What is your role at Campbell?
I am an assistant professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. The spring 2019 semester is the beginning of my sixth year at Campbell. My clinical specialty area is management of persons with neurological conditions, and my responsibility in the program is teaching assessment and management of this patient population as well as motor control, therapeutic exercise, teaching and learning, and wheelchair seating and positioning.
What are your research interests?
I have two areas of interest. One is the application of educational theory to real-time class experiences and the other is the impact of trunk dysfunction on mobility.
What have you gained from working at Campbell?
I have gained a community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about teaching and advancing the minds of young learners.
What are the accomplishments, passions, and experiences that you bring to the Campbell Family?
I love to teach. I have been involved nationally teaching continuing education workshops since 2001 and continue to do so, which allows me to stay current with the trends and pulse of the healthcare system across the United States. Clinically, I completed 20-years of work at a large health system, primarily in the in-patient rehab center, prior to shifting to the academic world. This extensive clinical experience allows me to blend evidence with real-life in my teaching to help build clinicians who will make a positive impact on the patient.
What is your educational experience?
BS (’94) in Clinical Science and MS in Physical therapy (’95) from Ithaca College, Ithaca NY; Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from UNC Chapel Hill 2014 and Board Certified through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in Neurological Physical Therapy in 2015. Additionally certified in the treatment of adults with hemiplegia through the Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association (NDTA) in 1999.