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Faculty and Staff Profiles

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. He was the Chair of the Department of Respiratory Care at Boise State for 17 years, but his passion is teaching and he has maintained a full teaching load for more than 35 years. In 2012, he was named a Fellow of the American Association for Respiratory Care. More or 208-426-3673

Lutana Haan
Lutana Haan, MHS, RRT, RPSGT, is in assistant professor in 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 earned her Master of Health Science degree as well as her BS in Respiratory Care from Boise State University. Her primary interests lie in the development of Respiratory Care as an integral part of the interprofessional healthcare team within the United States as in developing nations. She is particularly interested in how health care delivery inequities shape health promotion paradigms at a cultural level. 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