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About ETBU

Meet Dr. Colleen M. Halupa

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace." Ecclesiastes 3, Verses 1-8

Dr. Colleen Halupa is the Dean of Online Education and a professor of Clinical Laboratory Science and Health and Education Administration. She has an A.S. in medical laboratory technology, a B.S. in healthcare management, an M.S. in health administration, and an Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction with a concentration in educational leadership, and management. Prior to her career in academia, Dr. Halupa was a biomedical sciences officer in the United States Air Force. Prior to her retirement from the military, she held varying positions in health administration and education and served as the program director for all of the Air Force clinical laboratory science programs serving over 700 students per year. Dr. Halupa has chaired over 80 doctoral dissertations and over 100 masters theses. She has published a textbook, several book chapters and numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals nationally and internationally. She has presented at over 50 regional, national and international conferences. Her research interests are in online and hybrid learning, online graduate education, student satisfaction, doctoral student/chair relationships and academic integrity.