Doctoral Program: Ph.D. Health Sciences

Faculty


Major Professors


Anthony Azenabor, Ph.D., C.S (ASCP)
Professor

  • Ph.D., University of Benin, Pathogenic Microbiology, 1992
  • M.S., University of Benin, Biochemistry, 1988

Ron Cisler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Director, Center for Urban Population Health

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Health and Social Psychology, 1992
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Experimental Psychology, 1987
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, General Psychology, 1984

Jennifer Earl, Ph.D., LAT
ATEP Program Director, Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, Kinesiology, 2002
  • M.Ed., The University of Virginia, Athletic Training, 1998
  • B.A., The College of Wooster, Sports Medicine, 1997

Kyle Ebersole, Ph.D., LAT
Associate Professor, Associate Chair

  • Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Exercise Physiology, 2000
  • M.P.E., University of Nebraska, Exercise Science, 1996
  • B.S., University of Illinois-Chicago, Kinesiology-Athletic Training, 1994

Janis Eells, Ph.D.
Professor

  • Ph.D., University of Iowa, Pharmacology and Toxicology, 1981
  • M.S., Idaho State University, Pharmacology/Microbiology, 1976
  • B.S., Idaho State University, Microbiology, 1973

Joyce Engel, Ph.D., OT, FAOTA
Professor, Program Director

  • Ph.D., University of Kansas, Lawrence, Child and Developmental Psychology, 1988
  • M.A., University of Kansas, Lawrence, Human Development, 1984
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Occupational Therapy, 1979

Carol Haertlein Sells, Ph.D., OTR, FAOTA
Professor, Associate Chair

  • Ph.D., Marquette University, Educational Psychology, 1993
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Administrative Leadership, 1980
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Occupational Therapy, 1973

John Heilmann, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.A., University of Cincinnati
  • B.S., University of Cincinnati

Mark Johnston, Ph.D., FACRM
Professor, Chair

  • Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University, Psychology, 1984
  • M.A., California State University at Los Angeles, Psychology, 1975
  • B.S., University of Chicago, Economics, 1968

Phyllis King, Ph.D., OT, FAOTA
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs; Professor; Associate Director, Center for Ergonomics

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Urban Education, 1995
  • M.S., Cardinal Stritch College, Programs in Management, 1988
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Occupational Therapy, 1983

Shelley Lund, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Associate Professor, Undergraduate Program Coordinator

  • Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, Communication Disorders, 2001
  • M.A., University of Minnesota, Communication Disorders, 1991
  • B.A., University of Michigan, Psychology, 1989

Jeri-Anne Lyons, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences Graduate Coordinator, Chair

  • Ph.D., Medical College of Wisconsin(Milwaukee, WI), Department of Microbiology, 1997
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Medical Technology, 1989

Barbara Meyer, Ph.D.
Professor

  • Ph.D., Michigan State University, Health Education, Counseling Psychology, and Human Performance, 1991
  • M.A., Michigan State University, Health Education, Counseling Psychology and Human Performance, 1988
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Psychology, 1986

Kristian O'Connor, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Chair

  • Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Exercise Science, 2002
  • M.S., Arizona State University, Exercise Science, 1998
  • B.A., Colorado College, Physics, 1994

Timothy Patrick, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Center Scientist, Chair

  • Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, Logic/Philosophy, 1992
  • M.S., University of Missouri-Columbia, Computer Science, 1990
  • M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia, Analytic Philosophy, 1982
  • B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia, Philosophy, 1979

Paula Rhyner, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BRS-CL, ASHA Fellow
CHS Interim Dean, Professor, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research

  • Ph.D., Kent State University, Speech Pathology, 1984
  • M.A., Kent State University, Speech Pathology, 1977
  • B.S., Clarion State College, Speech Pathology, 1976

Carol H. Seery, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Associate Professor, Chair

  • Ph.D., University of Washington-Seattle, Speech-Language Pathology, 1992
  • M.S., University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, Speech-Language Pathology, 1982
  • B.S., University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, Speech and Hearing Sciences, 1981

Na Jin Seo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, Industrial and Operations Engineering, 2007
  • M.S., University of Michigan, Industrial and Operations Engineering, 2005
  • B.S., POSTECH, Pohang, South Korea, Mechanical Engineering, 2002

Bhagwant S. Sindhu, Ph.D., OTR
Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D., University of Florida, Gainesville, Rehabilitation Science Program, 2007
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Occupational Therapy, 2002
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Occupational Therapy, 2000

Brooke A. Slavens, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

  • NIDRR ARRT Postdoctoral Fellowship,
    Pediatric Mobility and Clinician Researchers and Engineers, Marquette University, 2007-2010
  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University, 2007
  • M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University, 2004
  • B.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Iowa, 2001

Roger O. Smith, Ph.D., O.T. FAOTA, RESNA Fellow
Professor; Director, R2D2 Center

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Human Factors and Health Systems Engineering, 1993
  • M.O.T., University of Washington, Seattle, Occupational Therapy, 1980
  • B.A., Goshen College, Indiana, Psychology with co-major in Communications, 1976

Virginia Stoffel, Ph.D., OT, BCMH, FAOTA
Associate Professor

  • Ph.D. Cardinal Stritch University, Leadership for Advancement of Learning and Science, 2007
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Educational Psychology, 1983
  • B.A., Occupational Therapy, College of St. Catherine, 1977

Scott Strath, Ph.D., ACSM Fellow
Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Exercise Science, 2001
  • M.S., Ball State University, Exercise Science, 1998
  • B. Ed., Sheffield Hallam University, Physical Education, 1996

Ann Swartz, Ph.D., ACSM Fellow
Associate Professor

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Physical Med & Rehab
  • Post-Doctoral Scholar, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, Physical Med & Rehab
  • Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Exercise Science, 2001
  • M.S., Ball State University, Exercise Science, 1998
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kinesiology, 1995

Kathryn Zalewski, PT, MPA, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Program Director - Doctor of Physical Therapy

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Motor Learning, 2001
  • M.S., University of San Francisco, Public Administration/Health Services Administration, 1992
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Physical Therapy, 1986

Doctoral Dissertation Committee Members

Carlynn Alt, P.T., Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., Marquette University, Integrative Neuromuscular Physiology, 2006
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Human Kinetics, 1987
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Physical Therapy, 1983

Susan Cashin, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

  • Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Educational Psychology, 2000
  • M.S., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Statistics, 1994
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin - Platteville, Mathematics, 1992

Stephen C. Cobb, Ph.D., ATC, CSCS
Associate Professor, Graduate Program Coordinator

  • Ph.D., Georgia State University, Sport Science, 2005
  • M.S., Georgia State University, Sports Medicine, 1999
  • B.A., Messiah College , Sports Medicine, 1994

Wendy E. Huddleston, PT, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

  • Postdoctoral fellowship, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen, Germany, 2005 - 2006
  • Ph.D., Medical College of Wisconsin, Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, 2005
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Motor Control/Biomechanics, 1997
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, Physical Therapy, 1996

Jay Kapellusch, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Industrial Engineering, 2010
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Industrial Engineering, 2006
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Industrial Engineering, 2001

Rohit Kate, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, Computer Science, 2007
  • M.S., The University of Texas at Austin, Computer Science, 2002
  • B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, Computer Science and Engineering, 2000

Kevin Keenan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D., University of Colorado, Integrative Physiology, 2005
  • M.S., University of Michigan, Kinesiology, 1998
  • B.S., University of Michigan, Kinesiology, 1990

Lori Klos, Ph.D., R.D.
Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D., Cornell University, Nutritional Sciences, 2007
  • M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Food Science-Human Nutrition, 2003
  • B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Food Science-Human Nutrition, 2000

Victoria A. Moerchen, PT, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor; Director, Pediatric Neuromotor Laboratory

  • Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Michigan, Center for Human Movement Research Motor Development Laboratory, 2002-2003
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Motor Control and Behavior, 2002
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Therapeutic Science, 1992
  • B.S., Northwestern University Medical School, Physical Therapy, 1987
  • B.A., Lawrence University,Biopsychology, 1986

Dean Nardelli, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Pathobiological Sciences, 2007
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bacteriology, 2003
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Medical Microbiology & Immunology, 2000

Hanh Trinh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., Medical College of Virginia, Health Services Organization, 1994
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Health Care Fiscal Management, 1983
  • MBA, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Finance and Economics, 1978

Ying-Chih Wang, OTR/L, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D., University of Florida, Rehabilitation Science, 2007
  • M.S., Johns Hopkins University, Biotechnology, (Degree expected 2011)
  • B.S., National Taiwan University, Occupational Therapy, 1999

Min Wu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., Medical School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Medical Informatics, 2003
  • M.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Medical Informatics, 2001
  • M.S., West Virginia University, Physics, 1999
  • M.S., Shandong University, P.R.China, Physics, 1996
  • B.S., Dalian University of Technology, P.R.China, Physics and Electronic Engineering, 1993