Professor William C. Payne, a graduate of Ohio University and Loma Linda University, began his career as a quality control microbiologist for Peck Laboratories in southern California. He worked for 10 years at Loma Linda University Medical Center as a Medical Technologist and adjunct Professor (clinical instructor) before accepting a full-time, tenured, teaching position at Arkansas State University in 1988. As an Associate Professor of Clinical Laboratory Science in the College of Nursing and Health Professions he has taught courses in Clinical Microbiology (basic and advanced levels), Medical Parasitology, Immunology and Serology, Immunohematology, Research Concepts, and Molecular Diagnostics.
Scholastic honors include Sophomore Award for Scholastic Achievement (1973), induction into the United States Achievement Academy (1987), Clinical Laboratory Science Alumnus of the Year (Loma Linda University 2008) and College of Nursing and Health Professions Faculty Achievement Award in Teaching (2006 and 2012).
He is a co-author of Clinical Laboratory Microbiology: A Practical Approach published by Prentice-Hall publishers in 2011. He has published a number of peer-reviewed journal articles dealing with photobiomodulation in recent years. Presentations to learned forums include topics as varied as, “Pre-Columbian vs. Present-day Parasitism in Peruvian Populations (after a paleoparasitology study of Chiribayan mummies), Emerging Infectious Diseases, Visible Light as Bactericidal Agent in Wound Care, and most recently Ebola Virus Disease (a panel presentation).
Photobiomodulation; Photodynamic therapy; Clinical microbiology; Paleoparasitology; Immunology; Serology and Molecular diagnostics.