University of Southern Indiana

Joy Cook

Joy Cook, MS, RT(R)(CT)(MR)

Chair of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences
Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Program

Associate Professor of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences
Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Program

Health Professions Center - 3066

Accepts Office Hours by Appointment

About Me

I am originally from a small rural town in Perry County, Indiana. I have been a resident of the Evansville, Indiana area since I started my undergraduate degree at USI in 1992. I completed an Associate of Science degree in Radiologic Technology in 1995 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Services and Radiologic and Imaging Sciences in 2003. I hold a Master of Science degree in Education (also from USI), which I finished in 2009. My professional practice has been done primarily in a hospital setting, but I have also worked in a surgery center, private orthopedic office, and at the county morgue. Currently I continue to practice in MRI, but I have experience in CT and diagnostic radiology. When I am not teaching or practicing radiology, I spend my time with my family. I enjoy reading books, watching good movies, and spending time outdoors.


2009        Master of Science in Education, University of Southern Indiana 

2003        Bachelor of Science In Radiologic & Imaging Sciences, University of Southern Indiana

2003        Bachelor of Science Health Services,  University of Southern Indiana

1995        Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology, University of Southern Indiana


Professional Credentials

2009-Present       Registered Magnetic Resonance Technologist, American Registry of Radiologic   Technologists

1998-Present       Registered Computed Tomography Technologist, American Registry of Radiologic Technologists

1995-Present       Registered Radiologic Technologist, American Registry of Radiologic Technologists

1995-Present       Indiana State Department of Health Diagnostic X-ray Machine Operator

1993-Present       American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification


Research and Scholarly Area of Interest

Best practices for delivery of radiology educational curriculum and content

Radiology program assessment and improvement

Improved patient outcomes in MRI clinical practice


 Professional Organizations

2014-Present        International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists Associate

2013-Present        Lambda Nu Radiologic and Imaging Sciences National Honor Society Indiana Theta Chi Chapter

2008-Present        Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences

2007-Present        American Society of Radiologic Technologists

2003- Present       Alpha Chi- Indiana Iota Chapter

2003- Present        Pinnacle, Adult National Honor Society

1995-Present         Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists


Recent Publications

Journal Article (* indicated Refereed): National

* Cook, J.A., Schmuck, H., & Peak, K.R. (2015). Radiology clinical monitoring tool. Spectrum, 26(2), 14-16,18.

 * Cook, J.A., & Schmuck, H. (2012). Teaching and technology: Engagement in the classroom with student-owned technology. Spectrum, 23(2), 4-5,7.

 *Cook, J.A. (2011). Comparison of instructional methods: Outcomes and attitudes. Radiologic Science and Education,16(2), 3-14.

 *Hall, M., Fairchild, C., McBride, J.A., Titzer, J.L., Wilson, A.L, & Hiam, J. (2010). Imaging utilization: An interdisciplinary workshop for NP students. Nurse Educator, 35(6), 234-236.

 McBride, J.A. & Reed, M. (2010). Program literature, accreditation standards and ADA compliance. Spectrum, 21(3), 11-12.





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