Gannon University Professor Recognized at State Conference
Posted: November 23, 2015
Julie Hartmann, PT, DSc, assistant professor and director of
clinical education for Gannon University's physical therapy
program, was presented with the Geriatric Special Interest Group's
Award of Excellence at the annual conference of the Pennsylvania
Physical Therapy Association (PPTA) from Oct. 23-25 at Seven
Springs Mountain Resort in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania.
Hartmann has been a board-certified geriatric clinical
specialist since 2007. She received her Doctor of Science degree in
physical therapy from the University of Maryland School of
Medicine. Hartmann began teaching physical therapy at Gannon
University in 2004 after a 19-year career as a physical therapist
in private practice and in various clinical settings.
"I'm humbled to be recognized in this way by my peers at PPTA,"
said Hartmann. "This is a very special honor and I'm grateful to
everyone who made this possible."
In service to her community, she serves as vice president of the
Independent Council on Aging, Inc., a nonprofit coalition of
individuals, agencies, and businesses that provide services to
seniors in Erie County, Pennsylvania. She is also a founder and
co-director of the Erie County Chapter of the Twilight Wish
Foundation, a nonprofit organization that grants wishes for
deserving elderly, and a member of the Three Rivers Academic
The PPTA is one of 50 state chapters within the American
Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and currently represents
approximately more than 3,000 physical therapist and physical
therapist assistant members and more than 1,000 student members
statewide. The Geriatric Special Interest Group is one of six, such
groups, including groups for physical therapists practicing in the
areas of acute care, neurology, pediatric, physical therapist
assistant and private practice.