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Robin L. Dole PT, DPT, EdD, PCS

Dean, Human Service Professions

  • EdD Child and Youth Studies, Exceptional Education and Special Services 2000

    Nova Southeastern University (FL)

  • MS Physical Therapy, post-professional fellowship in pediatrics 1995

    University of Indianapolis (IN)

  • DPT Physical Therapy, post-professional 2009

    MGH Institute for Health Professions (MA)

  • BS Physical Therapy 1988

    Ithaca College (NY)

  • PT 813 Lifespan Development II: Infants to Adolescents

  • PT 891 Advanced Practice IV: Pediatrics

My scholarly interests are closely tied to my work and experiences as a pediatric physical therapist and an academician. Those pursuits have led to collaborations with others who are teaching pediatric content in physical therapy programs where we have explored questions related to critical thinking, curriculum, and knowledge translation. My other primary research collaboration is within the Institute for Physical Therapy Education at Widener, where we are studying a variety of elements related to civic engagement, service learning, and leadership connected to our curriculum and our student-led pro bono physical therapy clinic.

Selected Awards

  • Chief Delegate, Pennsylvania; American Physical Therapy Association House of Delegates

  • Chair, Pediatric Speciality Council, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialities

  • Service Award; Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2011

Selected Publications

  • Black JD, Palombaro KM, Dole RL. Curricular integration and measurement of cultural competency development in a group of physical therapy students. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. 2015; 15(5): 82-96.

  • Kenyon KL, Dole RL, Kelly SP. Perspectives of academic faculty and clinical instructors on entry-level DPT preparation for pediatric physical therapist practice. Phys Ther. 2013; 93(12): 1661-1672.

  • Schreiber J, Dole RL. The effect of knowledge translation procedures on application of information from a continuing education conference. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 2012; 24(3): 259-266.

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA); Pennsylvania Chapter