Karen Honeycutt, PhD, MEd, MASCP, MLS(ASCP)CMSMCM
Chair, Department of Allied Health Professions Education,
Research, & Practice
Program Director and Associate Professor
Division of Medical Laboratory Science
984010 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4010
Chair, Department of Allied Health Professions Education, Research, & Practice, July 1, 2020
Program Director and Associate Professor, Division of Medical Laboratory Science, College of Allied Health Professions
College of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Graduate Faculty, University of Nebraska
Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Studies, UNL
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
UNMC 2017 Varner Educator Laureate (video)
Clarence and Nelle Gilg Professorship for Teaching Excellence and Innovation in Allied Health. 2016
Mastership professional designation, American Society for Clinical Pathology, 2014.
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)
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, Miller D. March 2020. Learner-Metacognitive Insights from Writing Professional Clinical Practicum Reflections: An Instrumental Case Study of a University-Based MLS Program. Journal of Allied Health, #JAH-2020-02251R (Accepted May 24, 2020)
Bishop S, Honeycutt K, 2020. Medical Laboratory Science Undergraduate Management Curriculum Development Using Practitioner Reported Job Tasks, 2020, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science. January 2020, https://doi.org/10.29074/ascls.120.002238
Bishop S, Honeycutt K, 2018. Medical Laboratory Science Graduate Management Curriculum Development Using Managerial Survey Responses, American Society Clinical Laboratory Science. September, 2018. DOI: https://doi.org/10.29074/ascls.118.000257
Honeycutt K, Latshaw S. 2014. Incorporating a Structured Writing Process into Existing CLS Curricula, Clinical Laboratory Science, 27(4), 194-203.
Temme J, Honeycutt K, Vas S. 2014. A Study of Bacterial Cultures Obtained from MR Imaging Equipment, Radiology Management Journal, May/June 2014.
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
Webster T, McBrien S, Becker BJ, Haggar F, Honeycutt K, Skrabal JC, Love L. Spouses, Children, and the Pursuit of a Doctorate: Real or Perceived Barriers for Women in Academia. Presented at: Group on Faculty Affairs and Group on Women in Medicine and Science Joint Professional Development Conference (AAMC); Chicago, July 12, 2019
Haggar F, Honeycutt K, Kennel V, Bilek L, McBrien S, Becker B, Webster T, Skrabal J. Insights from Women in Academia: Pursuit of a Doctoral Degree, 2019 Nebraska Women in Higher Education Leadership Conference, Lincoln, NE, October 18, 2019
Webster T, McBrien S, Becker BJ, Haggar F, Honeycutt K, Skrabal JC. Not Caving into the Fear of Failure: The Pursuit of a Doctoral Degree; Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions Annual Conference, Charleston, SC, October 17, 2019
Donner L, Imhoff M, Honeycutt K. (2018). What is the Future of the Microbiology Practitioner? We need YOUR Input, 2018 Nebraska Spring Meeting CLMA & ASCLS-NE, April 4, 2018.
Honeycutt K. (2017). One Vision for Educating Future Laboratory Professionals, ASCLS-NE UNMC All College Alumni Reunion, Omaha, NE, September 22, 2017
Honeycutt K. (2016). Blended Learning, Performance Improvement in Teaching Series, UNMC Faculty Development, Omaha, NE, June 22, 2016.
Honeycutt K, and Bishop S. (2016). Laboratory Management Curriculum: Important Skills from the Manager and Practitioner Perspectives, Clinical Laboratory Educator’s Conference, Minneapolis, MN, February 26, 2016.
Temme J, Honeycutt K, Vas S. 2014. A Preliminary Study of Bacterial Cultures Obtained from Magnetic Resonance Imaging Equipment, Proceedings of The International Society of Radiographers & Radiological Technologists World Congress Optimizing for Better Care, Helsinki, Finland, June 12-15, 2014.
Custer T, Honeycutt K. (2014). The Flipped Classroom In Health Professions Education: What Do Highly Effective Teachers Do with Flipped Classroom Time? UNMC Faculty Development, Mar 25, 2014.
Honeycutt K. 2014, The Flipped Classroom Experience, Proceedings of The ASCLS Educator’s Conference, San Jose, CA, Feb. 21, 2014.
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.
Major focus: Microbiology and Educational Best Practices/Teaching Methods
Administrator – ASCLS-NE PACE Continuing Education Administrator, February 2016 – present
Member – ASCP Board of Certification Program Directors Advisory Group, Oct 2015 – present
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