Allied Health & Emergency Medical Services
Location & Staff InformationContact Information:
1406 East 8th Avenue
Winfield, KS 67156
Department Chair, Health & Human Services and EMS Program Director
- MS, Southwestern College
- BS, Southwestern College
- MICT Instructor/Coordinator
- ACLS-Regional Faculty
- BCLS-Regional Faculty
- Cowley College EMS Division, Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Contributions and Dedication, 2005
- N.I.S.O.D. Master Teacher, 2007
- Cowley College Young Achiever Award, 2007
Chris functions as both the Director of EMS Education and as chair of the Allied Health Department. As the Department Chair, he guides and oversees all EMS courses, healthcare-related courses, the MICT program, Pratt’s LPN/RN program, Certified Medication Aide, Certified Nurse Assistant, Home Health Aide and Restorative Aide classes, EMS leadership degree and certificate, Medical Coding program, and nutrition, medical transcription and medical terminology classes, develops academic policy for the college, develops new college academic programs, evaluates and approves curricular changes at the college, and a host of other duties. He is responsible for guiding and ensuring excellence within the department.
As the Director of EMS education, he is responsible for all aspects of the EMS division. He co-teaches the daytime MICT program and the evening MICT program. He acts as the academic advisor for all pre-MICT majors and other allied health majors. He is responsible for guiding and ensuring excellence within the division and the continued accreditation of the MICT program.
Chris graduated from Cowley’s first MICT program in 1997 and then worked as a field paramedic and training officer for Butler County EMS. He has been a Cowley adjunct faculty member since 1998 and a full-time MICT instructor since 2005. With many years of EMS experience - including full-time ALS, volunteer fire fighting and BLS first response - he brings an intimate understanding of many different EMS systems to the classroom.
Chris enjoys writing and teaching. His most current article, who he co-authored with Dr. Danks, is entitled "Concussion and Second Impact Syndrome" can be found in the August 2006 issue of JEMS.
He holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration and a master of science degree in leadership from Southwestern College.
Chris and his wife Mandy live in Winfield with their daughter Libby. He enjoys participating in 3 gun competitions, reading and internet discussion forums.
- Office: Winfield Center, Upper Level
- Phone: (620) 229-5985
- Email: Chris.Cannon@cowley.edu
Head Athletic Trainer
Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries, Instructor
- BS, Southwestern College
- Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)
- Licensed Athletic Trainer in the State of Kansas (LAT)
- Supervisor, health care of Cowley College student athletes
- Coordinator of Associate of Science Degree in Athletic Training (PRE) at Cowley College
Jeff began his professional health care career as a Certified Athletic Trainer in 2002. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Southwestern College. Following his graduation from Southwestern College, Jeff served as a Graduate Assistant/Assistant Athletic Trainer at Missouri State University. Currently he serves as Cowley College’s Head Athletic Trainer in Arkansas City, Kansas.
As an enthusiastic ambassador for his profession Jeff states, “ Serving as a Certified Athletic Trainer allows me to be a part of two things I really enjoy on a daily basis, athletics and health care. “ In addition, Jeff maintains his professional credentials through the National Athletic Training Association Board of Certification and The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts.
When not practicing as an Athletic Trainer, Jeff enjoys strength training, golf, serving others, and spending time with his two children Michael (12) and Lauren (11).
- Office: Main Campus
- Phone: (620) 441-5270
- Email: Jeff.Fluty@cowley.edu
Paramedic Instructor Coordinator
Email: Jeremy Goerzen
Site Coordinator, Allied Health Support Services
Cheryl's primary responsibilities include acting as the Coordinator of Health and Human Services Support Services and functioning as the Winfield Center Coordinator. She is responsible to the Chair of the Health and Human Services Department for the general operation of activities at the Winfield Center and Health and Human Services Department faculty.
- Office: Winfield Center, Room 104
- Phone: (620) 229-5981 or 221-3392
- Email: Cheryl.Shepherd@cowley.edu
Cowley College uses part-time instructors that contribute diverse expertise to the learning experience.