Teresa Bachman, PT, DPT, CEEAA

Clinical Assistant Professor

Licensed PT since 2004, Dr. Bachman is a graduate of the Texas State Physical Therapy Program. Her clinical background is in Acute Care, Long Term Acute Care, Acute Rehabilitation and Adminstration. She teaches in the Patient Management sequence.
Office: HPB 323
Phone: (512)-245-4790

Alt TextChris Baker, PT, DC, MSPT, DACBN


Licensed PT since 2007. Is a graduate of the Texas State Physical Therapy Program.   Provides academic instruction in anatomy and physiology. Is part-time with Texas State and has full time practice in San Marcos, Texas Physical Therapy Specialists.

Office: HPB 313
Phone: (512) 245-4789
E-mail: cb46@txstate.edu

Debbie Baylor, PT, MEd

Senior Lecturer

Licensed since 1978. Clinical background in acute care, administration, and pediatrics. Teaches in the professional courses sequence as well as in clinical decision making.

Office: HPB 320
Phone: (512) 245-2034
E-mail: DB38@txstate.edu

Alt TextJanet R Bezner, PT, DPT, PhD

Associate Professor

Licensed since 1981.  Joined the faculty at Texas State in Fall, 2014, having taught at Southwest Texas State from 1995 to 2002.  Dr. Bezner was a staff Vice President at the American Physical Therapy Association for 9 years, leading the Education and Governance and Administration Units.  Her PhD is in health education from the University of Texas and her interests and expertise are in health promotion, prevention and wellness.

Office: HPB 326
Phone: (512) 245-2109
E-Mail: jb25@txstate.edu


BrendaBrenda Boucher, PT, PhD, CHT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Associate Professor

Licensed since 1982.  Clinical background in orthopaedics and manual therapy.  Is board certified in hand therapy. Maintains an active clinical consultant position as well as professional development lectures.  Coordinates and teaches in the musculoskeletal course sequence.


Office: HPB 322
Phone: (512) 245-6301
E-Mail: BB10@txstate.edu

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Karen Gibbs, PT, PhD, DPT, CWS

Associate Professor

Licensed PT since 1999. Certified Wound specilaist with active clinical practice in wound management. Teaches examination techniques, therapeutic interventions, special issues, patient care skills and integumentary physical therapy.


Office: HPB 319
Phone: (512) 245-8426
E-mail: kg18@txstate.edu

Alt TextDenise Gobert, PT, PhD, NCS, CEEAA

Associate Professor

Licensed PT since 1994. Is part of the neuroscience team and research team. Has previously taught at University of Kansas Medical Center and served as adjunct at University of Maryland and George Washington University. Specialty area is vestibular rehabilitation.


Office: HPB 321
Phone: (512) 245-5497
E-mail: dg46@txstate.edu

Alt TextDavid Greathouse, PT, PhD, ECS, FAPTA 

Clinical Professor

Licensed since1969. Joined Texas State in 2009 after retirement from Belmont University, Nashville, TN in 2005.  Dr. Greathouse is a retired Colonel in the US Army, having served a variety of leadership roles in the Army Medical Specialist Corps during his career.  Specializes in electrophysiological testing and is in practice part-time with Texas Physical Therapy Specialists.  Teaches in the anatomy course sequence and the diagnostic course and provides special lectures in other courses.

Office:  HPB 310-B
Phone: (512) 245-8351
E-mail: greathoused1@yahoo.com

Alt TextJennifer Hale, PT, DPT, NCS

Clinical Assistant Professor

Licensed physical therapist since 2007 and has practiced almost exclusively in the
area of brain injury & stoke rehabilitation. Jennifer coordinates the Neuroscience
sequence and is primary instructor for Adult Neurology and Geriatrics. Jennifer
graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Boston University in 2007 and
graduated from the TIRR Memorial Hermann Neurologic Physical Therapy residency
in June of 2010. She received her Board Certification in Neurologic Physical Therapy
from the APTA in 2010.

Office: HPB 314
Phone: (512) 245-7342
Email: jlh277@txstate.edu

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Clinical Assistant Professor

Having graduated from physical therapy school in the Hague, the Netherlands, in 1986, Pieter specializes in orthopaedic physical therapy. He completed his fellowship training in manual therapy at Gulf Coast Graduate PT Institute in Gulfport, MS in 1992. He is Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. He has been teaching manual therapy courses nationwide since 1994.  Pieter teaches part-time in the musculoskeletal course sequence, coming on board in Spring, 2014.
Office:  HPB 313
Phone:  (512) 245-4789

Lorenz James Lorenz, PT, DPT


Licensed since 2000. A graduate of the Texas State Physical Therapy Program.
Is part-time at Texas State and provides instructions in neuroanatomy, anatomy
and physiology.
Office: HPB 313
Phone: (512) 245-4789

McDowellDebra McDowell, PT, PhD

PT Clinic Assistant Director

Clinical Assistant Professor

Joing us in September 2013. Licensed in Texas. Completed PhD at TWU in 2008.  Has been in practice in Austin for over 20 years with practice focus on older adults of fall prevention; most recently developed the PTA program at South University in Austin. Teaches in the neuro sequence, assists in the clinic and with the clinic decision making course series.

Office: HBP 317
Phone:  (512) 245-3519
Email: DM78@txstate.edu

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Suzy Dougherty Okere, PT, PhD, ATC, LAT

Clinical Associate Professor

Licensed PT since 1998. Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy. Completed a Sports Physical Therapy Residency in 2000. Teaches anatomy and clinical applications for the orthopedic sequence. Completed PhD at TWU Spring 2012.


Office: HPB 318
Phone: (512) 245-3507
E-mail: sd11@txstate.edu


MAry ParkerMary Elizabeth Parker, PT, PhD, NCS, PCS

Clinical Associate Professor

Licensed in both Texas and Connecticut. Board certified in both Neuro and Pediatrics - one of the few PTs in the country to do so.  Completed her PhD at Texas Woman's University 2012.  Research interests in differential diagnosis and movement disorders in autism.  Teaches in the neuroscience sequence.

Office: HPB 316
Phone: (512) 245-3517
E-mail: mparkerpt@txstate.edu



Angela Rich, ATC, PT, ScD, OCS                              Ang Tall

Assistant Professor

Licensed as a physical therapist in 1994. Certified Athletic Trainer since 1984 and earned a Doctor of Science degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2011.  A private practice owner for 16 years with specialization in sports medicine/orthopaedics and a special interest in treating elite club, collegiate and international athletes. Board Certified in Orthopaedics. A graduate of Texas State Physical Therapy Program, returned in the fall of 2015 as a member of the musculoskeletal team. 

Office: HPB 320 
Phone: (512) 245-8351
E-mail: ajr33@txstate.edu

Alt textSteve Spivey, PT, DPT 

Director of Clinical Education

Clinical Assistant Professor

Licensed since 1990. Assistant Director of Clinical Education.  Clinical background in acute care, home health and acute rehabilitation. Special interest in stroke and brain injury rehab, geriatrics, prosthetics/amputations and clinical education.  Assists in patient management course and other clinical courses.

Office: HPB 328
Phone: (512) 245-3949
E-mail: SS66@txstate.edu

LoisLois Stickley, PT, PhD

Associate Professor                                                                          

Licensed since 1982. Joined Texas State in Fall 2014 with 19 years of experience teaching in a professional and post-professional physical therapy program and over 30 years of clinical practice. Clinical background in neurologic physical therapy and expertise in professional development and leadership.  Coordinates the clinical decision making sequence.

Office: HPB 324
Phone: (512) 245-0773                                                                                          
E-Mail: lois.stickley@txstate.edu  

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Shannon Williams, PT, DPT, MEd, FAAOMPT
PT Clinic Director

Clinical Lecturer

Licensed PT since 1993. A graduate of the Texas State Physical Therapy program.  Has extensive experience in clinical practice. Supervises on-site physical therapy clinic. Specialty area is orthopaedics.


Office: HPB 104C
Phone: (512) 245-8427
E-mail: sw32@txstate.edu

Alt TextBarbara Sanders, PT, PhD, SCS, FAPTA
Department Chair


Licensed PT since 1972. Director of PT Program. Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy. Specializes in sports injuries -  pre-season participation examinations, acute care and rehabilitation. Teaches in the professional course sequence, assists in research courses and provides special issues lectures.

Office: HPB 329
Phone: (512) 245-3495
E-mail: barbsanders@txstate.edu