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Dawn Barten

Experience and Interests

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer, UW-Stevens Point (August 2011-present)

Professional Experiences

  • Medical Technologist, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. (1998-2009)
  • Medical Technologist, Marshfield Laboratories, Marshfield, Wis. (1997-1998)
  • Phlebotomy Coordinator, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, Wis. (1997-1998)


  • American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) (2010-present)



  • Clinical Education Policy Task Force
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee
  • Chemical Hygiene Committee


  • Medical Laboratory Technician/Phlebotomy Advisory Board, Northcentral Technical College (NTC), Wausau, WI (2018-present)

Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) (1998-present)
  • American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS)-Co-Chair Student Bowl Games (2013-present)

Fun Facts

Last book you read?

Keeper of the Bride by Tess Gerritsen

Best advice you ever received?

Of all of the investments you make in life, you will never regret investing in your education.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?


Favorite Quote?

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. Colin Powell

One thing about your school that you are most proud of?

One of the things about our program that I love is our close connection to our students. I really enjoy advising my students and getting to know them on a more personal level. This connection allows me to help our students identify their strengths and weaknesses which allows us to help set them up for success in their future endeavors.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

Connecting with students and helping them achieve their goals.

A Piece of advice For students in your school?

What is the one thing that always makes you happy? What do you love to do? Once you have identified that, then create a plan to find the profession that will allow you to complete that activity every day. It makes waking up in the morning and going to work a lot easier when you love what you do!

Dawn Barten
Program Director - Medical Laboratory Science
Lecturer - Medical Laboratory Science

D147 Science Building


M.S. in Medical Laboratory Science 2013
University of North Dakota


Applied Instrumentation
Hematology-Hemostasis Practicum
Special Stains
Advanced Studies in Clinical Chemistry
Advanced Practicum Hematology-Hemostasis
Management and Laboratory Information Systems
Advanced Clinical Studies