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Joseph Mistovich, MEd, NRP

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Joseph J. Mistovich, MEd, NRP, is the chairperson of the Department of Health Professions and a Professor at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. He has more than 36 of experience as an EMS educator. He received a Master of Education degree from Kent State University, a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science degree in Allied Health and an Associate in Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Services from Youngstown State University.

He has authored 15 EMS textbooks and more than 50 EMS journal articles. He is a frequent speaker at state and national EMS clinical and education conferences. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions. He has also served on numerous NHTSA committees and NREMT examination projects.

He is the past recipient of the Watson Award, Chairperson Leadership Award, two Distinguished Professorship Awards in Teaching, a Distinguished Professorship Award in Research and Scholarship, and the Distinguished Chairperson Award for Excellence in Scholarship.

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