Dr. Tami Phillips

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Dr. Tami Phillips is the Chair and a Clinical Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy.

She received her Doctor of Education from Northeastern University, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Physical Therapy, and Bachelor of Health Sciences from the University of Miami, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota. She also attended the United States Naval Academy and was honorably discharged from the United States Navy in 1990.

Dr. Phillips has 29 years of clinical experience in the acute care and inpatient rehabilitation settings. Her areas of expertise include orthopedic and neurologic trauma, burn rehabilitation, and neuro-oncology. She earned her board-certification in neurologic physical therapy in 2012. She has 14 years of academic experience teaching adult neurorehabilitation, functional mobility, and teaching and learning for the student, patient and caregiver, and profession. She has a passion for service learning and developed a decades-long partnership with ForU Rehabilitation in Jamaica, as well as participated in expanding entry-level and post-professional physical therapy education in the Republic of Georgia.

Her scholarly interests are focused on education research and include the use of learning communities in physical therapy education, as well as the impact of writing reflective narratives during entry-level and post-professional education. She has numerous publications and presentations at the state and national level related to her work.

Dr. Phillips is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), APTA Georgia, and the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy. Dr. Phillips is a Neurologic Content Expert Council member of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She is also an instructor for the Neurologic Physical Therapy Professional Education Consortium, and an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor and Level I Trainer.

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