Desi Justis, MEd
Degrees and Certifications
B.S. in Health Science 1986, Lynchburg College
MEd 1995, Lynchburg College
Certified Chemical Hygiene Officer 1999- NRCC Certified
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.
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.
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.