Physical Therapy


Michael McGalliardMichael McGalliard,  ScD,  PT,  COMT, Chair, is an Associate Professor and is the Program Director of HUPT.  He teaches content in the course of Anatomy, Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy, Therapeutic Exercise, Physical Agents and Modalities, Evidence Based Physical Therapy Practice, Clinical Reasoning, and Licensure Preparation and Review.  Dr. McGalliard also coordinates the Medical Missions track of the HUPT program.
Kevin RameyKevin Ramey, PhD, PT, is an Associate Professor and is the Director of Clinical Education. Dr. Ramey  teaches content in the areas of ethics, business, and clinical education. Dr. Ramey completed a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Family and Consumer Science Education (Adult Education) at Texas Tech University in May 2008. He has held administrative/ management positions as a physical therapist since 1992.  Contact:  501-279-5980.
Cody SipeCody Sipe, PhD, CES, RCEP, is an Associate Professor and is the Director of Clinical Research in the HUPT program. He teaches content in the areas of biomechanics, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, physiology, exercise physiology, therapeutic exercise, human lifespan development, and evidence based physical therapy practice, and Health and Wellness Promotion. Dr. Sipe is an experienced clinical exercise physiologist with a specialization in exercise for older adults.  Contact:  501-279-5997.
G. Dean EzellG. Dean Ezell, MD, FACP, is an Assistant Professor, with teaching responsibility in the areas of Pathophysiology, Embryology, Pharmacology, Diagnostic Imaging, and Differential Diagnosis, and is working with Dr. McGalliard in the Medical Missions track. Dr. Ezell received his MD from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), and completed his postgraduate training in the US Navy, with an internship in Family Medicine at Pensacola Naval Hospital, and Residency training in Internal Medicine at Portsmouth Naval Hospital. Dr. Ezell is Board certified in Internal Medicine and has a broad clinical background, having worked in a variety of private practice, government, industrial and academic settings. He has extensive experience as an Academic Internist at the Central Arkansas VA.  Contact: 501-279-5982.
Anita KillinsAnita Killins, PT, PhD, DPT, NCS, C/NDT, is an Assistant Professor at Harding University. She teaches in the areas of Gross Anatomy, Neuroscience, Adult Clinical Neurology, and Motor Behavior. Dr. Killins has advanced clinical training and experience in the management and treatment of adults with hemiplegia, pediatrics, and women’s health. She is certified as an LSVT clinician for the treatment of patients with Parkinson’s disease. Her primary practice area has been in the outpatient setting with orthopedic and neurological diagnoses. She has 12 years of full-time clinical experience and she continues to maintain a part-time presence in the clinic. Dr. Killins received her clinical doctorate in physical therapy at Creighton University and her PhD in physical therapy at the University of Central Arkansas. Her research emphasis is in physical therapy education. Contact:  501-279-5993.
Ruth Ann MathisRuth Ann Mathis, PhD, PT,  is an Assistant Professor and is active in the department teaching Foundational Clinical Skills, General Medical Post-Surgical, Clinical Reasoning 1, and Orthotics and Prosthetics.  Dr. Mathis received her MS and PhD from the University of Central Arkansas.  She also received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Central Arkansas.  Dr. Mathis has been a Physical Therapist for 18 years with clinical experience in a variety of settings including in-patient rehabilitation, outpatient, acute care, and pediatrics.  Dr. Mathis’ research interests include exercise and diabetes, increasing function and quality of life for amputees, aging well and in place, and community dwelling older adults.  Dr. Mathis also enjoys mentoring students in research projects and serves as the Assistant Director of Clinical Education.  Contract: 501-279-5988.
Brian OdomBrian Odom, MSPT, CWS,  is an Assistant Professor and teaches in the courses of Foundational Clinical Skills, General Medical and Post-Surgical, Cardiopulmonary, and Physical Agents and Modalities.  Mr. Odom has extensive experience in wound care and is a Certified Wound Specialist.  He has been a clinician for 16 years and has primarily practiced in Acute Care, but also has clinical experience in rehabilitation, outpatient and pediatrics.  He is married to Michelle Odom and they have 2 sons Quinn and Cullen.  Contact: 501-279-5984.
David Smith

David Smith, PT, MS, OCS, is an Assistant Professor. He received his master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Central Arkansas. Mr. Smith teaches content in the areas of biomechanics, musculoskeletal physical therapy practice, physical agents and modalities, and clinical reasoning. He has been a clinician for 17 years and has primarily practiced in the outpatient setting with orthopedic diagnoses. He is currently working on his ScD in physical therapy from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Contact: 501-279-5983.

Inna SwannInna Swann, DPT, PT, is an Assistant Professor. She received her master's and clinical doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Central Arkansas. Dr. Swann teaches content in the areas of Foundational Cinical Skills, General Medical and Post-Surgical Physical Therapy, Human Lifespan Development, Pediatric Physical Therapy, and Clinical Reasoning. She worked as a clinician in the areas of pediatrics and inpatient rehabilitation prior to coming to Harding University. Her clinical interests are in the areas of pediatrics and neurological conditions.  Contact: 501-279-5995.