Halupa has more than 25 years in medical care in government and private health
care organizations. She began her career as a medical laboratory
technician, and later worked as a mid-level supervisor for a few years until
she became a laboratory director in a community hospital. She also worked
as a laboratory consultant for five medical clinics. She served on the
hospital’s Quality Council, infection control committee, and was the
chairperson of the Hazardous Materials Committee.
serving as a laboratory director for four years, and after she completed her master’s
in health administration, she had the opportunity to become the quality
director and compliance officer for a large government medical center with more
than 1,000 staff. In this position, she worked with the executive committee on
strategic planning and quality improvement. She was responsible for Joint
Commission accreditation compliance, quality improvement, infection control,
customer service initiatives, risk management, and credentialing. She also
provided consulting services on all of these topics to individual staff and
departments and consulting on quality initiatives to the community at large.
completing her educational doctorate in curriculum and instruction/educational
leadership, she became the program director for the United States Air Force
Clinical Laboratory Training programs. She oversaw all aspect of training,
mentored 26 faculty, and supervised the training of 700 students per year.
retired from the Air Force in August 2008, and she is now a full-time faculty
member and former program chair of the Doctorate of Health Education program at
AT Still University, the first osteopathic medical school in the United States.
In her spare time she enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with animals.
Halupa, C. (2015). Transformational curriculum development
in the health sciences, Editor. (2015).
IGI Global: Hershey, PA
Completed Quality Matters Master Peer Reviewer Training
Halupa C. (2016).
Reaching “create” in Bloom’s taxonomy: The merging of heutagogy and technology
in online education. In Handbook of
Research on Creative Problem-Solving Skill Development in Online Education ( C.
Zhou, Ed.). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
(To be published August, 2016)
Serves on editorial board for 3 international journals, one
Reviewer for American Public Health Association, Online
Learning Consortium and Association for Educational Technology an
“Common Sense Curriculum Mapping and Program Evaluation for
Online Programs.” Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
Annual Meeting. December, 2015.
Brown, J. S., & Halupa, C. (2015). Improving human
immunodeficiency virus/AIDS palliative care in critical care. Dimensions of
Critical Care Nursing, 34(4), 216-221.
Halupa, C., & Henry, M. (2015). Using VineUp to match
students with alumni industry mentors in engineering: A pilot study.
International Journal of Higher Education, 4(4), p105.
Halupa, C., Breitenbach, E. & Anast. A. (2016). A self-plagiarism intervention for doctoral
students: A qualitative pilot
study. Journal of Academic Ethics
Halupa, C. (2016).
The changing roles of online program chairs in small universities. Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance
Learning (New Zealand). Publication pending
Excursions/Trips with Students or for Academic Research
International Business Trip with Students, Costa Rica
Presented 2 workshops at the Open and Distance Learning
Association of Australia in Sydney. Australia 2014
Presented a session at the New Zealand Distance Learning
Conference in Hamilton New Zealand in 2016
Presented at a Youth Health Risk Conference in the Dominican
Republic in 2014 and in Cancun, Mexico in 2016