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Amanda M. Reed, MAE, MLS(ASCP)CM

Program Director of MLS; Associate Professor
Clinical Health Sciences


  • Master of Arts in Education, Truman State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science, Saint Louis University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Truman State University

Research Interests

My interest centers around the integration of classroom technology and student laboratory experiences in the field of medical laboratory science. I am interested in exploring how digital tools, virtual simulations, and innovative learning platforms can be used to educate and train future medical laboratory professionals.

Additionally, I am exploring how medical laboratory science concepts can be effectively communicated, visualized, and disseminated via storytelling. Specifically, I aspire to create narratives in the form of comics that are both entertaining and educational.  The comics focus specifically on the bacteria and fungi that impact human health.  I hope to demonstrate the potential of comics as a legitimate educational tool that can be used to communicate the processes involved in identifying and studying different microorganisms in the laboratory. This includes their terminology, taxonomy, epidemiology, modes of transmission, pathogenesis, and morphology. By presenting this content in an engaging and accessible manner, I hope to inspire future generations of healthcare professionals while increasing public awareness and understanding of this critical profession.