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Holly M. Mihaly

  • Assistant Professor
    Radiologic Sciences Program

I am a semi-native of Erie. For my first 15 years, I lived in Florida and then moved up here going into my sophomore year in high school. I have been in Erie/Waterford ever since. I graduated with my Bachelor's degree from Gannon in 2003. During my Junior year, I began to work at UPMC Hamot (a local level 2 trauma center) performing x-rays and CT scans, where I stayed for 17 years. While working, I completed my Master's degree from Gannon in 2018. At that point, I began teaching at Gannon University.

My husband works for a local renovation company and has several small businesses he owns. I have a daughter who is a Senior in High School. I enjoy reading and spending time with my daughter in her various activities. She is a Girl Scout, where she earned her Bronze & Silver awards, she is in multiple genres of dance, including the performance team, is in the National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, and Class Council, and has worked throughout the past five years. I am also heavily involved with my community, our church, and multiple other organizations. 

My favorite place regionally is my own backyard. We live on the southern edge of Waterford on 11 acres and we have a beautiful view of sunsets every day. This year I have also added chickens and ducks to our household. Overseas, I have visited various cities in Italy and would love to go back again. 

ARRT certified in Radiology (August 2001)

ARRT certified in Computed Tomography (February 2005)


  • CETL grant for course redevelopment - 2020

UPMC Hamot

  • Superior work evaluation (2016)
  • Nominee for Daisy award (2011)


  • Girl Scout Honor Pin (2021)
  • Girl Scout Volunteer award (2017, 2019)
  • LHPS 101-50 – First Year Seminar
  • PHAS 300 – Leadership Seminar     
  • RADS 101 – Introduction to Radiologic Sciences   
  • RADS 118 – Radiographic Exposure and Processing   
  • RADS 119 – Radiographic Exposure and Processing Lab  
  • RADS 205 – Positioning and Procedures 1 Lab  
  • RADS 206 – Clinical Radiography 3   
  • RADS 216 – Clinical Radiography 4
  • RADS 218 – Advanced Exposure     
  • RADS 219 – Imaging and Equipment   
  • RADS 225 – Positioning and Procedures 3 Lab   
  • RADS 226 – Clinical Radiography 5   
  • RADS 286 – Clinical Radiography 6   
  • RADS 441 – Introduction to Radiology    
  • Gannon University, Bachelor of Science, 2003 (major - Radiology, minor - education)
  • Gannon University, Master of Education, 2018
  • 17 years of performance in x-rays and CT scans while maintaining radiation safety
  • Imaging patients in high volume, level 2 trauma center and outpatient facility
  • Venipuncture 
  • Interventional Radiology (Biopsies, Thoracentesis, Paracentesis, abscess drainages, micro ablation, and steroid joint injections with nursing and physicians)
  • Initial education & training in mobile CT scans in the operating room (AIRO) for neurosurgical procedures
  • Acquiring and maintaining ACR accreditation on multiple CT scanners
  • Daily and monthly quality assurance documentation for CT quality control
  • Create/modify CT protocols to maintain quality and radiation safety for adult and pediatric patients according to ACR and JCHAO standards
  • Monitored staff documentation of annual ARRT renewal, BLS certification, and continuing education
  • Collected material for ACR survey and accreditation including updated pediatric protocols for multiple CT machines
  • Kappa Gamma Pi 

Radiographer/Computed Tomographer; UPMC Hamot, Erie, Pa. (17 years)

  • Diagnostic X-rays, fluoroscopy, CT scans, venipuncture, Interventional Radiology, Cardiac imaging, Low-dose Lung Cancer screening, mobile CT in Operating Room
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control coordinator for CT
  • ACR certification of standards - CT lead
  • CT protocol coordinator

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists

American Society of Radiologic Technologists

Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists

Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Science

Fiorillo, R., Goodwill, G., Mihaly, H., Minton, R. (2021, April) “Phenotypic plasticity in Lithasia geniculata includes shell density”, Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science. Second place award in 29th Penn State Behrend – Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishments Conference


  • Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania 
  • Waterford Lioness
  • Operation Santa Assist
  • Waterford Historical Society
  • Asbury Global Methodist Church
Holly           M. Mihaly

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Office: M 019

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