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Faculty

Julia Chang

Julia Chang, PhD, Professor, Biological Sciences, Physical Therapy

PhD, University of Rochester, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
MS, University of Rochester, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
BS, University of California, Irvine, Department of Biology with Political Science, minor

Benjamin Cornell, PT, MPT, OCS, Assistant Professor, Musculoskeletal Curriculum Coordinator, Physical Therapy

PhD (in progress), Grand Canyon University, General Psychology (Performance Psychology emphasis)
MPT, Mount St. Mary’s College, Physical Therapy
BS, University of California, Davis, Psychology and Physical Education

Abbigail Fietzer

Abbigail Fietzer, PT, DPT, PhD, Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy

PhD, University of Southern California, Biokinesiology (Biomechanics and Neuromotor Control emphasis)
DPT, Mount St. Mary’s University, Physical Therapy
BS, Occidental College, Biology (Biochemistry emphasis)

Dawn-Marie Ickes

Dawn-Marie Ickes, PT, MPT, Assistant Professor, Wellness Programming Coordinator, Physical Therapy

PhD (in progress), Rocky Mountain University of Health Sciences, Health and Wellness Promotion
MPT, Mount Saint Mary’s College, Physical Therapy
BS, Loyola Marymount University, Biology

Alan Chong Lee

Alan Chong Lee, PT, DPT, CSW, GCS, PhD, Professor, Physical Therapy

PhD, Nova Southeastern University, Physical Therapy
DPT, Creighton University Omaha, Physical Therapy
MA, San Diego State University San Diego, Gerontology
MS, Duke University Durham, Physical Therapy
BS, University of Nevada - Las Vegas, Biology with Chemistry, minor

Deborah Lowe

Deborah Lowe, PT, MS, MA, PhD, Department Chair and Director, Professor, Physical Therapy

PhD, University of Wisconsin Madison, Neuroscience
MS, Duke University Durham, Physical Therapy
MA, University of Texas Austin, Kinesiology
BS, Pepperdine University Malibu, Sports Medicine

Craig Newsam

Craig Newsam, PT, DPT, Associate Professor, Physical Therapy

DPT, University of Southern California, Physical Therapy
MPT, University of Southern California, Physical Therapy
BA, Hofstra University, Psychology

Stephanie Saito, PT, DPT, OCS, Assistant professor, Director of Clinical Education, Physical Therapy

DPT, University of Southern California, Physical Therapy
BA, University of California Los Angeles, Psychology

Part-Time Faculty

Staff

Maureen Brown, Clinical Education Assistant
Gabriella Lopez, Department Administrative Assistant