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Chris Hamilton

Associate Professor Program Director Respiratory Therapy Program
Doctor of Health Science - Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Graduate Certificate in Health Data Analytics - University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis
MA in Health Studies - University of Nebraska at Omaha
BA in Natural Sciences and Respiratory Therapy - Midland University, Fremont, NE
Registered Respiratory Therapist (National Board for Respiratory Care)
General Background
I am a respiratory therapy educator. I have been a health professional for 40 years, with experience as a respiratory therapist in critical care and home care. I have served as a faculty member at the College of St. Mary (Omaha), Metro Community College (Omaha), Tennessee State University (Nashville) and Nebraska Methodist College. I have served as Department Chair, Director of Clinical Education, and now Program Director at NMC.
Notable Publications/Presentations
“Exploring the Need for a Health Informatics Master’s Degree Program” by C. Harris, E. Vogel, C. Hamilton, V. Brock, et al. in Serve In DEED, the Tennessee Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (vol. 5, no. 1). September, 2017
“Autogenic Breathing Technique Compared to Postural Drainage as a Treatment for Mucociliary Clearance” by Christine A. Hamilton and William E. Johnson in the International Journal of Scientific Research. June, 2017.
Presented at the AARC Summer Forum, Palm Springs, CA, July 26, 2022, "Shifting from On-Ground to Online: Active Learning Strategies in Online RC Education."
Co-presented a poster, "Interprofessional College Exercise Promoting Collaboration in Health Sciences" at the Tennessee Interprofessional Practice and Education Consortium Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on July 29.
Tennessee State University. COVID-19 Academy. Pathophysiology and Symptomatology of COVID-19. Published May 30, 2020. Available at
Key Personnel Academy. Essential Resources for the Successful Program Director. Available at . Published August 20, 2019.
Published online by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 2.5 CEU, as part of the Leadership Institute. Education Track Ch. 4: Classroom & Laboratory Instruction Techniques. Available at . Published August 18, 2019.
“The Use of Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Microbial Agents in Aerosol Therapy” presentation to respiratory therapists at the Tennessee Society for Respiratory Care Conference in Gatlinburg, TN on April 2, 2019.
Presentation at the Lung Health Expo “Bronchial Hygiene” in Nashville, TN in November, 2018.
“Developing & Applying Rubrics” presentation to respiratory therapists at the American Association for Respiratory Care Summer Forum for Educators and Managers in Jacksonville, FL. June 24, 2016.
Professional Service/Recognition/Charitable Boards
I have served on the Local Leadership Board in Nashville, TN for the American Lung Association; and I have served in the past for the Tennessee and the Nebraska Society for Respiratory Care (affiliates of the American Association for Respiratory Care) - I was elected to the House of Delegates for the AARC representing Nebraska. In addition, I received the honor of Therapist of the Year from the NSRC in 2006.
I am currently serving as a site visitor and commissioner on the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).