Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
What is your professional involvement?
I am an Assistant Professor, teaching in the areas of Orthopedics, Therapeutic Exercise, Primary Care, Biomechanics and Sports Medicine and serve as an academic advisor. I am a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Iowa Physical Therapy Association (IPTA), a former Chair of the northeast District of the IPTA, and a former member of the IPTA Board of Directors.What has been your 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 clinic alongside our graduates. Seeing our students achieve personal and professional success is the greatest part of the Clarke experience for me. Why did you choose 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 should students choose Clarke?
We offer high quality education 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. What is your impact on students?
I hope to foster a student’s desire to know; to help cultivate their intellectual curiosity. A continued desire to learn will impact our students and their future patients well after they have graduated. I strive to be a professional mentor by being active in the profession of Physical Therapy and the American Physical Therapy Association. In the end, I hope our students look back at their time at Clarke University and feel that the hours of studying and hard work have helped them become the person they want to be.What are your extracurricular activities?
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.What is your favorite quote?
“If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” - Antoine de st. Exupery