Melinda Diltz, laboratory coordinator, instructor

Melinda Diltz, laboratory coordinator, instructor


M.S. Millersville University of PA, Biology


Anatomy and Physiology laboratories, Concepts in Biology 1 laboratories


Train and supervise Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, and Concepts undergraduate student lab assistants. Train and supervise graduate assistants in laboratory prep duties and teaching assistant duties. Supervise and complete the set-up, testing, and teardown of Anatomy & Physiology I and II, Anatomy and Physiology of the Head, Neck Thorax, and Concepts in Biology I laboratories. Supervise and complete the preparation of sterile media, equipment and supplies for Introductory Microbiology, Microbiology, and Medical Microbiology laboratories. Maintain and inventory all laboratory equipment and perform routine maintenance on equipment including follow-up on equipment sent out for repair. Assist with set-up and teardown of lab exams. Proctor lecture and laboratory exams. Supervise and assist in the maintenance of living specimens such as frogs, fish, worms, crayfish, snakes, lizards, hamsters, and turtles. Determine need, find vendors, and place orders for laboratory supplies and keep a record of receipt of supplies. Coordinate the disposal of chemical wastes, preservatives, and medical wastes. Inventory laboratory equipment in the department. Inventory equipment containing
refrigeration in the department. Carry out other special assignments for the Department Chairperson and the Dean of the College of Science and Technology as required.

Service Activities

Space and Facility Committee, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 2006 to present.