My academic interests include cardiopulmonary issues and balance and fall-risk assessment. I am a course instructor for PTE 710 - Introduction to Physical Therapy, PTE 732 - Electrotherapeutic Modalities and Clinical Electrophysiology, and PTE 744 - Patient Management: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Problems. I also assist with clinical education and supervise student research activities.
Over the past eighteen years, I have had the opportunity to work as a physical therapy professional in a variety of clinical settings including outpatient, acute care, skilled nursing, the public school setting, and home health. For the past six years, I have narrowed my focus to the acute care setting, primarily treating patients in the cardiovascular, pulmonary, and intensive care environments.
My hobbies include mission work, gardening, landscaping, restoring antiques, and DIY projects.
Currently, I am enrolled in the University of Indianapolis’ post-professional Doctor of Health Science degree program. My major application is education with a concentration in leadership. I hope to complete my DHSc degree by May 2017. Additionally, I am preparing to sit for the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Specialist Certification (CCS) that is offered through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.