Physical Therapy Faculty

Jason Zafereo
Jason Zafereo, Physical Therapy Program Associate Professor and Clinician, treats a patient with ultrasound.

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

  • Participating in Camp John Marc (a summer camp for young people with disabilities)
  • 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

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

Egle Bauzaite, PT, DPT, NCS
Faculty Associate
Graduate School: D.P.T., UT Southwestern Medical Center, 2013
Interests: Neurological Rehabilitation, Vestibular Rehabilitation

Traci Betts, PT, DPT, CCS
Assistant Professor
Graduate School: P.T., UT Southwestern Medical Center, 2010

Beth Deschenes, PT, DPT, OCS
Associate Professor
Graduate School: D.P.T., Arcadia University, 2013
Interests: Orthopaedic manual therapy; fitness and wellness

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

Tara Dickson, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Assistant Professor
Graduate School:  D.P.T., Duke University, 2012
Interests:  Clinical education, orthopedic rehabilitation

Karen McCain, PT, DPT, NCS
Associate Professor
Graduate School: D.P.T., Regis University, 2006
Interests: Stroke rehabilitation and locomotor retraining

Emily Middleton, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS
Assistant Professor
Graduate School: D.P.T., UT Southwestern Medical Center, 2011
Interests: Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation

Edward Mulligan, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS
Professor
Graduate School: D.P.T., Regis University, 2008
Interests: Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation

Leslie Nelson, PT, PhD, 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: Orthopaedic manual therapy