Vivian Koistinen faculty bio

Vivian Koistinen

The Allen School is to Me:

The Allen School is the place where I as an instructor can share my knowledge as a health care professional and educator with students who are eager to enter the medical field.

My Academic/Medical Interests Are:

My academic interests revolve around the medical field as well as business administration.

Some of the jobs I have had in my lifetime include:

·         Food Service

·         Dental Assistant

·         Dental Office Manager

·         Dental Assisting Instructor

·         Dental Assisting Corporate Manager

·         Curriculum Developer

·         Director of Training and Development

The best thing about being an instructor is:

Being a facilitator of learning and reaping the reward of seeing students succeed in their new profession.

When I am not in the classroom or on campus I can be found:

Spending time with my family including eight grandchildren.

Movies I can watch over and over:

·         It’s a Wonderful Life

·         Miracle on 34th Street

·         Remember the Titans

·         Blind Side

·         The Sound of Music

Favorite TV shows are:

·         Movies on Hallmark Channel

·         Army Wives

·         NCICS

·         Miami Vice

Websites I visit daily include:




Favorite area restaurants:

·         Chevys

·         Claim Jumpers

·         Wildflower Bread Company

Coolest thing I have ever done:

·         Coached Junior Olympic Development Archery

Places I have lived:

·         Texas

·         Washington

·         North Carolina

·         Georgia

·         Germany

·         Arizona