Service

UNIVERSITY, PROFESSIONAL, AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

ORGANIZATION

Honorary:

Alpha Mu Tau Fraternity, ASCLS National Honor (Research, Teaching, & Service to profession)
Golden Key National Honor Society

Professional:

Association of Clinical Scientists (ACS)
Texas State University Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (SCLS)
Faculty Advisor & consultant
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
Who’s Who among Healthcare Professionals
Texas Society of Allied Health Professions (TSAHP)
Pan American Society for Clinical Virology (PASCV)
American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
Specialist in Microbiology (SM) certification (2008)
Molecular Pathologist (MP) certification (2007)
Specialist in Virology (SV) certification (1998)
Texas Branch American Society of Microbiology (ASM)
American Society of Virology (ASV)
Texas State University Microbiology Society
Faculty consultant
United States Animal Health Association
Member of Rabies and Public Health Subcommittee
American Society of Clinical Laboratory Scientists (ASCLS)
Texas Association of Clinical Laboratory Scientists (TACLS)

SERVICE

University:

Texas State University, Mariel M. Muir Committee: 2016 – 2017

  • Selection of mentoring awards for faculty / staff

Texas State University, Academic Program Review, Financial Services, Treasurer/Student Business Services, and Budget Office, Spring 2016

Texas State University, Academic Program Review, Human Resources, Spring 2016

Texas State University, Associate Vice President for Research and Federal Relations Search Committee: 2015-2016

Texas State University, Assistant Director of Faculty Development Search Committee: 2015

Texas State University Bobcat Bond Program: 2013 – Present

  • Mentor of undergraduate students

Texas State University Representative to Bio Corridor Alliance: 2012 – Present

  • Request by Billy C. Covington, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Research and Federal Relations to represent (http://www.texasbiocorridor.org); Alliance composed of Biotechnology companies on I35 corridor

Texas State University Council on Funded Research (CFR), 2011 – Present

  • Appointment for oversight of research related matters as CHP Associate Dean of Research; Honors College representative

Texas State University Research Design and Analysis (RDA) Group, 2010 – Present

  • Invitation from Larry R. Price, PhD (Director of Faculty Research) & Gail Ryser, PhD (Testing, Research-Support, and Evaluation Center); Group charged with enhancing the quality as well as the quantity of the research productivity of faculty

Invited by Dr. Galloway, Director – University Honors Program committee, 2009 – Present

Invited workshop speaker – Program for Excellence in Teaching and Learning for Texas State new tenure track faculty (per Dr. Nathan Bond / Dr. Beth Wuest), Tips on Preparing Documenation for Tenure and Promotion Review, LBJSC 3-15.1, 2008 – Present

Texas State Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC): 2008 – Present

  • Invitation from Dr. Covington; Committee charged with implementing a Biosafety policy that is compliant with NIH

Invited Faculty Panel Member, Sponsor of Panel-Texas State Faculty Advancement (Dr. Jerry Farr) and OSP (Carolyn Pate), Panel Topic “Grants and Contracts”, Aquarena Springs, December 10, 2004

Christian Faculty/Staff Fellowship (CFF): October 2004-Present

Texas State Service-Learning Team , 2003-Present

Invitation from Dr. Oren Renick (Chair of Service-Learning Team) to join group

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC): 2002-2014

  • Ex officio, Interim Chair as needed, Reviewer of IACUC protocols for approval of animal care/use with respect to teaching and research;    Vivarium subcommittee
    Inspector of animal facilities at Texas State University and related sites (Freeman Ranch, Aquarena Center, Stock Center, Biology Dept., etc.)

Faculty Senate Liaison Representative from CLS Program: 2007 – 2013

Search Committee for Assistant Director of Faculty Development: Fall, 2012

  • Invited to review applications and participate in interview panel by Dr. Beth Wuest

Invited Keynote Speaker, Texas State University Alpha Lamda Delta National Honor Society Chapter, LBJSC Ballroom, April 6, 2008

College:

College of Health Prof. Strategic Planning Committee: 2013 – Present

  • To monitor progress of the College, departments and programs toward accomplishment
    of goals in the Strategic Plan.  To prepare yearly assessment of progress, as well as assist in periodic updates.

Texas State University College of Health Professions Personnel Committee: 2009 – 2013

  • “Reviewer” of Tenure Track faculty evaluations for CLS, HIM, & RTT units
    Chair, CLS PC, 2013 – Present

Texas State University – San Marcos College of Health Review Group: 2009 – Present

Texas State University College of Health Professions Research Enhancement (CREC) Grant Committee: 2006 – Present

  • Reviewer, 2006 – 2007; Chair, 2008 – 2011; ; Ex-officio, 2011 – Present

Texas State University College of Health Professions Faculty Development and Advancement Committee: 2004 – Present

  • Advise and assist the College with a comprehensive faculty development program, review/recommendations for Tenure/Promotion (revised College PPS, 2006),  Reappointment, and Annual Evaluation; Develop a process to encourage a culture of collaborative research

Texas State University College of Health Prof. Faculty/Student Research Forum Committee: 2002 – Present
    Chair: 2004 – 2006, Past Chair: 2006 – Present

  • To direct the planning and arrangements for the College of Health Professions annual Research Forum, including
    reviewing of abstracts, scheduling, and post-forum recognition of presenters. Commencement for Texas State University College of Health Professions, August, 2002 – present (annually)

Texas State University CHP Faculty Excellence Awards: 2009 – 2014

Texas State University College of Health Professions Budget Committee: 2007 – 2013

Texas State University College of Health Professions Curriculum Committee: 2009 – 2012

CHP Research Coordinator Search Committee: Summer 2013 & Summer 2014

HIM Search Committee for HIM Chair: Fall, 2012 – Spring, 2013

  • National search to replace HIM Chair (appointment by Dean Welborn)

Texas State Scholars Weekend: February 6, 2004 (Orientation meeting); February 13, 2004 (Scholar interviews)

  • Interviewer of Scholar candidates

Department:

Bobcat Days, LJBSC, 2002 – Present

Orientation/Advsing sessions for new and transfers,  Texas State University CLS majors: Summer 2003 – Present

Faculty committee to interview students for acceptance into Texas State University-CLS program: Spring, 2002 – Present (annually)

NAACLS Accreditation Review, 2005, 2012

Texas State University Academic Review of CLS Program, Self-Study Review, 2005, 2011-12

CLS Clinical Assistant Professor Search Committee, Fall 2013 – Spring 2014

CLS TT Assistant Professor Faculty Search Committee, November 2007 – 2008

ACC Biotechnology Internship Sponsor: Summer 2003

  • Supervisor of Hays ISD student, Valerie Duran, at Texas State-CLS during June 16 – July 14

Founder/Chair, Introduced Joint Texas State University-ACC Exploratory Group for Biotechnology: 2002 – 2005

  • Ongoing effort to establish articulation agreement between Texas State University-CLS Department and ACC Biotechnology Program

Community and Professional:

E – Mist (Infection Control & Prevention) http://www.emist.com/ Advisory Board: 2017 – Present

ASCLS Editor in Chief Selection Committee, September – October 2016

  • Assist in selection of EIC & appointment to ongoing Clin Lab Sci journal advisory board

International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science appointment, Microbiology Advisory Group (two years), August 2016 – 2018

  • Development of IFBLS documents for WHO, CLSI and ISO TC212

ASCLS Promotion of the Promotion Committee, R. Rohde appointed as Special Advisor by ASCLS President, August 2016 – Present

ASCLS Mentorship Academy, Invited faculty mentor, 2016 – Present

  • Annual mentoring of selected mentees across U.S.

TACLS Leadership Academy, Invited faculty member, 2015 – 2016

  • Monthly leadership and mentoring presentations for select academy students

TACLS President, 2015 – 2017; President Elect, 2013 – 2015; Board Member, 2012 – 2013

InfectionControl.tips as Co-editor, Virology and Microbiology, Advisory Board, and will also be regular contributing author: 2015 – Present

ASCLS Abstract and Proposal Review Committee (APRC): 2014 – Present

  • Submit, review, and rank proposals for Annual ASCLS conference; Review poster abstracts for annual meeting

PerfectCLEAN (UMF Corp.), Invited Subject Matter Expert on Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs): 2014 – Present

Vestagen, Invited Subject Matter Expert on Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs): 2014 – Present

Orion Research & Management Services, Invited Advisory Board: 2013 – Present

International Journal of Infectious Diseases & Infection, Genetics and Evolution (Elsevier journals), Invited Reviewer: 2013 – Present

Cleanint http://cleanint.com/advisory-board/  Advisory Board, 2013 – Present

  • Consultation on issues and product development for “microbially clean” work environments; Cleanint develops innovative products that help people lead cleaner, healthier lives.
  • Invited as Subject Matter Expert on HAIs & MRSA

Clinical Laboratory Science, Invited Reviewer: 2013 – Present

ASCLS Consulting Editor: 2012 – Present

  • Invited by premier Clinical Laboratory Science professional journal (Clin Lab Sci); consultant on expert areas (MRSA/HAIs, qualitative research, adult learning, clin. microbiology)

ASCLS Education & Research “Kleiner Award Committee,” 2012

  • Judge to award best Clinical Laboratory Science journal manuscript from 2011

Johnson & Johnson Advanced Sterilization Products, Healthcare Environmental Disinfection Advisory Board, 2011 – 2013

  • Consultation on critical issues and current standards in the prevention of HAIs and different approaches to environmental disinfection of pathogens, including automated area disinfection technologies
  • Invited as Subject Matter Expert on HAIs (MRSA)

TACLS Conference Organizing Committee for 2011 State Conference (April 6-9, 2011)

  • Microbiology Program Chair, Vendors, Assistant to Organizing Chair (Dave Falleur) & Student Bowl Judge

Organizing Committee, Texas DSHS-Zoonosis Control Division Annual Diseases in Nature Conference: 2002 – Present

  • Subcommittee to acquire presenters, abstract review, and general organization of meeting

ASCLS Continuing Education Advisory Council – Microbiology member, 2010 – 2013

  • National conference abstract review & organization; Platform Moderator

DSHS Statewide Healthcare-Associated Infections committee, 2009 – Present

ASCLS Representative to the new NAACLS Research Committee, 2009 – Present

  • Enhance awareness of the need for research by our profession

ASCLS Educational Scientific Assembly (ESA) Committee, 2009 – Present

  • ESA subcommittee on Educational Programs and Initiatives (CEPI)

ASCLS Microbiology Scientific Assembly Committee, 2006 – Present

  • Vice Chair, 2011-12; Chair, 2013 – 2015

Elected National Delegate from TX for National Meeting (ASCLS): 2006 – Present

TACLS Student Bowl Judge (microbiology content) & Poster Judge, TACLS State Conference, El Paso, TX, March 26-28, 2009

TACLS Conference Organizing Committee for 2008 State Conference (April 2-5, 2008)

  • Microbiology Program Chair, Vendors, Assistant to Organizing Chair (Dave Falleur) & Student Bowl Judge

Member, Hays County Student Health Advisory Council Nutrition & Health Committee, 2006 – Present

Member, College of Education Doctoral Student Organization (COEDSO), 2006 – 2010

Moderator for General Sessions, Texas Association of Clinical Laboratory Science Conference, San Antonio, TX,  March 29 – April 1, 2006

ACC Instructional Review Self Study Committee, Fall 2005 – Present

MRSA Correctional Facility Workgroup, Fall, 2004 – Present

  • Workgroup is composed of TX DSHS – IDEAS, Travis County Correctional System, UTMB Galveston, Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice, and Bureau of Prisons.  A collaborative effort is being made to address the problems of MRSA infections in the Texas prison systems via laboratory (Rohde contract/grant with DSHS) and epidemiology models.

Student Bowl Judge/Timer, Texas Association of Clinical Laboratory Science Conference, Corpus Christi, TX,  2005 – Present

Member, Austin Community College Biotechnology Advisory Board: 2004 – present

Texas Association Clinical Laboratory Science Annual Meeting Organizer: 2002 – 2003

  • Subcommittee to acquire speakers in specialty subject area of microbiology
    Moderator for scientific sessions

Member, Bethany Lutheran Church Diaconate Ministry Team: 2004 – Present

Member, DSHS Oral Rabies Vaccination Program: 1994 – present

  • Ground crew, airplane navigator, and computer support (GIS, GPS) for the aerial distribution
    of recombinant rabies vaccine to immunize wildlife in Texas (coyote, fox, etc.)

Member, ACC Biology Eligibility Committee: 2001 – present
Adjunct representative: Evaluate eligibility for current and new faculty to teach courses, evaluate annual
portfolios of faculty

Member, ACC Biology Task Force: 2002 – present

  • Adjunct representative: Establish instructional objectives of each course, select texts/resources, establish and evaluate effectiveness measures, ensure consistency in instruction across district, and address instructional issues of the faculty.

Member, DSHS Rapid Response Team: 1996 – 2002

  • Surveillance of zoonotic outbreaks (hantavirus, plague, arbovirus, etc.) in TX

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