The faculty and staff of the University of Cincinnati online Respiratory Therapy program are experienced health care practitioners who remain active in the respiratory care community. They are also accomplished academicians who are passionate about innovative instructional design, robust course development and respiratory therapy research.
Dr. Shane Keene
Dr. Shane Keene developed this accelerated 100% online bachelor’s completion program specifically for working RTs. Dr. Keene previously worked as a respiratory therapy manager, a respiratory therapy director, an associate professor, a respiratory therapy program manager, and as an assistant chair, before becoming program director for the B.S. in Respiratory Therapy in the College of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Cincinnati.
In addition to his professional career, Dr. Keene serves as a site visitor for the Commission on Accreditation of Respiratory Care, and serves on the board of directors for the Coalition for Baccalaureate and Graduate Respiratory Therapy Education. He is also a member of the American Association for Respiratory Care, National Board for Respiratory Care and several other respiratory therapy organizations. He has more than 30 peer-reviewed publications and presentations, several grants, and multiple program and faculty awards.
Dr. Keene’s expertise is evident in every course in UC’s Respiratory Therapy program, and he is committed to providing an excellent, accelerated experience to every one of his students.
Mark Washam recently joined the University of Cincinnati as an adjunct professor. He brings nearly 30 years of academic and professional experience spanning RT and nursing to the program.
Mr. Washam has experience as a director of clinical support services at Cincinnati Burns Hospital, a project manager for clinical information services, family nurse practitioner, respiratory therapy manager, technician and instructor. Mr. Washam has delivered nearly two dozen presentations, has been published multiple times, holds more than a dozen professional credentials/certifications, and is a member of 10 different associations including the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and American Association for Respiratory Care.
He also is an active researcher, currently interested in burn injured patients with inhalation injuries, as well as the use of animals in clinical settings for distraction and normalization. In addition to his professional career, Mr. Washam volunteers with RT bachelor's program development, at homeless clinics, with the Boy Scouts of America and with therapeutic dog training.