Angela MacAdams has been named as the director of the NDSU allied sciences department in the College of Health Professions.
MacAdams is an experienced educator with 16 years of focus in respiratory care as a clinician, leader and educator. She most recently served as the director of Clinical Education for the NDSU/Sanford Respiratory Care Program for the past 11 years. MacAdams earned her master’s degree in education with an emphasis on curriculum and instruction from NDSU and her bachelor’s degree in respiratory care from NDSU.
“My goal is to continue to reach out to our community members and employers and understand their needs to accommodate growth,” MacAdams said. “It’s an exciting time to be in healthcare with the new technologies, the expanding opportunities, and ever-evolving ways for us to deliver excellent patient care.”
She looks forward to helping students find their place on the healthcare team. “I want my students to learn how to think critically,” MacAdams said. In her previous teaching experience, she emphasized to students that wherever they go, they will be taking care of someone’s loved one.
MacAdams also promotes professional involvement in the field and previously served as president of the North Dakota Society for Respiratory Care. She previously was an NDSU Allied Sciences Advisory Board member and was on the NDSU/Sanford Respiratory Care Consortium Committee.
She is a recipient of the North Dakota Society for Respiratory Care President’s Award and Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi inductee.
“Angela MacAdams brings experience in education and health care settings, with a unique perspective from the student’s, employer’s and educator’s viewpoint. Her expertise teaching students and working in the community will help shape future programs in Allied Sciences,” said Charles D. Peterson, dean of the College of Health Professions.
MacAdams began her new position at NDSU on Aug. 1.
For students pursuing allied sciences, the job growth outlook from 2016-2026 is projected to increase 23 percent for respiratory care therapists, 17 percent for diagnostic medical sonographers and 13 percent for radiologic technologists and medical laboratory technologists, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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