Karen Honeycutt, M.Ed, MLS(ASCP)SM

Clinical Laboratory Science Education

Campus Address
 984010 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4010
402-559-9045
khoneycu@unmc.edu

Academic Appointments:
Clinical Laboratory Science Program, School of Allied Health Professions,
College of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Graduate Faculty, University of Nebraska

Degrees/Certifications
M.Ed. – University of Nebraska at Lincoln (UNL)
BS Medical Technology – University of Nebraska Medical Center
Current:  Full Graduate Standing, Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Studies, UNL

Medical Technologist Certification by the Board of Registry, American Society for Clinical Pathology –
Specialist Certification in Microbiology, Board of Registry, American Society for Clinical Pathology MT(ASCP)SM

Honors and Awards
Outstanding Service & Leadership Award, UNMC, CLS Program (2005)
University- Wide Departmental Teaching Award, University of Nebraska (2001)
Teacher of the Year Award, UNMC Faculty Senate (1996)
Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, UNMC SAHP (1992)
Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, UNMC MT (1988, 1990, 1991)

Scholarly Activity
Research interests include:
Effective and efficient educational methodologies
Computer-based and multimedia educational platforms
Incorporation of professionalism in CLS education

Articles published/accepted in scholarly journals:
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Honeycutt, K., Latshaw, S., 2011, Incorporating a Structured Writing Process into Existing CLS Curricula, Clinical Laboratory Science, accepted September 5, 2011.
Latshaw, S., Honeycutt, K., 2010, Professionalism – A Required CLS Curricular Component, Clinical Laboratory Science, 23(3) Supplement: 24-31

Published Computer-based Educational Materials
Honeycutt, K., 2012. General Safety Practices fort the Microbiology Laboratory Professional, National Association of Public Health Laboratories Continuing Education and Training for Laboratory Professionals (a 1.0 CEU, online module), beta-testing for publication May 1, 2012.

Honeycutt, K., 2011, The Positive, the Negative, the Gram stain, National Association of Public Health Laboratories Continuing Education and Training for Laboratory Professionals (a 1.5 CEU, online course).

Abstracts and Scientific Meeting Presentations
Temme, J., Honeycutt, K, Stevens, A., Vas, S., 2013, A Preliminary Study of Bacterial cultures Obtained from Magnetic Resonance Imaging Equipment, Proceedings of The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, Oct. 23-25, 2013.
Honeycutt, K, Wood, D., 2012, Elements of a Successful Distance Education Program, Proceedings of The American Society for Clinical Pathology Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2012.
Latshaw, K., Honeycutt, K, 2012, Creative Assessment Strategies for Cognitive Learning, Proceedings of ASCLS Educator’s Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, February 23-25, 2012.
Honeycutt, K., Latshaw, S., 2011, Incorporating a Structured Writing Process into Existing CLS Curricula, Proceedings of ASCLS Educator’s Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL, February 17-21, 2011.
Latshaw, S., Honeycutt, K., 2010, Professionalism: A Required Curricular Component, Proceedings of ASCLS Educator’s Conference, Biloxi, MS, February 25-27, 2010.
Honeycutt, K., 2009, A Wet Laboratory Case Study Educational Process, Proceedings of ASCLS Educator’s Conference, Denver, CO, February 19-21, 2009.
Honeycutt, K., 2008, Utilizing the Scientific Inquiry Instructional Strategy in the Wet Laboratory as an Enhancement for the Traditional Microbiology Lecture, Proceedings of Curricula for the 21st Century an Interinstitutional Symposium, St. Pete, FL, January 18-19, 2008.
Honeycutt, K., 2006, Blended Learning in the Practice, Wet Laboratory Learning Environment, Proceedings of ASCLS Educator’s Conference, San Antonio, TX, March 2-4, 2006.
Birk, T., Eberle, C., Etherton, G., Gordon, J., Honeycutt, K., Newland, M., Clinician Educators: On the Front Lines of Training Tomorrow’s Health Care Workers in Communication Skills, National Communication Association 91st Annual Convention, Boston, MA, November 17-20, 2005.
Honeycutt, K., 2005, Increasing Learning Outcomes of Case-Based Cooperative Learning Activities: One Program’s Journey, Proceedings of ASCLS Educator’s Conference, Williamsburg, VA, Feb. 24-26 2005.
Honeycutt, K, Larson C., 2004, Applications of an Online Course Management System to Provide Consistent Clinical Educational Experiences for Clinical Laboratory Science Students Assigned to a Diverse Set of Affiliate Sites, Proceedings of Central Group of Educational Affairs Spring Conference, Omaha, NE, May 18-21 2004.

Teaching Activities
Major focus: Microbiology and Educational Best Practices/Teaching Methods

Service
Consultant – National Microbiology Examination Committee ASCP Board of Certification

Former Chair – National Microbiology Examination Committee ASCP Board of Certification

Member – National Joint Generalist Examination Committee ASCP Board of Certification

Member - American and Nebraska Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

Associate Member, American Society for Clinical Pathology

Program Director
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Program Director
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