS—2008-2009
• Student Forum Chair—TACLS—2007-2008
• Founder/Past-President of the Texas State Society of Clinical Laboratory Scientists—2006-2007
• TACLS Student Forum Rep. ASCLS National Convention in San Diego— 2007
• TACLS Student Forum Rep. at Legislative Days in Washington D. C.—2007
• Texas Association for Clinical Laboratory Science
• Texas Society of Allied Health Professions
• International Society for Infectious Disease

C. Community
• McCallum Fine Arts Academy Theatre Concessions Committee Chair: 2014-2016
• McCallum Fine Arts Academy Orchestra Movie Night Concession Chair: 9/26/15
• Meals on Wheels Deliveries: 12/22/15, 12/25/15, and 12/29/15
• Volunteer Food Bank: Allison Elementary School: 3/11/14
• Volunteer Food Bank: Southwest Key: 3/13/14
• Meals on Wheels Deliveries: 3/14/14
• McCallum Fine Arts Academy Orchestra Movie Night Concession Chair: 9/12/14
• McCallum Fine Arts Academy Theatre: The Producers Concessions Chair: 8/21-8/28
• McCallum Fine Arts Academy Theatre: You Can’t Take it with You Concessions Chair: 11/20-11/23
• Lamar Middle School Theater End of Year Party Coordinator 2014
• Movie Music Volunteer—McCallum Fine Arts Academy 2013
• Capitol Visit Volunteer—Lamar Middle School
• Gullett Elementary PTA 2006-2009

D. Service Honors

• TACLS Member of the Year 2015
• ASCLS Omicron Sigma Award—Regional Level 2015
• TACLS Presidential Merit Award for Licensure Efforts and Convention Chair—2013
• ASCLS Omicron Sigma Award—State Level 2007-2012
• ASCLS Omicron Sigma Award—Regional Level—2013-2014
• ASCLS Leadership Academy Graduate--2013
• Covington Who’s Who—2012 and 2013
• Excellent Annual Review—Austin Community College—2010, 2011, and 2012
• ASCLS Alpha Mu Tau Fraternity Graduate Scholarship--2011
• Exceeds Expectations Annual Review—Dell Children’s Medical Center—2008 and 2009
• Young Professional of the Year Award Nominee—American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS)—2008
• Sallie Beretta Outstanding Senior Woman Award Nominee—Texas State University—2007
• Outstanding Student Award—Texas State University Clinical Laboratory Science—2007
• Health Professions Academic Honors Award—2006 and 2007
• ASCLS Keys to the Future Award—2007
• Who’s Who at Texas State University—2007
• Alpha Chi Honor Society—2006-2007
• Golden Key Honor Society—2006-Present
• American Society of Clinical Pathologist (ASCP) National Scholarship—2007
• Texas State Upper-Level Presidential Scholarship—2006-2007
• TACLS Student Scholarship—2007
• ASCP Honor Student Award—2006 and 2007
• Research Forum Outstanding Poster Award—2006