Timothy A. Newkirk
Timothy A. NewkirkTitle: Graduate Program Coordinator
Office Location: Halenz Hall 327
Phone: (269) 471-3605
BS, BSMT - Andrews University
MSMLS - Andrews University
Timothy joined the MLS Faculty in July of 2010. Born in Maryland in an Army hospital while his father served the military in the "White Coats", Timothy spent his childhood in Pennsylvania and later in Michigan. Timothy received his first Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Andrews University in 1990. Then, after working in Redlands, CA for a year as a phlebotomist he decided he liked the hospital laboratory environment and came back to Andrews to complete his second degree, a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology in 1992.
Timothy holds certification with the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP), and held certification with the National Certification Agency for Clinical Laboratory Scientist until its merger with ASCP in 2009. He earned a Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences at Andrews University in 2014.
Prior to joining the Faculty, Timothy served as a Medical Technologist in various locations, Pawating Hospital, Niles, MI; Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo,MI; Verde Valley Medical Center, Cottonwood, AZ; and Northern Michigan Regional Hospital, Petoskey, MI. His varied positions included Lab Safety Officer and supervisory responsibilities over lab operations and support staff.
Timothy is married to Lorena Newkirk. They have three girls.