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Doctor of Physical Therapy

students in labTop-Notch Faculty and Staff

Our knowledgeable faculty and staff are dedicated to helping you become a top-notch PT. They make themselves available to students who need advice and assistance outside of the classroom. They keep current on the latest PT techniques and technology by staying active in clinical practice, community service, scholarship, and professional activities.

There are no graduate teaching assistants in the program; only expert faculty members teach students. The faculty has earned 10 board certifications and fellowships. The program also hosts 60 guest lecturers every year, including physicians, nurse practitioners, and occupational therapists.

Ballantyne, Bryon

Ballantyne, Bryon

Teaches human gross anatomy and functional anatomy as well as evidence-based practice.

Barr, John

Barr, John

Teaches in professional development, neuroscience and geriatrics-related courses.

Bessire, Jennifer

Bessire, Jennifer

Teaches Physical Therapy Procedures, Kinesiology and Biomechanics, Orthotics and Prosthetics, and Evidence-Based Practice.

Cassady, Sandra

Cassady, Sandra

Teaches research and issues surrounding the management of patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary disease.

Ehrmann, Barbara

Ehrmann, Barbara

Coordinates lectures in pathology and medical management, and assists in human gross anatomy and functional anatomy.

Farrell, Kevin

Farrell, Kevin

Chair of the Orthopaedic Clinical Residency program.

Frank, Lynn

Frank, Lynn

Helps create individual student plans for clinical education and assists with neuromuscular therapeutics.

Lampe, Kathie

Lampe, Kathie

Teaches PT procedures, physical agents, patient care issues and the integument course. Kathie has authored abstracts, articles, and chapter on wound evaluation.

Levsen, Mark

Levsen, Mark

Teaches Musculoskeletal Therapeutics I and II and Orthotics and Prosthetics.

Lukavsky, Kathy

Lukavsky, Kathy

Secretary

Meador-Bliss, Carrie

Meador-Bliss, Carrie

Office Administrator

Puthoff, Michael

Puthoff, Michael

Teaches cardiopulmonary therapeutics, clinical exercise physiology, PT procedures, and topics in geriatrics.

Riley, Nora

Riley, Nora

Teaches neuromuscular therapeutics.

Roush, Suzanne

Roush, Suzanne

Secretary

Ryan, Kristin

Ryan, Kristin

Coordinates student plans for clinical education and teaches professional seminar.

Schneckloth, Emily

Schneckloth, Emily

Information Specialist