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William M Decken, D.C., B.A., L.C.P.
William M Decken, DC, BA, LCP

William M. Decken is an associate professor of clinical sciences and chair of the philosophy department. He has a B.A. from Marist College (1979) and a D.C. from Sherman College (1986), and Legion of Chiropractic Philosophers  from Palmer College of Chiropractic. He is the developer of Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers course presented by Sherman for the benefit of those in the profession who would like a greater understanding of chiropractic philosophy and its application.

He teaches Philosophy I and II, Subluxation Theories and Communications. He has been with the college since his graduation in 1986.  He maintains a small private family practice in Spartanburg. He enjoys people and helping them grow; he also enjoys building, bicycling and spending time outdoors.

"If you believe that human beings are wonderfully and fearfully made, then chiropractic should be a part of your health care package because chiropractic honors the innate striving of the body to stay healthy," he says. "If you would like to learn this way of thinking so you can teach it to others, then Sherman College should be your choice."

He finds it is a joy to teach and work with students that want to engage in process of critical thinking so they can have the greatest possible impact on the people they will serve.

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