Tanya Custer, MS, RT(R)(T)

Director of Distance Education
Associate Professor

Department of Allied Health Professions Education, Research, & Practice
University of Nebraska Medical Center
984545 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4545

Academic Appointments
Director, Distance Education, College of Allied Health Professions, UNMC, July 1, 2020
Associate Professor, Department of Clinical, Diagnostic, & Therapeutic Sciences, UNMC, July 1, 2020
Director, Health Professions Teaching & Technology Master’s Program, July 1, 2020
Director, Healthcare Delivery Science Master’s Program, July 1, 2021
Graduate Faculty Lecturer, Graduate Studies, University of Nebraska Medical Center, July 1, 2021
Distance Education Coordinator, Department of Medical Imaging & Therapeutic Sciences, UNMC, 2017-June 30, 2020
Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Imaging & Therapeutic Sciences, UNMC, 2006-present
Clinical Education Coordinator/Clinical Instructor, Radiation Therapy Program, UNMC, 1999-2003

Masters of Science in Leadership Education with an Emphasis in Distance Education, University of Nebraska Lincoln
BS, Radiography/Radiation Therapy, UNMC, 1995
ARRT certified Radiographer & Radiation Therapist

Primary Teaching Responsibilities
HPTT 621/821 Fundamentals of Adult Learning for the Health Professions
HPTT 620/820 Distance Education for the Health Professions
HDS 871 Introduction to Digital Portfolio
HDS 872 Digital Portfolio Capstone
HDS 873 Special Topics in Healthcare
MITS 440R Case Studies & Journal Review
MITS 414/614T Oncology Sectional Anatomy & Pathology I
MITS 415/615T Oncology Sectional Anatomy & Pathology II

Publications, Abstracts, Platform Presentations (last 6 years)

Custer T, Wampler K, Lambing L, Sayles H, Michael K. Lecture, Online, Flipped, and Blended: A Mixed-Methods Study on Ultrasound Student Outcomes and Perceptions. Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. June 2022. doi:10.1177/87564793221106781

Custer T, Madery R, Vasquez L, Lyden E & Michael K. The Impact of Case-Based e-Learning Pedagogy on Critical Thinking in Imaging Science Students: A Multi-institutional Study. Radiologic Science & Education. 2021; 26(1): 13-21.

Custer T, Sayles H, Michael K. Assessing the Educational Climate: Transgender Content in Medical Imaging Curricula. Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. 2020; doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/8756479320944930

Michael K, Anderson S, Bagley J, Ellingson S, Sayles H, White R, Custer T. Introducing Mindful Pause Practice in Sonography Education: A strategy to improve classroom presence. Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. 2020; doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/8756479320914854

Michael K, Lyden E, Custer T. Open-Book Examinations (OBEs) in an Ultrasound Physics Course: A Good Idea or a Bad Experiment? Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1177/8756479318821075

Michael K, Xuan T, Keller S, Sayles H, Custer T. Radiography Student Participation in Professional Organizations. Radiologic Technology. September/October 2017. Volume 89, Number 1.

Hanson C, Custer T, Schmidt C, Hartman T, Lyden E, List S, Wampler K, Michael K. Following the Growth of Sarah’s Baby: An IPE Activity of Medical Nutrition and Diagnostic Medical Sonography Students. Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice 2017(7):17-20 doi: 10.1016/j.xjep.2017.02.002.

Michael K, Keller S, Tran X, Sayles H, Custer T. Student Participation in Professional Organizations: A Synopsis of Data Collected From CAAHEP-Accredited Sonography Programs. J Diag Med Sonography, online, Aug 2016.

Custer T,  Using the Flipped Learning Approach in an Introduction to Radiation Physics Course: A Qualitative Case Study of Student Beliefs and Perceptions. Radiologic Science and Education, 2016.

Custer T
, Michael K. The Utilization of the Anatomage Virtual Dissection Table in the Education of Imaging Science Students, J Tomogr Simul 2015, 1:1

Custer T, Michael K, Karst G, Temme J. The Utilization of the Anatomage Virtual Dissection Table in the Education of Allied Health Students, ASAHP Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, October 2015.

Custer T, Michael K. The Utilization of the Anatomage Virtual Dissection Table in the Education of Radiation Science Students, Association of Educators in Imaging & Radiation Science Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Tx. July, 2015.


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