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Allied Health & EMS l Criminal Justice l Cosmetology l Part-Time Instructors


Allied Health & EMS

lChris Cannon l Jeff Fluty l Stefani Jones l Deryk Ruddle l Steven Storm l Samantha Troyer


Chris CannonChris
Department Chair, Health & Human Services
Director Allied Health
EMS Education Program Director

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  • MS, Southwestern College
  • BS, Southwestern College
  • MICT Instructor/Coordinator
  • ACLS-Instructor
  • ACLS-Regional Faculty
  • BCLS-Instructor
  • BCLS-Regional Faculty
  • PALS-Instructor
  • PEPP-Instructor
  • PHTLS-Instructor


  • 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, the Nursing Home Administrator 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 with Deryk Ruddle. 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 enjoys participating in 3 gun competitions, reading and internet discussion forums.

Office: Winfield Center, Upper Level

Phone: (620) 229-5985



Jeff M. FlutyJeff
Head Athletic Trainer
Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries, Instructor

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  • 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 family.

Office: Main Campus

Phone: (620) 441-5270


Stefani JonesStefani Jones
Coordinator, Allied Health Support Services

Stefani's primary responsibilities include acting as the Coordinator of Allied Health Support Services and functioning as the Winfield Center Coordinator. She is responsible to the Chair of the Allied Health Education Department for the general operation of activities at the Winfield Center and Allied Health Department faculty.

Office: Winfield Center, Room 104

Phone: (620) 229-5981 or 221-3392



Deryk RuddleDeryk
Lead MICT Instructor

  • BS, Friends University
  • AAS, Cowley College
  • Paramedic Instructor Coordinator
  • NREMT-Paramedic
  • CCEMTP-Provider
  • PHTLS-Provider
  • PHTLS-Instructor
  • PALS-Provider
  • PALS-Instructor
  • PEPP-Provider
  • PEPP-Instructor
  • AMLS-Provider
  • AMLS-Instructor
  • ACLS-Provider
  • ACLS-Instructor


  • Cowley College Patrick J. McAtee Award, 2005
  • NISOD Master Teacher Award, 2012

Deryk Ruddle is the MICT instructor for the Cowley 12-month Paramedic program. Ruddle is a graduate of the 2005 Cowley College Paramedic program where he received the Patrick J. McAtee Award for the class. Prior to becoming a full-time EMS instructor, he worked for Butler County EMS for several years.

Ruddle works with the Director of EMS Education to coordinate and instruct the Paramedic classes. This includes lectures, coordination of laboratory experiences and assistants, writing/grading homework, quizzes, and tests, coordination of PALS, PHTLS, ACLS, AMLS and BLS classes for certification, scheduling guest lecturers and outside instruction of WMD, HAZMAT, and vehicle extrication, serving as a clinical coordinator at hospitals, contacting and assigning field internship preceptors, and reporting student progress. Deryk also coordinates and instructs the Cowley tactical EMS courses.

Prior to entering the EMS workforce, he served for 4 years with the Unites States Marine Corps. Ruddle and his wife Tracy live in Augusta with their two sons Logan and Maddock. Ruddle enjoys golf, fishing, snow skiing, and target shooting.


Steven StormStorm
Paramedic Instructor

  • AAS, Cowley College
  • MICT
  • Instructor/Coordinator
  • ACLS-Provider
  • BCLS-Provider
  • NRP-Provider
  • PALS-Provider
  • PEPP-Provider

Steve completed the 2008-2009 Cowley MICT Program. He is a full-time paramedic instructor for Cowley College.

Office: Winfield Center

Phone: (620) 229-5981




Samantha TroyerTroyer
Paramedic Instructor Coordinator


Office: Winfield Center
Phone: (620) 229-5986




Part-time Instructors for EMS & Allied Health - click here


Criminal Justice

Frank OwensOwens
Criminal Justice Instructor


  • AA, Cowley County Community College, Arkansas City, KS
  • BS, Southwestern College, Winfield, KS

Graduate Study:

  • Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center Classes
  • Drug Enforcement Administration Classes
  • Kansas Bureau of Investigation Classes


  • Graduate 7th Annual Police Administrators Seminar
    Leadership class


  • Kansas Peace Officers association
  • Kansas Narcotics Officers association
  • Former Chapter President Fraternal Order of Police
  • Mid States Homicide Investigators Association

Professional Experience:

  • Cowley County Drug Task Force
  • Certified Bike Patrol Member
  • Instructor for Citizen Police Academy
  • Certified Thermographer

Office: Ireland Hall, IH202, Upper Level - Arkansas City Campus
Phone: 620.441.5285


AmyAmy Roney
Cosmetology Instructor

Ireland Hall, Lower Level - Arkansas City Campus
Phone: 620.441.5315





Paige WinslowPaige
Cosmetology Instructor

Ireland Hall, Lower Level - Arkansas City Campus
Phone: 620.441.5349




Part-time Instructors
Cowley College uses part-time instructors that contribute diverse expertise to the learning experience.
Credentials for part-time instructors.