Kyle Patrick Meyer, PhD
College of Allied Health Professions
University of Nebraska Medical Center
98400 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4000
Background and Aspirations
I began my career as a pediatric physical therapist, also serving as an adjunct instructor and clinical preceptor for the physical therapy education program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). I later joined the faculty of this program, serving as director of clinical education for 16 years. I subsequently transitioned to the role of associate dean of UNMC’s then School of Allied Health Professions, and following the transition of the school to college status, I have served as the founding dean of the new UNMC College of Allied Health Professions.
Health professions education is, and will continue to be, challenged by changes in both healthcare and education. For our universities to effectively navigate this rapidly changing landscape we need a relevant, innovative, and adaptive professional organization to serve as the primary voice for our collective needs. This is the ASAHP. My aspiration for the ASAHP is that it fulfill its vision to become the leading interprofessional voice for better health and healthcare. This transformational vision is vital to the advancement of our member institutions and the allied health professions.
Activity I: President, Midwest Deans Association of the ASAHP (2014-present)
Activity II: Member of the Midwest Deans Association (2006-present)
Activity III: Invited panel participant at the 2011 ASAHP Annual Spring Meeting; Presented “Meeting Economies of Scale: Stretching the Academic Dollar-Reaching beyond the Campus with Collaborative Program Delivery.”
Activity IV: Elected as a Fellow in the ASAHP 2016
Activity V: Planned, coordinated, and will be hosting the Midwest Deans Association Summer Summit in Omaha, NE, June 28-30, 2017
Experience I: Served in administrative roles in higher education health professions education for over 25 years, as director of clinical education for a physical therapy education program, and as associate dean and dean for a college of allied health professions.
Experience II: Served as a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Clinical Instructor Education Board for 3 years and served as chairperson of the board one year. Major outcomes included revision of APTA Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Program curriculum. I also served on the APTA Task Force on Advanced Clinical Teaching for two years. The major outcome was the creation of the APTA Advanced Clinical Instructor Credentialing Program.
Experience III: Served as a member of the UNMC Faculty Senate for eight years (two terms), including serving on the executive committee as secretary-treasurer, president elect, president, and immediate past-president
Experience IV: Served as UNMC appointed faculty ombudsperson for 15 years.
Experience V: Served on the Board of Directors of the Wellness Council of the Midlands (WELLCOM) for six years; serving as Chair of the Board in 2016