University of Southern California
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Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy

Health Sciences Campus
Center for the Health Professions
1540 E. Alcazar Street, CHP 155
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9006
(323) 442-2900
FAX: (323) 442-1515


Associate Dean and Chair: James Gordon, Ed.D., P.T., F.A.P.T.A.

Associate Chair: Katherine Sullivan, Ph.D., P.T., F.A.H.A.

Professors: James Gordon, Ed.D., P.T., F.A.P.T.A.; Carolee J. Winstein, Ph.D., P.T.

Professor (Clinical Scholar): Linda Fetters, Ph.D., P.T.

Associate Professors: Lucinda L. Baker, Ph.D., P.T.; Nina S. Bradley, Ph.D., P.T.; Sandra Howell, Ph.D., P.T.; Christopher Powers, Ph.D., P.T.; George J. Salem, Ph.D.; Francisco Valero‑Cuevas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor: Nicolas Schweighofer, Ph.D.

Associate Professors of Clinical Physical Therapy: Beth Fisher, Ph.D., P.T.; Rose Hamm, D.P.T., CWS; Kornelia Kulig, Ph.D., P.T.; Robert F. Landel, D.P.T., O.C.S.; Katherine Sullivan, Ph.D., P.T., F.A.H.A.

Assistant Professors of Clinical Physical Therapy: Jesus Dominguez, Ph.D., P.T.; Yogi Matharu, D.P.T., O.C.S.; Michael O’Donnell, D.P.T., O.C.S.; Marisa Perdomo, D.P.T.; Cheryl Resnik, D.P.T.; Todd Schroeder, Ph.D.; Susan Sigward, Ph.D., P.T.; Michael Simpson, M.S., P.T.

Assistant Professors of Research Physical Therapy: Wendy Burke, D.P.T.; Steven Cen, Ph.D.; Julie Tilson, D.P.T., N.C.S.

Instructors of Clinical Physical Therapy: Erin Chapman, D.P.T., O.C.S.; Aimee Diaz, P.T., S.C.S., A.T.C.; Jacquelyn Dylla, D.P.T.; Morgan Fones, D.P.T., O.C.S.; Lori Ginoza, D.P.T., N.C.S.; Yasuyuki Kasayama, D.P.T., O.C.S.; Jeffrey Rodrigues, D.P.T., CCS; Jonathan Sum, D.P.T., C.S.C.S.; Kimiko Yamada Heng, D.P.T., A.T.C., C.S.C.S.

Adjunct Associate Professors: Stephen Reischl, D.P.T., O.C.S.; Hugh G. Watts, M.D.; Rizkalla Zakhary, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professors of Clinical Physical Therapy: Kyle F. Baldwin, D.P.T.; Julia Burlette Itamura, D.P.T., O.C.S.; Judy Burnfield, Ph.D.; Lily Cabellon, M.D.; Sharon DeMuth, D.P.T.; Daniel Farwell, D.P.T.; Sean Flanagan, Ph.D., A.T.C., C.S.C.S.; Steve Hawkins, Ph.D.; Larry Ho, D.P.T., O.C.S.; Sally Ho, D.P.T.; Robbin Howard, D.P.T., N.C.S.; Daniel Kirages, D.P.T., O.C.S.; John Kwon, D.P.T., O.C.S.; Rebecca Lewthwaite, Ph.D.; Ndidiamaka Matthews, D.P.T., N.C.S.; John Meyer, D.P.T., O.C.S.; Sarah Mulroy, Ph.D.; Craig Newsam, P.T.; Susan Mais Requejo, D.P.T., O.C.S.; Elizabeth Souza, D.P.T., C.H.T.; Gary Souza, D.P.T., O.C.S.

Adjunct Instructors of Clinical Physical Therapy: Ginelle Amormino, D.P.T.; Mike Andersen, D.P.T.; Jason Cozby, D.P.T., O.C.S.; Bernadette Currier, D.P.T., N.C.S.; Kristin DeMars, P.T., M.P.T., N.C.S.; Courtney Few, D.P.T., O.C.S.; John Jankoski, M.P.T., N.C.S., O.C.S.; Susan Layfield, D.P.T.; Covey Lazoras, D.P.T., N.C.S.; Becky Kern, D.P.T., O.C.S.; Della Lee, D.P.T., O.C.S., A.T.C.; Bernard Li, D.P.T, O.C.S.; Mils Limcay, D.P.T., O.C.S.; Claire McLean, D.P.T.; Lisa Meyer, D.P.T.; Lisa Nocetti-DeWit, D.P.T., A.T.C.; Jennifer Penn, D.P.T.; Elizabeth Poppert, D.P.T., O.C.S.; Elizabeth Ruckert, P.T., D.P.T.; Cassandra Sanders-Holly, D.P.T.; Alison Brown Scheid, P.T., D.P.T.; Claire Smith, D.P.T., O.C.S.; Katie Weimer, D.P.T.

Emeritus Professors: Helen J. Hislop, Ph.D., Sc.D., FAPTA; Jacquelin Perry, M.D. (Orthopedics)

Emeritus Associate Professor: Lenore M. Krusell, M.A., P.T.


The Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy offers curricula leading to the master’s degree and three doctoral degrees. The entry-level professional program is for graduate students in majors other than physical therapy and leads to a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. For physical therapy clinicians who wish to earn the D.P.T. degree there is an advanced standing program; credits from the M.S. in physical therapy or the M.P.T. may become the basis for advanced standing. The graduate curricula for the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are open to all qualified students who are or are not physical therapists.