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Paramedicine Faculty

Program Director:

Keith A. Monosky, PhD, MPM, EMT-P

Tenured Professor, Department of Health Sciences

Dr. Monosky has been involved in Emergency Medical Services for more than 45 years as an educator, administrator, researcher, director of operations, author, and provider. He previously directed a graduate program in Emergency Services Management at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, served as faculty at the University of Pittsburgh at the Center for Emergency Medicine’s Paramedic Program, and was a didactic and clinical coordinator at the Community College of Allegheny County. He also previously served as an EMS Specialist and Interim Director for the Office of Prehospital Care at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, directed operations for TransCare of Pennsylvania, and was the Director of EMS for McKeesport Hospital in Pennsylvania. He has contributed and reviewed for numerous EMS texts, authored journal articles in EMS, and conducted research in EMS including the TIMI-19 trials. He has been with Central Washington University since September of 2008.

Medical Director:

Jackson S. Horsley, MD

Dr. Horsley has been the Medical Director for the EMS Paramedic Program at Central Washington University since 1991. He also serves as the Medical Director for Kittitas County EMS and was the previous director of the Emergency Department at Kittitas County Hospital for 23 years. He is currently the physician for Student Health Services at Central Washington University and has been practicing emergency medicine for over 31 years.


James E. Pierce, EMT-P, MICP, Senior EMS I (WA DOH)

Mr. Pierce has been involved in EMS for more than 35 years as a provider and educator. He is a graduate of both the Central Washington University Paramedic Program as well as the Harborview Paramedic Program at the University of Washington. He has previously worked for Seattle’s premier EMS system at Medic One as a paramedic-firefighter and crew leader and possesses instructorship in multiple EMS-related certification courses, including ACLS, PHTLS, PALS, and PEPPS. Mr. Pierce has been an instructor for the CWU EMS Paramedic Program for more than 8 years, serving previously as the interim director and Clinical Coordinator as well.

Steven Chrisman, M.S., EMT-P

Adjunct Faculty:

Gretchen Simpson

Amber Simon

Daniel Limmer

Gabriel Benmoussa


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