Teaching professor of public health appointed at Olathe campus

Monday, August 6, 2023 | Written by Beth Jones


OLATHE — Margaret Kincaid joins Kansas State University Olathe as the teaching professor of public health, effective Aug. 6.

In this role, she will teach graduate level public health classes and provide program Margaret Kincaidadministration. She will collaborate with the Master of Public Health program director at the Manhattan campus, Ellyn Mulcahy, Ph.D.

“We are delighted to have Dr. Kincaid join the faculty at Olathe and contribute her expertise to graduate education in public health and One Health,” said Mulcahy. “In addition to developing curriculum in cooperation with the faculty, Kincaid also will identify internship opportunities and create program reports for internal partners and external stakeholders. She will ensure the program complies with the Council on Education for Public Health, the organization that accredits the university’s Master of Public Health program.”

In addition to her other duties, Kincaid will assist with current programming that is relevant to workforce development, specifically in Greater Kansas City. She will aim to grow industry, government and academic partnerships that bridge education with research options to provide additional educational and career opportunities for K-State Olathe students.

“Public health is a topic that’s receiving more recognition for its influence on our daily lives,” said Ben Wolfe, dean and CEO of K-State Olathe. “As a result, public health and the health care fields are two of the fastest growing employment sectors, particularly in Greater Kansas City and other highly populated areas. Dr. Kincaid will be pivotal in helping expand our public health programming in the KC metro area as we work to educate and train more highly skilled public health employees.”

Prior to joining the team at K-State Olathe, Kincaid was a teaching professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in the School of Science and Engineering, where she developed the Master of Arts in Biology program for pre-professional students. She also served as the program development and degree program coordinator. In addition to advising graduate students as they prepared applications for professional programs, Kincaid worked to facilitate the placement of graduate students in research labs and ensured they had mentors.

Kincaid has extensive teaching experience and has taught classes, such as Cell Biology, Microbiology, Virology, Critical Analysis of Biological Issues, Master of Arts Topics and Careers in Health, as well as developed curriculum for her programs.

Kincaid holds a Ph.D. in Cell Biology and Biophysics and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and an M.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, as well as a B.A. in Biology from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

This program is supported with funding provided by the Johnson County Education Research Triangle.