Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
BS, South Dakota State University
MPT, St. Ambrose University
DPT, Clarke University
Brad's Teaching Philosophy:
I believe that the role of the physical therapy educator is to facilitate the continued academic growth, foster the development of relevant physical skills and assist in the development of professionalism in the physical therapy student.
Brad's Professional Involvement:
Member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Iowa Physical Therapy Association (IPTA), Chair of the NE District of the IPTA and a member of the IPTA Board of Directors.
Member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, Iowa Athletic Trainers Society, National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a past director for the Iowa chapter of the NSCA.
Brad's Greatest Clarke Experience:
The greatest experience is watching our students grow into professionals. We see our graduates at state and national conferences. Some of our faculty work in the clinic alongside our graduates. Seeing our students achieve personal and professional success is the greatest part of the Clarke experience for me.
Clarke's Impact on Brad:
Clarke has impacted me in many ways. The same open and supportive atmosphere the students of Clarke enjoy in their relationships with faculty and administration is present in our faculty and staff relationships. This has allowed me to develop a teaching style that aligns with the philosophy of the department and College but also fits my personality and strengths.
Why Brad Chose Clarke:
I chose Clarke for the opportunity to work with and help develop the next generation of physical therapy professionals. My work as a clinician was fulfilling, but I always enjoyed it a little more when I had PT students interning with me. Clarke University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program gave me the opportunity to impact the profession today as a clinician and impact the future of the profession as an educator.
Why Students should choose Clarke:
We offer high quality educational programs that prepare our students for success in work and in life. Our small class sizes fosters the development of a more open and personal relationship between faculty and students.
Brad's Extracurricular Activities and Interests:
I enjoy being active and in the outdoors. Hunting, fishing, hiking and canoeing are how I like to spend my free time. I also coach youth basketball and baseball.
Brad's Ties to Dubuque:
Dubuque is my wife's hometown. I hail from South Dakota and have always enjoyed the friendly, hardworking people of the Midwest and the lifestyle that a relatively rural community offers. Dubuque's size allows it to maintain that small town personality, but large enough to offer a variety social and recreational opportunities.