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Faculty/Staff Members


Phone: 2601
Office: Building 5-C124

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



Lowe D., Gabard D. Physical Therapy Student Experiences with Ethical and Legal Violations during Clinical Rotations: Reporting and Barriers to Reporting. Journal of Physical Therapy Education. 28(3):98-111; 2014.

Gabard D., Lowe D., Duesinger S., Selzner D., Crandall S. Analysis of Empathy in Doctor of Physical Therapy Students: A Multi-site Study. Journal of Allied Health. 42(1):10-16; Spring 2013.

Anderson D, English E, Varee K, Diaz D. Lowe D. Reliability and validity of an iPhone® inclinometer as compared to a universal goniometer as a tool for measuring joint motion of the shoulder in apparently healthy subjects. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice. 25(1):34-38; 2013.

Keeler J, Albrecht M, Eberhardt L, Horn L, Donnelly C, Lowe D. Diastasis Recti Abdominis: A Survey of Women’s Health Specialists for current Physical therapy clinical practice for postpartum women. Journal of Women’s Physical Therapy. 36(3):131-142; 2012.

Gabard D, Chang J, Lowe D. Current and Future Instructional Methods, and Influencing Factors in Anatomy Instruction in Medical and Physical Therapy Schools in the U.S. Journal of Allied Health. 41(2):53-62; Summer 2012

Lowe, DL. (2010) Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction. In D. Sueki and J. Brechter (Eds.). Orthopedic Rehabilitation Clinical Advisor. St. Louis: Elsevier.