Areas of Expertise
Wally Boeve serves as dean of Des Moines University’s College of Health Sciences. He joined DMU in 2020, extending his successful career as a practicing physician assistant and an academician.
Prior to his leadership role at DMU, he served as the founding program director and professor in the physician assistant master’s program at Bethel University in Minnesota. Earlier, he served as department chair and program director of physician assistant studies in the College of Health Professions at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI.
His clinical work has included urgent care as a PA with experience in rural family medicine, occupational medicine and inpatient psychiatry.
Dean Boeve is committed to medical missions. He has traveled extensively for medical education and patient care as well as other humanitarian efforts. He has partnered with several mission and educational agencies while serving in Liberia, Kenya, Ghana, China, India, England and Mexico.
Dean Boeve has also served in health-related activities in state and national PA leadership positions. He is a past president of the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants and worked on the executive board of the Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants.
During his career, he assisted in a number of lab courses and co-instructed evidence-based medicine courses while serving as a faculty mentor/chair for several student master’s theses and dissertations.
He earned his B.S. degree in biomedical sciences at Grand Valley State University and his M.S. degree in physician assistant studies at Baylor College of Medicine. He earned his Ed.D. degree in educational leadership and administration from Eastern Michigan University.
|Ed.D., Eastern Michigan University|
|M.S., Baylor College of Medicine|
|B.S., Grand Valley State University|
|National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants|