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Faculty and Staff

  • Leslie Kendrick, Radiologic Sciences, Studio Portrait

    Leslie Kendrick, MS, RT(R)(CT)(MR)

    Associate Professor, Chair, Imaging Sciences Program Director

    Leslie Kendrick has earned an AS in Radiologic Technology, BS in Radiologic Sciences with an emphasis in Computed Tomography, an academic certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and an MS in Educational Technology from Boise State University. Kendrick currently serves as the Department Chair and Bachelor of Science Imaging Sciences Program Director. She is also a PhD candidate in the Biomolecular Sciences Program with a research focus on post-concussive symptom resolution and blood biomarkers. Courses taught include principles of radiography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, human anatomy and pathology.  CV available upon request.

    Leslie Kendrick has earned an AS in Radiologic Technology, BS in Radiologic Sciences with an emphasis in Computed Tomography, an academic certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and an MS in Educational Technology from Boise State University. Kendrick currently serves as the Department Chair and Bachelor of Science Imaging Sciences Program Director. She is also a PhD candidate in the Biomolecular Sciences Program with a research focus on post-concussive symptom resolution and blood biomarkers. Courses taught include principles of radiography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, human anatomy and pathology.  CV available upon request.

  • Travis Armstrong, Radiologic Sciences, faculty/staff, studio portrait, photo by Priscilla Grover

    Travis Armstrong, MPA, RT(R)

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Diagnostic Radiology Clinical Coordinator

    Travis Armstrong returned to Boise State University in 2017 as a faculty member in the Radiologic Sciences program after earning his B.S. in Radiologic Sciences with a Management option from the same program in 2000. Travis more recently earned a Master in Public Administration in 2021.   Travis brings to the classroom considerable hands-on clinical experience having worked in a variety of radiology departments throughout the region.  Outside of working for over a decade combined at two major Boise hospitals, Travis has worked for a number of prestigious institutions to include the University of Washington Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center.  The expertise garnered through many years of experience in these various clinical settings allows Travis to provide context to the abstract ideas and concepts taught in the classroom.  In his free time Travis can often be found exploring Idaho’s backcountry on foot, mountain bike, or motorcycle.

    Travis Armstrong returned to Boise State University in 2017 as a faculty member in the Radiologic Sciences program after earning his B.S. in Radiologic Sciences with a Management option from the same program in 2000. Travis more recently earned a Master in Public Administration in 2021.   Travis brings to the classroom considerable hands-on clinical experience having worked in a variety of radiology departments throughout the region.  Outside of working for over a decade combined at two major Boise hospitals, Travis has worked for a number of prestigious institutions to include the University of Washington Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center.  The expertise garnered through many years of experience in these various clinical settings allows Travis to provide context to the abstract ideas and concepts taught in the classroom.  In his free time Travis can often be found exploring Idaho’s backcountry on foot, mountain bike, or motorcycle.

  • Monica Breedlove headshot

    Monica Breedlove, M.Ed., RT(R)(M)(CT)(MR)

    Clinical Associate Professor, CT and MRI Programs Director

    Monica earned her BS in medical imaging technology from Oregon Institute of Technology and received a Masters of Education in Instructional Design from Western Governors University. Monica holds credentials in radiology, Mammography, CT and MRI and worked for many years in each of those areas. She previously taught numerous radiology and MRI courses for a radiography program in Oregon. Monica is the Program Director for the MRI and CT Programs and will teach the associated MRI and CT baccalaureate courses.  CV available upon request.

    Monica earned her BS in medical imaging technology from Oregon Institute of Technology and received a Masters of Education in Instructional Design from Western Governors University. Monica holds credentials in radiology, Mammography, CT and MRI and worked for many years in each of those areas. She previously taught numerous radiology and MRI courses for a radiography program in Oregon. Monica is the Program Director for the MRI and CT Programs and will teach the associated MRI and CT baccalaureate courses.  CV available upon request.

  • Cathy Masters Portrait

    Catherine Masters, M.Ed., RT(R)

    Clinical Associate Professor, Diagnostic Radiography Program Director

    Cathy is the Program Director for the B.S. in Diagnostic Radiology Program.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Adult Education, Training and Development, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Radiology.  She has been ARRT certified and registered in radiography for over 30 years.  Cathy has worked with radiography students her entire career and transitioned from working at a level one trauma center to teaching in 2008.  Prior to her time at Boise State, she was the clinical coordinator and program director for programs in Colorado and Illinois.  She has taught most of the courses offered in the diagnostic radiology program at Boise State; her favorites are Radiation Protection and Biology, and Senior Recitation and Integration.  CV available upon request.

    Cathy is the Program Director for the B.S. in Diagnostic Radiology Program.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Adult Education, Training and Development, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Radiology.  She has been ARRT certified and registered in radiography for over 30 years.  Cathy has worked with radiography students her entire career and transitioned from working at a level one trauma center to teaching in 2008.  Prior to her time at Boise State, she was the clinical coordinator and program director for programs in Colorado and Illinois.  She has taught most of the courses offered in the diagnostic radiology program at Boise State; her favorites are Radiation Protection and Biology, and Senior Recitation and Integration.  CV available upon request.

  • Natalie Mourant, Radiologic Sciences, faculty/staff, outdoor portrait by Priscilla Grover

    Natalie Mourant Hodges, MHS, RT(R)(CI)(VI)

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Interventional Radiology & Interventional Cardiology Program Director

    Natalie Mourant Hodges has earned a BS in Radiologic Sciences, and an MHS in Service Leadership from Boise State University.  Natalie has worked in several areas of Interventional Radiology, including the Specials Lab, the Endovascular Lab, the Cardiovascular Operating Room and the Cardiac Catherization Lab. She has served as Lead Cardiovascular Professional and the Structural Heart Team Lead.  She holds credentials in General Radiology and Cardiac-Interventional and Vascular-Interventional. She teaches IT in Radiology, Interdisciplinary Patient Care Skills, Radiology Positioning, Health Promotion and Leadership, Research and Professionalism, Preventative Care and Patient Advocacy in Imaging Sciences and Interprofessional Capstone.

    Natalie Mourant Hodges has earned a BS in Radiologic Sciences, and an MHS in Service Leadership from Boise State University.  Natalie has worked in several areas of Interventional Radiology, including the Specials Lab, the Endovascular Lab, the Cardiovascular Operating Room and the Cardiac Catherization Lab. She has served as Lead Cardiovascular Professional and the Structural Heart Team Lead.  She holds credentials in General Radiology and Cardiac-Interventional and Vascular-Interventional. She teaches IT in Radiology, Interdisciplinary Patient Care Skills, Radiology Positioning, Health Promotion and Leadership, Research and Professionalism, Preventative Care and Patient Advocacy in Imaging Sciences and Interprofessional Capstone.

  • Kelly Sparhawk portrait

    Kelly Sparhawk RT(R)(M), MBA

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Kelly Sparhawk returned to Boise State University in 2023 as a faculty member in the Radiologic Sciences program after earning her B.S. in Radiologic Sciences in 2017. After graduation, she became certified in mammography and worked in the field for 5 years. Kelly also received a Masters of Business Administration from Western Governors University. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dog, and traveling the world.

    Department of Radiologic Sciences

    Kelly Sparhawk returned to Boise State University in 2023 as a faculty member in the Radiologic Sciences program after earning her B.S. in Radiologic Sciences in 2017. After graduation, she became certified in mammography and worked in the field for 5 years. Kelly also received a Masters of Business Administration from Western Governors University. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dog, and traveling the world.

  • Anastasia Tracy portrait

    Anastasia Tracy, MBA, RT (R)(CT), RDMS (AB, BR, OB/GYN), RVT (VT)

    Clinical Instructor, Diagnostic Sonography Program Director

    Anastasia has earned Bachelor’s of Science degrees from Boise State University in both Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) and Diagnostic Radiology. Anastasia received a Masters of Business Administration from Western Governors University. Anastasia  serves as the Program Director for the DMS Program and teaches all of the associated baccalaureate courses, as well as few courses for the Primary Pathway Advanced Modalities & Diagnostic Radiology Programs. CV available upon request.

    Anastasia has earned Bachelor’s of Science degrees from Boise State University in both Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) and Diagnostic Radiology. Anastasia received a Masters of Business Administration from Western Governors University. Anastasia  serves as the Program Director for the DMS Program and teaches all of the associated baccalaureate courses, as well as few courses for the Primary Pathway Advanced Modalities & Diagnostic Radiology Programs. CV available upon request.

  • Sue Antonich portrait

    Sue Antonich

    Business Operations Manager

    Sue is the Business Operations Manager for the Department of Radiologic Sciences.  She has been with Boise State since 1997 and joined the Radiologic Sciences team in 1999.  When Sue is not working, she is spending time with her granddaughters.  She is also a watercolor artist and a member of the Idaho Watercolor Society, Montana Watercolor Society and Alpine Artists.  Her role within the Department of Radiologic Sciences encompasses administrative duties for the department and the online programs.

    Department of Radiologic Sciences

    Sue is the Business Operations Manager for the Department of Radiologic Sciences.  She has been with Boise State since 1997 and joined the Radiologic Sciences team in 1999.  When Sue is not working, she is spending time with her granddaughters.  She is also a watercolor artist and a member of the Idaho Watercolor Society, Montana Watercolor Society and Alpine Artists.  Her role within the Department of Radiologic Sciences encompasses administrative duties for the department and the online programs.

  • Kristie Hanson portrait

    Kristie Hanson RT(R)

    Recruitment Coordinator

    Kristie joined Boise State University in 2023 as the department’s Recruitment Coordinator. Previously, Kristi was a radiologic technologist for 20 years in the Boise area, including St. Luke’s Medical Center for 10 years.  Nine of those years Kristie was the supervisor for the Medical Imaging department at St. Luke’s. Kristie was born and raised in Great Falls, Montana.  Kristie and her husband have three children and one grandson.  Kristie is looking forward to using her 20 plus year’s experience in the field to build relationships in the valley with the many healthcare facilities, universities and students.

    Kristie joined Boise State University in 2023 as the department’s Recruitment Coordinator. Previously, Kristi was a radiologic technologist for 20 years in the Boise area, including St. Luke’s Medical Center for 10 years.  Nine of those years Kristie was the supervisor for the Medical Imaging department at St. Luke’s. Kristie was born and raised in Great Falls, Montana.  Kristie and her husband have three children and one grandson.  Kristie is looking forward to using her 20 plus year’s experience in the field to build relationships in the valley with the many healthcare facilities, universities and students.

  • Tara Person

    Tara Person

    Administrative Assistant I

    Tara is the Administrative Assistant for the Department of Radiologic Sciences.  She has been with Boise State since 2014 having joined the Radiologic Sciences team in August of 2021.  Tara, along with her husband, have three cats, five dachshunds, and three ducks. She enjoys oil painting and writing.  Person is a graduate of Boise State University with a Degree in History.  Her role within the Department of Radiologic Sciences encompasses administrative duties for the on-campus programs.

    Tara is the Administrative Assistant for the Department of Radiologic Sciences.  She has been with Boise State since 2014 having joined the Radiologic Sciences team in August of 2021.  Tara, along with her husband, have three cats, five dachshunds, and three ducks. She enjoys oil painting and writing.  Person is a graduate of Boise State University with a Degree in History.  Her role within the Department of Radiologic Sciences encompasses administrative duties for the on-campus programs.

Emeritus Faculty

  • John Lampignano portrait

    John Lampignano

    John Lampignano earned his A.A.S. in Radiologic Technology at GateWay Community College, BS in Education from Weber State College, and M.Ed. in Educational Technology at Arizona State University.  He taught at GateWay Community College (GWCC) for 35 years in the Medical Imaging program.  During his tenure at GWCC, he was the director for the Center for Teaching and Learning.  John has worked in various clinical settings to include Level I trauma centers and various hospital imaging centers.  One of his specialties was sports medical in which he worked with Arizona State University Sports Medicine and the Arizona Cardinal Football Club.  At Boise State University, he taught Radiographic Positioning lectures and labs and Comparative Sectional Anatomy.

    John Lampignano earned his A.A.S. in Radiologic Technology at GateWay Community College, BS in Education from Weber State College, and M.Ed. in Educational Technology at Arizona State University.  He taught at GateWay Community College (GWCC) for 35 years in the Medical Imaging program.  During his tenure at GWCC, he was the director for the Center for Teaching and Learning.  John has worked in various clinical settings to include Level I trauma centers and various hospital imaging centers.  One of his specialties was sports medical in which he worked with Arizona State University Sports Medicine and the Arizona Cardinal Football Club.  At Boise State University, he taught Radiographic Positioning lectures and labs and Comparative Sectional Anatomy.

  • Joie Burns portrait

    Joie Burns

    Joie earned a B.S. in Radiologic Sciences from Boise State University and a M.S. in Instructional and Performance Technology, Boise State University. Joie worked in the department for 26 years as Program Director for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program and Chair. Courses taught included all baccalaureate courses in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Patient Assessment, and Diagnostic Radiology Clinic.

    Joie earned a B.S. in Radiologic Sciences from Boise State University and a M.S. in Instructional and Performance Technology, Boise State University. Joie worked in the department for 26 years as Program Director for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program and Chair. Courses taught included all baccalaureate courses in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Patient Assessment, and Diagnostic Radiology Clinic.

  • Portrait of Darlene Travis

    Darlene Travis

    Darlene Travis earned a B.S. in Radiologic Technology from Idaho State University, a B.S. in Zoology from Idaho State University, Certificate of Completion, Radiation Therapy, Loma Linda University Medical Center. Darlene worked in the Radiologic Sciences Department for 27 years serving as Chair, Clinical Coordinator, Diagnostic Radiology Program Director, CT Program Director and an instructor for the Department of Radiologic Sciences.

    Darlene Travis earned a B.S. in Radiologic Technology from Idaho State University, a B.S. in Zoology from Idaho State University, Certificate of Completion, Radiation Therapy, Loma Linda University Medical Center. Darlene worked in the Radiologic Sciences Department for 27 years serving as Chair, Clinical Coordinator, Diagnostic Radiology Program Director, CT Program Director and an instructor for the Department of Radiologic Sciences.

  • Portrait of Scott Staley

    Scott Staley

    Scott Staley earned a B.S. in Radiologic Technology and a M.S. in Educational Technology from Boise State University. Scott worked in the Radiologic Sciences Department for 26 years as an instructor and Radiation Safety Officer.

    Scott Staley earned a B.S. in Radiologic Technology and a M.S. in Educational Technology from Boise State University. Scott worked in the Radiologic Sciences Department for 26 years as an instructor and Radiation Safety Officer.

  • Lorrie Kelley Portrait

    Lorrie Kelley

    Lorrie Kelley earned a B.S. in Radiologic Technology and a M.S. in Educational Technology from Boise State University.  Lorrie worked in the Radiologic Sciences Department for 21 years serving as MRI Program Director, CT Program Director, and instructor and has authored numerous articles and texts.

    Lorrie Kelley earned a B.S. in Radiologic Technology and a M.S. in Educational Technology from Boise State University.  Lorrie worked in the Radiologic Sciences Department for 21 years serving as MRI Program Director, CT Program Director, and instructor and has authored numerous articles and texts.