Jon is a physician assistant who has over 17 years of experience in prehospital emergency medical services and has been in PA education for six years. He received a Bachelor of Emergency Medical Services degree from Creighton University in Omaha, NE and a master of PA studies from Union College in Lincoln, NE.
Jon is currently a full-time faculty member for the Yale University PA Online Program where he directs several courses and serves on multiple academic committees.
Prior to becoming a PA, Jon worked as a paramedic for a critical access hospital and 911 service in northwest Iowa. After graduation from PA school, he lived in the Dallas-Fort Worth area working in outpatient internal medicine and urgent care for Baylor Scott and White and as an adjunct clinical instructor for the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas.
Originally from Northwest Iowa, Jon returned to Omaha in 2016 to be closer to his family and begin a career in PA education. He works clinically in emergency medicine at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa and urgent care at The Iowa Clinic in West Des Moines, Iowa which allows him to continue to incorporate current medical practices into his teaching. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, biking, camping, working on his garden and yard and spending time with his family.
He is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA). He currently serves as HOD for the Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants and as a member of the PAEA CASPA Advisory Committee. Previously he has served as the PAEA graduate advisor for the AAPA Student Academy, and as a member of PAEA’s Future Educator Fellowship.