Our faculty model clinical and research expertise across each of the specialty areas of physical therapy practice while facilitating students' development as movement experts who promote health through exercise.

Core Faculty

Justine Dee, PT, M.S., OCSJustine Dee

Areas of Expertise: Chronic pain treatment, addressing pain and functional loss in victims of torture and trauma, low back pain, lymphedema treatment

 

Reuben Escorpizo, PT, M.Sc., D.P.T. Reuben Escorpizo

Areas of Expertise: Understanding and examining disability in spinal cord injury, work rehabilitation, and arthritis

 

Mathew Failla, PT, Ph.D., SCS Mathew Failla

Areas of Expertise: Sports medicine, knee injury prevention and treatment, shoulder injury prevention and treatment

 

Nancy Gell, PT, Ph.D., M.P.H. Nancy Gell

Areas of Expertise: Exercise and physical activity adherence, influence of environment and technology on physical activity behavior, strategies for healthy aging

 

Sambit Mohapatra, PT, Ph.D.

Areas of Expertise: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation; screening tools in mild Traumatic Brain Injury; recovery of motor functions post-stroke

 

Rebecca H. Ouellette-Morton, PT, M.S., D.P.T., Clinical Education Director

Areas of Expertise: Social responsibility and integrative health care, interprofessional education/clinical practice, and clinical education in physical therapy

 

Denise Peters, PT, D.P.T., Ph.D.

Areas of Expertise: Neural correlates of motor impairment and recovery post-stroke, gait rehabilitation and neuromechanics, structural neuroimaging

 

Elizabeth Lee Sargent, PT, Sc.D., OCS Elizabeth Sargent

Areas of Expertise: Utilizing thoracic spine treatment strategies for managing upper quarter pain and dysfunction, the effect of volitional preemptive abdominal contraction on active forward reach performance, the effect of screw fixation on sacroiliac joint stiffness using vibration energy color Doppler imaging

 

Paula A. Smith, PT, M.A.S., D.P.T. Paula Smith

Areas of Expertise: Analysis of structured clinical education in transition to workplace, service learning to engage student learning in Geriatrics

 

Barbara Ann Tschoepe, PT, D.P.T., Ph.D., Visiting Professor, Director Barbara Tschoepe

Areas of Expertise: Physical therapy faculty development, experiential learning in health promotion in physical therapy students, physical therapy practice and implementation of clinical practice guidelines

 

Michelle Yargeau, PT, D.P.T., CWS Michelle Yargeau

Areas of Expertise: Wound care/pressure management, neurologic disorders and function/balance

 

Associate Faculty

  • Erin Aregentieri
  • Dr. Lauren Arms
  • Dr. Tracy Benedict
  • Tim Bissonette, PT
  • Heather Collins
  • Susan Cromwell, PT
  • Dr. Dan Farnham
  • Dr. Jennifer Green-Wilson
  • Gary Mawe
  • Dr. Victor May
  • Dr. Parminder Padget
  • Dr. Ashley Payne
  • Dr. Jon Robinson
  • Dr. Jean Silva
  • Dr. Connie van Eeghen
  • Dr. Margaret Vizzard
  • Karen Westervelt
  • Sonya Worth
  • Dr. Heather Blackburn

Emeriti Faculty

  • Samuel Feitelberg, PT, M.A., D.Sc., FAPTA
  • Jean Held, PT, Ed.D.
  • Sharon Henry, PT, Ph.D., ATC
  • Mary Moffroid, PT, Ph.D.
  • Leonie Nelson, PT, M.S., D.P.T.
  • Deborah O'Rourke, PT, Ph.D.
  • Nancy Zimny, PT, M.S.