Kenneth A. Wyka, MS, RRT, AE-C, FAARC

Kenneth A. Wyka, MS, RRT, AE-C, FAARC, is an Adjunct Professor in the MSRC program at Canisius College and has been the Program Director and Dean, School of Healthcare-Respiratory Therapy at Independence University in Salt Lake City, UT since September 2015. He has also been the Director of Clinical Education at the University of Medicine & Dentistry in Newark, NJ; Director of Respiratory Care at the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ and Program Director for the Respiratory Care Program at Passaic Community College in Paterson, NJ. Ken has been involved with many home care companies in NJ and NY as a cardiopulmonary clinical specialist. Mr. Wyka advises student projects at Canisius in ALH 689 and ALH 699. He has authored several respiratory care texts including Foundations of Respiratory Care, Respiratory Care in Alternate Sites, and Respiratory Home Care - On Onsite Reference Guide that he authored with his wife, Kathy Wyka, and Dana Oakes. Ken has also authored chapters on Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation in the 5th to 11th editions of Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care. Professionally, he has been the president of the NJSRC and NYSSRC and was a delegate in the AARC House of Delegates (HOD) for the NJSRC. His overall experience includes education, critical care, RT department management, pulmonary rehabilitation and home care. He has been an active member of the AARC since 1971.