Faculty and Staff
David A. Boyce, PT, EdD, OCS, ECS (email)
BS in Physical Therapy – Oakland University
MS in Physical Therapy – University of Kentucky
EdD in Education Leadership – Spalding University
David Boyce PT, EdD, OCS, ECS, is an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at Bellarmine University. He is dual board certified in Orthopedic and Electrophysiologic Therapy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He currently teaches in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program at Bellarmine University in the musculoskeletal curriculum and is coordinator of the program’s study abroad program. His clinical interests are in the treatment of shoulder, cervical spine, knee, and foot injuries.
Joseph A. “Tony” Brosky, PT, DHS, SCS (email)
Associate Professor and Assistant Dean
BS in Physical Therapy – University of Kentucky
MS in Physical Therapy – University of Kentucky
DHS in Physical Therapy – University of Indianapolis
Joseph A. (“Tony”) Brosky, Jr., received his entry-level physical therapy degree from the University of Kentucky-College of Health Sciences in 1987, and a post-graduate Masters Degree in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy from the University of Kentucky in 1996. He completed his Doctor of Health Science Degree in 2010 from the University of Indianapolis-Krannert School of Physical Therapy. He served as the Coordinator of Sports Physical Therapy in the Kentucky Clinic at the University of Kentucky from 1990-1996. In 1994 he was recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as a Board Certified Sports Physical Therapist, and was recertified in 2004. From 1996-2003, he served as Assistant Professor at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2002. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky where he teaches musculoskeletal courses and coordinates the service learning curriculum. He was recognized as a University of Kentucky-College of Health Science outstanding alumni in 2007 and received the Homines Pro Aliis Award for Service in 2010 from Bellarmine University. He is the recipient of several research grants and has authored numerous abstracts, book chapters, and peer-reviewed manuscripts in professional journals on a variety of topics related to rehabilitation of the lower extremity, service learning and other issues relevant to physical therapist education. His clinical, teaching and research interests involve examination, rehabilitation, and management of lower extremity musculoskeletal problems and the importance of creating professional development opportunities for students through community engagement activities.
Catherine “Kate” Crandell, PT, DPT (email)
BS in Physical Therapy – Washington University
MS in Physical Therapy – Washington University
MDiv in Divinity – Louisville Seminary
DPT in Physical Therapy – Shenandoah University
Kate is a native of the Chicago area who attended Purdue University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Community Health Education. In 1986, Kate moved to St. Louis to attend graduate school where she earned both a Bachelor and Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy. For thirteen years, Kate was an instructor and physical therapist at Washington University School of Medicine Program in Physical Therapy. In 2007, Kate joined Bellarmine University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program as an adjunct faculty member. She earned a Master of Divinity degree from Louisville Seminary in 2009 and in 2011, Kate earned her post-professional transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Shenandoah University. As Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Education, Kate is the newest member of the Physical Therapy Program faculty team. Kate’s teaching and clinical practice has focused on adult outpatient orthopedics. Kate has a special interest in service-learning and community-campus partnerships.
Megan Danzl, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS (email)
BS in Health Sciences – Bellarmine University
DPT in Physical Therapy – Bellarmine University
PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences – University of Kentucky
Megan graduated from the Physical Therapy program of Bellarmine University in 2005 and received her Doctor of Philosophy Degree from the University of Kentucky in 2013. In 2011, the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties recognized Megan as a Board Certified Neurologic Physical Therapist. Clinically, she has practiced as a neurologic physical therapist in the inpatient rehabilitation setting since 2006. Peer-reviewed abstracts and manuscripts she has authored include topics related to facilitating engagement in rehabilitation, the recovery oflocomotion post stroke, the use of outcome measures by physical therapists, and the experience of stroke for individuals in rural Appalachian Kentucky. Current scholarship interests include examining the practice of patient and caregiver education in physical therapy practice. Megan is married to Benjamin Lampkin. She enjoys gardening, playing volleyball, and spending time with family and friends at the family farm, “Leaky Acres”, in southern Indiana.
Beth Ennis, PT, EdD, PCS, ATP (email)
BA in Behavioral Science – Pomona College
MSPT in Physical Therapy – Boston University
EdD in Education Leadership – Spalding University
I joined the faculty at Bellarmine Unversity full time in 2002, and was a part-time instructor for the University of Louisville prior to that. I teach the Pediatrics course, team-teach in the Neurological track and Service-Learning series, Teaching and Learning course, Professional and Legal Issues course, and coordinate the Doctoral Seminar.
I am a board certified clinical specialist in Pediatric physical therapy, and have been practicing for many years. While my expertise is in child development, my doctoral work is in leadership and education. Current research includes projects related to use of aquatic therapy in children with autism and developmental impacts of education of parents of at-risk children.
While I love teaching, I also truly enjoy my work with children and their families, and run a private practice that allows me to continue my clinical work. I also enjoy working with caregivers and professionals to further educate them in child development. I am a certified Assistive Technology Provider and love helping children and their families gain as much functional independence as possible.
Patricia D. Gillette, PT, PhD, GCS (email)
Director and Professor
BS in Physical Therapy – Medical College of Georgia
MS in Physiology – Temple University
PhD in Physiology& Biophysics – University of Louisville
Dr. Gillette is Board Certified Specialist in Geriatrics (GCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). She is the director and a professor of Physical Therapy at Bellarmine University. Her primary interest is Geriatric Rehabilitation and Health Promotion and Wellness in the Aging Adult with the goal of preventing and/or improving mobility and functional independence. She also has a strong interest in working with older adults with cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions. She has practiced in acute care, outpatient, long term care, and home health care settings as well as Cardiac Rehab and Pulmonary Rehab. Her primary research interests are in the field of Aging and Wellness and Geriatric Rehab. Her current research is focused on the effectiveness of Community Wellness Programs in preventing falls and improving balance.
June Hanks, PT, DPT, PhD, CWS
MS in Physical Therapy - University of Alabama in Birmingham
Doctorate in Physical Therapy - University of Tennessee- Chattanooga
PhD in Exercise Science - University of Tennessee- Knoxville.
Dr. June Hanks is a Certified Wound Specialist, Certified Lymphedema Specialist and an Emergency Medical Technician. Her primary research interest is global health and community engagement among persons with disabilities. She enjoys teaching anatomy, cardiopulmonary, differential diagnosis and wound management. Prior to joining the faculty at Bellarmine, Dr. Hanks lived and worked full time in Les Cayes, HAITI in 2001 and again from 2010 to 2013, serving with Medical Teams International-Advantage Program. Dr. Hanks is the founder and director of the Program that provides clinical physical rehabilitation services (including prosthetics and orthotics), disability prevention training and community empowerment opportunities for persons with disabling conditions. From 1992-2010, Dr. Hanks taught as a tenured UC Foundation Associate Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.
Dennis Lesch, PT, GCS (email)
BS in Physical Therapy – Washington University
Mr. Lesch is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Physical Therapy in 1976 and has practiced in multiple settings to include rehab facilities, a nursing home, UofL Hospital and home health. He has developed an expertise in general rehab and has a passion for working with amputees. In 2005 he received his Geriatric Clinical Specialization to complement both his clinical practice and his teaching. He has been active in both clinical education and classroom teaching his entire career, and has taught in the UofL/Bellarmine Program since its inception. Employing a keen eye for the extremely obvious, his goal as a therapist and educator for both his patients and his students is to help them discover and develop their talents while working to improve their skills. Dennis is married with five adult children and has lived in Louisville with his social worker wife since 1984.
M. Elaine Lonnemann, PT, DPT, MMScPT, OCS (email)
BHS in Physical Therapy – University of Louisville
MMSc in Physical Therapy – University of St. Augustine
DPT in Physical Therapy – University of St. Augustine
Elaine is a certified specialist in Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapy. She teaches Functional Anatomy, Examination and Management of the Spine, Differential Diagnosis, Teaching and Learning in Physical Therapy, and Professional and Legal Issues. She also teaches continuing education seminars to clinicians in the area of Spinal Manipulation and Musculoskeletal Examination and Management of the Pelvic Region. She has taught and written online courses in the areas of Primary Care in PT, Differential Diagnosis, Spinal Instability and Spinal Manipulation. She is an active member of the APTA and serves as the Secretary of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT).
Paul Lonnemann, PT, OCS, MTC, FAOMPT (email)
Paul Lonnemann graduated with his BHS in PT from University of Louisville Physical Therapy program. He is a board certified clinical specialist in orthopaedics, certified in manual therapy from the University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences, and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.
Paul teaches topics in anatomy and clinical orthopaedic manual therapy portions of the curriculum, and is involved in the service learning clinic.
He is also active in practice as a contract therapist assisting in clinical teaching and fellowship training while doing patient care.
Paul lives on a small farm in southern indiana with his wife and 4 boys.
Gina Pariser, PT, PhD (email)
BS in Physical Education – University of Tennessee
MS in Exercise Physiology – Indiana University
PhD in Exercise Science – University of Tennessee
BS in Physical Therapy – Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans
Gina Pariser received her BS in Physical Therapy from Louisiana State University and her PhD in Exercise Science from the University of Tennessee. She is an associate professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Bellarmine University, where she has been a faculty member since 2005. Most of her clinical experience has focused on physical therapy management of patients with diabetes and health co-morbidities that limit their mobility and capacity for exercise. She developed a diabetes self-management program for people with diabetes and mobility impairments called Active Steps for Diabetes. The program is an academic-community program involving Bellarmine and community entities that provide health care for predominately low-income and ethnically diverse populations at high risk for diabetes. She has received external grants for research related to the program, published her work, and has presented on this topic at national conferences. Dr. Pariser teaches courses in exercise physiology, health promotion, anatomy, and research. Dr. Pariser enjoys hiking and gardening.
Chantal Prewitt, PhD (email)
PhD in Anatomy and Neurobiology – University of Kentucky
Dr. Chantal Prewitt received her Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in 1996. Afterwards she did a postdoc at the University of Arkansas Medical School. She was an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine where she taught Medical Gross Anatomy and Medical Neuroscience. She also taught Gross anatomy and Neuroscience at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Dental School. She has taught to a diversity of students including medical, dental, physical therapy, and nursing students. Dr. Prewitt became an adjunct faculty member at Bellarmine University in 2010. She joined the Physical Therapy Department as a full time assistant professor in 2013 and teaches Dissection in Human Anatomy and Neuroscience. She is a member of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists. Dr. Prewitt has lived in Louisville since 2003. She is married and is the mother of three boys.
Nancy Urbscheit, PT, PhD (email)
BS in Physical Therapy – State University of New York – Buffalo
MS in Physiology – State University of New York – Buffalo
PhD in Physiology – State University of New York – Buffalo
Nancy L. Urbscheit earned a B.S. in Physical Therapy, followed by a M.S. and PhD in Physiology at SUNY at Buffalo. She has taught in physical therapy programs at the University of Iowa, East Carolina University and the University of Louisville and was a recipient of the American Physical Therapy Association Dorothy Briggs Memorial Scientific Award. She has been a faculty member of the physical therapy program at Bellarmine University for the last 10 years. Her clinical focus is on care of the adult with brain damage. She currently practices part time in acute care. She also plays the flute in two groups and enjoys art and dance.
Mark R. Wiegand, PT, PhD (email)
Dean and Professor
BS in Physical Therapy – University of Kansas
MS in Human Performance – University of Wisconsin LaCrosse
PhD in Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology – University of Louisville
Dr. Mark Wiegand is the dean of the Lansing School of Nursing and Health Science and a professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Bellarmine University. He has taught anatomy and is interested in the role of service learning and professional development in physical therapy education. Dr. Wiegand received his degree in physical therapy from the University of Kansas, his master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and his PhD from the University of Louisville. In 2002 Dr. Wiegand received the Outstanding Physical Therapist Service Award from the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association, and was a Bellarmine University Wyatt Fellowship recipient in 2007 and a 2008 Louisville Health Enterprises Network Fellow. He is married to Dr. Judy Wiegand, PT, is the father of five adult children, and has three four grandchildren.
Michele Thomas (email)
Stacey Lacy (email)
Gloria Edwards (email)
Part Time Secretary
Anita Spoelker (email)
Part Time Secretary
Part Time & Adjunct Faculty
Erin Abell, PT, DPT (email)
Amanda Ball, PT, DPT (email)
Michelle Broers, PT, CWS (email)
Jessica Sizemore Brown, PT, DPT (email)
Janelle Ciolek, PT, DPT, OCS (email)
Laura Marie Donnick, PT, DPT
Karen Edwards, PT
Whitney Ensor, PT, DPT
Gus Jacobs, PT, DPT
Kristen Luttrell, PT, DPT (email)
Katie P. McBee, PT, DPT, MS, OCS (email)
Nate Nevin, PT, DPT (email)
John Nyland, PT, ATC, EdD, SCS (email)
Kevin Owens, PT, DPT, OCS (email)
Jacqueline Overpeck, PT, DPT (email)
Tambra Roe, PT (email)
Teresa Smith, PT, DPT, CSCS (email)
Elizabeth Ulanowski, PT, DPT, NCS (email)