Dr. Mary Cowan

MS, RRT, RT, R

Mary Cowan is an accomplished PhD in Educational Leadership & Higher Education Candidate with a 17-year program leadership and teaching history.

Having earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Radiologic Science in 2003 at Briar Cliff University, Mary began her career with Cherokee Regional Medical Center as a Radiologic Technologist in 2002. Transitioning her clinical training and experience to the academic arena in 2003, she served as a Clinical Supervisor and Adjunct Faculty Member at Iowa Central Community College and taught undergraduate Radiologic Technology students. Subsequently recruited by Northwest Iowa Community College to launch a new ground-up Radiologic Program, Mary has served as Program Director since 2005. After a successful program introduction, she was instrumental in securing the JRCERT accreditation for NCC and positioned the college with a highly-respected academic status and a new program offering. Characterized as an influential leader and skillful communicator, Mary consistently builds trusting business, community, and staff relationships, engenders team consensus, and inspires team achievement.

Credited as a highly-effective mentor and motivator, Mary skillfully bridges the gap between institutional vision, program ideation, and implementation and inspires others to achieve their professional best.

Born and raised in the Midwest, Mary is grounded in traditional values and passionate in seeking the advancement of education and the academic arena. Favoring an eclectic and servant-leadership model, she serves on numerous quality improvement committees and works creatively and collaboratively with people on all organizational levels in the interest of maximizing student-centered learning opportunities and instructional delivery.

Courses

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Radiopharmaceutical Extravasations: Expert Interviews

Course Credit: 1.25
Program Summary: A series of interviews focusing on how radiopharmaceutical extravasation affects the quality and quantification of nuclear medicine imaging studies.
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Conversations With Dr. C: Leadership in an Educational Environment

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Join a well-known leader in radiologic sciences as we discuss the principles of leadership in an educational leadership environment. Dr. Killion and I will run down the evaluation process of faculty and staff, talk leadership styles, and converse abo...
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Conversations with Dr. C: Educate vs Inform

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Have you ever enjoyed a conversation so much that after walking away you think about it again and again? This is exactly the way I feel each time I talk to Lotus Bucker! Please join me, Dr. C for a conversation on educate vs inform. This webinar brea...
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Conversations with Dr. C: Keep Pushing Professionalism

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Join me, Dr. C, as I discuss patient communication strategies and tips to keep yourself in the mindset to be the best possible technologist! Jason and I will hash out how to be more than a paycheck tech in this episode. Learn leadership strategies fo...
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Conversations with Dr. C: Exploring Nontraditional Career Pathways in Radiology

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary:
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Conversations with Dr. C: Discovering Your Personal Career Path; A Success Story in the Imaging Science World

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Have you ever had a conversation you wish others could have heard? Maybe you are seeking career advice or possible input on your career path? Have you ever thought about steps should you take to become successful or what tools might be applicable to ...
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Conversations with Dr. C: Creating Employee Pathways Through Leadership in Radiology Administration

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Guest Dr. Elliott Silverman joins Dr. Mary Cowan to discuss his experience with leadership in the imaging department. Explore leadership techniques in which a pathway leadership approach has been implemented. Expand their knowledge base in the areas ...
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Turner Talk Special: Bullying - A Cancer within the Department (CE ARRT)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: The Turner Talks Panel of Cheryl Turner, Jordan Johnson, Dr. Mary Cowan, and Dusty York teams up to discuss workplace bullying. Bullying exists in many forms and is most often associated with school age children. However, it is now a prominently ide...
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Turner Talks with Cheryl Turner: Anthony Mungo and Dr. Mary Cowan - Imaging Center Team Leadership, Retention, & Cross Training (CE ARRT)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Cheryl Turner welcomes Anthony Mungo and Mary Cowan to discuss team leadership, retention, and cross training in imaging centers. They will discuss what makes a great imaging center employee, and how facilities help train retain and support employees...
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The Casual Conference - Keynote: Leadership and Operations in the Time of Change

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: The Casual Conference 2020 features Cheryl Turner, host of the Rad-Cast Headlining Program, Turner Talks, and Jordan Johnson, founder of Legacy by Impact and Director of Data Science at Legion Healthcare. They will be joined by industry leading profe...
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Turner Talk Special: COVID19 and Burnout: What you need to know

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Program Objectives: Provide an understanding of the relationship between stress and burnout Discuss the effect of changes due to COVID on the overall wellbeing of radiation sciences professionals Describe positive and negative ways to cope with s...
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Turner Talks with Cheryl Turner: Leadership Topics - Leading Different Personalities and Generations (CE ARRT)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Join Cheryl Turner, Denise Adcock, Mary Cowan, and Jordan Johnson for the next installment of our leadership series of Turner Talks. Today, the panel will discuss the challenges and strategies of leading a group with differing personality to best opt...
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Turner Talk Special: Strength Through Community - How we as healthcare professionals and the imaging community tackle Coronavirus - Part 2 (CE ARRT)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Join Cheryl Turner, Mary Cowan, Dusty York, and Jordan Johnson to discuss the impact of Coronavirus on imaging centers and how we as a community can adjust and address the challenges.
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Turner Talk Special: Strength Through Community - How we as healthcare professionals and the imaging community tackle Coronavirus (On-demand ARRT)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Join Cheryl Turner, Mary Cowan, Dusty York, and Jordan Johnson to discuss the impact of Coronavirus on imaging centers and how we as a community can adjust and address the challenges.
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5G Leadership Skills: Business Ethics (CE ARRT)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Business ethics is one of the most important factors in long-term success, as it impacts leadership quality, productivity and the bottom line. Business ethics is the ability to distinguish between “right” and “wrong.” Individ...
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5G Leadership Skills: Conflict Resolution (CE ARRT)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Workplace conflicts are inevitable. It is when conflicts go unaddressed that they have a negative impact on productivity, team work and leadership. Using conflict resolution strategies in the workplace helps maintain a healthy work environment. Eff...
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5G Leadership Skills: Emotional Intelligence (CE ARRT)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: For all interpersonal interaction, Emotional Intelligence (EI) is increasingly recognized as one of the most important skills an individual can have.
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