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Physical Therapy Faculty

The faculty members in the Department of Physical Therapy is a powerful blend of highly regarded educators, researchers, and clinicians. Their wide range of clinical interests give students access to unique learning experiences, including:

  • Training with state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment equipment that helps patients relearn gait after an injury
  • Implementing and carrying out an evidence-based clinical practice
  • Attending interdepartmental grand rounds
  • Developing a professional portfolio
  • Providing care in the faculty practice
  • Participating in Camp John Marc (a summer camp for young people with disabilities)

Faculty members include:

Ross Querry, PT, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair
Graduate School: Ph.D., University of North Texas Health Science Center, 1999
Interests: Orthopedic rehabilitation

Egle Bauzaite, PT, D.P.T., NCS

Faculty Associate
Graduate School: D.P.T., UT Southwestern Medical Center, 2013
Interests: Neurological rehabilitation, vestibular rehabilitation

Traci Betts, PT, D.P.T., CCS

Assistant Professor
Graduate School: P.T., UT Southwestern Medical Center, 2010

Beth Deschenes, PT, D.P.T., OCS

Associate Professor
Graduate School: D.P.T., Arcadia University, 2013
Interests: Orthopedic manual therapy; fitness and wellness

Julie DeVahl, PT, D.P.T., OCS

Associate Professor
Graduate School: D.P.T., Texas Tech University Health Science Center, 2014
Interests: Clinical education; electrotherapy and orthopedics

Tara Dickson, PT, D.P.T., OCS, CSCS

Assistant Professor
Graduate School: D.P.T., Duke University, 2012
Interests: Clinical education, orthopedic rehabilitation

Karen McCain, PT, D.P.T., NCS

Associate Professor
Graduate School: D.P.T., Regis University, 2006
Interests: Stroke rehabilitation and locomotor retraining

Emily Middleton, PT, D.P.T., OCS, SCS, CSCS

Assistant Professor
Graduate School: D.P.T., UT Southwestern Medical Center, 2011
Interests: Orthopedic and sports rehabilitation

Edward Mulligan, PT, D.P.T., OCS, SCS

Professor
Graduate School: D.P.T., Regis University, 2008
Interests: Orthopedic and sports rehabilitation

Leslie Nelson, PT, Ph.D., OCS

Assistant Professor
Graduate School: Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University, 2018
Interests: Rehabilitation for adult and pediatric neuromuscular disease

Erin Perez, PT, D.P.T., NCS

Instructor
Graduate School: Washington University, 2011
Interests: Neurological rehabilitation

Staci Shearin, PT, Ph.D., NCS

Assistant Professor
Graduate School: Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University, 2018
Interests: Neurological rehabilitation

Susan Simpkins, PT, Ed.D.

Associate Professor
Graduate School: Ed.D., Columbia University, 1999
Interests: Postural control and balance in the pediatric population

Jason Zafereo, PT, Ph.D., OCS, FAAOMPT

Associate Professor
Graduate School: Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University, 2015
Interests: Orthopedic manual therapy