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Denise Wilfong



Name: Denise Wilfong
Department: School of Health Sciences
Program: Emergency Medical Care
Rank: Associate Professor
Title: Residential Program Coordinator
Work Phone: 828-227-3518
Work Email:
Office address: HHSB 410
Doctor of Philosophy, Higher Education Administration, University of Tennessee
Master of Health Sciences, Education, Western Carolina University
Bachelor of Science, Emergency Medical Care, Western Carolina University

Licenses & Specialty Credentialing: Nationally Registered Paramedic, North Carolina Paramedic

Dr. Denise Wilfong received her PhD from the University of Tennessee in 2009. She is a 1994 graduate of the EMC Program. She joined the faculty of Western Carolina University part time in 1999 and full time in 2001 and currently serves as Associate Professor and Academic Coordinator of the Residential EMC Program. Prior to this appointment she worked as a paramedic at Spartanburg Emergency Medical Services, in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Dr. Wilfong has worked toward improving EMS education at the national level, having served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE). In addition, she taught the Level 1 National Instructor Course and was the Coordinator for the Level 2 National Instructor Course for NAEMSE. She currently serves as a Site Visit Team Captain for the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions.

Areas of Expertise: Electrocardiography, National EMS Programmatic Accreditation

Primary Teaching Responsibilities:
EMC 321: Pharmacology Techniques
EMC 340: Introduction to Clinical Medicine
EMC 341: Introduction to Clinical Medicine Laboratory
EMC 351: Basic ECG Interpretation
EMC 496: Senior Seminar

Scholarly Interests: EMS Education, National EMS Programmatic Accreditation




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