The expert faculty members in the Master of Prosthetics-Orthotics Program have gained recognition for excellence as clinicians, teachers, researchers, and leaders in the profession. Their knowledge, expertise, and dynamic teaching create a rich environment for learning and professional growth.

Susan L. Kapp, M.Ed., CPO, LPO
Associate Professor and Director
Education: B.S., Texas A&M University, 1979; CPO, Northwestern University, 1980, 1990; M.Ed., University of Texas at Austin, 2005
Interests: Lower-limb prosthetic management, outcome measures, and innovative technologies in health professions education

Jackie Adolph, CPO, LPO
Education: B.S., Washington University in St. Louis, 2004;
B.S., UT Southwestern Medical Center, 2010
Interests: Pediatric orthotics and prosthetics, lower extremity orthotic management for neurological disorders, evolving technologies in prosthetics and orthotics

Fan Gao, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Education: B.E., Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1996; M.S., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2004, 2005
Interests: Assessment and treatment of movement disorders and disability due to stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, and limb loss

Kenneth Gavin, M.Ed., CO, LO
Education: B.S., Illinois State University 1985; Orthotic Certificate, Northwestern Medical School, 1993; Residency, Southern Illinois University, 2004; M.Ed., Colorado State University, 2005
Interests: General adult and pediatric care; Trauma and Spine care.

Leslie Gray, M.Ed., CPO, LPO
Assistant Professor
Education: B.S., UT Southwestern Medical Center, 2002; M.Ed., University of Texas at Brownsville, 2007
Interests: Lower extremity prosthetic management, gait, emerging technologies, and classroom and clinical instruction

Miguel N. Mojica, CPO, LPO
Assistant Professor
Education: B.S., CPO, UT Southwestern Medical Center, 1987
Interests: Lower extremity orthotic management for neuromuscular and neurological disorders, and orthoses for the upper extremity

Kirsten Tulchin-Francis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Education: B.S., Trinity College, 1998; M.S., Marquette University, 2001; Ph.D., Texas Women’s University, 2012
Interests: Biomechanical and functional evaluation of patients with hip pathology, idiopathic scoliosis and lower limb deficiency, foot and ankle biomechanics, and community ambulation using wearable sensors.

David G. Wilson, MPO, CPO, LPO
Education: B.S., The College of William and Mary, 2010; MPO, UT Southwestern Medical Center, 2011
Interests: Lower extremity orthotic management of neurological disorders, high activity and performance prosthetic management