Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Program
Director of Clinical Ed, Physical Therapy Program
Phone: 814-871-5723
Office: M 154

  • Accreditations
  • Courses Taught
  • Educational History
  • Professional Experience
  • Professional Societies
  • Scholarship/Research
  • Service


  • Board Certified Specialist in Geriatrics through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties

Courses Taught

  • GDPT 815 Basic Physical Therapy Practice and Interventions
  • GDPT 831 Foundations in Geriatrics
  • GDPT 832, 862 872 882  Clinical Practicums I-IV

Educational History

  • University of Maryland School of Medicine, Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy, 2011
  • Penn State/Behrend, Master of Education in Health Education, 1994
  • Marquette University, Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, 1985

Professional Experience

  • Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education and Instructor, Gannon University  2005-present
  • Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Gannon University, 2004-2005
  • Staff physical therapist, Visiting Nurse Association of Erie County, 2002-present
  • Independent physical therapy contractor- 1999-2002
  • Partner, Resource Physical Therapy-1993-1999
  • Director of Physical Therapy, LEIR- 1991-1993
  • Assistant Director of Physical Therapy, LEIR - 1988-1991
  • Clinical Coordinator of Education, LEIR- 1987-1990
  •  Staff physical therapist,- LEIR- 1985-1988


Professional Societies

  • Independent Council on Aging
  • Three Rivers Academic Consortium
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Pennsylvatnia Physical Therapy Association


Areas of interest for research are clinical education, geriatrics


  • Co-Director of the Twlilight Wish Foundation, Erie County Chapter
  • Member for various Univeristy and Physical Therapy program committees