Julie M. Walsh, BS

clinical coordinator, the john merck division of science and technology

Everett Mansion 313

I graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor's degree in Human Development and then decided to go to school for Radiologic Technology. After graduating with an associate’s degree, I worked at Yale New Haven Hospital until I moved to Vermont. I have been a technologist at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, Northshire Medical Center, and Mount Snow, and began my teaching career eight years ago.

I am currently three classes away from obtaining my master's in Adult Education from Park University. I live in East Dorset, Vt., with my husband and three kids. I coach 3rd and 4th grade girls lacrosse, and I volunteer by teaching environmental science to 2nd and 4th graders at the Dorset School.

I love teaching students about the anatomy and physiology of the body and patient care. In my classes we use a variety of teaching techniques that include lecture and hands-on experiences. Students are able to transfer what they learn to the clinical sites where the learning comes full circle and students work with technologists and real patients.

Teaching allows me to teach something that I am truly passionate about. I want students to learn to think critically and use the knowledge they have in trauma situations.


  • BS, Human Development, University of Connecticut, Storrs, 1991 

Teaching experience

  • Clinical Coordinator, The John Merck Division of Science and Technology, Southern Vermont College, 2003-present 


  • Clinical Coordinator, Radiologic Technology courses
  • Introduction to Radiology and Medical Technology
  • Radiographic Positioning

Why I teach

I love the field of radiology and also watching students learn to love it.

books I have read this year

Unbroken, Gone Girl, Life, on the Line: A Chef's Story of Chasing Greatness, Facing Death, and Redefining the Way We Eat.

Favorite films

I do not watch a lot of movies but I enjoy watching Top Chef and Survivor with my kids.

Best part of being at SVC

Getting to know each student individually. The class sizes are small, and I can interact with students one on one. I want to see each of my students succeed.