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Kevin Scott Collins

Professor of Radiologic Sciences and Medical Dosimetry

Kevin Scott Collins

ASA 16
Mailcode 6615
Phone: 618.453.8860
Fax: 618.453.7020
kscollin@siu.edu

AT SIU SINCE 1999

EDUCATION

  • Doctor of Philosophy Program, Workforce Education and Development, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, August 2011.
  • Master of Science in Education, Workforce Education and Development, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, May, 2001.
  • Radiation Therapy Certificate, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, Missouri, June, 1994.
  • Bachelor of Science, Health Care Management, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, December, 1993
  • Associate of Science Degree in Radiologic Technology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, July, 1992.
  • Associate of Science Degree in Allied Health Careers, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, July, 1992.

COURSES TAUGHT

  • RAD 360- Fundamentals of Radiation Oncology
  • RAD 370- Technique and Applications of Radiation Therapy
  • RAD 380- Physics of Radiation Therapy
  • RAD 390- Nursing Oncology
  • RAD 400- Radiation Dosimetry and Instrumentation
  • RAD 410- Radiation Therapy Internship I
  • RAD 420- Special Problems in Radiation Therapy
  • RAD 430- Radiation Therapy Internship II
  • RAD 440- Seminar in Radiation Therapy
  • RAD 510- Simulation and Cross Sectional Anatomy in Medical Dosimetry
  • RAD 515- Medical Dosimetry Clinical I
  • RAD 520- The Physics of Medical Dosimetry
  • RAD 525- Seminar in Medical Dosimetry I
  • RAD 530- The Essentials of Medical Dosimetry
  • RAD 535- Medical Dosimetry Clinical II
  • RAD 540- The Physics of Medical Dosimetry II
  • RAD 545- Seminar in Medical Dosimetry II
  • RAD 550- Medical Dosimetry Clinical III
  • RAD 555- The Physics of Medical Dosimetry III
  • RAD 560- Seminar in Medical Dosimetry III

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Radiation Therapy and Medical Dosimetry Related Research
  • Management Topics in Health Care
  • Workforce Topics in Health Care
  • Distance Learning/Education

SPECIAL PROJECTS

  • Analyzing trends and characteristics associated with hospital CEO's
  • Investigating information from Human Resource managers in health care regarding various employee selection practices and recruitment incentives
  • Evaluating trends and characteristics associated with Radiology Manager's

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL HONORS

Harold Silverman Distinguished Author Award for outstanding peer-reviewed article in the ASRT Radiation Therapist journal during the 2011 publication year for the article “Comparing critical structure dose:  Prone vs. supine breast treatments.”  Radiation Therapist, 20(2), 103-107. (with Richard C. McKinnies).

2nd Place Award in the 2011 AAMD writing competition for the manuscript “An Evaluation of the Contouring Abilities of Medical Dosimetry Students for the Anatomy of a Prostate Cancer Patient”.  This award was presented at the 36th AAMD Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, June 2011.

2007 Radiology Management Outstanding Article Editorial Award for the article "Succession Planning and Leadership Development: Critical Business Strategies for Healthcare Organizations" in the January/February 2007 issue. (with Sandra K. Collins).

Teacher of the Year Award, School of Allied Health, 2004.

PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS

Collins, K.S., & Mutic, S. (2012, June).  Medical dosimetry certification exam review.  Invited 14 hour presentation at the 2012 AAMD 37th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.

Collins, K. S. (2012, June). Distance education:  Is asynchronous delivery as effective as synchronous delivery when individual learning style and Bloom’s taxonomy level are reviewed?  Poster presentation at the 2012 AAMD 37th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.

McKinnies, R. C., & Collins, K. S. (2012, June). A clinical comparison between prone and supine breast treatment techniques. Poster presentation at the 2012 AAMD 37th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.

Collins, K. S. (2012, June). The dynamics of offering distance education.  Poster presentation at the AUPHA 2012 Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Barwick, L., Having, K., & Collins, K. (2011, August). Healthcare reform and sonography: Planning for proposed federal reimbursement requirements. Presentation at the AHRA 2011 Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas.

Collins, K. S., & Collins, S. K. (2011, June). Problem-based learning: Statistics as a management tool. Poster presentation at the AUPHA 2011 Annual Meeting.

Collins, S. K., Collins, K. S., & McKinnies, R. C. (2011, June). Practical application of the rational decision making model. Poster presentation at the AUPHA 2011Annual Meeting.

Collins, K.S., & Mutic, S. (2011, June).  Medical dosimetry certification exam review.  Invited 8 hour presentation at the 2011 AAMD 36th Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri.

Collins, K. S., & McKinnies, R. C. (2011, June). A comparison of contouring accuracy for medical dosimetry students at two different phases in their training. Poster presentation at the 2011AAMD 36th Annual Meeting.

Collins, K.S. (2011, May).  An introspective examination into the characteristics of effective healthcare leaders. Presentation at the 11th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Business, Waikiki, Hawaii.

Collins, K.S. (2011, May).  The evolution of education:  Strategies for developing distance learning programs in technical fields. Presentation at the 11th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Business, Waikiki, Hawaii.

Matthews, E.M., & Collins, K.S. (2011, May).  The multigenerational classroom, a challenge for educators. Poster presentation at the 11th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Business, Waikiki, Hawaii.

McKinnies, R.C., & Collins, K.S. (2011, May).  Healthcare faces a potential leadership dearth. Poster presentation at the 11th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Business, Waikiki, Hawaii.

McKinnies, R.C., & Collins, K. S. (2011, January). Employee incentives: What students in allied health programs need to know.  Poster presentation at the 9th Annual International Conference on Education, Waikiki, Hawaii.

Collins, K.S., & Matthews, E.P. (2011, January). Web-based distance learning:Elements of a successful program. Poster presentation at the 9th Annual International Conference on Education, Waikiki, Hawaii.

Collins, K.S., & Jensen, S.C. (2011, January). Time management: Teaching students an employer’s perspective. Poster presentation at the 9th Annual International Conference on Education, Waikiki, Hawaii.

Matthews, E. P., & Collins, K.S.  (2011, January).  The historical foundations of distance learning programs. Poster Presentation at the 9th Annual International Conference on Education, Waikiki, Hawaii.

Collins, K.S., Collins, S.K., Matthews, E.P., & McKinnies, R.C. (2010, June). The evolution and essentials of an effective medical dosimetry distance learning program. Poster presentation at the 2010 AAMD 35th Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Collins, K.S. (2010, June). The essentials of an effective distance learning program. Poster presentation at the AUPHA 2010 Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon.

Collins, S.K., Matthews, E.P., McKinnies, R.C., Collins, K.S., & Jensen, S.C. (2009, June). Changing dynamics of leadership: An examination of workforce demographics and educational issues of chief executive officers in United States hospitals. Presentation at the 9th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Business, Waikiki, Hawaii.

Matthews, E.P., McKinnies, R.C., Collins, K.S., & Collins S.K.  (2009, June). Using employee satisfaction and employee retention to increase patient satisfaction. Poster presentation at the 9th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Business, Waikiki, Hawaii.

Collins, K.S., Collins, S.K., & Jensen, S.C. (2009, June). Return on investment for training: A case study using simple regression. Poster presentation at the 9th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Business, Waikiki, Hawaii.

McKinnies, R.C., Collins, K.S., & Matthews, E.P. (2009, June).  An exploration of employee incentives as utilized in the health care industry. Poster presentation at the 9th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Business, Waikiki, Hawaii.

Collins, S.K., Collins, K.S., & Matthews, E.P. (2009, April). From gray to gold: Retaining the aging workforce. Invited Presentation at the Illinois Rural Health Association Annual Meeting, Effingham, Illinois.

McKinnies, R.C., Matthews, E.P., & Collins, K.S. (2009, April). Breast cancer: Incidence, mortality, screenings, and treatments. Invited Presentation at the Illinois Rural Health Association Annual Meeting, Effingham, Illinois.

Collins, K. S., Collins, S. K., & McKinnies, R. C. (2009, April). Dealing with terminal cancer: Palliative care options. Poster presentation at the Illinois Rural Health Association Annual Meeting, Effingham, Illinois.

Collins S.K., & Collins K.S. (2008, April). Workforce management:  The aging health care worker as valuable human capital. Presentation at the Illinois Rural Health Association Annual Meeting, Bloomington, Illinois. 

McKinnies, R.C., Collins S.K., & Collins K.S. (2008, April). Employee incentives in today’s healthcare job market. Poster presentation at the Illinois Rural Health Association Annual Meeting, Bloomington, Illinois. 

Collins S.K., McKinnies, R.C., & Collins K.S. (2008, April). Personality assessments as an employee selection tool under utilized in health care industry. Poster presentation at the Illinois Rural Health Association Annual Meeting, Bloomington, Illinois. 

Collins K.S., Collins S. K., & McKinnies R.C. (2008, April). Changing workforce demographics necessitates succession planning in health care. Poster presentation at the Illinois Rural Health Association Annual meeting, Bloomington, Illinois.

Collins, K. S., & Having, K. M.  (2007, June).  Distance learning:  An investigation of acceptance among radiographers in the workforce.  Invited presentation at the 2007 ASRT/AEIRS Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Collins, S. K., & Collins, K. S.  (2007, May/June). Elapsed time simulations: Transferring knowledge from the classroom to the boardroom.  Poster presentation at the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, Annual Meeting 2007, Orlando, Florida.

Collins, K. S.  (2007, April). Workforce challenges intensify need for succession planning.  Poster presentation at the IRHA 18th Annual Conference, Effingham, Illinois.

Collins, S. K., & Collins, K. S.  (2006, May).  Valuable human capital:  The aging healthcare worker.  Presentation at the Sixth Annual Hawaii International Conference on Business, Waikiki, Hawaii.

Collins, S. K., & Collins, K. S.  (2006, May).  Succession planning and leadership development:  Critical business strategies for healthcare organizations.  Presentation at the Sixth Annual Hawaii International Conference on Business, Waikiki, Hawaii.

Collins, K. S.  (2004, April).  Current cancer screening recommendations.  Invited presentation at the Chicago Area Radiation Therapists (CART) Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

Collins, K. S.  (2003, April).  The B.S. degree and radiation therapy.  Invited presentation at the Chicago Area Radiation Therapists (CART) Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

Collins, K. S., & Having, K. M.  (2003, April).  Time for a check-up:  What’s your management style?  Presentation at the 14th Annual Conference of the Illinois Rural Health Association, Bloomington, Illinois.

Having, K. M., & Collins, K. S.  (2003, April).  Stop the revolving door.  Poster presentation at the 14th Annual Conference of the Illinois Rural Health Association, Bloomington, Illinois.

Collins, K. S.  (2003, April).  The variety of breast cancer treatment techniques.  Invited presentation at the 71st Annual Conference of the Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists, Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri.

PUBLICATIONS AND CREATIVE WORKS

Articles in Professional Journals

Matthews, E.P., Collins, K.S., Collins, S.K., McKinnies, R.C.  (2012 Accepted).  Chief executive officers in United States hospitals:  A re-examination of workforce demographics and educational issues.  Health Care Manager.

Matthews, E.P., McKinnies, R.C., Collins, K.S. (May 2012).  An examination of discoveries required for Dr. Roentgens experiment to transpire and a re-examination of his work in November 1895:  Part II.  Spectrum, 23(1), 5-6.

Collins, K.S. (2012). An evaluation of the contouring abilities of medical dosimetry students for the anatomy of a prostate cancer patient.  Medical Dosimetry, 37(3), 245-249.

Matthews, E.P., McKinnies, R.C., Collins, K.S. (December 2011).  An examination of discoveries required for Dr. Roentgens experiment to transpire and a re-examination of his work in November 1895:  Part I.  Spectrum, 22(3), 5-6.

McKinnies, R.C., & Collins, K.S. (2011). Comparing critical structure dose:  Prone vs. supine breast treatments.  Radiation Therapist, 20(2), 103-107.

Having, K.M., Barwick, L.A., & Collins, K.S. (November/December 2011). A demographic assessment of individuals and laboratories providing federally reimbursed sonography services.  Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, 27(6), 243-251.

Collins, S.K., & Collins, K.S. (January/February 2011). Corporate social responsibility of future radiology professionals.  Radiology Management, 33(1), 40-43.

Collins, K.S., McKinnies, R.C., & Collins, S.K. (Spring 2010).  Distance learning and how access to education can be improved.  Online Journal of Workforce Education and Development, 4(2) 1-12.

McKinnies, R. C., Collins, S. K., Collins, K. S., & Matthews, E. P. (May/June 2010). Lack of performance:  The top reasons for terminating healthcare employees. Radiology Management, 32(3), 44-47.

Collins K.S., McKinnies, R.C., Matthews, E.P., & Collins, S.K. (January/February  2010). Customer service: Desired characteristics of health care employees.  American Academy of Medical Administrators (AAMA) Executive Online. URL: http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/aamaeo/issues/2010-01-05/1.html

Collins, S. K., McKinnies, R.C., & Collins, K. S. (January/February 2010). Employee recruitment and incentive packages in the health care industry. American Academy of Medical Administrators (AAMA) Executive Online. URL: http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/aamaeo/issues/2010-01-05/3.html

Collins S.K., Matthews, E.P., McKinnies, R.C., Collins K.S., & Jensen, S. (2009). Chief executive officers in united states hospitals: An examination of workforce demographics and educational issues. Health Care Manager, 28(2), 134-141.

Collins, K. S., Matthews, E. P., & McKinnies, R. C.  (2009).  Radiation induced spinal cord injuries.  Radiation Therapist, 18(1), 56-59.

Collins, S. K., McKinnies, R.C., Collins, K. S., & Matthews, E. P.  (2009). Recruitment tools utilized in the health care industry:  A mini study. Radiology Management, 31(4), 14-16.

Collins S.K., Collins K.S., & Jensen, S. (2009). Determining return on investment for training using simple regression: A hypothetical case study for the healthcare industry. Health Care Manager, 28(1), 1-8.

Collins, S. K., & Collins, K. S.  (September/October 2008). Using learning theories as a catalyst to aging employee training.  American Academy of Medical Administrators (AAMA) Executive Online., American College of Oncology Administrators, Journal of Oncology Management.  URL:  http://newsmanager. commpartners.com/aamaeo/jom.php?issue=aamaeo20080908

Collins, S.K., Collins, K.S., & McKinnies, R.C. (July/August 2008). Personality assessments under-utilized in healthcare. American Academy of Medical Administrators (AAMA) Executive Online. URL:  http://newsmanager. commpartners.com/aamaeo/issues/2008-07-07/9.html

Collins K.S., Collins S.K., McKinnies, R.C., & Jensen S. (July-September 2008). Employee satisfaction and employee retention: Catalysts to patient satisfaction, Health Care Manager, 27(3), 245-251.

McKinnies, R. C., Collins, S. K., & Collins, K. S. (2008). Employee incentives in the healthcare industry.  Radiology Management, 30(1), 52-55.

Collins, S. K., & Collins, K. S.  (2007). Changing workforce demographics necessitates succession planning in health care. The Health Care Manager, 26(4), 318-325.

Collins, S. K., & Collins, K. S.  (2007). Succession planning and leadership development:  Critical business strategies for healthcare organizations. Radiology Management, 29(1), 16-21.

Collins, S. K., & Collins, K. S.  (2006). Valuable human capital: The aging health care worker.  Health Care Manager, 25(3), 213-220.

Having, K. M., & Collins, K. S.  (2005). Distance learning:  Investing in your employees’ future.  Radiology Management, 27(5), 48-51.

Collins, K. S., & Having, K. M.  (2005). R.T.s’ interest in advanced-level certification and distance learning.  Radiologic Technology, 76(6), 425-433.

Having, K. M., & Collins, K. S.  (2005). Acceptance of distance learning by radiologic technologists.  Radiologic Technology, 76(4), 277-288.

Collins, K. S., & Collins, S. K.  (2004). Cancer screening recommendations.  Radiation Therapist, 13(2), 137-139.

Collins, S. K., & Collins, K. S.  (2004). Employee retention:  An issue of survival in healthcare.  Radiology Management, 26(4), 52-55.

Collins, S. K., & Collins, K. S.  (2004). Time:  A vital source.  Radiology Management, 26(1), 30-33.

Collins, S. K., & Collins, K. S.  (2002)  Micromanagement: A costly management style.  Radiology Management, 24(6), 32-35.

Collins, K. S., & Jensen, S. C.  (2002). An entry-level baccalaureate degree requirement:  Administrators’ perceptions.  Radiation Therapist, 11(2), 97-104.

Collins, K. S., & Nolen, K.  (2002). Job burnout:  Symptoms, causes and solutions.  Radiology Management, 24(4), 51-53.

Nolen, K., & Collins, K. S.  (2002). My perspective:  Enhancing your professional image.  Radiologic Technology, 73(3), 265-266.

PROCEEDINGS

Collins, S.K., Matthews, E.P., McKinnies, R.C., Collins, K.S., & Jensen, S.C. (2009).

Changing dynamics of leadership: An examination of workforce demographics and educational issues of chief executive officers in United States hospitals. Published proceedings at the Ninth Annual International Conference on Business, Waikiki, Hawaii.

Matthews, E.P., McKinnies, R.C., Collins, K.S., & Collins S.K. (2009). Using employee satisfaction and employee retention to increase patient satisfaction. Published proceedings at the Ninth Annual International Conference on Business, Waikiki, Hawaii.

Collins, K.S., Collins, S.K., & Jensen, S.C. (2009). Return on investment for training: A case study using simple regression. Published proceedings at the Ninth Annual International Conference on Business, Waikiki, Hawaii.

McKinnies, R.C., Collins, K.S., & Matthews, E.P. (2009).  An exploration of employee incentives as utilized in the health care industry. Published proceedings at the Ninth Annual International Conference on Business, Waikiki, Hawaii.

Collins, S. K., & Collins, K. S.  (2007). Workforce challenges: Integrating learning techniques from the classroom to the boardroom.  Published proceedings at the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, Annual Meeting 2007, Orlando, Florida.

Collins, S. K., & Collins, K. S.  (2006). Valuable human capital:  The aging healthcare worker.  Published proceedings at the Sixth Annual Hawaii International Conference on Business, Waikiki, Hawaii.

Collins, S. K., & Collins, K. S.  (2006). Succession planning and leadership development:  Critical business strategies for healthcare organizations.  Published proceedings at the Sixth Annual Hawaii International Conference on Business, Waikiki, Hawaii.

Having, K. M., & Collins, K. S.  (2003).  Stop the revolving door [Abstract]. Published proceedings at the 14th Annual Conference of the Illinois Rural Health Association.

Other

Collins, K. S. (2011).  How distance education is used in the medical dosimetry master of science degree program.  Invited presentation for the Center of Teaching Excellence at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois.

Collins, K. S. (2011).  Medical dosimetry via distance learning: Elements of a successful program.  Poster presentation at the “Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium” for the Center for Teaching Excellence and Office of Distance Education and Off Campus Programs at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois.

Collins, K. S.  (2011). Evaluating differences in test achievement of medical dosimetry students participating in instruction with synchronous interactive video versus asynchronous video considering personal learning style and Bloom’s taxonomy level.  Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois.

Collins, K. S.  (2004, October) Medical Dosimetry Certification Board annual report.  Presented to the ASTRO Workforce Committee at the annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

Collins, K. S.  (2001).  Radiation oncology manager’s perceptions of a baccalaureate degree requirement for entrance into the field.  Unpublished master’s thesis, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board
American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
American Society of Radiologic Technologists