Professional interests: Acute Care Physical Therapy – Management of Medically
Complex Patients; Professional Roles in Emergency Preparedness; Problem–based Learning;
Clinical Education. 

Degrees: EdD, Educational Leadership, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT; Advanced
MS, Physical Therapy, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA; BS, Physical Therapy,
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Specialty or Specialist
Certification/Training: Management of Medically Complex Patients; Cultural Competence;
Advanced Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT), MGH Institute of Health Professions. 

Teaching responsibilities: Semester Coordinator for Semester 3 Content: Management of
Medically Complex Patients (Patients with Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disorders,
Diabetes, Wounds, Burns, and Renal Disease); Cultural Competence; Physical Therapy roles
in Emergency Preparedness and Community Disaster Planning; Clinical Education. 

Research interests and grants: Perceptions of Roles of Physical Therapists in Community
Disaster Planning and Response; Impact of Communication Apprehension on Clinician Career
Choices and Clinical Practice; Affective Behaviors and Interpersonal Skills in Physical
Therapy Students; Clinical Education in Physical Therapy; Health Disparities and Cultural
Competence; Impact of Problem Based Learning Curricula; Acute Care Practice Patterns.



Communication Apprehension and Interpersonal Skills in Physical Therapy Students : A Comparative Study of Problem-Based Learning and Traditional Curricula, Faculty Publications (2003)

Dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Education,...



A Problem-Based Learning Approach to Facilitate Evidence-Based Practice in Entry-Level Health Professional Education (with Michelle M. Lusardi and Pamela Levangie), Faculty Publications (2002)

This article will provide an overview of the problem-based learning process, and an illustration of...



A Review of the Legal Issues Surrounding Academic Dismissal, Faculty Publications (2001)

Among the challenges faced by physical therapy educators is to determine whether students have made...