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Susan J. Beck, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM

Professor and Director



BS in Biology and Medical Technology from Moorhead State University; Master’s Degree in Medical Technology from the University of Minnesota; PhD in Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Serves as the Director of the Division of Clinical Laboratory Science and the Department of Health Sciences Associate Chair for Academic Affairs.  Teaches Immunohematology, Immunohematology Laboratory, Urinalysis and Body Fluids, Clinical Laboratory Education, and the clinical course in Transfusion Medicine Services.

Research/Scholarly Interests

Educational issues in clinical laboratory science including entry-level competencies for laboratory practitioners and curriculum design. Laboratory practice issues such as retention of clinical laboratory personnel.


Serves on an ASCLS Task Force reviewing Position Papers.


Faculty member since 1980.