Hugh is an Assistant Professor in the Oregon Tech and Oregon Health and Science University Emergency Medical Services Department, and has extensive teaching and research experience as a college professor and graduate student. Hugh obtained a doctorate in Neuroscience, carried out post-doctoral research in Toxicology and Neuroscience, and taught undergraduate courses in anatomy, physiology, biology, neuroscience, and other disciplines prior to bringing his love of physiology to the pre-hospital medical environment. In addition to teaching anatomy and physiology, Hugh has taught continuing education courses to physicians, nurses, and paramedics and actively practices paramedicine.
All instructional staff successfully completed the National Association of EMS Educators: EMS Instructor Course. Most have formal academic training in adult learning / pedagogy, and have an extensive amount of experience teaching all levels of EMS responders. Most instructional staff hold BLS, PHTLS, AMLS, PALS, and ACLS instructor credentials, and are current members of the National Association of EMS Educators.