DPT Program Faculty

Eric  Arguello, PT, DPT, PhD

Bryan Bond, DC, PhD

Erica Kiernan, PT, DPT, OT, MOT, PhD

Venita Lovelace-Chandler, PT, PhD, PCS

Carissa Stoddard, PT, DPT, PhD(c), PCS

Chris Wiedman, MPT, DPT

Adam Yoder, DPT, ATC, OCS, FAAOMPT

Associated Faculty
Beau Greer, PhD

Margaret McGee, PT, PhD, PCS

Alex Ortiz, PT, PhD, SCS, CSCS, FACSM

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Eric Arguello, PT, DPT, PhD
Professor and Director
Email: eric.arguello@allencollege.edu

Dr. Arguello joined the Physical Therapy Faculty in 2019 and was appointed director of the physical therapy program in 2020. His clinical expertise is in the rehabilitation and prevention of injuries in young athletes. He has taught in physical therapy graduate education for over 10 years. Dr. Arguello’s areas of teaching are in anatomy, biomechanics, and exercise physiology.

Education:
PhD, Exercise Science, Florida State University
DPT, Physical Therapy, Regis University
MSPT, Physical Therapy, University of South Florida
MS, Movement Science, Florida State University
BA, Biology, Augustana College

Certifications:
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy Emeritus (OCS), American Physical Therapy Association
Functional Dry Needling Practitioner (FDN), Kinetacore
Credentialed Clinical Instructor (CI), American Physical Therapy Association
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), National Strength and Conditioning Association

Memberships:
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy (AASPT)
Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (AOPT)
Academy of Physical Therapy Education (APTE)
American Physical Therapy Private Practice Section (PPS)
Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA)
Iowa Physical Therapy Association (IPTA)
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

Teaching Concentration
Human Anatomy and Movement Science

Scholarship/Research:
Dr. Arguello’s primary research interest is in the management and prevention of sports injuries. Additional areas of research include anatomical variation, exercise interventions, and nutrition.
He has published in academic journals and presented research at national and state conferences.

Service:
Reviewer for Journal of Aquatic Physical Therapy
Volunteer for DFW Rescue Me (foster based animal rescue)
APTA Prevention, Health Promotion, and Wellness Council Member

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Bryan Bond, DC, PhD
Professor
Email: bryan.bond@allencollege.edu

Dr. Bond joined the Physical Therapy Faculty at Allen College in 2021 and currently holds the rank of Professor. Dr. Bond received his B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo in Ontario. He earned his BS in Human Biology and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees from the National University of Health Sciences and spent several years in private practice. In addition, Dr. Bond holds a Master of Science in Biomechanics from The University of Kansas and a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Rehabilitation Science from The University of Kansas Medical Center. Also, he is currently working towards completion of a Rehabilitation Diplomate from the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board. With over 20 years of teaching experience, he has instructed a diverse range of graduate education classes including musculoskeletal assessment, biomechanics, imaging, research, and anatomy.

Education:
PhD, Rehabilitation Science, University of Kansas Medical Center
MS, Biomechanics, University of Kansas
DC, Doctor of Chiropractic, National University of Health Sciences
BS, Human Biology, National University of Health Sciences
BSc, Kinesiology, University of Waterloo

Certifications:
Rehabilitation Diplomate (C), American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board
Functional Dry Needling Practitioner (FDN), Kinetacore
Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Functional Movement
Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Functional Movement

Memberships:
American Chiropractic Association
International Society of Biomechanics

Primary Teaching Concentration:
Human Anatomy, Movement Science, Imaging, Research

Scholarship/Research:
Dr. Bond’s research interests involve studying the mechanisms and effects of manual therapy on musculoskeletal pain. His scholarship contributions include peer-reviewed publications, and presentations at national conferences.

Service:
Reviewer for Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, and Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
Reviewer for Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP)
Member of Standard Setting Committee for National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE)
LaJolla Jaguars Hockey Club Youth Hockey Coach

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Erica Kiernan, PT, DPT, OT, MOT, PhD
Associate Professor
Email: Erica.kiernan@allencollege.edu

Dr. Kiernan joined the Physical Therapy Faculty in 2020. She has taught in physical therapy graduate education for 15 years with her areas of expertise in neuroscience and neurorehabilitation. She has taught in occupational therapy and public health graduate programs. She also wrote and teaches a continuing education course in clinical neuroscience.

Education:
PhD, Public Health, University of Florida
MOT, Occupational Therapy, University of St Augustine
DPT, Physical Therapy, University of St Augustine
BS, Biology, Old Dominion University

Certifications:
Quality Matters, Online Teaching Certification
TTI Success Insights DISC Certified

Memberships:
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy (ANPT)
Academy Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT)
Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA)
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT)
Florida Occupational therapy Association (FOTA)
American Public Health Association (APHA)

Teaching Concentration:
Neuroscience and Neurological Physical Therapy

Scholarship/Research:
Dr. Kiernan’s area of research is in Parkinson’s disease, hybrid teaching, and educational leadership. She has presented posters and platform presentations on her research at the national level of APHA, APTA, and AOTA. She has also published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy Education (AJOTE)

Service:
Organized and led international volunteer trips in Ghana, Morocco, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Peru, Brazil
Reviewer for Brazilian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Board of Directors member for Wildflower Clinic serving the underinsured and uninsured of St. Johns county, Florida

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Venita Lovelace-Chandler, PT, PhD, PCS
Professor, Assistant to the Program Director
Email: Venita.Lovelacechandler@allencollege.edu

Dr. Lovelace-Chandler joined the Physical Therapy Faculty in 2020. She has taught in physical therapy graduate education for 40 years with her areas of expertise including professional issues and pediatrics. She serves the program related to accreditation activities. She enjoys participation in the American Physical Therapy Association and fostering opportunities for students.

Education:
PhD, Health Education and Allied Health Academic Leadership, Texas A&M University
Master’s degree in College Teaching, Physical Therapy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
BS, Physical Therapy, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX

Certifications:
American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, APTA, Board Certified Pediatric Specialist Emeritus
Quality Matters, Online Teaching Certification, 2020
Credentialed Clinical Instructor, Texas Consortium for Clinical Education, Inc, 2013

Memberships:
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy (APPT)
Academy of Physical Therapy Education (APTE)
Academy of Oncology Physical Therapy
Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA)
Iowa Physical Therapy Association (IPTA)
Academy Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT)

Teaching Concentration:
Professional Issues in Physical Therapy and Pediatric Physical Therapy

Scholarship/Research:
Dr. Lovelace-Chandler’s area of research is in pediatrics (muscle testing in infants, promotion of movement, and differential diagnosis), and educational leadership, including accreditation issues. She has presented posters and platform presentations at numerous state and national APTA meetings, and she has published articles and book chapters.

Service:
APTA, Centennial Scholar Mentor for Four Mentees
APTA, Centennial Committee, History Subcommittee
APTA, Reference Committee for the House of Delegates
Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy, Chair, History Committee
Reviwer for Pediatric Physical Therapy Journal
Newsletter Editor, Prime Timer Physical Therapists
Site Visitor, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

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Carissa Stoddard, PT, DPT, PhD(c), PCS
Assistant Professor
Email: Carissa.stoddard@allencollege.edu

Dr. Stoddard joined the Physical Therapy Faculty in 2020. She has worked as a pediatric physical therapist for the last 6 years in a variety of settings including home health, outpatient, and acute care hospitals. Her clinical areas of expertise are pediatric brain injury and disorders of consciousness, trauma, orthopedics, and neurodevelopment. She has also assisted in teaching handling and manual therapy skills for the musculoskeletal physical therapy courses and pediatric courses at Texas Woman’s University where she is completing her PhD in physical therapy. Her PhD dissertation focus is on balance testing in adolescent dancers and other performing artists.

Education:
PhD(c), Physical Therapy, Texas Woman’s University (in progress)
DPT, Physical Therapy, Texas Woman’s University
BA, American Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Certifications:
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy
APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor

Memberships:
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy (APPT)
Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (AOPT)
Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA)
Iowa Physical Therapy Association (IPTA)

Primary Teaching Concentration:
Human Anatomy, Patient Care Skills, Pediatric Physical Therapy

Scholarship/Research:
Dr. Stoddard is currently working on completion of her PhD in Physical Therapy. Her dissertation research is on Y-Balance Testing in adolescent dancers and performing artists. Other areas of research interest include pediatric disorders of consciousness and recovery of brain injury. She has presented at state and national conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals.

Service:
Volunteer for DFW Rescue Me (foster based animal rescue)
Allen College Graduate Curriculum Committee
Allen College Admissions, Progression, & Graduation Committee

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Chris Wiedman, MPT, DPT
Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education
Phone: (319) 464-2545
Email: Christopher.Wiedman@allencollege.edu
Mailing Address: 1825 Logan Avenue
                                        Waterloo, IA 50703

Dr. Wiedman joined the Physical Therapy Faculty in 2018. He has practiced in a wide variety of treatment settings included acute care, skilled nursing, outpatient therapy, consulting, management, and long-term care. He currently specializes in the evaluation and treatment of vestibular disorders, balance disorders, and complex dizziness. Dr. Wiedman also served in leadership positions for 12 years and is a member of the APTA’s Health Policy and Administration section, serving on the LAMP (Leadership, Administration, Management, Professionalism) Leadership committee.

Education:
 PhD, Education, Drake University (in progress)
 DPT, Physical Therapy, Northwestern University
 MPT, Physical Therapy, Northwestern University
 BS, Biology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Certifications:
LAMP Leadership Certificate (in progress)
EIM Hybrid Learning Certificate
Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation certified
Healthcare Ethics, Law, Management, and Policy Certificate
Cervicogenic Dizziness competency certificate
Functional Movement Screen/Selective Functional Movement Assessment certified: Level 1
ASTYM certified
APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor

Memberships:
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy (AGPT)
Academy of Neurological Physical Therapy (ANPT)
Academy of Physical Therapy Education (APTE)
American Physical Therapy Health Policy and Administration Section
Iowa Physical Therapy Association (IPTA)

Primary Teaching Concentration:
Clinical Education, Professional Engagement and Leadership and Management

Scholarship/Research:
Dr. Wiedman’s research interests include leadership and management in physical therapy practice as well as leadership and program directorship in higher education.

Service:
St. Patrick Catholic School Cedar Falls
APTA Health Policy and Administration Section – LAMP Leadership committee

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Adam Yoder, DPT, ATC, OCS, FAAOMPT
Associate Professor
Email: Adam.Yoder@Allencollege.edu

Dr. Yoder joined the Physical Therapy Faculty in 2019. His areas of expertise are in musculoskeletal practice, manual therapy and sports medicine. He is also a faculty member with Evidence in Motion mentoring and teaching continuing education courses and assisting with the Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship Program.

Education:
DPT, Physical Therapy, Southwest Baptist University
BA, Athletic Training, Bethel University

Certifications:
NATABOC, Athletic Trainer
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (OCS)
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT)
Hybrid Teaching Certification Evidence In Motion
Therapeutic Pain Science Specialist (TPS) Evidence In Motion
Medical and Fitness level 2 Provider Titleist Performance Institute (TPI)

Memberships:
APTA Physical Therapy Association
Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy (AOPT)
Academy of Sports Physical Therapy (AASPT)
Academy of Physical Therapy Education (APTE)
Iowa Physical Therapy Association (IPTA)
National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Association (AAOMPT)

Teaching Concentration
Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders

Scholarship/Research:
Dr. Yoder’s area of research is in the management of musculoskeletal disorders with an interest in manual therapy and in the golfing athlete. He has presented his research at national and state conferences.

Service:
Practice Committee Chair Golf Special Interest Group – Academy of Sports Physical Therapy
Graduate Academic Progress and Admissions Chair – Allen College

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Beau Greer
Adjunct, School of Health Sciences
Email: Beau.Greer@allencollege.edu

Education:
PhD, Florida State University
MA, Furman University
BS, Furman University

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Margaret McGee
Adjunct, School of Health Sciences
Email: Margaret.McGee@allencollege.edu

Education:
PhD, University of Central Arkansas
MS, University of Central Arkansas
BS, Stephen F. Austin State University

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Alex Ortiz
Adjunct, School of Health Sciences
Email: Alex.Ortiz@allencollege.edu

Education:
PhD, Texas Woman's University
MS, Texas Woman's University
BS, University of Puerto Rico