Faculty

Our emergency medical services faculty is a powerful blend of highly regarded educators, researchers, and clinicians.

Debra Cason, EMT-P, R.N., M.S.
Associate Professor and Program Director
Graduate School: EMT-P, R.N., M.S., Texas Woman’s University, 1979
Interests: Geriatrics and accreditation of paramedic educational programs

James M. Atkins, M.D.
Professor
Medical School: M.D., UT Southwestern Medical Center, 1967
Interests: Cardiology and emergency medicine

Lynne Dees, NREMT-P, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Graduate School: NREMT-P, Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University, 2009
Interests: Continuing education; student-centered, Internet-based and problem-based adult education; firefighter/EMS provider health

Ryan Dikes, LP, B.S.
Instructor
Education: LP, B.S., Baylor University, 1999
Interests: Emergency medicine and paramedic continuing education 

Ann Hudgins, NREMT-P, R.N., B.S.N.
Assistant Professor
Education: NREMT-P, R.N., B.S.N., Texas Christian University, 1980

Monica Huff-Gresham, LP, R.N., B.S.N.
Assistant Professor
Education: LP, R.N., B.S.N., University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 1976
Interests: Exam preparation and class instruction

Suzanne Kee, NREMT-P, R.N., B.S.N.
Assistant Professor
Education: NREMT-P, R.N., B.S.N., Texas Woman’s University, 1986
Interests: Paramedic continuing education and field evaluation

Richard LaChance, LP, B.A.
Instructor
Education: LP, B.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1997
Interests: Webmaster for continuing education 

Kenneth Navarro, LP, M.Ed.
Assistant Professor
Education: LP, M.Ed., American Intercontinental University, 2009
Interests: Emergency medicine and paramedic continuing education

Michael Pebworth, EMT-P, B.A.
Assistant Professor
Education: EMT-P, B.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1978
Interests: Paramedic continuing education

Karen Pickard, LP, R.N., B.S.N.
Assistant Professor
Education: LP, R.N., B.S.N., University of Texas at Arlington, 1986
Interests: Continuing education and quality improvement

Paul Rosenberger, NREMT-P, M.P.A
Assistant Professor
Education: NREMT-P, M.P.A., University of North Texas, 1999
Interests: Initial EMS education

Gilberto Salazar, M.D., FACEP
Assistant Professor and Medical Director
Medical School: M.D., UT Medical School at Houston, 2006.
Interests: Academic emergency medicine and Emergency Medical Services

Chris Thompson, LP, B.A.A.S.
Assistant Instructor
Education: LP, B.A.A.S., University of North Texas, 2009

Paul Vogt, LP, A.A.S.
Instructor
Education: LP, A.A.S., Hill College, 2001

Gregory Winters, LP, M.P.A.
Instructor
Education: LP, M.P.A., University of Texas at San Antonio, 2007