Education and Professional Certifications

B.A. Neurobiology and Physiology, Northwestern University

Masters of Physical Therapy, Northwestern University

Masters of Health Sciences, University of Indianapolis

Doctorate of Health Sciences, University of Indianapolis

Specialty Teaching Areas

Orthopedics, Therapeutic exercise, Wound management, Lymphedema, Differential diagnosis

Professional and Clinical Experience

Director and physical therapist, Student Faculty Clinic, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Staff physical therapist and former Clinic Coordinator of Clinical Education, St. Francis Health System
Author: Wound Management: Principles and Practice
National speaker: orthopedics, wound management, lymphedema, and adherence
Frequent speaker, state chapters of the American Physical Therapy Association
Consultant, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Strength and Conditioning
Faculty representative, OPT@UTC student organization
Reviewer, Physiotherapy Research and Practice
Former Instructor, Krannert School of Physical Therapy, University of Indianapolis

Awards and Certifications

  • CHEPS Outstanding Teaching Award 2019-2020

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

  • Clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy

  • Certified wound specialist- retired

  • Certified lymphedema therapist

  • Advanced credentialed clinical instructor

  • Citation of appreciation and recognition: Oklahoma House of Representatives

  • Teacher of the Year, Krannert School of Physical Therapy, University of Indianapolis

Research Interests

  • Functional performance testing, injury prevention, teamwork, adherence

Community Service

Ironman Medical Tent captain, 2015-present

SafeZone training

QPR Suicide Prevention training

Tulsa Tough Medical Staff Volunteer, 2006-2014

Course Reviewer, Tennessee Physical Therapy Association

• Sports, Arts, and Recreation of Chattanooga (SPARC)

Northwestern University Alumni Association Board Member, 2006-2012


Enjoys hiking with her dog, Lexi, and international explorations