In Brief: Texas State’s Joanna Ellis honored as Voices Under 40 recipient

Joanna Ellis
Joanna Ellis

By Jack McClellan
Office of Media Relations
September 22, 2016

The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science has recognized Texas State University professor Joanna Ellis as one of its Voices Under 40 Spotlight recipients.

Ellis, who is one of only 12 such honorees, has taught Clinical Lab Science at Texas State since 2014.

The ACLS Voices Under 40 Spotlight is a “recognition of our many, talented and committed young professionals under 40 years old. The ASCLS Voices Under 40 Spotlight has been developed to honor ASCLS members who have shown exceptional commitment to ASCLS, the laboratory profession, and their community at large at a young age in their professional careers,” per the organization’s website. Honorees were selected based on applications, nomination letters and personal statements, which were scored and ranked by a group of their peers.

Ellis holds a bachelor’s degree in clinical laboratory science from Texas State and a master’s in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University. She began her teaching career at Austin Community College in 2010, where she taught medical laboratory technology. She returned to her alma mater in 2014 as a Clinical Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator in the Clinical Laboratory Science department.