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Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Associate Instructor

College of Health and Human Sciences

School of Health Sciences

Contact Information

Phone: 828.761.1150
Office: 111 Health and Human Sciences Building
Pronouns: He/Him/His


Steve Johnson is an Associate Instructor with the School of Health and Human Sciences in the EMC (Emergency Medical Care) Program. He is certified by the International Board of Specialty Certifications (IBSC) as a Critical Care Paramedic (CCP-C) as well as a Community Paramedic (CP-C). Steve holds a Nationally Registered Paramedic credential (NRP) and is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON) as a Registered Nurse. He also holds the Nationally Certified EMS Educator (NCEE) credential from the National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) and the Certified Medical Transport Executive (CMTE) recognition from the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS). Steve has held several leadership positions in healthcare and emergency services. A few of the positions include Chief Flight Paramedic with UNC Air Care, Critical Care Transport Director for Indiana University Health System, Director of Government Affairs with PHI Air Medical, Vice President of Business Development with 7Bar Aviation, EMS Coordinator and EMS Training Officer with Skyland Fire Department, and most recently as the Critical Care Program Coordinator with Blue Ridge Community College (Hendersonville, NC). He has served as the NC Association of Paramedics Board Chair (NCAP), Board Member with the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) where he was appointed as the board representative to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), Board Member with the Association of Critical Care Transport (ACCT), Board Member with Skyland Fire Department, and as a Regent to the Medical Transport Leadership Institute (MTLI). He is an active member of Skyland Fire Department, receiving the Chief's Commendation in 2023. Steve grew up in Western North Carolina and attended Roberson High.


  • MHS, Duke University, Clinical Leadership
  • BSN, Winston-Salem State University, Nursing
  • AAS, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Emergency Medical Science

Teaching Interests

Community and Critical Care Paramedic disciplines, cardiology, pediatrics, trauma, and austere environment care.

Research Interests

Administration and leadership in emergency services professions.Critical Thinking application and preparation for the emergency services provider.

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