College of Health Sciences - Faculty Profiles

Robin Abellera, M.A.

Robin Abellera, M.A.

Associate Clinical Professor

Communication Sciences and Oral Health

Education

M.A., Texas Woman's University; B.A., University of Houston

Interests

Interprofessional Collaboration and Education; Diagnosis and Treatment for Individuals Who Have Experienced a Stroke; Speech/Language Pathology

Tamby Allman, Ed.D., CED

Tamby Allman, Ed.D., CED

Associate Professor

Graduate Advisor, Education of the Deaf

Communication Sciences and Oral Health

Education

Ed.D., National-Louis University; M.S., Texas Woman's University; B.S., Baylor University

Interests

Deaf and Hard of Hearing; Literacy, Inclusion; Differentiated Instruction; Strategies for Teaching Language

Husny Amerih, Ph.D., OTR, CKTI

Husny Amerih, Ph.D., OTR, CKTI

Associate Professor

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.S., University of Central Arkansas; B.S., University of Arkansas; Other, Ocupational Therapy School of Jordan

Interests

Physical Disability; Assistive Technology; OT Education and Curricula; Occupational Adaptation of Foreign Therapists

Ann O. Amuta, Ph.D., MPH, CPH

Ann O. Amuta, Ph.D., MPH, CPH

Assistant Professor

School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology

Education

Ph.D., Texas A&M University; M.P.H., Texas A&M University Health Science Center, School of Public Health; B.S., Ahmadu Bello University

Interests

Chronic Disease Prevention; Cancer Prevention; Type 2 Diabetes Prevention; Chronic Disease Prevention Intervention; Health Disparities: Health Behavior; Immigrant Health: Public Health Genomics; Minority Health; Health Equity

Dale Anderle, PT, DPT

Dale Anderle, PT, DPT

Associate Clinical Professor

Director of Clinical Education

Physical Therapy

Education

D.P.T., A. T. Still University; M.S., Texas Woman's University; B.A., University of North Texas

Interests

Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation; Admissions; Clinical Education

Erika Armstrong, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Erika Armstrong, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Chair and Associate Professor

Communication Sciences and Oral Health

Education

Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas; M.S., University of Texas at Dallas; B.A., University of Texas at Dallas

Interests

Pediatric Feeding Disorders; Adult Dysphagia; Early Intervention; Early Language Development and Disorders; Speech-Language Pathology

Mary Frances Baxter, Ph.D., OT, FAOTA

Mary Frances Baxter, Ph.D., OT, FAOTA

Professor and Interim Associate Director

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ph.D., University of Houston System : main campus; M.A., Texas Woman's University; B.S., Colorado State University

Interests

Pediatrics; Neuro-Rehabilitation; Assistive and Adaptive Technology

Kevin A. Becker, Ph.D., CSCS

Kevin A. Becker, Ph.D., CSCS

Assistant Professor

School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology

Education

Ph.D., University of Tennessee; M.S., Illinois State University; B.S., University of Wisconsin- La Crosse

Interests

Motor Learning; Motor Performance; Attentional Focus; Cognitive and Physical Stressors; Sport Psychology

Sneha Bharadwaj, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Sneha Bharadwaj, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Associate Professor

Communication Sciences and Oral Health

Education

Ph.D., University of Texas System : Dallas; M.S., University of Mysore; B.S., University of Mysore

Interests

Hearing loss; Children; Adults; Cochlear Implants; Hearing Aids; Speech Production; Language; Literacy; Cognition; Memory; Assessment; Intervention; Basic Science Research; Translational Research

Christopher L Bolinger, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Christopher L Bolinger, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor

Communication Sciences and Oral Health

Education

Ph.D., Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center; M.S., Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center; B.B.A., Texas Tech University

Interests

Infant Dysphagia; Pediatric Dysphagia; Adult Dysphagia; Geriatric Dysphagia; Communication Disorders

Patricia Bowyer, Ed.D., MS, OTR, FAOTA

Patricia Bowyer, Ed.D., MS, OTR, FAOTA

Professor and Coordinator of Post-Professional Programs

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ed.D., East Tennessee State University; Postdoctoral Studies, University Of Illinois at Chicago; Postdoctoral Studies, Johns Hopkins University; M.S., Eastern Kentucky University; Cert., Eastern Kentucky University; B.A., Milligan College

Interests

Children and Youth as it relates to the Model of Human Occupation; Assessment development specific to the Short Child Occupational Profile and Child Occupational Self Assessment as well as other MOHO based pediatric assessments; Treatment effectiveness that is based on the Model of Human Occupation

Wayne A. Brewer P.T., Ph.D., MPH, OCS, CSCS

Wayne A. Brewer P.T., Ph.D., MPH, OCS, CSCS

Associate Professor

Director of Research

Physical Therapy

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.P.H., University of Pittsburgh; B.S., University of Pittsburgh

Interests

Expertise; Physical Activity; Health Promotion; Exercise Testing; Exercise Prescription; Chronic Disease

Kelli Brizzolara, PT, Ph.D., OCS

Kelli Brizzolara, PT, Ph.D., OCS

Assistant Professor

Physical Therapy

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.S., Texas Woman's University; B.S., Texas A&M University

Interests

Low Back Pain; Manual Therapy; Therapeutic Exercise; Deep Abdominal Muscles; Physical Activity; Mindfulness

Suzanne Perea Burns, Ph.D., OTR

Suzanne Perea Burns, Ph.D., OTR

Assistant Professor

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; Postdoctoral Studies, Medical University of South Carolina; M.O.T., University of New Mexico; B.S., University of New Mexico

Interests

Executive Function Impairments After Stroke; Community Integration Outcomes; Mobile Technology; Health And Participation Disparities In Adults With Disabilities

Renee L. Buster, Ph.D., CHES, CSCS

Renee L. Buster, Ph.D., CHES, CSCS

Visiting Assistant Professor

School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.S., University of North Texas; B.S., University of North Texas

Interests

Media Systems Dependency; Social Media and Behavioral Outcomes; Environmental Policy and Health; Public Policy and Life Expectancy

Josephine Chan, Ph.D., OTR, CHS

Josephine Chan, Ph.D., OTR, CHS

Professor

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ph.D., University of Houston System; M.A., Texas Woman's University; B.S., Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Interests

Adult Physical Dysfunction; Hand Therapy; Ergonomics; Instructional Technology; Rehabilitation Technology; Certified Hand Specialist

Pei-Fen Chang, Ph.D., OTR

Pei-Fen Chang, Ph.D., OTR

Associate Professor

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ph.D., University of Texas System : Medical Branch; M.S., University of Southern California; B.S., National Taiwan University

Interests

Patient Satisfaction And Quality Of Life In Persons With Disabilities; Rehabilitation Outcomes; Fall Prevention For Older Adults In The Community; Health Disparities

Carolyn P. Da Silva, P.T., D.Sc.

Carolyn P. Da Silva, P.T., D.Sc.

Professor, Coordinator of D.P.T. Professional Studies

A.P.T.A. Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist

Physical Therapy

Education

D.Sc., University of Alabama; M.S., Texas Woman's University; B.A., Rice University

Interests

Post-Polio Syndrome; Whole Body Vibration; Aging with Disability; Risk of Falls; Fear of Falling

Ronald Davis, Ph.D.

Ronald Davis, Ph.D.

Professor

School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.S., University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse; B.S., University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh

Interests

Whole Body Vibration; Bone Density; Spinal Cord Injury; Sitting Volleyball; Physical Activity and Psychological Affect; Sport Motivation; Quality Of Life; Injured Military; Wheelchair Basketball Players

Charlene Dickinson, R.D.H, B.S.D.H., M.S.

Charlene Dickinson, R.D.H, B.S.D.H., M.S.

Dental Hygiene Program Director

Associate Clinical Professor

Communication Sciences and Oral Health

Education

M.S., Texas Woman's University; B.S., Texas Woman's University; Associate Degree, Tarrant County College

Interests

Oral Health

Suzanna Dillon, PhD.

Suzanna Dillon, PhD.

Associate Professor

School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.A., Western Michigan University; B.S., Alma College

Interests

Adapted Physical Education; Adapted Physical Activity; Autism Spectrum Disorders, 

Anthony A. Duplanty, Ph.D.

Anthony A. Duplanty, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology

Education

Ph.D., University of North Texas; M.S., University of North Texas; B.S., University of North Texas

Interests

Biology; Strength and Conditioning Research; Post Resistance Exercise; Muscular Performance Recovery

Cynthia Evetts, Ph.D., O.T.R.

Cynthia Evetts, Ph.D., O.T.R.

Professor

Director

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.O.T., Texas Woman's University; B.S., Texas A&M University: College Station

Interests

Occupational Adaptation; Occupational Well-being; Occupation-based Practice; Occupational Justice; Occupational Deprivation; Psychosocial Impact of Disability; Stress; Academic Leadership

Claudette Fette, Ph.D., OTR, CRC

Claudette Fette, Ph.D., OTR, CRC

Associate Clinical Professor

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.S., University of North Texas; B.S., Texas Woman's University

Interests

Strength-Based Practice and Assessment; Mental Health Promotion and Early Intervention; Psychosocial Rehabilitation; Family Engagement and Wraparound; School-Based Practice and School Mental Health; Community-Based Practice and Facilitating Meaningful Occupation

Tina Fletcher, Ed.D., M.F.A., O.T.R.

Tina Fletcher, Ed.D., M.F.A., O.T.R.

Associate Professor

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ed.D., Texas A&M University-Commerce; M.F.A., Texas A&M University-Commerce; B.F.A., East Texas State University; M.A., University of Alabama; B.S., University of Texas Medical Branch

Interests

Pediatrics; Accessibility; Activity Analysis; Creative and Cultural Arts; Qualitative Research; Professional Writing; Pedagogy; Autism

Cynthia B. Gill, Ed.D.

Cynthia B. Gill, Ed.D.

Professor

Academic Director, CLASP International

Communication Sciences and Oral Health

Education

Ed.D., Texas A&M University System : College Station; M.Ed., Southwest Texas State University; B.S., Southwest Texas State University

Interests

Global Training Programs for Speech-Language Pathologists; Word Retrieval in the Aging; Imitation and Rehearsal-Visualization Interventions; Linguistic Humor

Hui-Ting Goh, PT, Ph.D.

Hui-Ting Goh, PT, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Physical Therapy

Education

Ph.D., University of Southern California; M.Sc., Texas Woman's University; B.Sc., National Taiwan University

Interests

Stroke Recovery; Motor Control; Motor Learning; Neural Plasticity; Gait Recovery; Post-stroke Fatigue; Non-invasive Brain Stimulation; Motor-cognitive Interaction

Laura Green, Ph.D. CCC/SLP

Laura Green, Ph.D. CCC/SLP

Associate Professor

Editor, SIG 1 Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups

Communication Sciences and Oral Health

Education

Ph.D., University of Washington; M.A., University of Houston; B.S., Austin State University

Interests

Language; Literacy; Language/learning disabilities; Treatment Research; Classroom-Based Intervention

Catherine Cooper Hay, Ph.D., OTR

Catherine Cooper Hay, Ph.D., OTR

Assistant Professor

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ph.D., University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston; M.S., Tufts University; B.S., University of California at Santa Barbara

Interests

Stroke A=and Brain Injury; Patient Centered Outcomes in Rehabilitation; Cognition; Sex Differences in Rehabilitation Intervention and Outcomes; Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist

Mary Hennigan, OTR, MBA

Mary Hennigan, OTR, MBA

Associate Clinical Professor

Occupational Therapy

Education

M.O.T., Texas Woman's University; M.B.A., University of Dallas; B.A., Rosary College

Interests

Physical Dysfunction; Advocacy; Occupational Therapist Job Satisfaction

Shannon Levandowski, OTD, MS, OTR, BCP, SCSS

Shannon Levandowski, OTD, MS, OTR, BCP, SCSS

Associate Clinical Professor

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator: Denton, Dallas & Houston

Occupational Therapy

Education

O.T.D., Boston University; Cert., University of Mass-Lowell; M.S., Boston University; B.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; B.A., Clemson University

Interests

Clinical Education; Professional Behaviors; Clinical Reasoning; Supervision & Leadership Models; Pediatric Practice; School Based Practice; Autism Spectrum Disorders; Behavioral Disorders

June Levitt, Ph.D., LTD, CCC-SLP

June Levitt, Ph.D., LTD, CCC-SLP

Associate Professor

Communication Sciences and Oral Health

Education

Ph.D., University of Texas System: Dallas; Graduate Certificate, Southern Methodist University; M.S., University of Texas System; B.A., Musashino Woman's University

Interests

Motor Speech Disorders; Voice Disorders; Neurogenic Communication Disorders; Cognitive Assessment

Suh-Jen Lin, PT, Ph.D.

Suh-Jen Lin, PT, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Physical Therapy

Education

Ph.D., University of Iowa; M.S., MGH Institute of Health Professions; B.S., National Taiwan University

Interests

Six-Minute Walk Test; Physical Activity; Gait Variability; Amputation; Inspiratory Muscle Training; Heart Failure; Spinal Cord Injury; Telehealth; Graded Exercise Testing; Exercise Training; Health Promotion; Lifestyle Medicine

Alicia F. Lohmann, OTD, OTR, CBIS

Alicia F. Lohmann, OTD, OTR, CBIS

Associate Clinical Professor

Occupational Therapy

Education

O.T.D., South University; M.O.T., Texas Woman's University; B.S., Texas A&M University: College Station

Interests

Neuro Rehab with Emphasis in Brain Injury; Brain Injury Specialist; Geriatric Care; Wheelchair Seating and Positioning

Mark Mann, Ph.D.

Mark Mann, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Sport Coaching

School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology

Education

Ph.D., University of Arkansas; M.S., Pittsburg State University; M.S., Nova Southeastern University; Ed.D., Oklahoma State University; M.A., Southern Nazarene University; B.A., Southwestern University

Interests

Ann Medley, PT, Ph.D., CEEAA

Ann Medley, PT, Ph.D., CEEAA

Director & Professor

Physical Therapy

Education

Ph.D., University of Texas System : Dallas; M.S., Texas Woman's University; B.S., University of Texas Health Science Center; B.A., University of Texas, Austin

Interests

Neuroanatomy; Functional Assessments; Sitting Balance; Timed Up and Go Test; Geriatrics

Mindy Menn, Ph.D., MCHES, CPH

Mindy Menn, Ph.D., MCHES, CPH

Assistant Professor

School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology

Education

Ph.D., University of Florida; Cert., University of Florida; Cert., University of Florida; Cert., University of Florida; Cert., Texas A&M University; M.S., Texas A&M University; B.A., Texas A&M University

Interests

Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Sexuality Education; Health Risks of Youth; Professional Preparation; Survey Design; College Teaching; Program Evaluation; Study Abroad Programming; Social Determinants of Health; Instructional Design; Distance Learning

Derek Miketinas, Ph.D., RD

Derek Miketinas, Ph.D., RD

Assistant Professor

Nutrition and Food Sciences

Education

Ph.D., Louisiana State University; B.S., Louisiana State University

Interests

Nutritional Epidemiology; Statistical Modeling; Dietary Assessment; Obesity; Dietary Predictors of Health and Disease; Questionnaire Development

Kimberly Miloch, Ph.D.

Kimberly Miloch, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, College of Health Sciences

Professor

School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology

Education

Ph.D., Florida State University; M.S., Baylor University; B.A., Southwest Texas State University (Texas State University); Associate Degree, McLennan Community College

Interests

Sport Marketing; Sport Communication

Katy Mitchell, PT, Ph.D.

Katy Mitchell, PT, Ph.D.

Professor

Coordinator of Post-Professional Studies

Physical Therapy

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.S., Pacific University; B.S., University of California

Interests

Statistics; Teaching Methods; Outcome Measures; Psychometrics

Kimberly D. Mory, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Kimberly D. Mory, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Associate Clinical Professor

Undergraduate Coordinator

Communication Sciences and Oral Health

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.A., California State University System : Fullerton; B.A., California State University System : Fullerton

Interests

 Adult Neurological Disorders; Pediatric and Adult Dysphagia

Marsha Neville, Ph.D., OT

Marsha Neville, Ph.D., OT

Professor

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ph.D., University of Texas System : Dallas; M.S., University of Texas at Dallas; B.S., Eastern Michigan University; Associate Degree, Schoolcraft College

Interests

Rehabilitation; Clinical Education; TBI; CVA; Falls in Elderly; Computerization of Tasks

David L. Nichols, Ph.D. FACSM

David L. Nichols, Ph.D. FACSM

Professor and Graduate Coordinator

School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.S., Texas Woman's University; B.S., Central State University

Interests

Physical Activity and Bone Mineral Density; Cytokines and Bone Mineral Density; Physical Activity and Fall Prevention

Mindy A Patterson, Ph.D., RDN

Mindy A Patterson, Ph.D., RDN

Co-Director for the Institute of Woman's Health

Assistant Professor of Nutrition

Nutrition and Food Sciences

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham; B.S., Texas A&M University

Interests

Dietary Patterns in Overweight and Obese Populations; Resistant Starch Intake; The Gut Microbiome; The Prevention of Obesity-Related Disorders; Physical Activity; Body Composition Measurements

Noralyn Davel Pickens, OT, Ph.D.

Noralyn Davel Pickens, OT, Ph.D.

Professor

Associate Director

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin System : Madison; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; B.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Interests

Aging-in-place; Home safety assessment; End-of-life care; Qualitative methodologies

Gail A. Poskey, Ph.D., OTR

Gail A. Poskey, Ph.D., OTR

Associate Professor

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.O.T., Texas Woman's University; B.S., East Central Oklahoma State University

Interests

Pediatrics; Pediatric TBI and SCI; Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU); Fatherhood; Evidence Based Practice; Prevention of Abusive Head Trauma

B. Rhett Rigby, Ph.D., CSPS, NSCA-CPT

B. Rhett Rigby, Ph.D., CSPS, NSCA-CPT

Co-Director, Institute for Women's Health

Associate Professor

School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology

Education

Ph.D., Baylor University; M.S., Baylor University; B.S., LeTourneau University

Interests

Research Interest: Exercise Interventions for Adults and Children with Chronic Diseases

Heather Roberts, Ph.D., OT

Heather Roberts, Ph.D., OT

Assistant Professor

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.S., University of Texas - Arlington; B.S., Saint Louis University

Interests

Pediatrics; Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Disabilities; Constraint Induced Movement Therapy; Promoting Evidence Based Practice

Martin G. Rosario, PT, Ph.D., CSFI, ATRIC

Martin G. Rosario, PT, Ph.D., CSFI, ATRIC

Assistant Professor

Physical Therapy

Education

Ph.D., Universidad de Puerto Rico; M.S., University of Puerto Rico Med Sci Campus; B.S., University of Puerto Rico, Bayamon Campus

Interests

Motor Control Deficiencies; Human Inmunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Aids; Spatial-Temporal Gait Parameters, Joint Kinematics; Balance; Stimulant Affect

Angela Shierk, OTR, Ph.D.

Angela Shierk, OTR, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.O.T., Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center; B.S., Texas Tech University

Interests

Occupational Therapy; Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT); Upper Limb Function

Kathleen D. Shirley P.T., D.P.T.

Kathleen D. Shirley P.T., D.P.T.

Assistant Clinical Professor

A.P.T.A. Board Certified Geriatric and Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

Physical Therapy

Education

D.P.T., Texas Woman's University; B.S., East Carolina University

Interests

Geriatric Physical Therapy; Vestibular Rehabilitation; Health Coaching; Professional Behaviors; Clinical Reasoning; Compassion Fatigue

William Sit, Ph.D., OTR, BCPR

William Sit, Ph.D., OTR, BCPR

Associate Clinical Professor

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.A., Texas Woman's University; Other, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Interests

Adult Physical Dysfunction; Hand Therapy; ICU Critical Care; Low Vision; Stroke Rehabilitation; Kinesotaping; Certified Sensory Integration; Praxis Test

Chad E. Smith, Ph.D.

Chad E. Smith, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Communication Sciences and Oral Health

Education

Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University; M.S., Lamar University; B.A., Lamar University

Interests

Technology; Deaf Education; 21st Century Learning; Internet; Coding; Robotics; Teacher Training; Science;Technology; Engineering, Mathematics (STEM)

Theresa Marie Smith, Ph.D., OTR, CLVT

Theresa Marie Smith, Ph.D., OTR, CLVT

Associate Professor

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University; M.H.S., University of Indianapolis; B.H.S., University of Florida

Interests

Older Adults; Theory; Therapeutic Use of Self and Groups; Program Development; Low Vision Rehabilitation; Cognitive Rehabilitation; Disaster Response

Sonya Spolsky, Ph.D., CED

Sonya Spolsky, Ph.D., CED

Assistant Professor

Communication Sciences and Oral Health

Education

Ph.D., University of Arizona; Other, The Univeristy of Kansas; M.A., The University of Arizona; Cert., Univeristy of California at Los Angeles; B.A., University of California at San Diego

Interests

Self-Determination; Deafness; American Sign Language (ASL)

Amy Teague, R.D.H., B.S.D.H, M.S.

Amy Teague, R.D.H., B.S.D.H, M.S.

Associate Clinical Professor

Coordinator of Dental Hygiene Dual Enrollment Program

Communication Sciences and Oral Health

Education

M.S., Texas Woman's University; BSDH, Texas Woman's University

Interests

Clinical Dental Hygiene Practice; General and Prosthetic Dentistry; Dual Dental Hygiene Program Curriculum Design; Dual Dental Hygiene Program Collaboration

Deborah L. Testerman, RDH, MS

Deborah L. Testerman, RDH, MS

Visiting Clinical Professor

Communication Sciences and Oral Health

Education

M.S., Texas Woman's University; B.S., Texas Woman's University

Interests

Dental Hygiene Clinical Faculty; Dental Hygienist; Health Education

Mary Thompson, PT, Ph.D., GCS

Mary Thompson, PT, Ph.D., GCS

Professor

Post-Professional Program Coordinator

Physical Therapy

Education

Ph.D., University of North Texas; M.S., Texas Woman's University; B.H.S., University of Kentucky

Interests

Geriatric Physical Therapy; Career Paths; Health Promotion/Illness Prevention; Psychocoial Aspects of Care; Health Care Delivery Systems

Elaine Trudelle-Jackson, P.T., Ph.D.

Elaine Trudelle-Jackson, P.T., Ph.D.

Professor

Research Coordinator

Physical Therapy

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.S., University of North Texas; B.S., Texas Woman's University

Interests

Aging; Physical Activity; Physical Performance; Measurement

Wesley J. Tucker, Ph.D. RD

Wesley J. Tucker, Ph.D. RD

Assistant Professor of Nutrition

Nutrition and Food Sciences

Education

Ph.D., Arizona State University; M.S., Arizona State University; B.S., North Carolina State University

Interests

Heart Failure Pathophysiology; Obesity; Dietary Interventions; Functional Foods; Exercise Training; Exercise Testing; Cardiorespiratory Fitness; Vascular Biology; Skeletal Muscle Function; Cardiac Function

Asha Vas, Ph.D., OT

Asha Vas, Ph.D., OT

Associate Professor

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas; M.O.T., St. Catherine's University; B.S., Christian Medical College

Interests

Cognition, Cognitive Rehabilitation, Traumatic Brain Injury, Executive Functions

Delaina Walker-Batson, Ph.D

Delaina Walker-Batson, Ph.D

Professor

Director of The Stroke Center-Dallas

Communication Sciences and Oral Health

Education

Ph.D., University of Texas System : Austin; M.S., University of Utah; B.A., Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

Interests

Neurological Rehabilitation; Pharmacological Modulation of Language and Motor Deficits Post Stroke; Explorations of Non-Invasive Cortical Brain Stimulation of Post Stroke Aphasia and Primary Progressive Aphasia

Sharon Wang-Price, PT, Ph.D., OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Sharon Wang-Price, PT, Ph.D., OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Professor

Coordinator of Professional Studies

Physical Therapy

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.S., University of Pittsburgh; B.S., National Taiwan University

Interests

Low Back and Neck pain; Central/Segmental Centralization; Muscle Activation

Leon Washington, Ph.D., OTR, LMSW, C/NDT

Leon Washington, Ph.D., OTR, LMSW, C/NDT

Assistant Professor

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.S.W., Our Lady of the Lake University; B.S., Texas Woman's University

Interests

Children with Special Needs and Their Caregivers; Children Who Are Abused and Exposed To Violence; Pediatric Neurological Deficits; Qualitative Methodologies

Gwendolyn M. Weatherford, Ph.D., CAPE

Gwendolyn M. Weatherford, Ph.D., CAPE

Director of Sports Management

Associate Professor

School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.S., Texas A&M University - Commerce; B.S., Texas A&M University - Commerce

Interests

Gender in Sport; Organizational Behavior; Issues with Equity and Equality in Sport; Career and Educational Opportunities in Sport and Sport Management; Academic and Career Support for Athletes

Mark Weber, PT, Ph.D., SCS, ATC

Mark Weber, PT, Ph.D., SCS,  ATC

Professor

Associate Director, Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Education

Ph.D., University of Mississippi; M.S., University of Southern Mississippi; B.S., The Ohio State University

Interests

Sports Physical Therapy; Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education; Physical Therapy Education 

Alisa Woods, M.S., CCC-SLP

Alisa Woods, M.S., CCC-SLP

Associate Clinical Professor

Communication Sciences and Oral Health

Education

M.S., Texas Woman's University; B.S., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Interests

Adult Neurogenics; Adult Dysphagia