Leadership and Faculty

USC’s DPT faculty are scientists and clinicians that promote academic rigor, intellectual curiosity and independent thinking. The program’s faculty and leadership are focused on student success and strive to support aspiring physical therapists across the academic experience and after graduation.

190

Total Faculty

39

Full-Time Faculty

90

Adjunct Faculty

9

FAPTA Recipients

180

Practicing Clinicians

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Leadership

Julie Tilson

Julie Tilson

Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy and Associate Chair of DPT Education
Didi Matthews

Didi Matthews

Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy and Vice Chair of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Michael Andersen

Michael Andersen

Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy and Director of Faculty Development and Resources
Jesus Dominguez

Jesus Dominguez

Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy and Director of DPT Admissions
Monica Nelsen

Monica Nelsen

Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy and Director of Didactic and Laboratory Education
Michael Simpson

Michael Simpson

Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy and Director of Clinical Education
Valerie Teglia

Valerie Teglia

Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy and Director of Clinical Education

Faculty

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Alex Abzug

Alex Abzug

Adjunct Instructor of Clinical Physical Therapy
Jason Cozby

Jason Cozby

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy
Joseph Godges

Joseph Godges

Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy
Jari Haile

Jari Haile

Adjunct Instructor of Clinical Physical Therapy
Sarah King, PT, DPT

Sarah King

Adjunct Instructor of Clinical Physical Therapy
Danielle Long

Danielle Long

Assistant Director of Clinical Education, Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy
Liz Poppert

Liz Poppert

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy
Jared Vagy

Jared Vagy

Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy