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.
D.C., Logan University
Dr. Baginski received her B.S. degree in life sciences from Logan University, and her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan College of Chiropractic. She practiced in Lansing, Mich., with her husband, Dr. Bradley Verburg, for 7 1/2 years before they joined Cleveland University-Kansas City as clinical educators in 2018. During her free time, Baginski enjoys spending time with her husband, reading, being outdoors and exercising.
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.
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.
B.S., Midwestern State University
Aaron is certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in radiologic technology and computed tomography (CT), and is licensed by the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts. He has worked in diagnostic imaging at Shawnee Mission Health (now AdventHealth) and HCA Midwest-Belton Regional Medical Center. He has taught at Avila University and served as an adjunct instructor at CUKC before accepting the role of Clinical Coordinator. Beargie is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Health Professions Education at the UMKC School of Medicine. He enjoys watching football, cooking, running marathons, and traveling with his wife.
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.
A.A., Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley
Jeanne earned a B.A. in political science from Rockhurst University, and an A.A.S. in occupational therapy assistant from Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley. She has more than 20 years of experience as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA), and has worked in acute care, geriatric, pediatric, and rehabilitation settings. While working, she volunteered to supervise fieldwork students, which peaked her interest in OTA education. She has more than four years of experience with OTA education, primarily in geriatric and rehab practice courses. When not working, Boone enjoy spending time with family and friends, her dog, and watching football, baseball, soccer and some college basketball.
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, Braiuca began working at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KU Med) 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 KU Med, and began teaching as an adjunct faculty member in the M.S.W. program at the University of Missouri Kansas City. Braiuca 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, Braiuca 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.