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Teressa Brown, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS

Dean of the School of Physical Therapy
ACHE-PT

Dr. Brown serves as the Dean of the School of Physical Therapy at Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) in Fort Smith, AR. Prior to joining ACHE, she served as Program Director at West Coast University in Los Angeles, CA and as a faculty member at Simmons University in Boston, MA. She received her Bachelors of Science and Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Simmons University in Boston, MA. In January of 2015, she completed her PhD in Health Professions Education at Simmons as well. Primary areas of research include instructional methods and assessment practices in anatomy education, predictors of success or difficulty in the DPT curriculum.

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Health Professions Education, Simmons College, Boston, MA
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study, Health Professions Education, Simmons College, Boston, MA
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Simmons College, Boston, MA
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Studies, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Accomplishments

  • Graduate, Education Leadership Institute Fellowship, American Physical Therapy Association
  • Orthopedic Specialty Certification, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialization
  • Certified Instructor for the Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program
  • Certified Advanced Clinical Instructor

Areas of Expertise/Interest

  • Human Anatomy
  • Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy
  • Professionalism
  • Interprofessional Education