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. Ashley Brumbaugh

Dr. Ashley Brumbaugh

Instructor
B.A., Kansas State University
D.C., Parker University
Dr. Emily Burgard

Dr. Emily Burgard

Adjunct Faculty
B.S., University of Kansas
M.O.T., University of Kansas
Ph.D., University of Kansas
Dr. Michael Cartwright

Dr. Michael Cartwright

Clinician, Instructor
B.S., Cleveland Chiropractic College
D.C., Cleveland Chiropractic College


Dr. Cartwright received his B.S. in human biology and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College. He worked in private practice for several years in Westminster, Colo., prior to joining the staff at Cleveland University-Kansas City in May of 2017. Cartwright is a full-time faculty member and clinician, and also administrates the community outreach program. His interests include pursuing continuing education to increase and improve his knowledge base and skills. When not at work he enjoys spending time with his kids and grandkids.

Bridgette Casey

Bridgette Casey

Instructor
B.S., Truman State University
M.P.H., University of Kansas
Dr. Carl Cleveland III

Dr. Carl Cleveland III

President, Professor
B.S., University of Missouri-Kansas City
D.C., Cleveland Chiropractic College


Dr. Carl S. Cleveland III is a fourth generation doctor of chiropractic, grandson of the founders, and the third president of Cleveland Chiropractic College, now Cleveland University-Kansas City. He is a tireless ambassador for the chiropractic profession as represented by his service history. Having served as president of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges, and president of the Council on Chiropractic Education, he is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for the History of Chiropractic, the National Chiropractic Legal Action Fund, and the William M. Harris Family Foundation. Cleveland III is a founding member of the Chiropractic Summit, and has served as national spokesperson for the ACA/ICA Alliance for Chiropractic Progress. He teaches Foundations in Philosophy and Science of Chiropractic.

Dr. Nishwan Dabbagh

Dr. Nishwan Dabbagh

Instructor
B.S., Mosul Medical School
M.S., Al-Mustansiryah Medical School
M.D., Mosul Medical School

Dr. Dabbagh is an instructor in the Basic Sciences where he teaches a range of pathology courses including General Pathology, Cardiovascular Pulmonary and Gastrointestinal Pathology and Neuromusculoskeletal and Genitourinary Pathology. He also serves as the instructor for Medical Terminology. Away from the classroom, Dabbagh enjoys spending time with family and reading.

Dr. Richard Day

Dr. Richard Day

Director of Clinical Operations
B.S., Cleveland Chiropractic College
D.C., Cleveland Chiropractic College

Dr. Day received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees from Cleveland University-Kansas City. He has owned practices in multiple states and currently teaches Ethics & Jurisprudence, and Business. He also serves as the Director of Clinical Operations for the Cleveland University-Kansas City Chiropractic Health Center. Away from work, Day enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters and playing music.

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