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, DPT, C/NDT, is an Assistant Professor.  She teaches content in the areas of Foundational Clinical Skills, General Medical and Post-surgical, Human Lifespan and Development, Pediatrics and Adult Neurology and Clinical Reasoning.  Dr. Killins has advanced training in the management and treatment of adults with hemiplegia, pediatrics, and women’s health.  Her primary practice area has been in the outpatient setting with orthopedic and neurological diagnosis.   She maintained a clinical practice for 12 years, with 4 years  primarily in pediatrics.  Dr. Killins is currently pursuing a PhD in physical therapy at the University of Central Arkansas.  In addition to her professional responsibilities, she is also a dedicated wife and mother of two elementary school children and an active member of her home church in Conway, AR.   Contact:  501-279-5993.
Ruth Ann MathisRuth Ann Mathis, PhD, PT, is an Assistant Professor and is active within the department in Foundational Clinical Skills, Human Lifespan Development, General Medical and Post-Surgical Physical Therapy, Cardiopulmonary, Clinical Reasoning, and Prosthetics and Orthotics.  Mrs. Mathis received her Master's Degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) in 1998, and has 14 years of clinical experience in a variety of settings including pediatrics, geriatrics, outpatient orthopedic, and acute rehabilitation.  Mrs. Mathis is in the dissertation phase of completing her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at UCA.  Her current research is in exercise prescription for improving health in patients with type 2 diabetes. 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.
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.
Douglas Steele Douglas Steele, DPT, PA-C, PT, CPT, is an Assistant Professor, who has teaching responsibility in Gross Anatomy and Functional Anatomy.  His clinical experience as a physical therapist includes orthopedic, sports, cardiopulmonary and neurologic rehabilitation.  Dr. Steele is active in medical missions in Central and South America and will participate in the Medical Missions track of the program.

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Physical Therapy Program is part of the College of Allied Health