Art Taft, Phd, RRT, FAARC

Arthur Taft, PhD, RRT, FAARC is Program Director of Canisius College’s Master of Respiratory Care program, a position he has held since 2015. In addition to his role as program director, he assists students with identifying appropriate master’s projects, advises student projects in ALH 689 and ALH 699, and teaches ALH 602: Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology and RES 612: Advanced Cardiopulmonary Monitoring. He is also an Emeritus Associate Professor of Respiratory Therapy at Augusta University, and he has taught at Armstrong State College. Dr. Taft is a member of the Coalition for Baccalaureate and Graduate Respiratory Therapy Education (CoBGRTE) Board of Directors and has served the Georgia Society for Respiratory Care as President, Vice-president, and Program Committee chair. Over his career, Dr. Taft has made many presentations regionally, nationally, and internationally to a variety of professional audiences. He has been a regular presenter at the AARC open forum and has published numerous abstracts, manuscripts, and book chapters. In 2009, he received the Respironics Fellowship in Mechanical Ventilation from the ARCF. His research interests include airway care, Respiratory Therapy education, and non-invasive monitoring. In his most interesting research endeavor, he was invited by researchers from Cornell University to go to Etosha National Park in Namibia, Africa, where he studied the effects of posture on ventilatory function in the anesthetized African Black Rhinoceros.