KIMBERLEE J. KEARFOTT
Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2104
A. Courses Taught
Arizona State University
Introduction to Nuclear Engineering (sophomore)
Digital Computer Fundamentals (sophomore)
Electrical Networks (junior)
Clinical Nuclear Engineering (senior)
Physics of Diagnostic Radiology (graduate)
Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation (graduate)
Medical Tomography (graduate)
Georgia Institute of Technology
Thermodynamics I (sophomore)
Nuclear Engineering Seminar (undergraduate/graduate)
Introduction to Radiation Protection (graduate)
Medical X-ray Imaging (graduate)
Internal Dosimetry (graduate)
Medical Usage of Radioisotopes (graduate)
Medical Terminology for Engineers (graduate)
Health Physics Practice (graduate)
Medical Physics Internship (graduate)
Practical Problems in Health Physics (graduate)
The University of Michigan
Introduction to Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences (sophomore)
Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering (sophomore)
Radiological Health Engineering Fundamentals (senior)
Medical Radiological Health Engineering (graduate)
Internal Radiation Dose Assessment (graduate)
B. Continuing Education (Short) Courses Taught
September 1978 Basic Radiation Protection. Harvard School of Public Health.
Instructor for detection instruments.
April 1979 Basic Radiation Protection. Harvard School of Public Health.
Instructor for thermoluminescent detectors.
May 9-10, 1988 Radiation Safety. Arizona State University. Developed and
taught section for medical personnel and radiation producing
august 17, 1988 Radiation Safety. Arizona State University. Taught section for
medical personnel and radiation-producing equipment.
September 15, 1988 Medical Physics Training Course for Radiology Residents.
- May 15, 1989 St. Joseph's Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona. Developed and taught.
November 3, 1988 Radon Gas: Financial and Legal Implications for
November 9, 1988 the Housing Industry. Arizona State University. Conceived,
(offered twice) developed, and taught.
December 10, 1988 Radon Gas: Financial and Legal Implications for the Housing
Industry. Arizona State University. Conceived, developed, and
June 7, 1989 Radiation Safety for Lead Paint Testing. City of Phoenix.
Developed and taught.
June 14, 1989 Radon Awareness. Arizona Public Service. Conceived, developed,
May 21-29, 1990 Advanced Internal Dosimetry. Quantum Technologies. Taught.
April 15-18, 1991 Health Physics Board Certification Examination Review. Technical
Management Services, Inc. Taught section on medical health
October 28-31, 1991 Radioactive Sample Analysis. Technical Management Services,
Inc. Planned and taught course.
May 18-20, 1992 Problems in External Dosimetry. Duke Power Company. Planned
and taught course.
August 31- Low Level Radioactive Waste Management, Georgia Institute of
September 4, 1992 Technology. Course Director.
September 17, 1992 The Art of Video Instruction. Georgia Institute of Technology.
Lectured 2 hours on tape for the Defense Systems Management
October 27-30, 1992 Analysis of Radioactive Environmental Samples. Georgia Institute
of Technology. Course Director and Faculty.
December 7-9, 1992 Nuclear Medicine Update. Emory University School of Medicine.
Lecture "Clinical Applications of Dosimetry".
May 10-14, 1993 Problems in External Dosimetry and Shielding. Duke Power
Company. Planned and taught course.
Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 1994 Intensive Review for the NRRPT Examination, Greg Coache and
April 30-May 4, 1995 Associates. Tri-Cities, Washington. Planned and taught course.
July 15-19, 1996 Applications of New Technology in External Dosimetry. Health
Physics Society. Seattle, Washington. Lecture “External Dosimetry
in Medical Physics”.
Sept. 27-Oct. 1, 1999 External Radiation Dosimetry. Ontario Power Generation Company, Ajax, Ontario, Canada. Planned and taught course.
Nov. 1-4, 1999 Intensive Review for the NRRPT Certification Examination, Detroit Edison, Fermi Nuclear Power Generation Facility, Monroe, MI. Planned and taught course.
Nov. 8-12, 1999 Internal Radiation Dose Assessment. Ontario Power Generation Company, Ajax, Ontario, Canada. Planned and taught course.
Oct.-Nov., 2000 NRC Reactor Regulatory Oversight Program Update (part of formal subject matter expert training for radiation safety), Detroit Edison, Fermi II. Planned and taught 2-h lecture (six times).
C. Curriculum Development
1. Nuclear instrumentation graduate option: Developed and implemented nuclear instrumentation master’s and doctoral options within an electrical and computer engineering curriculum, 1984-1986. (A. S. U.)
2. Bionuclear engineering undergraduate and master’s degree options: Developed and implemented bionuclear engineering/radiological sciences undergraduate and master’s options in biomedical engineering (existing) undergraduate and (new) graduate programs, 1984-89. (A. S. U.)
3. Revisions of electrical and computer engineering undergraduate curriculum: Chaired committee which oversaw major changes in electrical and computer engineering undergraduate curriculum, 1988-89. (A. S. U.)
4. New courses in nuclear medicine instrumentation, clinical nuclear engineering, physics of diagnostic radiology, and medical tomography: Developed and taught new courses in support of curricular initiatives, 1984-1989. (A. S. U.)
1. Laboratory exercises for graduate course on medical X-ray imaging: Developed series of advanced experiments illustrating the principles of X-ray imaging and quality control, 1990. (G. I. T.)
2. New graduate course on internal dosimetry: Developed comprehensive course on philosophy, computational methods, and regulation for radiation dose assessments for internally deposited radionuclides, 1990. (G. I. T.)
3. Major revision of health physics curriculum: Played major role in development and revision of master's curriculum through activities of committee for MS Radiological Engineering, 1991. (G. I. T.)
4. Video program for Master of Radiological Engineering: Developed and promoted the program, dramatically improving student participant quality and quantity, and number of course offerings, 1990-92. (G. I. T.)
1. Undergraduate curriculum for Radiological Health Engineering: Led development and implementation effort of specialization in health physics to be offered as part of nuclear engineering degree, 1993. (U. M.)
2. New Master of Engineering in Radiological Health Engineering: Designed and implemented new terminal master’s degree for professionals, 1994. (U. M.) Note: This attracted a large fraction of the new NERS graduate students (4-15/y) for several years.
3. New undergraduate course on radiological health engineering: Developed and taught comprehensive course on radiation protection for seniors and first-year graduate students, 1994. (U. M.)
4. New graduate course on medical radiological health engineering: Developed and taught new course on medical radiation protection, 1995. (U. M.)
5. Developed 5-year undergraduate and master’s programs (SGUS) in radiological health engineering and biomedical engineering, 1996. (U. M.)
6. Developed research project component for NERS 582, and ethics cases for NERS 484 and NERS 211, Winter 1998. (U. M.)
7. Proposed organizational structure for incorporating Health Physics and Medical Physics into the graduate option of Radiation Measurements and Imaging (for graduate brochure). Solved problem of disadvantage of Radiological Health Engineering graduate students w.r.t. Rackham and NERS degree requirements through cross-listing of courses, Winter 1999. (U. M.)
8. Developed plan for continuing Radiological Health Engineering at the University of Michigan with the discontinuation of the program in the School of Public Health. Involves assuming responsibility four courses, eliminating duplication, re-organization of materials, and usage of adjuncts, Winter 2000. (U. M.)
9. Developed detailed curriculum for undergraduate Medical Physics program for NERS department, Fall 2000. (U. M.)
10. Collaborated in the conceptualization and creation of new NERS graduate option, Radiation Safety, Environmental Sciences, and Medical Physics (REM), for the NERS department, Winter 2001. (U. M.)
11. Created new NERS Radiation Safety, Environmental Sciences, and Medical Physics option guidelines and presentation materials, Fall 2001. (U. M.)
12. Developed NERS 587, new course on internal dose assessment covering internal dose computations from both the health physics and medical physics perspectives at an advanced level, Winter 2002. (U. M.)
13. Developed and taught NERS 250, a course designed for first and second year NERS students, Winter 2003. (U. M.)