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Faculty

Lois Stickley, PT, PhD (Program Director)

Dr. Stickley

As program director, Dr. Stickley ensures that all administrative processes are completed including scheduling, off-site modules, and clinical mentorship. Dr. Stickley leads the teaching modules to enhance rsidents' understanding of various theories of teaching and to improve their instructional abilities. She assists the residents with lecture preparation and deliver in the clinical decision-making sequence courses.


Janet Bezner, PT, PhD

Dr. Bezner

Dr. Bezner teaches the health promotion and wellness modules encouraging residents to implement a holistic approach when treating patients with neurologic diagnoses. Over a series of modules, residents will have one on one mentorship in health coaching and behavior change with appropriate patients.

Jennifer Hale, PT, DPT, Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy

Dr. Hale

Dr. Hale assists the residents with lecture preparation and delivery in he neuroscience sequence courses. She provides a module on advanced gait analysis    and use of orthotics. As a neurologic clinical specialist, Dr. Hale assists with clinical mentorship.

Mark Lester, PT, PhD, Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Dr. Lester

As a clinical specialist with a PhD in motor control, Dr. Lester assists the residents in interpreting motion and gait analysis to include in their treatment strategies and delivery of care. Dr. Lester teaches the statistics and research modules for the residents and works closely with residents in preparation and dissemination of their final research project.

James Lorenz, PT, DPT

Dr. Lorenz

Dr. Lorenz provides instruction for residents in neuroanatomy. With access to a state of the art cadaver lab, residents can visualize anatomic structures in the lab and under the supervision of Dr. Lorenz as well as harvest and dissect central nervous tissue for greater understanding and clinical implications. 

Damian Rodriguez, PT, DPT, Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic and Geriatric Physical Therapy

Dr. Rodriguez

Dr. Rodriguez assists the residents with lecture preparation and delivery in the neuroscience sequence courses. As a neurologic clinical specialist and physical therapist at St. David's Medical Center, he serves as a mentor to residents at St. David's and at the Physical Therapy Clinic at Texas State University. As a mentor, he facilitates residents to develop advanced neurologic physical therapist practice and as clinical instructors.

Scott Shaffer, PT, PhD, Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Electrophysiology

Dr. Shaffer

Dr. Shaffer's expertise in electrophysiology and differential diagnosis provides vital information on medical and neurologic issues. In addition, as part of the research team, he assists residents in preparation and dissemination of their final research project.