Our Instructors

Scott Hanton, PhD

Scott Hanton is the editorial director at Lab Manager and the leader of the Lab Manager Academy. He spent 30 years working in industrial chemistry labs, with 20 years as a lab manager. He had roles of general manager, laboratory operations manager and chief scientist for Intertek Allentown. Previously, he had roles of research scientist, laboratory supervisor, and section manager at Air Products & Chemicals. Through these different roles, Scott developed expertise in polymer mass spectrometry, analytical characterization, people leadership, and business management. He earned a BS in Chemistry from Michigan State University and a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Scott is an active member of ACS, ASMS, and ALMA.

Jonathan Klane, M.S.Ed, CIH, CSP, CHMM, CIT

Jonathan Klane is Lab Manager's senior safety editor and the leader of the Lab Safety Management Certificate. Jon possesses 35 years of professional experience in environmental, health, safety, and risk (EHSR). Jon was safety director for two colleges of engineering with hundreds of labs doing a wide variety of research. He consulted for many years to private industry, government, non-profits, and higher ed. He also taught EHSR at two colleges and was a management faculty member in an MBA and HR master's program. Jon's master's is in adult education and learning and he is a PhD candidate in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology at Arizona State University.

Instructor Tracy Durnan, MBA

Tracy Durnan, MBA

Tracy Durnan has led an impressive career as a researcher and administrator in her thirty years working in the field of biomedical research. Tracy served as the Senior Manager of Facilities Operations and Laboratory Support at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center for 15 years. In 2017, she received the Sylvester Stars Award from the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, which recognizes excellence in research administrative staff. Tracy had the unique distinction of receiving nominations for the Sylvester Stars award from more faculty members than any previous recipient. In her role, Tracy lead the onboarding of new research labs and significant process improvement efforts in both the research and hospital operations at Sylvester. Tracy has led over a dozen major renovation projects, improving the working environment for hundreds of employees. Tracy is also an expert in disaster preparedness; she published an article in Lab Manager Magazine on the topic of disaster preparedness in September 2018 and has presented talks on the topic at national conventions. Finally, she recently received certification in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Before joining the Sylvester Research Administration team, Tracy was the Research Laboratory Coordinator of one of the largest labs at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX for four years.

Tracy has also worked in laboratory leadership roles at institutions such as NASA and the University of Colorado Medical Center.

Tracy holds a Bachelor degree in biology from Colorado State University and an MBA in health sector policy and administration from the University of Miami.

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