Capella University School of Human Service Administration, Minneapolis, MN
Doctor of Philosophy, Human Service Administration (ABD): Completion - July, 2011
Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, Chicago, IL
Masters of Science, Human Service Administration, 2004
Howard University School of Allied Health, Washington, D.C
Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy, 1996
• Clinician Award, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 2002, 2003, 2004
• Trustee Scholarship Recipient, Howard University College of Allied Health,1990-1995
• Scholarship Recipient, Unitarian Church of Christ,1990-1996
• Miss Allied Health, Howard University College of Allied Health, 1995-1996
Research / Dissertation Abstract (Completion July, 2011)
During clinical education, clinical instructors are asked to accurately identify attitudes, characteristics and/or behaviors that are required for success in physical therapy practice. Unfortunately, it has been suggested that for various reasons, clinical instructors determine a student’s professional development from a general impression of their performance considering execution of skills and demonstration of behaviors as a whole, rather than distinctly (Wolfe –Burke, 2005). Tsudea (2007) found that students had concerns that the clinical instructors’ summative comments on the Clinical Performance Instrument did not include specific information on how or to what degree their performance must change to achieve entry level standards. Thus, a systematic examination and interpretation of all the narrative comments of the CPI will help to identify patterns, themes, biases, and meanings to assess how the student’s professional behaviors developed over the course of consecutive clinical education experiences. Applying the conceptual model — The Facilitation Process by Warren May (2003) —this retrospective content analysis will begin to expose potential gaps in the ways that clinical instructors communicate how a physical therapy student’s professional practice performance must develop to achieve entry level standards.
•Joni and Friends, Inc.,volunteer, physical therapy outreaches in Ghana, Africa.
• Osteological Technician/Consultant for the New York African Burial Ground Study, Howard University Department of Anthropology, 1995.
• Paper Presentation/ Master Thesis. New Jersey Abilities Exposition (Pediatrics), “Special Education: The Efficacy of the Consultative Process among School Based Professionals.” 2003
• Developed the Student Clinical Education Handbook for DPT students at The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Faculty Practice, Newark Therapy Services, 2004.
• Reader for the Accelerated Rehabilitation Scholars Award, Governors State University.
• Member of Governors’ State University Faculty Search Committee, College of Health and Human Services, Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy.
• Data Collection/ Clinical Education for CAPTE Self Study, Governors State University.
• March of Dimes - Volunteer and Fundraiser - Fox College
• Revision of the Clinical Education Handbook - Governors State University
• American Physical Therapy Association, Education Section
• Physical Therapy Association of Georgia
• Member of CACEF of Georgia - Wellstar Health System
• American Academy of Physical Therapy
• Howard University Alumni Association
• The Grand Oziel, Order of the Eastern Star- Prince Hall Affiliate - State of New Jersey- Star of Bethlehem Chapter #26, Roselle, NJ.
• Creator and Founder of the Mocha Book Club, State of New Jersey and Illinois.
• DeKalb County Crisis Counselor, State of Georgia.
• Member of CACEF of Illinois.