Physical Therapy

Faculty

Michael McGalliard

Michael McGalliard,  ScD,  PT,  COMT, Chair, is an Associate Professor and is the Program Director of HUPT.  He teaches content in the course of Anatomy, Neuroscience, Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy, Clinical Reasoning, and Licensure Preparation and Review.  Dr. McGalliard is also involved in 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:  kramey1@harding.edu.  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:  csipe@harding.edu.  501-279-5997.
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: akillins@harding.edu.  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 19 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: rmathis1@harding.edu. 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 Clinical Reasoning.  Mr. Odom received his MS and Bachelors from the University of Central Arkansas.  He has been a clinician for 21 years with a primary focus in acute care but also has experience in the areas of rehabilitation, outpatient, and pediatrics.  He has extensive experience in wound care and is a Certified Wound Specialist.   He is currently working on his PhD in Physical therapy at the University of Central Arkansas.  Contact: bhodom@harding.edu. 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: dssmith@harding.edu. 501-279-5983.

Doug Steele

Douglas Steele DHS, DPT, MHS, PA-C, PT, CPT is an Assistant 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. Contact:  dasteele@harding.edu 501-279-5982

Inna Swann

Inna Swann, DPT, PT, PCS, C/NDT, 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 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. She is currently working on her PhD in physical therapy from the University of Central Arkansas. Contact:  iswann@harding.edu. 501-279-5995.