Meet the Faculty

Cara Calvo, MS, MT(ASCP)SH – Assistant Professor

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Teaches Immunohematology, Lab Management & Operations
Serves as Department Chair and Program Director

Cara, a 1983 graduate of the OHSU CLS program, joined the Oregon Tech-OHSU CLS Program in 2012 after serving as the Medical Technology Program Director and Faculty in Laboratory Medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle. She holds both a BS and a MS degree in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) and is board certified as both a MLS and as a Specialist in Hematology by the American Society for Clinical Pathology. She has 30 years of experience as a medical laboratory scientist and medical educator, having served with the U.S. Public Health/Indian Health Service, the U.S. Department of Defense, the Veterans Administration, and a number of public hospitals including service as the Medical Laboratory Director for the Commonwealth Hospital in Saipan. She has also served as a faculty member at a number of Universities including Ohio Northern University, University of Maryland, Florida Gulf Coast University, University of Wyoming, and Texas Tech University. Her international experience includes working with Pathologists Overseas in Romania and Kenya, as well as doing independent consulting for hospital and clinic laboratories in Haiti, China, and Australia.

Abraham Furman, PhD, MT(ASCP) - Associate Professor

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Teaches Clinical Chemistry and Immunology

Abraham has 40 years of Clinical Laboratory Science experience in academia, research, diagnostic industry product development, and hospital-based laboratory. Abraham received his Baccalaureate in Medical Technology at Loma Linda University, and his PhD in Immunology at UCLA. Three years of Post-doctoral experience was conducted in the UCLA Public Health Department, conducting immunoparasitology research. He is a member of numerous professional societies (American Association of Clinical Chemistry, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, and American Society for Clinical Pathology), and has been on the editorial review board for Clinical Laboratory Science journals, for more than a decade. Since 2003, Abraham's love of science and teaching has been enriched by his yearly participation as a judge at regional, statewide, and nationwide Intel Science fairs.

Tammy Mundy, MS, MT(ASCP)SM - Assistant Professor

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Teaches Medical Microbiology and Infectious Serology

Tammy is a 1998 graduate of the Oregon Tech-OHSU CLS program. She has worked in the clinical laboratory for the past 14 years focusing in microbiology and more recently, molecular diagnostics. She received her Specialist in Microbiology certification in 2008 and her Masters in Clinical Laboratory Science from Michigan State University in 2011.

Dawn Taylor, BS, MT(ASCP) – Assistant Professor

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Teaches Hematology and Hemostasis
Serves as Clinical Externship Coordinator

Dawn has her BS in Medical Technology from Illinois State University. She did her internship and later worked at the Methodist Medical Center of Illinois. Dawn is certified MT(ASCP) by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. She worked as a generalist and later specialized in hematology and hemostasis at Oregon Health and Science University. She is currently working on her master’s degree in Adult Education at Oregon State University.

Teresa Wolfe, PhD, MT(ASCP) – Assistant Professor

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Teaches CLS Basics, Urinalysis, and Molecular Diagnostics

Teresa graduated from the Oregon Tech CLS program in 1988, received her master’s in Laboratory Medicine from the University of Washington in 2007, and completed her doctorate in Science and Math Education Research at Oregon State University in 2013. Teresa has a broad background working as a medical laboratory scientist in hospitals and medical centers throughout Washington and Oregon. She has served as a staff research associate at UC California – Davis and completed an emerging infectious disease fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.

Contact Us

Deb Disko, Program Representative


Oregon Tech Division of Health Sciences
Department of Clinical Laboratory Science
27500 SW Parkway Ave.
Wilsonville, OR 97070