EKU Online: Emergency Medical Care Faculty

Online Emergency Medical Degree Faculty Nancye Davis

Nancye Davis is chair of Fire Protection and Paramedicine Sciences (FPPS) in Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Justice & Safety. She is an associate professor and has been with EKU since 1992. She has been the co-coordinator of Eastern’s Emergency Medical Care Program since 2000. Davis holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University Kentucky and a master’s of science degree in nursing from Bellarmine College. She began her medical career in Corbin, Kentucky more than 40 years ago and has worked in multiple capacities within the health care and public safety arena.

Davis is a board member for the Kentucky Board of EMS (KBEMS) and serves on the KBEMS Educational Committee. She is also a Level III EMS Instructor with the Kentucky Board of EMS and is an Affiliate Faculty for the American Heart Association. She teaches paramedic classes for EKU and assists with community education in continuing education courses for EMT’s. She is active with community hospitals teaching ACLS and PALS courses. Special certifications include adult cardiac emergencies, pediatric emergencies and trauma emergencies. She is active in writing and administering grants at EKU in Perkins, Rural Healthcare, and foundation grants. She is a member of the National Association of EMS Educators, and is active in local and state EMS boards. In addition, Davis has served as a program director and has authored accreditation self-studies for the Committee on Accreditation for the EMC Professions for the last 15 years. Presentation topics for local and state EMS conferences have included adult education for training officers, neurological emergencies, OB and pediatric emergencies, cardiac emergencies and electrocardiograms, and pharmacology for emergency health care professionals.

Online Emergency Medical Degree Faculty Bill Young

Bill Young is the program director of the paramedicine department at Eastern Kentucky University. He has worked in emergency medical services since 1978. He began his career running calls for a small fire department near Williamsburg, Kentucky long before the term “first responder” existed. Young has worked as a street medic, training officer, supervisor, state regulator and educator.

His career has taken him to Tennessee, Colorado, Georgia and Kansas. He has lectured nationally and internationally.  He attended Cumberland College (now University of the Cumberlands) and graduated from Regis University with a master’s degree in Leadership. He is enrolled in the University of the Cumberlands where he is seeking a doctorate degree in educational psychology.

Online Emergency Medical Degree Faculty Sandy Hunter

Sandy Hunter, Ph.D. NREMT-P is a tenured professor with EKU's paramedicine program. He earned a bachelor of science degree in emergency medical care from Western Carolina University; a master’s degree in secondary (health) education from EKU; and a Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Kentucky.

Hunter’s career in emergency care spans more than 30 years. He practiced as a paramedic in North Carolina, South Carolina and Saudi Arabia. His specialty certifications include, advanced open water scuba diving, and advanced pediatric, cardiac, medical and trauma care. He has served as a member of the board of directors for the National Association of Emergency Medical Services Educators (NAEMSE), the Committee on Accreditation for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP) and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. He served as an advisory member for the U. S. Department of Health and Human Service’s First Responders Cultural Competency Curriculum Project, which created a national curriculum for teaching cultural competency to emergency responders.

His research, publications and presentations cover a wide variety of topics, including diversity, evaluation, self-efficacy, sickle cell disease and the effect of culture on learning. Hunter was a co-author on a groundbreaking textbook for teaching the foundations of education to professionals who educate emergency responders. Additional honors include being named the EKU College of Justice and Safety Fellow (2005 – 2006) and an EKU Critical Thinking Teacher of the Year for 2014.

Online Emergency Medical Degree Faculty Danny Miller

Danny Miller has served as an assistant professor in emergency medical care at Eastern Kentucky University since 1997. He principally teaches in the curriculum areas of cardiac and trauma emergencies and EMS management. He earned a master’s of science degree in loss prevention and safety from EKU, a baccalaureate degree in emergency medical care from Western Carolina University, and an AD in Emergency Medical Care from Guilford Technical Community College.

Miller began his EMS career in 1979 and has worked in Field EMS and Critical Care Transport in North Carolina, South Carolina and Kentucky. He served as the Prehospital Trauma Life Support Kentucky State Coordinator since 2002 and is on the Kentucky State Trauma Committee. He has also represented EMS interests on several Homeland Security committees and groups. Miller maintains instructor status in a wide variety of specialty credentials from the American Heart association and NAEMT. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Online Emergency Medical Degree Faculty Dariusz Wolman

Dariusz Wolman has 23 years of health care experience, which includes management, research, emergency medicine, and emergency preparedness/management. He has earned a doctoral degree in industrial and organizational psychology, further he holds Master of Public Health, Master of Clinical Psychology and Bachelor of Business Administration Degrees, and Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification.

Wolman began his EMS career in Pittsburgh, PA at 15 years of age. He became a paramedic in 1991, and is a Nationally Registered Paramedic. He is also an EMS Instructor, and has been teaching since 1997. Currently, Wolman is the Chairman of the Pennsylvania Emergency Cardiac Care Committee, for the American Heart Association. National Faculty in BLS, and is regional faculty for ACLS & PALS. In addition, Wolman holds numerous certifications in many disciplines of business and psychology.

Wolman has held management roles in EMS as well as a number of other health care industries, including Executive Director of an ambulance service in suburban Pittsburgh providing both emergency response and non-emergency transports. He has gained accreditation for multiple agencies by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS). Prior to joining the faculty at EKU, he served as emergency manager for a hospital.