Ron Kopec comes to Orange County Community College with over 35 years experience in the field of Diagnostic Imaging Education. In addition to being a Registered Radiologic Technologist, he is also a Registered nurse. He recieved a Bachelors of Science Degree from Creighton University in Omaha Nebraska, and Masters Degrees in Education /Administration and Supervision from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. He has taught all aspects of Radiography since 1972, the last ten years as program director at Essex County College in Newark New Jersey. He has significant experience as as an Allied Health educator with a proven track record of success, with a student pass rate of 99% on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist exam. As an academic leader he has developed and mentored both didatic and clinical faculty, revised curriculum, and modified teaching/testing methodologies.
Ron is married and has two sons in their twenties. He and his wife live in Sussex County, New Jersey. He is a licensed captain and an ASA certified sailing instructor. His favorite activiy is sailing with his wife along the East Coast and Caribbean.
Bob Misiak started in radiography over 30 years ago. He graduated from Overlook Hospital School of Radiography in Summit, New Jersey and then went on to Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY for his Bachelors degree.
After he completed his degree at Downstate Medical Center, he went from a staff position at Overlook Hospital to the faculty at Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery. Bob's teaching career then brought him to Glen Cove, Long Island where he was the Radiography Program Director. He then taught at New York City Technical College.
Bob started the Radiography Program at Orange County Community College and served as Chairman from 1989 - 2005. He has since returned to his first love and now teaches full-time in the department.
He is a Past President of the Association of Educators in Radiologic Technology of New York State and an Accreditation Site Visitor for the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. His accomplishments include teaching and taking x-rays in Gabon, Africa. In addition, Bob has spoken at over 100 seminars and conferences. In his free time Bob is very active in church activities and is a church Elder.
Ann T. Verschuuren, Assistant Professor/Clinical Coordinator/Faculty Advisor to Radiologic Technology Club
Ann Verschuuren began her radiography career in 1979. In 1985 she began teaching in Glen Ridge New Jersey where she was the Clinical Coordinator. In 1991 She began teaching radiography at both Valley Hospital School of Radiography, where she was the Program Director, and Passaic County Community College. In 1995 she joined the staff here at Orange County Community College and has served as Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator. Professor Verschuuren is listed in both the Cambridge and Strathmore “Who’s Who” (recognized for outstanding leadership and contributions in her field).
Professor Verschuuren is very active in Radiologic Technology at the local, state and national levels and has participated in campus activities by serving on the Cultural Affairs, Middle States committees and also served as Advisor to the RT Club. A talented artist, she holds a B. A. in Art Advertising, does pottery, sketching and has displayed her paintings in Orange Hall Gallery, here on campus. As an author, she has published (“Perfecting your Positions”) in the national professional magazine RT image, and also presented a paper (“Aging Well”) at Oxford University, England. In 2009, she received the Association of Educators recognition for “Excellence in Education”.
Professor Verschuuren has spoken at the local, state, national and international level. She was the Key speaker at the Kaplin School, Vails Gate NY for annual teaching conference on the subject of "Integrating Critical thinking into the Curriculum" and has presented this topic at the national (AEIRS) and state level for both NY (AERT) and NJ (NJSRT). Her dedication to developing critical thinking through writing across the curriculum, has helped her mentor her students to publish in the national Magazine Radiologic Technology under “Student Scope” and also “Guess that artifact” columns. She has also mentored Radiography students to participate in the NYSSRS’s writing contest, and saw her mentee’s claim first, second and third prize over the years!
Department of Diagnostic Imaging
Ron Kopec, Chair
Orange County Community College
115 South Street Middletown, NY 10940