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Carol Martin-Elkins, PhD (Chairperson)

Name: Carol Martin-Elkins, PT,PhD (Chairperson)
Academic Rank: Full Professor
Office Phone #: 724-738-2916
Office Number: 205
Email Address: carol.martin-elkins@sru.edu
Area of teaching focus: Neuroscience
Email: carol.martin-elkins@sru.edu

Barbara Billek-Sawhney, PT, EdD

Name: Barbara Billek-Sawhney PT, EdD., GCS
Academic Rank: Associate Professor
Office Phone #: 724-738-2759
Office Number: 214
Email Address: barbara.billek@sru.edu
Area of teaching focus: Geriatrics, Adult Rehabilitation, Education, Prevention, Wellness
Research interests: Outcomes, Balance, Fall Risk, Neuromuscular, Cardiopulmonary
Clinical practice interests: Adult rehabilitation, Geriatrics, Balance/Fall Risk

Mary Ann Holbien-Jenny, DPT, PhD

Name: Mary Ann Holbein-Jenny, PhD,DPT
Academic Rank: Professor
Office Phone #: 724-738-2907
Office Number: 209
Email Address: maryann.holbein@sru.edu
Area of teaching focus: Evidence based practice, Professional Exploration
Research interests: human movement analysis, postural stability, ergonomic

Christopher Hughes PT, PhD, OCS CSCS

Name: Christopher Hughes PT, PhD, OCS CSCS
Academic Rank: Professor
Office Phone #: 724-738-2757
Office Number: 212
Email Address: christopher.hughes@sru.edu
Area of teaching focus: Biomechanics, Orthopedics
Research interests: Shoulder Pathology, Kinesiology of therapeutic exercise
Clinical practice interests: Orthopedics, Musculoskeletal Injuries

Susan Kushner, PT, MS

Name: Susan Kushner MS,PT (Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education)
Academic Rank: Associate Professor
Office Phone #: 724-738-2763
Office Number: 208
Email Address: susan.kushner@sru.edu
Area of teaching focus: clinical education, M.S.
Research interests: M.S., yoga
Clinical practice interests: M.S., geriatrics, pediatrics

Timothy Smith, PhD

Name: Timothy D. Smith PhD
Academic Rank: Professor
Office Phone #: 724-738-2885
Office Number: 217
Email Address: timothy.smith@sru.edu
Area of teaching focus: Anatomy, Histology
Research interests: Growth and Development(craniofacial, muscular skeletal); sensory systems
Additional Web links: http://srufaculty.sru.edu/timothy.smith/tds-web-pages/smith2-05.htm

Meg Barry Michaels, PT, PhD, PCS

Name: Meg Barry Michaels, PT, PhD, PCS
Academic Rank: Associate Professor
Office Phone #: 724-738-4900
Office Number: 213
Email Address: meg.michaels@sru.edu
Area of teaching focus: Clinical Education, Pediatrics
Research interests: Pediatrics
Clinical practice interests: Pediatrics, Evidence based practice, Childhood motor disorders

Nancy Shipe, PT, DPT, OCS

Name: Nancy K Shipe, PT, DPT, MS, OCS
Academic Rank: Assistant Professor
Office Phone #: 724-738-4127
Office Number: 218
Email Address: nancy.shipe@sru.edu
Area of teaching focus: PT procedures, Therapeutic Modalities, PT Assessment, Musculoskeletal PT, Legal Issues in PT, Pharmacotherapy
Research interests: Interactive computerized balance training, assessment of reliability and validity of common clinical examination techniques.
Clinical practice interests: Outpatient orthopedic physical therapy

Kelly Lindenberg PT, PhD

Name: Kelly Lindenberg PT, PhD
Academic Rank: Associate Professor
Office Phone #: 724-738-4368
Office Number: 215
Email Address: kelly.lindenberg@sru.edu

Ms. Susan L. Elwell (Dept. Secretary)

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