Director of Admissions, Professor
Office Location: SOPT 137
BS, Physical Therapy, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, 1995
MHS, Physical Therapy, University of Florida, 2001
PhD, Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Florida, 2007
Graduate, APTA Education Leadership Institute Fellowship Program, 2020
Neurological Physical Therapy; Geriatrics/Gerontology
Movement analysis in people with neurological dysfunction (Eshkol Wachman Movement Notation); balance assessment/training in people with central and peripheral neurological disorders.
The field of physical therapy is evolving every day, so I focus on students’ development of active learning. Evidence-based clinical practice that can improve and advance our profession has been an ongoing emphasis in physical therapy. The graduates of a Doctoral of Physical Therapy program need to develop strong clinical skills, as well as possess the essential abilities to comprehend, interpret, apply existing scientific findings, and conduct clinical research. Learning should be exciting, stimulating and challenging. As an instructor, I believe I should encourage my students to freely ask questions. As I do not always know all the answers, I also expect that, through open/sound discussion, students and I will collaboratively select/decide appropriate solutions to a specific question or situation based on scientific evidence. Besides, critical inquiry can help us organize our thoughts and reflect how much we have learned. This type of exercise always benefits both students and the instructor. I enjoy learning with my students!