Faculty and Staff

Core Faculty

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Norman Ayotte, PT, DSc, OCS, Cert. MDT, FAAOMPT (email)
Assistant Professor

Dr. Ayotte is board certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Fellowship trained in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. His primary teaching responsibilities are in the Clinical Anatomy, Musculoskeletal, Differential Diagnosis, Biophysical Agents and service-learning components of the curriculum. His clinical research interests are in the examination and treatment of the foot and ankle.

BareissSonja Bareiss, PT, Ph.D., MPT (email)
Associate Professor

Dr. Bareiss teaching Neuroscience, Anatomy, Pain Neuroscience and Biophysical Agents. Her research interests are in the area of pain following central nervous system injury and neurodegenerative disease. She is particularly interested in the neuroprotective effect of exercise and other pharmacotherapies to treat chronic pain (post-spinal cord injury) and diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

BoyceDavid Boyce, PT, Ed.D, ECS, OCS, CSCS (email)
Associate Professor 
Physical Therapy Plus, CEO

Dr. Boyce is dual board certified in Orthopedic and Electrophysiologic Therapy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He currently teaches in the musculoskeletal curriculum and is coordinator of the Doctor of Physical Therapy study abroad program.

Tony Brosky, PT, DHS, SCS (email)
Professor and Dean of the School of Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr. Brosky is board certified in Sports Physical Therapy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. His primary teaching responsibilities are in the musculoskeletal track and service-learning components of the curriculum. His clinical research interests are in the examination and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions of the lower extremity and in the development and impact of community engagement activities on students and faculty in the health professions.  

Catherine E. “Kate” Crandell, PT, DPT, MDiv (email)
Assistant Professor

Dr. Crandell teaches in a variety of musculoskeletal courses and is involved in the service learning course series. She is the coordinator of the Service Learning Clinic and Dr. Crandell has a special interest in service learning and community campus partnerships.

Megan Danzl, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS (email)
Associate Professor & Assistant Chair

Dr. Danzl teaches in the following courses: Introduction to Acute Care, Service Learning Clinic, and Neurological Rehabilitation for the Adult Patient. Her current scholarship interests include examining the practice of patient and caregiver education in physical therapy practice, the use of qualitative research methods in physical therapy research, and neurorehabilitation. She serves as the research and education coordinator in the Bellarmine University and Norton Healthcare neurologic physical therapy residency.

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Beth Ennis, PT, EdD, PCS (email)
Associate Professor and Interim Chair

Dr. Ennis teaches courses in Pediatrics, Professional and Legal Issues and technology. She coordinates the capstone projects and supervises the Pediatric Service Learning Clinic. Research interests include use of technology in education, as well as using therapy to re-engage children with disabilities into the community.

Patricia D. Gillette, PT, PhD, GCS, CSCS (email)
Professor Emeritus

Dr. Patty Gillette is board certified as a Geriatric Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Her primary teaching responsibilities are in acute care, cardiovascular and pulmonary, human performance, health promotion, gerontology and service-learning components of the curriculum. Her research interests are in balance and fall prevention with aging adults and cardiovascular risk factors in persons with diabetes.

Dawn Hall-Bibb, PT, PhD, MPT (email)
Associate Professor

Dr. Hall-Bibb's research interests are diverse and include teaching and learning, cultural competence, retention in higher education, and the perception of the profession of physical therapy. Her primary teaching responsibilities are cultural competency, basic examination, biophysical agents, and service-learning components of the curriculum.

Carrie Clark Hawkins, PT, DPT, OCS (email)
Assistant Professor, Director of Clinical Education

Dr. Hawkins is board certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She is the Associate Director of Clinical Education and involved in the Service Learning Clinic. Professional interests include clinical experience enhancement, leadership in physical therapy, and manual therapy outcomes.

Leann Kerr

Leann Kerr, PT, DPT, DHS, CBIS (email)
Assistant Professor

Dr. Leann Kerr is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist from the Brain Injury Association of American. Her primary teaching responsibilities are in Pediatrics, Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Disability, Research II, Service Learning Clinic, Neuroscience, and Neurological Rehabilitation for the Adult Patient. Her research interests are in fall prevention, technology utilization, and functional gait applications post neurological insult across the life span.

Dennis Lesch, PT, GCS (email)
Instructor, and Director of Kindred Rehab Chair for Adult Rehabilitation Studies

Mr. Lesch teaches Introduction to Acute Care, Gerontology, Adult Neurological Rehabilitation and Rehabilitation Techniques. He is also the director of the Bellarmine University and Kindred Rehabilitation Geriatric Residency. His clinical interests are in geriatric care with a special interest in amputee rehab, and he remains clinically active in the home health arena.

Paul Lonnemann

Paul Lonnemann, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, FAAOMPT (email)
Assistant Professor

Dr. Lonnemann teaches topics in anatomy, 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.

Gina Pariser, PT, PhD, LDE (email)
Associate Professor

Dr. Pariser teaches functional anatomy, research, exercise physiology and health promotion. She directs “Active Steps for Diabetes” a community campus program that is part of the Service Learning course series. Her current scholarship interest is physical therapy management of patients with diabetes and functional mobility limitations.

PrewittChantal Prewitt, PhD (email)
Assistant Professor

Dr. Prewitt currently teaches Anatomy and Neuroscience and participates in the Service Learning courses. Her research interests include refining pedagogy of anatomy and neuroscience, developing continuing education courses for DPTs, and use of technology in education.

Beth Quinn, PT, MPT, GCS (email)
Instructor, Associate Director of Clinical Education

Mrs. Quinn is board certified as a Geriatric Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She is the Associate Director of Education and involved in the Service Learning Clinic. Professional interests include clinical learning experiences, geriatrics and acute care.

UlanowskiElizabeth Ulanowski, PT, DPT, NCS (email)
Assistant Professor

Dr. Ulanowski is board certified as a Neurologic Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She currently manages the Bellarmine University/Norton Healthcare Neurologic Residency Program. Her primary teaching responsibilities are in Pediatrics, Service Learning Clinic, Neurology and Neurological Rehabilitation for the Adult Patient. Her clinical focus and scholarship interests are physical activity and rehabilitation for patients with movement disorders.

Nancy Urbscheit, PT, PhD (email)
Professor Emeritus

Dr. Urbscheit directs the “Let’s Dance” class for adults with Parkinson’s Disease as part of the Service Learning courses. Her clinical focus is on care of the adult with brain damage.

WiegandMark R. Wiegand, PT, PhD (email)
Vice Provost of the College of Health Professions

Dr. Mark Wiegand is the dean of the Lansing School of Nursing and Health Sciences and a professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Bellarmine University. He has taught in anatomy and neuroscience. His professional interests include the role of service learning and professional development in physical therapy education. Dr. Wiegand is married to Dr. Judy Wiegand, PT, is the father of five adult children, and has four grandchildren.

Christopher Wingard, MS, Ph.D. (email)
Professor

Dr. Wingard teaches Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physiology and Pathology while participating in Human Performance Health Promotion I and II. His research interests have been in investigating the response of the cardiovascular system to environmental challenges including: diet, exercise and air pollution. Particular focus has been on the mechanisms underlying the responses to ischemic injuries, metabolic syndrome and inhaled xenobiotic materials.

Administrative Staff

Stacey Lacy (email)
Administrative Assistant
502.272.8357
     

Betsy O'Neill (email)
Administrative Assistant
502.272.7990
     

Anita Spoelker (email)
Administrative Assistant
502.272.8356
     

Piper Clark (email)
Part-time Administrative Assistant
502.272.7425
     

MuenchLuAnn Muench (email)
Part-time Administrative Assistant
Scheduler/Coordinator Service Learning Clinics
502.272.8029