• B.S. Georgia State University
  • M.Ed. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • Ed.D. University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Specialty Teaching Areas

  • Psychosocial, Administration, Communication, Education, Clinical Education


Academic, Clinical, and Professional Experience

  • Past Chairman of Clinical Education SIG for American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Past Member of Board of Directors of Education Section of APTA
  • Past Federal Affairs Liaison for Education Section of APTA
  • Member of APTA Public Policy & Advocacy Committee
  • Former Consultant & Chairman of Board of Occupational and Physical Therapy Examiners for Tennessee
  • Past Vice President and Member of Board of Directors of Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT)
  • Past Member of Board of Directors of Tennessee PT Association
  • Tennessee Delegate to APTA House of Delegates
  • Frequent Speaker at APTA conferences
  • CGFNS Physical Therapy Professional Standards Committee Chairman
  • Former Director of Rehab Services-Erlanger Medical Center


Research and Clinical Interests

  • Clinical Education, Americans with Disabilities Act, Licensure


Professional Service and Awards

  • American Physical Therapy Association Catherine Worthingham Fellow
  • UTC Campus: Academic Advisor Award
  • UTC College of Health and Human Services: Outstanding Professional Service Award
  • UTC College of Health, Education and Professional Studies Dean Stinnett Award for Professional Service
  • Tennessee PT Association Carol Likens Award for Professional Service
  • Stanford Award, Journal of PT Education


Community Service

  • 2007-2008 President of  University of Tennessee Alumni Association (UTAA)
  • 2008-2009 University of Tennessee Chair of Annual Giving
  • 2006-2011 Member, University of Tennessee Development Council
  • Board Member, University of Tennessee Alliance of Women Philanthropists
  • Member, Partnership for Families, Children and Adults Board of Directors
  • UTC Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR)