Rudolph Princi, MA, EMT-P, TP-C, NCEE, CIC, Program Director

Rudolph Princi in front of EMS Helicopter

Rudolph Princi, MA, EMT-P, TP-C, NCEE, CIC

Program Director
Clinical Assistant Professor
EMT & Paramedic Programs
Stony Brook University


Rudolph Princi brings decades of emergency services experience to the School of Health Professions Paramedic Program. He began clinically practicing prehospital emergency care in 1992 and had diverse experience in response to major natural, technological, and manmade disasters, including TWA Flight 800 and September 11th, 2001. He is a Nationally Certified EMS Educator (NCEE), NYS Certified Instructor Coordinator (CIC), Board Certified Tactical Paramedic (TP-C), and is a Certified Homeland Protection Professional (CHPP).

Rudolph earned a Bachelor of Science in Disaster Management and Terrorism Response, a graduate certificate in STEM Education and Emerging Technologies, followed by a Master of Arts in Learning and Emerging Technologies from SUNY Empire State College. He is a doctoral student at Louisiana State University in the Education Leadership Studies program with a concentration in Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management. His research explores the boundaries of emerging technologies in emergency services practice and education.

Rudolph joined Stony Brook Medicine, Department of EMS as a Critical Care paramedic in 2009 and served as a Flight Paramedic with the Suffolk County Police Aviation Section for over a decade. He was appointed Regional Director of the Difficult Airway Course in 2015 and was primarily responsible for the administrative oversight and Authorized Training Center development from New York to Maine. In 2018, he accepted the position of Stony Brook EMS Educator with the primary responsibility for didactic and clinical skill development of the EMS staff and community agencies. Additionally, he established and chaired the Rapid Sequence Intubation committee, developed a curriculum, provided QAQI for flight operations, and initiated a stress inoculation program for flight paramedics.

Rudolph believes in a constructivist, student-centered educational philosophy. His students will experience collaboration, mentorship, and experiential learning as they are challenged to understand the material.

Rudolph grew up on the east end of Long Island, where he still lives today and enjoys spending free time with family and friends.