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Physical Therapy Faculty & Staff

PT Faculty


Our faculty is devoted to developing dynamic, well-rounded physical therapists.

Since its inception in 1995, the physical therapy program has carefully chosen faculty members who are dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning. Our faculty's credentials are exceptional, demonstrating diverse areas of expertise and clinical experience.

Two key components of the WCU DPT educational experience are the incorporation of a variety of learning styles and a low student-faculty ratio. Our success as a faculty lies in the accomplishments and satisfaction of our graduates as they apply the science of physical therapy in clinics across the country.

Our Faculty

David Hudson


Department Head

John Carzoli

Assistant Professor

Associate Department Head

Katie Ollendick

Assistant Professor

Director of Clinical Education


Support Personnel

 Physical Therapy - LindaDonaldson


Linda Donaldson


232 HHSB

University Program Specialist
Primary support person for admissions, clinical education, and budget

Adjunct Faculty

Zach Demeester, PT, DPT
Teaching Areas: Orthopedic Courses 

Jim Gregory, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, CSCS, USAW
Teaching Areas: Orthopedic, Clinical Reasoning 

Jason Mehler, PT,  DPT, PCS
Teaching Areas: Pediatrics

Hannah Pollard, PT, DPT, NCS
Teaching Areas: Clinical Care, Neuromuscular  

Stephen Ramsey, PT, DPT, CCS
Teaching Areas: Cardiopulmonary

Kelly Yerkes, PT, DPT, GCS
Teaching Areas: Clinical Care  

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