Ellen Olsen, M.S.Ed., MLS(ASCP)CM, POCS(AACC)

Title: Program Coordinator
Division: Health Studies
Unit: Medical Laboratory Sciences
Office Location: DuSable Hall 155
Office Phone: 815-753-6300
Office Fax: 815-753-1653
Email: eolsen1@niu.edu

Courses Taught

  • AHLS 211: Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science
  • AHLS 345: Medical Diagnostic Biochemistry Lab
  • AHLS 337: Medical Diagnostic Microbiology/Mycology/Parasitology Lab
  • AHLS 311: Immunology Lab


  • M.S.Ed., Northern Illinois University, Instructional Technology
  • B.S., Northern Illinois University, Clinical Laboratory Science
  • A.S., Elgin Community College
  • MLT-C Program, NAACLS Accredited, Sherman Hospital, Elgin, IL


  • MLS(ASCP)CM Medical Laboratory Scientist
  • POCS(AACC) Point of Care Specialist

Areas of Interest

  • Learning outcomes and perception of students using virtual microscopy
  • Using virtual lab simulations to supplement clinical rotations in MLS programs
  • STEM education outreach activities promoting MLS
  • Flipped versus traditional instruction

Contact Us

College of Health and Human Sciences
Wirtz Hall 227

The Dean's Office is open for face-to-face meetings by appointment only.

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