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Faculty and Staff

Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson, an associate professor in the department of Respiratory Care has been a respiratory care practitioner since graduation from Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wisconsin. After graduation, he worked at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics for six years in the trauma and life support center, burn unit, cardiac surgery and medicine intensive care units, hematology, oncology, pediatrics, and pediatrics intensive care units. More or 208-426-3674

Lonny Ashworth
Lonny J. Ashworth began teaching at Boise State University in 1977. He earned his Associate of Science Degree in Respiratory Care and his Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Boise State; he earned his Master of Education from College of Idaho. He is a Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner with the State of Idaho. More or 208-426-3673

Joe Coyle
Joe Coyle is an Anesthesiologist and Critical Care physician with a long interest in Respiratory Care Education. Dr. Coyle is a graduate of Hahnemann Medical College and he did his Anesthesiology residency at Bethesda Naval Hospital. Dr. Coyle did Fellowships in Cardiac Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is board certified in both Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. More or 208-426-3347

Samantha Davis is a clinical assistant professor for the Department of Respiratory Care at Boise State University. She earned an Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Care and Bachelor of Health Services Administration from Baker College in Auburn Hills, Michigan. In 2014, she earned a Master of Science in Respiratory Care Leadership from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. More or (208) 426-3318

Lutana Haan, MHS, RRT, RPSGT, is an associate professor in and the department chair of the Department of Respiratory Care in the College of Health Science at Boise State University. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master of Health Science Degree from Boise State. She is a Registered Respiratory Therapist and a Registered Polysomnographic Technician. Before coming to Boise State, she worked in sleep medicine primarily diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea in the pediatric through geriatric population. More or 208-426-5646

Megan Koster
Megan Koster is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Respiratory Care. She has been a Registered Respiratory Therapist since 2007, specializing in neonatal and pediatric intensive care. After gaining clinical experience in the Treasure Valley, she was fortunate to travel with several medical mission groups as an interdisciplinary effort to perform pediatric congenital heart surgery in underserved areas of the globe.  More or 208-426-3319

Jody Lester
Jody Lester earned her Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy and a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from Boise State University. She has been teaching in respiratory care since 1983. One of her favorite quotes is “Teaching is like dropping ideas into the letter box of the human subconscious. You know when they are posted, but you never know when they will be received or in what form.” She feels fortunate to sometimes see the “letters arrive” as students come to understand a difficult concept or build on previous ones. More or 208-426-3672

T.J. Wing
TJ Wing earned his Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy in 2002 and a Masters of Health Science with a leadership emphasis in 2008, both from Boise State University. He has been teaching adult critical care and neonatal/pediatric emergency medicine in the Respiratory Care Program since 2003. His interests are to continue towards his Ph.D. while completing research in the areas of adult mechanical ventilation, human performance, and pulmonary disease. or 208-426-5654

Coleen Dudley
Coleen Dudley received her Associate of Science in Medical Records Science in 1991 and her Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management in 1998. She is a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Coleen has also, completed the PSP (Professional Standards Program) through the National Association of Educational Office Professionals (NAEOP) in 2007 with the distinction of CEOE (Certified Educational Office Employee). Coleen is the Administrative Assistant for the Department of Respiratory Care and has been with the university since 1993. or 208-426-3383

Keiko Knudson
Keiko Knudson joined the Department of Respiratory Care in February 2015. She earned a Bachelor of Business Degree in Accounting from Boise State University in 2007. She started working at Boise State as a student intern at Controller’s Office (now University Financial Services) in August 2006 and promoted to a grant accountant after graduation. She left the university in 2012 but returned to campus in 2013, this time for the Division of Extended Studies. She enjoys her current role for the department, supporting financial, operational, and student activities. or 208-426-3316