Barbara Spinda, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM completed her Master of Science in Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She also holds a Master of Science in Biology from the Calumet campus of Purdue University. Currently, she is enrolled in the EdD in Instructional Systems Technology through Indiana University Bloomington. She is a licensed Medical Laboratory Scientist through the American Society of Clinical Pathology and has 10 years of experience in clinical microbiology laboratories as a working technologist and laboratory supervisor. Teaching interests include all things microbiology and infectious diseases, workplace management, and process improvement.