Wed, Jul 17 2013
LeTourneau University named Dr. Colleen Halupa as the new director of curriculum design and technology, effective July 1. She previously served as the assistant dean of online learning in graduate and professional studies at LETU.
Halupa holds an associate degree in medical laboratory technology from Community College of the Air Force, a Bachelor of Science in healthcare management from Southern Illinois University, a Master of Science in administration from Central Michigan University and a Doctor of Education in curriculum and instruction/educational leadership from the University of West Florida.
She has experience teaching undergraduate, master’s and doctoral level courses. She has also chaired over 80 doctoral dissertations as an assistant professor and program chair in the doctorate of health education program at A.T. Still University in Kirksville, Mo.
"Colleen has great experience," said LETU Chief Information Officer Matthew Henry. "She is a team player and a joy to work with. I'm already very pleased about the great work she is already doing."
Halupa retired from the U.S. Air Force, having served as a medical laboratory technician, as the officer in charge of the clinical laboratory, chief of quality services, laboratory flight commander and interim squadron commander and had been stationed around the country. She was also the educational program director for the Air Force’s clinical laboratory training program, which served over 700 students per year.
Halupa’s military decorations include the Air Force recognition ribbon she received when she was selected Clinical Laboratory Manager of the Year for the Air Force in 2002. She was also selected as the TriService, Army, Navy and Air Force, Clinical Laboratory Scientist in 1999.
Halupa was recognized as Faculty Member of the Year for A.T. Still University’s School of Health Management in 2008. She has been published in both national and international professional journals and has presented workshops at both national and international conferences.
She and her husband, Michael, have a daughter Kylie and son Noah who live on a farm. Her hobbies include reading, swimming, painting and writing. She recently had her first story published.