Meet the Faculty

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


Teaches Clinical Chemistry and Immunology

Abraham has 40 years of Medical 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 Medical 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.

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


Teaches Hematology and Hemostasis
Serves as Department Chair, Program Director and 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 night shift lead tech.  Later she specialized in hematology and hemostasis at Oregon Health and Science University. She received her Master’s degree in Adult Education from Oregon State University in 2014.


Caroline Doty, MS, MT(ASCP) - Assistant Professor


Teaches Molecular and Urinalysis 

Caroline has over 7 years of experience in academic research specializing in nanoparticle drug design and molecular biology.  Caroline completed her Master’s Degree in life sciences at Northwestern University in 2012. She received her first B.S. degree in biology at Clayton State University and her second B.S. degree from the Oregon Tech-OHSU MLS program. After completing her B.S from Oregon Tech she did her internship at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, where she is still employed as a generalist.  In addition to teaching at Oregon Tech, Caroline has taught undergraduate, graduate, and medical resident courses at various universities including, Northwestern University, Clayton State University, University of Alexandria- Egypt, and Roosevelt University.

Dustin Brown, MT(ASCP), Instructor


Teaches Microbiology and Parasitology 

Dustin has his BS in Microbiology and Medical Technology from Idaho State University.  He did his Medical Technology internship program at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Portland Oregon in affiliation with ISU.  Dustin is certified MT(ASCP) by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.  While his main interest was always microbiology he chose to work initially as a generalist, later specializing in clinical microbiology.   This  evolved from hospital, to private lab microbiology, to public health lab settings.  At the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory (OSPHL) he worked closely with local medical laboratories, state epidemiologists, and the CDC in dealing with public health related laboratory diagnosis and infectious disease outbreak investigations.   His work at OSPHL with tele-diagnosis in clinical parasitology, in conjunction with CDC’s Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, can be seen in numerous photos and case studies at the CDC DPDx website. Using these varied experiences to supplement the Clinical Microbiology courses is one his favorite aspects of teaching.

Contact Us

Deb Disko, Program Representative

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