Faculty Profile for Dr. Reynaldo G Lozano

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Dr. Reynaldo G Lozano
Program Chair - Assoc Professor — Radiation Therapy Program
ENC 220D
phone: (512) 245-1345

Biography Section

Biography and Education

The main objective of my hire at Texas State was to continue development and to implement the newly approved program in 1998. I earned my Ph.D. in Adult, Professional and Community Education at Texas State University. I received a Master of Science in Radiologic Science with a major in Education, and my baccalaureate degree is in Health Professions from Southwest Texas State. I served previously as the Director of Treatment Services at the East Texas Medical Center Cancer Institute in Tyler (1991 to 1998). Working within a technology driven, clinical based discipline of oncology, my focus has been the impact of changing technology on patient care. My experience in applied research is limited to my doctoral work within the Ph. D. program of Adult, Professional, Community Education. My specific interests led to publications regarding learning conditions among radiation therapists, the impact of institutional group cultures hindering learning, impacting patient safety as a cause of treatment error, and patient psycho-social issues. As a recipient of a Distinguished Author of the Year award from the professional organization my work was recognized as being on point with issues within a time of constant changing technology in medicine.
As chair of a department who has made community service and service learning a core requirement for students since 2012, I have been engaged in various forms of community partnerships in collaboration with university officials such as the VP of Student Affairs and the Director of the Student Health Center at various universities throughout south and central Texas. My leadership with the service learning core I built into my curriculum with the marrow donor outreach has enriched my resources with life-time partnerships across the state. These partners are found in specifically targeted regions of Texas with under-served, ethnic populations, who also suffer from critically low numbers on the national database for marrow donors. This ongoing mission includes various forms of opportunity that I have yet to explore.

Research Interests

My interest includes adult learning theories, creative technologies for education, using of gaming technology in education. On a different type of interest, traveling with students, crossing regional borders and witnessing the dynamics as students interact brings unique opportunity to explore socio-cultural conditions and issues, it provides opportunity to acquire data and information, opportunity for training and opportunity for assessment, and intervention. While conducting marrow drives at multiple campuses, I have observed the dialogue and dynamics between students from different ethnic, cultural, socio-economic, and geographical backgrounds who come together as one attempts to acquire an informed consent leading to a marrow donor registration. I have observed students’ personal expectations, challenges, sources of difficulty and anxiety, as well as efforts to overcome. Although I have been in higher education since the development of this program and the chair of the department for 17 years, my research experience is limited to the work related to my doctoral dissertation completed just 4 years ago. My research has been that of an exploratory qualitative case study that brings theories in social, cultural and technical learning together to interpret findings and make recommendations.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Lozano, R. (n.d.). Characterizing a culture of safety. Radiation Therapist: Journal of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.
  • Lozano, R. (2016). A review of literature: Learning conditions of radiation therapists. Radiation Therapist: Journal of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, 21(1).
  • Lozano, R., & Mitchell, D. (2016). Understanding patient psychosocial issues. Radiation Therapist: Journal of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, 21(1).
  • Lozano, R. (2016). A Socio-Technical Analysis of Knowledgeable Practice: How do radiation therapists learn new skills to develop an. SaarbrÂĽcken, German: LAP LAMBERT Academic PUblishing GmbH & Co. KG.
  • Lozano, R. (2016). A socio-technical analysis of knowledgeable practice in radiation therapy. Retrieved from https://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/4217

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: The Harold Silverman Distinguished Author Award., The American Society of Radiologic Technologists Editorial Review Board. October 1, 2014
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Awarded Full Program Accreditation, The Joint Review Committee of Education in Radiologic Technology. August 1, 2014
  • Award / Honor Recipient: National Recognition: National Marrow Donor Program/Be The Match Volunteerism Award, National Marrow Donor Program / Be The Match Program. August 1, 2014
  • Award / Honor Recipient: 15 Year Service Award, Texas State University. January 1, 2012 - February 1, 2012
  • Award / Honor Recipient: National Marrow Drive Registration First Place Award. January 1, 2012

Selected Grants

  • Lozano, Reynaldo G (Principal), Trad, Megan L (Co-Principal), Smith, Kenneth S (Co-Principal). Exploring Affordable Innovation to Stimulate Higher Order Learning in Radiation Therapy, The Professional Research Grant Award Program of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists Education and Research Foundation, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $9900. (Submitted: June 1, 2014, Funded: June 1, 2014 - June 1, 2016). Grant.
  • Lozano, Reynaldo (Principal). Radiation Therapy Program Marrow Donor Registration and Cancer Awareness Outreach, Institutional (Higher Ed). (Submitted: January 1, 2012). Grant.
  • Lozano, Reynaldo (Principal). Radiation therapy program treatment planning lab upgrade. Student Computing Resources Grand Funding Program, Not Specified, $24189. (Submitted: January 1, 2012). Grant.
  • Lozano, Reynaldo (Principal). The Kathy Soliz Texas State Radiation Therapy Outreach Program, Private / Foundation / Corporate. (Submitted: January 1, 2012). Grant.
  • Lozano, Reynaldo (Principal). Treatment Planning Computer Lab Development, John Nguyen, President and CEO, Prowess, Inc., Private / Foundation / Corporate, $1615000. (Submitted: September 1, 2011). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Chair
Texas State Cancer Advocacy Movement for Colleges and Outreach (CAMCO)
August 1, 2014-Present
Chair
Texas State Cancer Advocacy Movement for Colleges and Outreach (CAMCO)
August 1, 2013-Present
Chair
The Radiation Therapy Program Marrow Donor Registration Outreach Program
January 1, 2013-Present
Member
The Cancer Alliance of Texas
January 1, 2013-Present
Organizer
An Evening Kayaking Fundraiser Benefiting the Kathy Soliz Texas State Radiation Therapy Outreach Program
July 1, 2012-Present