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Dr. Dennis W. Fell is Professor and Chair of Physical Therapy at the University of South Alabama (USA) DPT program in Mobile, Alabama, where he has served since 1992, and loves teaching neuroscience and neuromuscular physical therapy examination and intervention. He has served APTA as a JOPTE Editorial Board member, Neurology Section Treasurer, Vice President of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy for the Alabama Chapter, and peer reviewer for Pediatric Physical Therapy. He has taught in China, South Korea, South Africa, and Taiwan, and has led PT service trips to China, Belize, the Dominican Republic, and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. He has presented at every WCPT International Congress since 1995, and taught as a Visiting International Professor in South Korea during a 2010 to 2011 sabbatical. His numerous awards for leadership, service, and teaching include the University of South Alabama “Excellence in Teaching Award” and “50 Outstanding Faculty” from the University’s 50-year history, and the 2017 APTA “Lucy Blair Service Award.”

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Dr. Karen Lunnen retired in 2017, drawing her 44-year professional career to a close as Head of the Department of Physical Therapy at Western Carolina University. She earned a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Duke University and a Doctor of Education degree from North Carolina State University. As a young physical therapy faculty member at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with major responsibilities in maternal and child health, she was privileged to be mentored by exceptional professionals. Her clinical work primarily involved children and their families in multiple settings. Her accomplishments include awards for innovative teaching, mentorship of student research, and leadership in service-learning.

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Dr. Reva P. Rauk is the Director of Clinical Education and an Assistant Professor (Clinical) in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training at the University of Utah. She received her PhD in Education from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Medical Science degree in Clinical Neuroscience Physical Therapy from Emory University, and her professional physical therapy degree from the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences. Dr. Rauk currently serves on the Credentialed Clinical Instructor Workgroup and is a trainer and faculty member for both APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Programs. Dr. Rauk served previously on the ABPTS Neurology Specialty Council, Specialty Academy of Content Experts, and as study coordinator for the 2004 Neurology Specialty Practice Analysis. Her clinical and research interests include student clinical reasoning, professionalism, interventions for cerebellar degenerative disease, and human experiences in health care.

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