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Faculty and Administration

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Interim Chief Executive Officer
Susan Saxton, PhD

President and Chief Academic Officer
Wanda Nitsch, PT, PhD

Founding President
Stanley V. Paris, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Hilmir Agustsson, DPT, MHSc, MTC, CFC
Director of Online Education

Jason Barlow, MS, MBA
Executive Director of Marketing

Jennifer Briar
Executive Director of Finance

Dionne DeGrande, MSHSA, RRT
Clinical Education Department Head

Dr. Manuel A. (Tony) Domenech, PT, EdD, OCS, FAAOMPT
Director of Physical Therapy Program, TX Campus

Rebecca Estes PhD, OTR/L, CAPS
Director of Master of Occupational Therapy Program, TX Campus

Julie Gonick
Director of Enrollment

Debra Gray, PT, DPT, MEd
Flexible DPT Program Manager, FL Campus

Jordan Hamson-Utley, PhD, ATC
Director of Master of Health Science Athletic Training Program

Lori Hankins
Director of Continuing Professional Education

James C. Harnden
Vice President of Business Administration

Errin Heyman, EdD
Dean of Educational Effectiveness

Karen Howell, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Chair, Institute of Occupational Therapy

Anne Hull, EdD, OT/L
Director of Florida Master of Occupational Therapy Programs

Rhonda James
Director of Financial Services

Adrianne Jones
Director of Admissions and Enrollment

Jodi Liphart, PT, DHSC, NCS
Director of Transitional DPT Program, FL Campus

Ellen Lowe, PT, PhD
Chair, Institute of Physical Therapy

Jose Lozano, MD, CSFA, OA-C
Director of the Master of Orthopaedic Assistant Program

Betina A. Malhotra, PhD
Director of Doctor of Education & Doctor of Health Science Programs

Nicola Martin
Director of Human Resources

Cindy Mathena, PhD, OTR/L
Vice President/Dean of Post Professional Studies

Catherine Patla, PT, DHSc, MMSc, MTC, FAAOMPT
Director of Academic Initiatives

Cherie Peters-Brinkerhoff, PT, MPT, MHA, EdD
Assistant Director of Flexible Physical Therapy Program, CA Campus

Karen Rathgeber Director, PhD, OTR/L
Director, Transitional Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program

Ed Hill
Vice President of Information Technology

Diane Rondinelli

Jeffrey A. Rot, PT, DHSc
Director of Physical Therapy Program, FL Campus

Dr. Judi Schack-Dugre’, PT, C-ALFA, DPT, MBA
Director of Master and Doctor of Healthcare Administration Programs

Jeremy Wells, JD
Vice President of Student Administration

Thom Werner, PT, PhD
Assistant Director of Flexible DPT Program, TX Campus

Faculty Research

Recent Faculty Accomplishments


Lesley Addison

Hilmir Agustsson

Marjorie J. Albohm

Elizabeth Ardolino

Richard A. Bahr

Kristen Barta

Kunal Bhanot

Anne Boddy

Todd Bourgeois

Christopher Brown

Annie Burke-Doe

Eric Chaconas

Lisa Chase

Christine Childers

Damien Clement

Kayla Collins

Will Conrad

Matthew Daugherty

Heather David

Bonnie Decker

Manuel A Domenech

Thomas Eberle

Anna Edwards

Tim Elser

Rebecca I. Estes

Gary Gorniak

Amanda Grant

Debra L. Gray

Kathy Hagy

Jordan Hamson-Utley

James C. Harnden

Kelly Henderson

Greg Heuer

Jeff Hopp

Karen Howell

Anne Hull

Christopher Ingstad

Christopher Ivey

Christopher J. Ivey

Kristen Johnson

Edward Kane

Navpreet Kaur

Erica Kiernan

Chuck Kimmel

Jeff G. Konin

Chad Krawiec

Joanne Laslovich

Steve Laslovich

Tammy LeSage

Jodi Liphart

Daniel L. Lofald

Melanie J. Lomaglio

Scott Love

Ellen Lowe

Jose Antonio Lozano

Betina A. Malhotra

Kerry Mallini

Kathleen Manella

Inti Marazita

Cindy Mathena

Jim Mathews

William McCook

Elisabeth McGee

Susan McNulty

Larry Mengelkoch

Marilyn Miller

Liza D. Molina

Sheri Montgomery

Lisa Nichols

Corey A. Oshikoya

Catherine Patla

Cherie Peters-Brinkerhoff

Chad Redwing

Holly Reed

Robb S. Rehberg

Terri Roberts

Jeffrey A. Rot

Judi Schack-Dugré

Megann Schooley

Erin Schwier

Laurie Shimko

Kayla Smith

Martha A. Sneary

Gabriel Somarriba

Rob Stanborough

Roger Stanford

Jenna Street

Toni M. Torres-McGehee

Suzanne Trotter

Jim Viti

Jonathan Warren

Julie Watson

Dorette Welk

Thomas P. Werner

Margaret Wicinski

Mary Zadnik

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