Dr. Aaron Light

Dean of Health Sciences

DHSc, Nova Southeastern University – Florida

MS, Northeastern University

BSRT, Missouri State University

BS, Missouri State University

AAS, Ozarks Technical Community College

Office: LCN 212B

Phone: (417) 447-8802

Dr. Aaron Light, DHSc., RRT-ACCS

Dr. Light is a 2001 graduate of OTC’s Respiratory Care Program and holds credentials as a Registered Respiratory Therapist and Adult Critical Care Specialist. He worked as a respiratory therapist at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO for almost 14 years in the Adult ICU’s. Additionally, during his time at Mercy he worked in the neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric intensive care unit and served on their APRV team, VDR team, Inhaled Nitric Oxide team and worked as a patient assessor.

Dr. Light has, or does serve, on the the Institutional Review Board, strategic planning council and the Title IX committee for OTC. He joined OTC in the summer of 2003. He served as the Director of Clinical Education for 12 years until he accepted the position of Program Director in the summer of 2015.

Professional membership include the AARC, NBRC, and the MSRC. He has served as the Vice President for the Missouri Society for Respiratory Care and as the Adult Critical Care chair of the MSRC specialty conference.