The second class of ELI Fellows graduated from APTA's Education Leadership Institute (ELI) Fellowship on July 11. 14 ELI fellows completed a yearlong higher education leadership program that consisted of:
- 9 online modules provided by nonphysical therapy content expert faculty;
- 3 face-to-face mentorship sessions with ongoing mentorship provided by experienced physical therapy program directors;
- higher-education mentorship provided by administrators within participants’ institutions or organizations; and
- implementation of a personal leadership plan and an institution-based leadership project.
In addition, the ELI fellows cultivated a shared learning community and network with opportunities to integrate curriculum content within their current and future education leadership roles and responsibilities.
The ELI Fellowship strives to develop physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education program directors with the leadership skills to facilitate change and improvement in the academic environment of the 21st century, think strategically to creatively implement solutions in education that respond to changes in health care and society, and engage in public discourse that advances the physical therapy profession.
Partners who help promote and support the ELI Fellowship include the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy, the Education Section, and the PTA Educators Special Interest Group. More information about the ELI Fellowship is available on APTA's website. Listen to testimonials of ELI graduates.
ELI fellow graduates are identified from the back row from left to right:
Merrill R. Landers, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS (University of Nevada Las Vegas, Education, Neurology, Orthopaedic, and Research sections
Chris A. Sebelski, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS (St Louis University, Education, Oncology, and Orthopaedic sections)
Doreen M. Stiskal, PT, PhD (Seton Hall University, Education, Geriatrics, Orthopaedic, Pediatrics, and Research sections)
Tamara Burlis, PT, DPT, MHS, CCS (Washington University School of Medicine, Education, Acute Care, and Cardiovascular Pulmonary sections)
Jon Timothy Noteboom, PT, PhD, SCS (Regis University, Education, Orthopaedic and Research sections)
Tina Recalde, PT, DPT, MS, ATC, CSCS (San Diego Mesa College, Education section)
Nannette Hyland, PT, PhD (Mercy College, Education and Geriatric sections)
Aliya N. Chaudry, PT, MBA, JD (Langston University, Education and Health Policy and Administration sections)
Edward T. Barakatt, PT, PhD (California State University, Sacramento, Education, Orthopaedic, and Research sections)
Mary T. Blackinton, PT, EdD, GCS, CEEAA (Nova Southeastern University, Education, Neurology, and Geriatrics section)
Michelle L. Unterberg, PT, DHS (Maryville University, Education Section)
Deanna M. Lamb, PT, MA (Professional Skills Institute, Education and Orthopaedic sections)
Susan P. Cotterman, PT, MBA (Marion Technical College, Education and Geriatrics sections)
Ellen L. Lowe, PT, PhD (University of St Augustine for Health Sciences, Education and Health Policy and Administration sections)
2012 ELI Fellow Graduates