Physical Therapy

Faculty

Michael McGalliard

Michael McGalliard, ScD, PT, COMT
Professor, Dean of the College of Allied Health, and Associate Provost for Health Sciences

mmcgalliard@harding.edu

About Dr. McGalliard

Dr. McGalliard is a Professor. Dean of the College of Allied Health and Associate Provost for Health Sciences.  He teaches content in the course of Anatomy and Neuroscience,  Dr. McGalliard is also involved in the Medical Missions track of the HUPT program.

Kevin Ramey

Kevin Ramey, PhD, PT
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy Program Director

Phone: 501-279-5991
kramey1@harding.edu

About Dr. Ramey

Dr. Ramey is an Associate Professor and is the Physical Therapy Program Director. 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.

Cody Sipe

Cody Sipe, PhD, CES, RCEP
Associate Professor

Phone: 501-279-5997
csipe@harding.edu

About Dr. Sipe

Dr. Sipe 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.

Anita Killins

Anita Killins, PT, PhD, NCS, C/NDT
Associate Professor

Phone: 501-279-5993
akillins@harding.edu

About Dr. Killins

Dr Killins is an Associate Professor at Harding University. She teaches in the areas of Gross Anatomy, Neuroscience, Motor Behavior and Adult Clinical Neurology.  Dr. Killins has advanced clinical training and experience in the management and treatment of adults with hemiplegia, pediatrics, and women’s health.  She is a certified LSVT BIG clinician for the treatment of patients with Parkinson’s disease.  She has been a clinician for 20 years.  She received her clinical doctorate at Creighton University and her PhD in physical therapy at the University of Central Arkansas.  Her research emphasis is physical therapy education.  Dr. Killins is the physical therapy representative on the interprofessional committee in the Center for Health Sciences.

Ruth Ann Mathis

Ruth Ann Mathis, PhD, PT
Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Education

Phone: 501-279-5988
rmathis1@harding.edu

About Dr. Mathis

Dr. Mathis is an Associate Professor and the Director of Clinical Education.  She 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 20 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. 

Hunter Finney

Hunter Finney, Doctor of Physical Therapy, DPT, LSVT,COMT
Assistant Professor

Phone: 501-279-5984
hfinney@harding.edu

About Dr. Finney

Dr. Finney is an Assistant Professor. She received her clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Harding University. Dr. Finney teaches in the content areas of Foundational Clinical Skills, General Medical and Post-Surgical, Clinical Reasoning, and Ethics. She has been a clinician for 7 years and has practiced in a variety of settings, including inpatient rehab, outpatient, and skilled nursing facilities. She is a certified LSVT BIG clinician and a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist with additional advanced clinical training and experience in vestibular rehab.

David Smith

David Smith, PT, MS, OCS
Assistant Professor

Phone: 501-279-5983
dssmith@harding.edu

About Mr. Smith

Mr. Smith 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.

Douglas Steele

Douglas Steele, DPT, MHS, PA-C, PT, CPT
Associate Professor

Phone: 501-279-5982
dasteele@harding.edu

About Dr. Steele

Dr. Steele is an Associate Professor with teaching responsibility in the areas of Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Diagnostic Imaging and Differential Diagnosis and Medical Missions.  Dr. Steele has 30 + years of combined experience in health and human performance, physical therapy, and medicine.  He continues clinical PRN clinical practice in orthopedic surgery and practices both medicine and physical therapy during short term medical missions to Central and South America.  Dr. Steele’s research interests include global health, diagnostic imaging applications in physical therapy and health and human performance.

Inna Swann

Inna Swann, PhD, DPT, PT, PCS, C/NDT
Associate Professor

Phone: 501-279-5995
iswann@harding.edu

About Dr. Swann

Dr. Swann is an Associate Professor. She received her master's and clinical doctorate as well as her PhD in physical therapy from the University of Central Arkansas. Dr. Swann teaches content in the areas of Human Lifespan Development, Pediatric Physical Therapy, Clinical Reasoning, Motor Behavior, Neuroscience, and Gross Anatomy. She has been a Physical Therapist for 16 years with clinical experience in a variety of settings. She worked as a clinician in the areas of pediatrics and inpatient rehabilitation prior to coming to Harding University. Dr. Swann is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy. Her clinical interests are in the areas of pediatrics and neurological conditions.

Don Wilcox

Don Wilcox, PT, MS, GCS
Assistant Professor

Phone: 501-279-5980
dwilcox1@harding.edu

About Mr. Wilcox

Mr. Wilcox is an Assistant Professor.  He received his master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Central Arkansas and is an ABPTS Geriatric Specialist.  Mr. Wilcox teaches content in the areas of Cardiopulmonary, Orthotics and Prosthetics, Physical Agents and Modalities, and Geriatrics.  He has been a Physical Therapist for 22 years with clinical experience in a variety of adult settings, including outpatient orthopedic and sports, inpatient rehabilitation, and home health.  He is currently working on his PhD in physical therapy from the University of Central Arkansas.

Contact Us

Mailing address:
Harding University
Physical Therapy
HU 12292
Searcy, AR 72149-5615