Dena Smith, MPA

  • Director, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Instructor, Department of Emergency Medicine
    • Primary Address
    • Office
    • 1000 Oakland Drive
    • Kalamazoo, MI,  49008



Dena Smith, MPA, is an EMS specialist with Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, and also serves as Healthcare Preparedness representative on the Executive Committe of the 5th District Medical Response Coalition. She has completed training to become both an EMT and a Paramedic, as well as training to become an instructor for EMT programs. She is a graduate of University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She earned a master of public administration with a specialization in healthcare administration from Western Michigan University.


  • MPA 2000, Healthcare Administration, Western Michigan University
  • BS 1980, School of Natural Resources, University of Michigan