Faculty

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Skilled professors to help you succeed

Cleveland University-Kansas City maintains highly qualified faculty with broad experience and credentials in their subject areas. And with an average of one instructor for every 13 students, you'll have the opportunity to get to know them well.

Use the directory below to learn more about Cleveland University-Kansas City's esteemed faculty members — the men and women who will inspire you to be the difference in health care.

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Dr. Jeffrey Baier

Dr. Jeffrey Baier

Assistant Professor
A.S., Garden City Community College
D.C., Parker College of Chiropractic


Dr. Baier is a 1998 cum laude graduate of Parker College of Chiropractic. Following his graduation, he and his wife, who is also a chiropractor, spent 16 years in private practice in Kansas and Colorado. Baier joined Cleveland in 2014 as a clinician and clinical educator. Currently, he mentors his assigned interns in the Cleveland University-Kansas City Chiropractic Health Center, and is the primary instructor for Intro to Clinic I and Clinic Internship II courses. Baier enjoys working at CUKC where, by contributing to the education of the next generation of chiropractors, he is able to positively impact the health and well-being of countless other people. When not working, Baier enjoys spending time with his wife and six kids, gardening, and do-it-yourself projects around the house.

Dr. Paul Barlett

Dr. Paul Barlett

Professor
B.S., University of Akron
M.S., University of Akron
Ph.D., Ohio State University


Dr. Barlett received his B.S. degree in biology and M.S. degree in biology/physiology from the University of Akron in Ohio. His Ph.D. is from Ohio State University, where his area of study was anatomy/embryology and his research interest was in teratology studying the effects of maternal diabetes on heart development. Barlett completed a two-year post-doctorate program in reproductive toxicology at the Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio. He joined the Cleveland faculty in 1987, and currently serves as professor of anatomy in the Basic Sciences Department. Through the years, he has taught all the anatomy classes that are part of the University’s curriculum. His outside interests include competitive power lifting and running.
Dr. Jason Bartlett

Dr. Jason Bartlett

Associate Professor
B.S., Northwestern Health Sciences University
D.C., Northwestern Health Sciences University, College of Chiropractic


Dr. Bartlett is a 1988 graduate of Northwestern College of Chiropractic. He and his wife, Dr. Julia Bartlett, opened a private practice immediately after graduation, which they ran until 2005. Bartlett then accepted a full-time teaching position with Northwestern Health Sciences University. He was involved with several university-related service opportunities, including the student-run Pillsbury House Clinic in Minneapolis and La Clinica Mariposa in Costa Rica. These experiences helped him to develop a deeper understanding of public health issues, which helps to support the material he presents in his Public Health II course. In addition, he is the primary instructor for Tech V Extremity Adjusting and Graston Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation. He assists Dr. Jon Wilson with the Tech III course, which covers Lumbar and Thoracic adjustive techniques, and he manages his assigned interns as a clinician in the outpatient clinic. His outside interests include biking, trout fishing and most outdoor activities. In addition to traditional chiropractic methods, he has great interest and significant postgraduate training in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Aaron Beargie

Aaron Beargie

Adunct Faculty
A.A.S., Colorado Technical University
B.S., Midwestern State University
Daniel Bednar

Daniel Bednar

Adjunct Instructor
B.A., Western Illinois University
M.A., Western Illinois University


Daniel received both his B.A. in English and his M.A. in English with a specialization in composition and rhetoric from Western Illinois University. He teaches English composition, speech, and technical writing at several local universities. He believes that communicating well is one of the most important skills to learn, though he admits to a personal bias in that regard. Outside of work, his interests include historical reenactment, steampunk hobbies, chasing his kids, and reading almost anything he can get his hands on.

Stacy Braiuca

Stacy Braiuca

Adjunct Faculty
B.S.W., University of Central Missouri
M.S.W., University of Missouri
M.P.H., University of Kansas Medical Center


Stacy received her bachelor’s in social work from Central Missouri State University in 1996, and her master’s in social work (M.S.W.) from the University of Missouri in 1997. Since that time, she has been a social worker in mental health with families and children. In 2008, Stacy began working at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMed) in what would become the Center for American Indian Community Health. She obtained her master’s in public health (M.P.H.) in 2011 while at KUMed, and began teaching as an adjunct faculty member in the M.S.W. program at the University of Missouri Kansas City. Stacy authored a course for AT Still University in 2013, and began as an adjunct faculty in their online M.P.H. program. She has been a driving force in the movement of the M.S.W. program toward hybrid and online courses. She has worked to implement cutting-edge technology into the social work and public health fields, and also into her teaching. When not teaching, tutoring, or technology coaching, Stacy loves watercolor, pen and ink drawing, lampwork bead making, and reading. She adores her two Chow Chow babies, and is blessed with a very supportive husband. They enjoy listening to her brother play live music in the area, attending American Indian events with friends, and an occasional camping trip.

Dr. Ashley Brumbaugh

Dr. Ashley Brumbaugh

Instructor
B.A., Kansas State University
D.C., Parker University
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