Philip W. Ballinger, Ph.D., R.T.(R)
Philip W. Ballinger served as Director and Assistant Professor of the Radiologic Technology Division at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio for 25 years. Following an early retirement buyout for in 1995, he continues to serve OSU as a Professor Emeritus.
Professor Ballinger grew up in a small farming community in Ohio. After completing a hospital certificate program in radiography, he returned to college and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry. His first full time job was directing a hospital certificate program in Indiana. In 1970, he and his wife, Nancy, moved to Ohio where Phil developed the baccalaureate degree radiography program at The Ohio State University in Columbus. While teaching at OSU, he concurrently earned his master’s degree and in January of 2004 he completed his Ph.D. degree in Educational Administration.
Phil holds membership in the American, Canadian, and International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists plus membership in various state, national and international professional societies. He has authored or co-authored over 40 scientific publications. Through four editions, Professor Ballinger served as sole author of Merrill’s Atlas of Radiographic Positions and Radiologic Procedures and in 1989 created the Pocket Guide to Radiography. Since 2009 Dr. Phil began revising, expanding and developing new apps for the company which he and a colleague serve as co-owners. One may assume the positioning apps are in agreement with the radiographic positioning textbooks currently in print.
Terri Bruckner, Ph.D., R.T.(R),(CV)
Terri Bruckner completed the baccalaureate program in Radiologic Technology at The Ohio State University in 1978. After becoming certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, she worked in diagnostic radiography then in the angiography laboratory. Terri also worked as a diagnostic technologist at the Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
Terri obtained her first educational position in 1984 at Jefferson Technical College (now Eastern Gateway Community College) teaching radiography and anatomy/physiology courses. In 1985, she continued her teaching career in the Radiologic Technology Program at The Ohio State University (OSU), retiring in 2013. Dr. Bruckner also taught in various radiography programs in Ohio, including Columbus State Community College and the University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash Campus.
During Terri’s 25 year radiography teaching career, she earned her Master of Arts degree in Educational Policy and Leadership with a focus on Vocation, Technical, and Adult Education. While teaching full time at OSU and serving as clinical coordinator, she earned her Doctorate in Quantitative Research, Evaluation, and Measurement in Education from OSU.
Terri is a member of the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, and has served as various committee chairs and as President, Junior Chair, and Senior Chair of the Board. She is also a member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Technology, and the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences. Terri has made several presentations at state educational meetings and authored the Sectional Anatomy chapter in several editions of Merrill’s Atlas of Radiographic Positions and Radiologic Procedures.
Ronald W. Reed, R.T.(R)
Appreciation is expressed to Ronald W. Reed for his creative vision as a student in the radiography program at Boise State University in 2008. With his vision plus the support and assistance of program faculty and fellow students, this Brand was developed. We extend our appreciation and best wishes as Mr. Reed focuses on new projects and opportunities!