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Assistant Professor of Clinical Laboratory Science


  • M.S., Loma Linda University (Microbiology)
  • B.S., Loma Linda University (Medical Technology)
  • B.S., Ohio University (Zoology)

Professional Credentials

  • ASCP (MT)

Teaching Specialties

  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Immunology and Serology
  • Immunohematology
  • Molecular Diagnostics

Research Interests

  • Bacteriology
  • Virology
  • Mycology
  • Parasitology
  • Paleopathology


  • American Society for Microbiology
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology
  • American Association of University Professors
  • Arkansas Medical Laboratory Educators Forum


Payne has been in the College of Nursing and Health Professions for 20 years. Prior to his years at ASU he worked at Loma Linda University Medical Center for 10 years as a Medical Technologist and concurrently served as a Clinical Instructor in the Clinical Laboratory Science program at the Loma Linda University School of Allied Health. He has twice served as chair of the Medical Laboratory Educators Forum.

He has co-authored a clinical microbiology textbook which will be published in early 2010 by Prentice-Hall (Pearson Education, Inc.), as well as engaging in other scholarly activities. For two summers he was a team leader for ASU students traveling to Peru to excavate and radiograph mummies.

William Payne

Contact Information

P: (870) 680-8596
F: (870) 972-2004


Building: Eugene W. Smith Hall
Room: 102

Alternative Contact

Kathleen Lorance
P: (870) 972-3073