Position: Program Director/Assoc Professor of Athletic Training
Location: HLS 353
Phone: (540) 665-5534
Employed Since: 1995
BS Health and PE with a concentration in athletic training, West Chester University. MS in Physical Therapy Arcadia University. Doctor of Health Sciences, University of St. Augustine
Fields of Expertise:
Teaching manual therapy assessment and treatment, particularly regarding pelvic girdle, shoulder girdle, and foot/gait dysfunctions. My current clinical and research experiences have been in the area of Performance Arts Medicine, largely with assessing and treating injuries to dancers.
I have had the opportunity to be a faculty member for years under great leadership. My career has ultimately lead me into administrative roles, such as Directing the Division of Athletic Training and previously the Division of Physical Therapy. Working with such an extensive variety in faculty and students has very much broadened my perspectives on effective teaching, leadership, and problem solving. Highlights have been attaining the NSCA CSCS, APTA OCS, and Institute of Physical Therapy Manual Therapy Certifications. I recently received the NATA 25 year service award which I think means that old dogs can still learn new tricks.
Shenandoah University has been a great place to teach within the health professions due to our commitment to advancing the field of athletic training, embracing of life long learning and the importance of using evidence-based practice. We have a very student friendly, caring atmosphere that involves small class sizes which are optimal for hands-on learning. We use a “family friendly” approach while demanding the highest of professional standards. It is a fun and challenging place to work.
My hobbies include jogging, bicycling, kayaking and attempting an occasional adventure race. My other great enjoyment is cooking. Love the food network and learning how to cook new dishes.