Phone: (304) 696-5617
Office Location: SOPT 133
DPT, Slippery Rock University, 2001
APTA Board Certification:
Orthopedic Certified Specialist, 2009
Orthopedics with a focus on spinal dysfunction
Education Research related to the Effectiveness of Blended Learning, and the Influence of human Movement related to Neuromusculoskeletal Dysfunction
As a teacher, I feel that my role is to promote learning while engaging the student in critical thinking that is needed in their professional careers. In order for successful learning to occur there must be proper guidance from the instructor as well as proper student involvement. I try and promote learning by first identifying the critical objectives to the students. Secondly, I prefer to use a variety of delivery methods, since many students learn in different ways. Some teaching methods include lecture, laboratory sessions, and small group work with faculty facilitator, and demonstrations. Finally, proper assessment of the skills is critical. Whenever possible I like to assess studentsâ€™ understanding by using case scenarios or evaluation techniques that require a higher level of understanding. This assures that students are able to apply the knowledge and will be successful as future physical therapist.