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faculty

Gordon J. Alderink

aldering@gvsu.edu

Title 
Associate Professor

Office Address 
CHS 280

Office Phone 
616-331-2674

Degrees 

B.A. Biology
Hope College, Holland MI

Certificate Physical Therapy
Mayo School of Health-Related Sciences, Rochester, MN

M.S. Kinesiology
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Ph.D. Engineering
Theoretical Mechanics/Biomechanics

Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI

Physical Therapy Licensure – Michigan

Society Memberships
American Physical Therapy Association
Michigan Physical Therapy Association
Gait & Clinical Movement Analysis Society
American Society of Biomechanics
American Baseball Coaches Association

Clinical, Academic & Research Interests
Spine manual therapy
Gait, spine, balance, and throwing biomechanics
Critical theory, history of political economy, social and ethical philosophy

faculty

Barbara Baker

bakerb@gvsu.edu

Title 
Associate Professor Baker

Office Address 
264 CHS

Office Phone 
616-331-2676

Degrees 

B.S. Biology
Furman University

M.P.T. Physical Therapy
Emory University

Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Western Michigan University

Neuro Developmental Training

Neurologic Certified Specialist (NCS)

Licensed PT, Michigan

Member

APTA, Neurology Section

Research Interests
Vestibular disorders
Balance
Multiple Sclerosis

Faculty

Kinne Bonni

kinneb@gvsu.edu

Title 
Associate Professor and Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education

Office Address 
276 CHS

Office Phone 
616-331-5602

Degrees 

B.S. Biomedical Sciences

Western Michigan University

M.A. Exercise Science

Western Michigan University

M.S. Physical Therapy

Grand Valley State University

Doctor of Health Sciences

A.T. Still University

APTA Basic & Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor

Nationally Certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation

Licensed PT, Michigan

Member

APTA & MPTA

APTA Education Section

APTA Clinical Education Special Interest Group

Vestibular Disorders Association

Research Interests

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Clinical Education

BC

Brianna Chesser

chesserb@gvsu.edu

Title 
Assistant Professor

Office Address 
CHS 264

Office Phone 
616-331-5597

Degrees 

B.S. in Social Work
Loyola University of Chicago

Master of Physical Therapy
Northwestern University

Licensed PT, Michigan

Member
American Physical Therapy Association
American Physical Therapy Association Neurology Section
American Physical Therapy Association Pediatric Section

Research Interests
Neurology
Pediatrics
Autism

MG

Meri Goehring

goehrinm@gvsu.edu

Title 
Associate Professor

Office Address 
258 CHS

Office Phone 
616-331-5651

Degrees 

B.S. Physical Therapy
Wichita State University
M.H.S. Health Science
Wichita State University

Ph.D., Allied Health
Nova Southeastern University

Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
2000, re-certified 2009

Board Certified Clinical Wound Specialist, American Board of Wound Management
American Board of Wound Management 2015

Licensed PT, Michigan

Member
APTA, Geriatric, Education and Acute Care Sections
American Geriatric Society
Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy Association for the Advancement of Wound Care  

Research Interests
Geriatrics
Orthopedics
Integument and wound care

faculty

Mary Green

greenm@gvsu.edu

Title 
Assistant Professor

Office Address 
270 CHS

Office Phone 
616-331-2680

Degrees 

B.A. Biology
LeMoyne College

M.S. Physical Therapy
Arcadia University

J.D.
Michigan State University
College of Law

Licensed PT, Michigan

Member
APTA, Neurology & Health Policy Sections

Research Interests
Neurologic physical therapy
Medical/legal issues

faculty

Cathy Harro

harroc@gvsu.edu

Title 
Assistant Professor

Office Address 
268 CHS

Office Phone 
616-331-5974

Degrees 

B.S. Physical Therapy 
University of Illinois

M.S. Neurologic Physical Therapy 
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Neurologic Clinical Specialist (NCS)

Licensed PT, Michigan

Member
APTA, Education & Neurology Sections
West Michigan Brain Injury Association

Research Interests
Evidence based evaluation & interventions for balance & gait in clients with neurologic diagnoses

faculty

Barb Hoogenboom

hoogenbb@gvsu.edu

Title 
Professor

Office Address 
266 CHS

Office Phone 
616-331-2695

Degrees 

B.S.
Calvin College

Certificate in Physical Therapy
Cleveland State University

M.H.S.
Grand Valley State University

Ed.D. Educational Leadership
Eastern Michigan University

Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), Licensed Athletic Trainer

State of Michigan

Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS)

Licensed PT, Michigan

Member
APTA, Sports Section
American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine

Research Interests
Female athlete triad
Female athlete nutrition
ACL injury prevention in female athletes
Neuromuscular training & intervention
Functional movement

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Lisa Kenyon

kenyonli@gvsu.edu

Title 
Associate Professor

Office Address 
548 CHS

Office Phone 
616-331-5653

Degrees 

B.S. Physical Therapy
University of Vermont

M.H.S. Masters of Health Sciences
University of Indianapolis

D.P.T
Nova Southeastern University 

Ph.D. Physical Therapy
Nova Southeastern University

Pediatric Clinical Specialist (PCS)

Licensed PT, Michigan

Member
APTA, Pediatric & Education Sections
Pediatric Specialty Council
American Academy of Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine


Research Interests
Pediatrics
Physical Therapist Education

JP

Peck John

peckj@gvsu.edu

Title 
Professor

Office Address 
581 CHS

Office Phone 
616-331-2898

Degrees 

B.A. Liberal Arts
Johns Hopkins University

B.S. Physical Therapy
University of Central Arkansas

M.S. and Ph.D.
University of Maryland

Post-Doctoral Trainee
Emory University

Post-Doctoral Fellow
University of Alabama
Birmingham School of Medicine

Licensed PT, Michigan

Member
APTA...Education and Pediatric

Research interests
Pediatric tests & measures
Professional & ethical issues

faculty

Karen Ozga

ozgak@gvsu.edu

Title 
Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education

Office Address 
274 CHS

Office Phone 
616-331-2679

Degrees 

B.S. Physical Therapy 
Wayne State University
 
M.M.Sc. - Physical Therapy in Neurological practice
Emory University

Basic & Advanced APTA Credential Clinical Instructor

APTA Credentialed CCIP Trainer

Licensed PT, Michigan

Member
APTA, Education & Geriatric Sections
APTA Clinical Education Special Interest Group

Research Interests
Clinical education
Professional development
Geriatrics

JR

Jon Rose

rosej1@gvsu.edu

Title 
Assistant Professor

Office Address 
564 CHS

Office Phone 
616-331-5675

Degrees 

B.A. English Literature
Boston University

M.S. Exercise Science
Eastern Illinois University

Certificate of Physical Therapy
Ohio State University

Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)

Licensed Athletic Trainer

Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS)

Licensed PT, Michigan

Member
APTA, Orthopedics, Sports & Educational Sections

Research Interests
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Shoemaker 2010

Mike Shoemaker

shoemami@gvsu.edu

Title 
Associate Professor

Office Address 
272 CHS

Office Phone 
616-331-3509

Degrees 

B.S. Physical Education/Exercise Science
Calvin College

D.P.T.
Slippery Rock University

Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Western Michigan University

Geriatric Certified Specialist (GCS)

Licensed PT, Michigan

Vice-President, Michigan Physical Therapy Association

Member
APTA, Geriatric, Cardiopulmonary & Education Sections

Research interests
Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation

Health policy

Simulation in health professional education

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Corey Sobeck

sobeckc@gvsu.edu

Title 
Assistant Professor

Office Address 
262 CHS

Office Phone 
616-331-5641

Degrees 

B.S. Health Sciences
Grand Valley State University

M.S. Physical Therapy
Grand Valley State University

D.Sc. Physical Therapy
Oakland University

Graduate Certificate - Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy
Oakland University


Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)

American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists

Licensed PT, Michigan

Member 
APTA, Orthopedic  & Education Sections
American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists  

Research Interests
Reliability and Validity of Orthopedic & Manual Therapy Assessment Techniques
Manual Therapy Intervention Outcomes
Effectiveness of Specific Training Exercises

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Laurie Stickler

sticklel@gvsu.edu

Title 
Associate Professor

Office Address 
278 CHS

Office Phone 
616-331-5598

Degrees 

B.S. Health Sciences
Grand Valley State University

M.S. Physical Therapy
Grand Valley State University

D.H.S Physical Therapy
University of Indianapolis

Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS)

Licensed PT, Michigan

Member
APTA, Orthopedic & Education Sections

Research Interests
Physical therapist education
Movement/strength analysis
Female athlete triad

Dan

Daniel Vaughn

Vaughnd@gvsu.edu

Title 
Chairman and Professor

Office Address 
260 CHS

Office Phone 
616-331-2678

Degrees 

B.S. Physical Therapy
East Carolina University

M.S. Orthopedic Manual Therapy 
Ola Grimsby Institute

Ph.D. Exercise Physiology
Michigan State University

Certificates 
Levels I and II of Manual Therapy

Licensed PT, Michigan

Fellow
American Academy of Ortho. Manual Physical Therapists

Member
APTA

Research Interests
Efficacy of manual therapy interventions
Influence of therapeutic exercise on spinal posture