Virginia Commonwealth University

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The Department of Physical Therapy includes 13 full-time faculty members, more than 20 adjunct faculty members and three staff members. Our full-time faculty members are actively involved in teaching, clinical practice and research across a wide spectrum of clinically relevant topics. Visit the following Web pages to learn more about each full-time faculty member's research and area of expertise.

Department Chair | Faculty | Faculty emeriti
Adjunct faculty | Affiliate faculty | Staff

Department Chair

Mary Snyder Shall, PT, Ph.D.
Professor and department chair
E-mail: msshall@vcu.edu

Research interests: Research interests: Neuroanatomy, motor control; neuroplasticity, skeletal motor units; Integrative Health during the treatment of Cancer (specifically yoga)

Faculty

Dixie H. Bowman, PT, DPT, Ed.D.
Assistant professor
E-mail: dhbowman@vcu.edu

Research interests: Assessment, professional development, and excellence in teaching and learning


Benjamin J. Darter, P.T., Ph.D.
Assistant professor
E-mail: bjdarter@vcu.edu

Research interests: rehabilitation following extremity amputation, optimization of gait performance, and overall health promotion.


Stacey Dusing, PT, Ph.D.
Associate professor
E-mail: scdusing@vcu.edu

Research interests: pediatrics including developmental disability, the impact of prematurity on motor development and motor development in children with lysosomal storage disorders


Sheryl Finucane, PT, Ph.D.
Assistant professor and coordinator of graduate education
E-mail: sfinucan@vcu.edu

Research interests: Microanatomy; musculoskeletal tissue healing and adaptation to exercise


Cheryl Ford-Smith, PT, DPT, M.S., NCS
Associate professor
E-mail: cdfordsm@vcu.edu

Research interests: Rehabilitation, prosthetics and orthotics; fall prevention in the elderly, reliability of balance evaluation tools, treatment intervention for balance, vestibular rehabilitation


Thomas P. Mayhew, PT, Ph.D.
Associate professor
E-mail: tmayhew@vcu.edu

Research interests: gross anatomy, measurements of muscular and functional performance in pediatric and adult patients with neuromuscular disease, muscular adaptation to exercise


Lori A. Michener, PT, Ph.D., ATC, SCS
Professor
E-mail: lamichen@vcu.edu

Research interests: Shoulder movement, orthopedic physical therapy; three dimensional measurement of glenohumeral and scapular kinematics; subacromial impingement syndrome; assessment of functional limitations and disability in patients with shoulder and/or cervical dysfunctions; assessment of treatment outcomes in orthopedic and sports physical therapy


Peter Pidcoe, PT, DPT, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Assistant Chair
Director of the Engineering and Biomechanics Lab
E-mail: pepidcoe@vcu.edu

Research interests: Therapeutic applications for robotics; Biomechanics and motor control aspects of human motion through the lifespan; Eyetracking; Neuroplasticity in athletics and patients with neural damage; Design and construction of specialized research/clinical equipment; Improving human performance metrics.


Daniel Riddle, PT, Ph.D., F.A.P.T.A.
Otto D. Payton professor
E-mail: dlriddle@vcu.edu

Research interests: Measurement and assessment; reliability and validity of measurements in orthopedic physical therapy, assessment of treatment outcomes in orthopedic physical therapy, low back pain, foot and ankle


Shawne Soper, PT, DPT, MBA
‚ÄčAssistant Professor and Assistant Director of Clinical Education
E-mail: sesoper@vcu.edu

Research interests: Clinical administration and professionalism


Chad Taylor, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS
‚ÄčAssistant Professor
E-mail: taylorcc2@vcu.edu

biomechanics of the lower extremity, biomechanics of the shoulder and scapula, and sports physical therapy.


Emma Wheeler, PT, DPT, M.S.
Director of Clinical Education and Admissions
E-mail: ewheeler@vcu.edu

Research interests: Geriatrics, therapeutic modalities, fall prevention in the elderly.


D. S. Blaise Williams III, PT, Ph.D
Associate Professor and Director of the Sports Medicine Research Laboratory in Health and Human Performance
E-mail: dswilliams@vcu.edu

Research interests: Biomechanics of running injury, Dynamic balance after injury, Limb coordination during functional tasks


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Faculty emeriti

Susanne Hirt, PT

Robert L. Lamb, PT, Ph.D., F.A.P.T.A.
E-mail: rllamb@vcu.edu

Otto D. Payton, PT, Ph.D., F.A.P.T.A.

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Affiliate faculty

Tracey Adler, PT, OCS, M.S., D.P.T., CMTPT
Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
2000 Bremo Road, Suite 202
Richmond, Virginia 23226
Orthopaedics

Leah Jurewicz Barber, PT, M.S.
Hilltop Physical Therapy
10470 Georgetown Drive
Spotsylvania, Virginia 22553
Orthopaedics

Shaaron Brown, MS, PT, DPT
VCU Medical Center
1300 E. Marshall Street
P.O. Box 980419
Richmond, Virginia 23298

Anne H. Chan, MSPT, D.P.T.
Sheltering Arms Rehab Center
8254 Atlee Road
Mechanicsville, Virginia 23116

Nijah Chin-Gonsalves, PT, M.H.A.
2809 Emerywood Parkway
Suite 400
Richmond, Virginia 23294
Orthopaedics

Timothy W. Dey, DPT, CCCI
VCU Sports Medicine
1300 W. Broad Street, Ste. 113
Richmond, Virginia 23284

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Angela DiVerdi Payne, PT
Chesterfield County Schools
Department of Physical Therapy
2318 McRae Road
Bon Air, Virginia 23235
Pediatrics

Ann Dunbar, M.P.T., B.P.T., D.P.T.
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
P.O. Box 980419
Richmond, Virginia 23298
Orthopaedics

Brenda Jackson, PT, OCS, C.H.T., D.P.T.
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
Department of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy
9000 Stony Point Parkway
Richmond, Virginia 23235
Orthopaedics

Andrea Katz, PT, DPT, certMDT
Tidewater Physical Therapy
2040 John Rolfe Parkway
Richmond, Virginia 23238
Orthopaedics

Tanya Loney, PT, Ph.D.
McGuire VA Medical Center
Department of Physical Therapy
1201 Broad Rock Boulevard
Richmond, Virginia 23249
Veterans Administration

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Eric M. Magrum, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT
UVA Musculoskeletal Svc Court
545 Ray C. Hunt Drive, Suite 240
P.O. Box 801004
Charlottesville, Virginia 22908

Julie W. Manico, PT
Salem VA Medical Center
Department of Physical Therapy
4722 Wembley Place
Roanoke, Virginia 24018
Veterans Administration

Micheal Mastrostefano, PT, OCS, M.T.C.
Bodies in Motion Physical Therapy
803 West Broad Street, Suite 610
Falls Church, Virginia 22046
Orthopaedics

Rebecca Moran, DPT
MCVH OT/PT Department
1300 E. Marshall Street
P.O. Box 980419
Richmond, Virginia 23298

William S. Mullin Jr., PT, M.S.
McGuire VA Medical Center
1201 Broad Rock Boulevard
Richmond, Virginia 23249
Rehab

Katherine M. Oxford, M.P.T., OCS, C.C.C.E.
Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Inc.
2000 Bremo Road, Suite 202
Richmond, Virginia 23226
Orthopaedics

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Alice M. Peay, PT, M.S., D.P.T.
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
P.O. Box 980419
Richmond, Virginia 23298
Acute Care/Neuro/Trauma

Macon Sizemore, PT
Director of Physical Therapy
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
Rehabilitation and Research Center
1300 East Marshall Street
P.O. Box 980661
Richmond, Virginia 23298
Administration

Linda Nolte Smith, PT, B.S., M.T.C., OCS, D.P.T.
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
Stony Point (Satellite Clinic)
9000 Stony Point Parkway
Richmond, Virginia 23235
Orthopaedics

Gregory M. Stockslager, M.P.T.
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
Rehabilitation and Research Center
1300 East Marshall Street
P.O. Box 980661
Richmond, Virginia 23298
Rehab

Gary Sutton, M.P.T., SCS, OCS, ATC, CSCS
Sports and Occupational Rehab Center at Henrico Doctors' Hospital
1810 Glenside Drive
Richmond, Virginia 23233
Orthopaedics

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Kimberly Wesdock, PT, M.S., PCS
Children's Hospital
Biomotion at Children's Hospital
Motion Analysis Laboratory
2924 Brook Road
Richmond, Virginia 23220
Pediatric PT

Joseph D. Wilkins, MSPT, PT, MHA
Henrico Doctors' Hospital
1602 Skipwith Road
Richmond, VA 23229

Christina M. Withers, PT, PCS
Children's Hospital
Department of Physical Therapy
2924 Brook Road
Richmond, Virginia 23220
Pediatrics

Ian A. Young, PT, M.S., OCS, SCS
Fredericksburg Orthopedic Associates
5 River Bluffs Drive
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22407
Orthopaedics

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Staff

Raymond Blake Raymond Blake
IT Analyst
Computer analyst
E-mail: rjblake@vcu.edu

   
Judy Kendrick Judy Kendrick
Student coordinator
E-mail: jkendric@vcu.edu

   
Tammy Butler Tammy Butler
Administrative and Office Specialist III
E-mail: tebutler@vcu.edu

   
Judy Kendrick Tina L. Webb
Business Manager & Human Resources Administrator
E-mail: tlwebb@vcu.edu
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