Health & Human Services Department

Faculty & Staff

Allied Health & EMS | Childcare and Development | Cosmetology
Criminal Justice | Education | Adjunct Instructors | Part-time Instructors in EMS & Allied Health

  • Chris Cannon

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

    Podcast link CHRIS Introduction Podcast

    1. MS, Southwestern College
    2. BS, Southwestern College
    3. MICT Instructor/Coordinator
    4. ACLS-Instructor
    5. ACLS-Regional Faculty
    6. BCLS-Instructor
    7. BCLS-Regional Faculty
    8. PALS-Instructor
    9. PEPP-Instructor
    10. PHTLS-Instructor


    1. Cowley College EMS Division, Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Contributions and Dedication, 2005
    2. N.I.S.O.D. Master Teacher, 2007
    3. 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, 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 enjoys participating in 3 gun competitions, reading and internet discussion forums.

    Office: Winfield Campus, Upper Level
    Phone: 620.229.5985

  • Tia Bunch

    Tia BunchNursing Coordinator

    Office: Winfield Campus, Lower Level
    Phone: 620.229.5982

  • Jeff M. Fluty

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

    Podcast link Jeff Introduction Podcast

    1. BS, Southwestern College
    2. Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)
    3. Licensed Athletic Trainer in the State of Kansas (LAT)
    4. Supervisor, health care of Cowley College student athletes
    5. 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: Arkansas City Campus
    Phone: 620.441.5270

  • Jeremy Goerzen

    Jeremy GoerzenParamedic Instructor Coordinator

    Office: Winfield Campus
    Phone: 620.229.5984

  • Stephanie Humphries

    Stephanie HumphriesAcademic Support Specialist – Health & Human Service

    Office: Winfield Campus, Room 104
    Phone: 620.229.5981

  • Cameron Schwarz

    Paramedic Instructor Coordinator

    Office: Winfield Campus
    Phone: 620.229.5983

  • Samantha Troyer

    Samantha TroyerParamedic Instructor Coordinator

    Samantha Troyer is the Lead Paramedic Instructor for the nationally accredited Cowley College Paramedic Program.

    Office: Winfield Campus
    Phone: 620.229.5986

  • Part-time Instructors in EMS & Allied Health

    Click here for a list of Part-time Instructors in EMS & Allied Health

Childcare and Development (Early Childhood Development)

  • Janet Davidson

    Janet DavidsonDirector of Childcare and Development
    (Early Childhood Education)

    Education and Degrees:

    1. BA - Elementary Education from Southwestern College/Minor Early Childhood Education from Southwestern College
    2. BA - General Studies from Southwestern College
    3. Masters of Science in High-Incidence Special Education

    Professional Organizations:

    1. KNEA
    2. NEAYC


    1. Winfield Public School System/USD 465
    2. ABE at Cowley College
    3. Adjunct Instructor at Cowley College

    Office: Education Center 100
    Phone: 620.441.5202


  • Paige Winslow

    Paige WinslowDirector of Cosmetology

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

  • Delayne Dale

    Delayne DaleCosmetology Instructor

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

Criminal Justice

  • Frank Owens

    Frank OwensCriminal Justice Instructor


    1. AA, Cowley County Community College, Arkansas City, KS
    2. BS, Southwestern College, Winfield, KS

    Graduate Study:

    1. Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center Classes
    2. Drug Enforcement Administration Classes
    3. Kansas Bureau of Investigation Classes


    1. Graduate 7th Annual Police Administrators Seminar
      Leadership class
    2. Meritorious Service Award from Winfield Police Department
    3. Master Instructor 2014


    1. Kansas Peace Officers association
    2. Kansas Narcotics Officers association
    3. Former Chapter President Fraternal Order of Police
    4. Mid States Homicide Investigators Association

    Professional Experience:

    1. Cowley County Drug Task Force
    2. Certified Bike Patrol Member
    3. Instructor for Citizen Police Academy
    4. Certified Thermographer
    5. Field Training Officer (FTO)
    6. President FOP
    7. Patrol Sergeant
    8. Lieutenant Detective

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


  • Julie Rhoads

    Julie RhoadsDirector of Education

    Education and Degrees:

    1. MS - Special Education: Gifted, Talented and Creative from Emporia State University
    2. BA - Elementary Education from Wichita State University

    Kansas Licensures:

    1. Gifted Education K-12th
    2. Elementary Education K – 9th
    3. Mathematics 5th - 9th
    4. Language Arts 5th – 8th
    5. History Comprehensive 5th – 8th

    Professional Organizations:

    1. CEA
    2. KNEA
    3. NAEYC
    4. KAEYC
    5. Council for Exceptional Children
    6. KS Gifted, Talented & Creative
    7. NAGC


    1. NISOD Excellence Award Recipient – The University of Texas at Austin


    1. Cowley College since 2006
    2. Derby High School 1999-2006
    3. Derby Middle School 1996-1999

    Arkansas City Campus
    Phone: 620.441.5316

Adjunct Instructors