Desi Justis, MEd

Sciences Resource Manager, Chemical Hygiene Officer

Desi Justis


Degrees and Certifications

  • B.S. in Health Science 1986, Lynchburg College
  • MEd 1995, Lynchburg College
  • Ordained Minister
  • Certified Chemical Hygiene Officer 1999- NRCC Certified
  • 24-hour HAZWOPPER


My experience includes teaching chemistry, physics, computer math, and mathematics courses at the high school level as well as courses in a medical assistant program at a local business college. I have also worked in a local hospital laboratory. Presently, I am the Sciences Resource Manager for the School of Sciences. I work closely with the Dean of the School of Sciences. As the Resource Manager, I am responsible for ordering supplies such as chemicals, lab equipment and instructional supplies, maintaining the chemical and equipment inventories, and supervising student assistants. As the chemical hygiene officer, I am responsible for chemical and laboratory safety in the School of Sciences and I also serve as a safety resource for other departments and programs on campus.

A responsibility that I truly enjoy is that of transfer advisor for the School of Sciences.  As transfer advisor I am able to work with students who may not be described as traditional students and who have advising issues unlike those traditional students.

Courses Taught

I have been a lab instructor for the anatomy and physiology courses which are required for students majoring in nursing, HMSR, and the pre-medical fields. Now my instruction is directed to safety training courses for school personnel and students.

Personal Info/Interests

My “outside of work” interests revolve around my family, especially my grandchildren, and my church.  I enjoy watercolor painting and photography.  I am the associate pastor at my church and work mainly with the adult Sunday School class and the children’s ministry.