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Jimmy Cornelison

Adjunct Instructor

Jimmy CornelisonA.S. Paramedicine
B.S. Education

Contact Information

Department: Paramedic Science
Office: 21 Stratton
Mailing Address: 521 Lancaster Avenue
Email: james.cornelison@eku.edu
Office Hours: By Appointment
Expert Areas: EMS Management, Tactical Medicine, Medicolegal Death Investigation

Nancye Davis MSN

Adjunct Associate Professor

Nancye Davis MSNMaster of Science in Nursing

Contact Information

Department: Fire Protection and Paramedic Science
Office: Online
Mailing Address: 521 Lancaster Avenue
Email: nancye.davis@eku.edu
Expert Areas: EMS Education, Nursing, EMS Regulation, Pharmacology

Bio

A 1976 graduate of our program, Jimmy is well-known throughout the region as the retired Director of Madison County EMS and the Madison County Coroner since 1998. A Vietnam veteran, Jimmy served as a Tactical Paramedic with the Kentucky State Police Special Response Team for roughly 25 years. He teaches EMT courses, coordinates vehicle extrication classes, and serves as the site coordinator for our twice-annual EMT psychomotor examination.

Bio

Nancye Davis retired as Chair of the Fire Protection and Paramedicine Sciences (FPPS) in 2019, and now teaches courses on a part-time basis. She holds the rank of Associate Professor and has been with EKU since 1992. Davis 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.

Nancye also serves as an Affiliate Faculty for the American Heart Association, and is active with community hospitals teaching ACLS and PALS courses. 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. She 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.

David Fifer M.S., NRP, WP-C, FAWM

Assistant Professor and Online Degrees Coordinator, Director- Center for Wilderness and Outdoor Public Safety

David Fifer M.S., NRP, WP-C, FAWMB.A., Political Science
M.S., Safety, Security and Emergency Management
Nationally Registered Paramedic
Graduate Certificate, Emergency Management
Fellow, Academy of Wilderness Medicine
Certified Wilderness Paramedic

Contact Information

Department: Paramedic Science
Office: 159 Stratton
Mailing Address: 521 Lancaster Avenue
Email: david.fifer@eku.edu
Phone: (859)-622-2454
Office Hours: By Appointment
Expert Areas: Wilderness Medicine, Rescue Medicine, Disaster Medicine, Operational Medicine, EMS Management, Simulation, Skill Training

Scott Andrew Lancaster, Ph.D, MHA, NRP

Adjunct Instructor

Scott Andrew Lancaster, Ph.D, MHA, NRPDoctor of Philosophy- Health Professions Education
Master of Healthcare Administration
Bachelor of Science- Healthcare Management
Nationally Registered Paramedic

Contact Information

Department: Online Emergency Medical Care Degree Program
Office: Online
Email: scott.lancaster@eku.edu

Bio

Assistant Professor David Fifer is the Coordinator of our online Paramedic-to-degree programs. David also works as a Paramedic for Powell County Ambulance Service, and deploys to disaster areas, national special security events, and public health emergencies as an Emergency Management Specialist/Operations Officer for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.

David is a member of the Kentucky Board of EMS Education Committee, and also leads the KBEMS’ Wilderness Paramedic Task Force. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Appalachian Center for Wilderness Medicine who teaches and speaks about wilderness medicine throughout the world, and is the founding coordinator of the RedSTAR wilderness EMS unit in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge. He serves as the nationwide representative of EMS providers to NEMSAC and chairs the Search and Rescue committee of the Wilderness Medical Society.

David earned his B.A. in Political Science and M.S. in Safety, Security, and Emergency Management from EKU, holds the Certified Wilderness Paramedic credential from the International Board of Specialty Certifications, and is a Fellow in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine.

Bio

Scott Lancaster, Ph.D, MHA, NRP is an experienced EMS educator, researcher, and provider. As an instructor in our online degree program, he teaches several courses related to patient care, EMS management, and research methods. 

After serving in the United States Coast Guard, Dr. Lancaster rose to the rank of Director/Chief of the Gorham, NH Department of Emergency Medical Services while also working as a flight paramedic for Dartmouth Hitchock Medical Center. 

Dr. Lancaster’s extensive educational experience includes teaching and leadership positions at the New England EMS Institute, Simmons University, and Anna Marie College, and his research experience includes projects at Boston’s Learning Assessment Research Consortium and Excelsior College. Currently, he is the Assistant Dean of Health Professions at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, MA and continues to practice as a per-diem Paramedic for Amherst, NH Fire/Rescue.

Courses

Subject Title Dates Location Term
EMC 380 Adv Prehospital Theory-Medical    Internet Classes Fall 2023
EMC 489 Intro to Research Methods    Internet Classes Fall 2023

Forest Weyen MBA, NRP, FACPE

Adjunct Instructor

Forest Weyen MBA, NRP, FACPEB.S. Emergency Medicine- University of Pittsburgh
M.B.A West Virginia University

Contact Information

Department: Paramedic Science
Office: Online
Mailing Address: 521 Lancaster Avenue
Email: forest.weyen@eku.edu
Phone: 304-225-7010
Expert Areas: EMS Management and Operations

Hillary Wilson-Yue , M.S., NRP

Assistant Professor and Paramedic Program Coordinator

Hillary Wilson-Yue , M.S., NRPB.A.- Anthropology
BSc.- Emergency Medical Care
M.S.- Safety, Security, Emergency Management
Graduate Certificate- Fire and Emergency Services
Graduate Certificate- Emergency Management
Nationally Registered Paramedic

Contact Information

Department: Paramedic Science
Office: Stratton 156
Mailing Address: 521 Lancaster Avenue
Email: hillaryann.wilson-yue@eku.edu
Phone: (859)-622-1030
Expert Areas: Clinical Education, Emergency Management

Bio

Forest Weyen is the Executive Director of Monongalia Emergency Medical Services “Mon EMS” in Morgantown, West Virginia. Forest has worked for EMS agencies from small volunteer agencies to large urban services, including assisting with the development of the EMS Service in Doha, Qatar and overseeing agency and personnel licensing for the Kentucky Board of EMS. In addition to his formal schooling, Forest has completed a post graduate administrative fellowship in healthcare administration and is a Fellow in the American College of Paramedic Executives (ACPE). Forest’s areas of interest are organizational development, strategic planning, and governmental relations.

Bio

Hillary Ann W. Wilson-Yue, MS, NRP, is the Coordinator of our on-campus Paramedic program. Hailing from Hawaii and a proud “Eternal Colonel,” she attended EKU for her undergraduate and graduate studies, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Care, a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, and a Master of Science in Safety, Security, and Emergency Management. She also earned Graduate Certificates in Emergency Management and Fire and Emergency Services. She is a licensed paramedic in Kentucky and California and is a National Registered Paramedic.

Ms. Wilson-Yue also holds numerous EMS instructor credentials, including American Heart Association Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and ACEP Stop The Bleed. Prior to joining our faculty, she worked full-time as a paramedic for a local county EMS agency from 2013-2019 and was a clinical instructor at UCLA’s Center for Prehospital Care where she taught BLS, ACLS, and PALS classes at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Hospital, Santa Monica Hospital, and Kaiser Permanente – Los Angeles Medical Center.

Ms. Wilson-Yue also worked as a clinical instructor for UCLA’s EMT and Paramedic Schools. She has extensive experience in community outreach, including Heartsaver/First Aid courses and BLS courses for the community.

Dr. Bill Young M.Ed., Ed.D, NRP

Associate Professor

Dr. Bill Young M.Ed., Ed.D, NRPM.Ed.
Ed.D

Contact Information

Department: Paramedic Science
Office: 155 Stratton
Mailing Address: Stratton 250
Email: bill.young@eku.edu

Bio

Bill Young 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.

He attended Cumberland College (now University of the Cumberlands) and earned a master’s degree in leadership from Regis University. He earned his doctorate degree in educational psychology.

Courses

Subject Title Dates Location Term
EMC 225 Introduction to Pharmacology MW 11:00am-12:15pm  Stratton Building 202 Fall 2023
EMC 303 Introduction to Cardiology TR 12:30pm-1:45pm  Stratton Building 286 Fall 2023
EMC 310 Advanced Cardiology MW 9:05am-10:20am  Stratton Building 202 Fall 2023
EMC 320 Adv Life Support: Trauma MW 1:55pm-3:20pm  Stratton Building 286 Fall 2023

Emergency Medical Care

521 Lancaster Ave.
254 Stratton Building
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859-622-1009
Email: jus.dean@eku.edu

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