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Robert L. Joyner

Robert JoynerRobert L. Joyner, Jr.,
Associate Dean, Henson School of Science and Technology
Director, Respiratory Therapy Program
Department of Health Sciences
312 Devilbiss Hall
Salisbury, MD 21801
Fax: 410-548-9185

Areas of Speciality: Mechanical ventilation and Mechanical Ventilator Performance, Physiology of Critical Illness, Oxygen Transport and Metabolism.


Biographical Sketch

Dr. Joyner received his B.S. in Respiratory Therapy from Salisbury University in 1991 and his Ph.D. from Dartmouth College in cardiovascular physiology in 1998. Dr. Joyner joined the Respiratory Program faculty in 1998 as an assistant professor and accepted the position of Program Director in the Fall of 2003. Dr. Joyner was promoted to professor in the Fall 2011 as well as being appointed as Associated Dean of the Henson School in the fall of the same year.


Mechanical ventilation and Mechanical Ventilator Performance, Physiology of Critical Illness, Oxygen Transport and Metabolism.

Selected Publications

Joyner, R. L. (2014). Student Enrollment, Practitioner Diversity, and Patient Outcomes: Another Challenge for Educators. Respiratory Care, 59(12), 1949-1950.

Restrepo, R., Joyner, R. L., Wittenbel, L., Lin, H.-L. (2014). Panel Discussion: Humidification during invasive and non-invasive ventilation. Clinical Foundations, 7-11.

Kollef, M., Volsko, T., Joyner, R. L., Konkle, M. (2014). Panel Discussion: Preventing-ventilator associated pneumonia. Clinical Foundations, 5-11.

Klima, D., Hinderer, K. A., Freda, K., Winter, D. M., Joyner, R. L. (2014). Interprofessional collaboration between two rural institutions: A simulated teaching laboratory paradigm. Respiratory Care Education Annual, 23(Fall), 45-48.

Hinderer, K. A., Joyner, R. L. (2014). An interprofessional approach to undergraduate critical care education. The Journal of nursing education, 53(3), S46-50.

Schneider S, Insley C, Gareis A, Burnett E, Joyner R. Inspiratory muscle training in patients with COPD participating in a hospital-based comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation program. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 2014; 46.

Book Chapters

Joyner, Jr., R.L. (2014). Fetal Lung Development in Walsh BK (4th Ed.) Neonatal & Pediatric Respiratory Care. Elsevier/Saunders.

Joyner, R.L., Jr. (2014). Fetal Gas Exchange & Circulation in Walsh BK (4th Ed.), Neonatal & Pediatric Respiratory Care. Elsevier/Saunders.

Licensure & Certifications

Respiratory Care Practitioner License (Maryland - #00945)

Current Certifications:
· American Heart Association (AHA) CPR Instructor
· AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor
· AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor
· American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation Provider Instructor
· Society for Critical Care Medicine Fundamental Critical Care Support Instructor

Honors and Awards

2014 Salisbury University President’s Award Recognizing Faculty who Support Diversity
2014 Salisbury University Scholarly Achievement and Research Recognition Award
2013 Appoint to the Executive Committee of the National Board for Respiratory Care
2013 Graduate of the 2013 Class of Leadership Maryland.
2007 Inducted as a Fellow of the American Association for Respiratory Care (FAARC)
2007 Recognized by the Student Government Association as an Outstanding Teacher of the Year

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