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Denise (Dee) Schilling, PT, PhD, F-NAP

Professor, Interim Dean, Department of Physical Therapy

College of Health Sciences

E-Mail: dschilling@westernu.edu

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Join year: 2007

Education

PhD, Special Education & Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2004

MS, Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2001

Graduate Studies, Maternal and Child Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 1982

Certificate, Physical Therapy, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 1978

Certificate, Corrective Therapy, Kent State University, Kent, OH, 1974

BS, Education, Kent State University, Kent, OH, 1974

Courses

PT 8400 Capstone I

Research Grant

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)DO, Dental and Physical Therapy - The goal program is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools.
  • North Orange County Allied and other Health Careers Opportunity Program (NOCA - HCOP) – A multifaceted effort is specifically designed to increase retention and graduation of these diverse underserved students across the educational continuum, from high school and community college into four year college and graduate allied and other health profession programs. Collaborative grant – led by California State University, Fullerton and includes Anaheim Union High School District, Cypress College, Orange County Asian & Pacific Islander Community Alliance, California State University, Dominguez Hills (for Occupational Therapy), California State University, Fullerton (for Communicative Disorders, Counseling, Public Health and Social Work), University of California, Irvine (for Public Health) and Western University of Health Sciences (for Physical Therapy).
  • North Orange County Allied and other Health Careers Opportunity Program II (NOCA - HCOP II) – A multifaceted effort is specifically designed to increase retention and graduation of these diverse underserved students across the educational continuum, from high school and community college into four year college and graduate allied and other health profession programs. Collaborative grant – led by California State University, Fullerton and includes Anaheim Union High School District, Cypress College, Orange County Asian & Pacific Islander Community Alliance, California State University, Dominguez Hills (for Occupational Therapy), California State University, Fullerton (for Communicative Disorders, Counseling, Public Health and Social Work), University of California, Irvine (for Public Health) and Western University of Health Sciences (for Physical Therapy).

Awards

2018 Inducted as a fellow in the National Academies of Practice

2006 “Commitment to Students Award” – SUNY Upstate University, Syracuse, NY

2006 SUNY Upstate Medical University Professional Development Award

Organizations

National Academies of Practice (NAP) - At Large & Research/Scholarship Liaison, 2019 - present

LAMP faculty, 2016 - present

Alpha Eta - Chair Strategic Planning and Engagement Task Force, 2016 - 2019

NIPEC - Vice Chair, 2018 - 2021

Alpha Eta Board of Directors, 2014 - 2017, 2017 - 2020

ACAPT - APTA: National Interprofessional Education Consortia (NIPEC) - Board of Directors, 2012 - 2017

Alpha Eta Honor Society - Chapter President, 2011 - present

APTA - Benchmarks of Excellence, 2011 - present

American Physical Therapy Association

  • Section on Pediatrics
  • Section on Education
  • Section on Research
  • Section on Health Policy and Administration

Committees

SPG - Academic Team: Degree/Non-Degree Expanded Programs & Dual Degree

Institutional Review Board Chair - Western University of Health Sciences 2017 - 2019

Captial Campaign, 2017

Emergency Management Planning Committee (2014 - 2019)

University Strategic Planning Committee - Western University of Health Sciences, 2013 - present

Faculty for Autism Collaboration and Education (FACE) - Western University of Health Sciences, Co-Chair, 2013 - present

External Reviewer and Curriculum Consultant - Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, Cal Poly Pomona, 2014 - present

Accrediation: External Reviewer Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, Cal Poly Pomona, 2011

Interprofessional Clinical Research Center Committee - Western University of Health Sciences, 2010 - present

Institutional Review Board Member - Western University of Health Sciences, 2010 - present

Data Warehouse Committee

  • Western University of Health Sciences, 2009 - present
  • College of Health Sciences, 2007 - present

CAPE Faculty Development Committee - Western University of Health Sciences, 2009 - present

CA State LA - pipeline - Western University of Health Sciences, 2008 - present

Interprofessional Education Curriculum Committe - Western University of Health Sciences, 2007 - present

Interprofessional Implementation Committee - Western University of Health Sciences, 2007 - present

Commencement Committe

  • Western University of Health Sciences, 2007 - present
  • College of Health Sciences, 2007 - present

Research Committee - Western University of Health Sciences, 2007 - present

University Orientation

  • Western University of Health Sciences, 2007 - present
  • College of Health Sciences, 2007 - present

University Outcome Assessment Committee - Western University of Health Sciences, 2007 - present

Academic Policies Committee, SUNY Upstate, 2005 - 2006

Appointments, Promotion and Tenure Committee, SUNY Upstate, 2005 - 2006

Public Relations Committee, SUNY Upstate, 2004 - 2005

Student Academic Performance Committee - Western University of Health Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy Education,, 2007 - 2015

Awards Committee - Western University of Health Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy Education, 2007 - 2015

Publications

Journals

  • Gunaldo, T., Augustus-Wallace, A.,Schilling, D., Hicks, M., Goumas, A & Levitsky, E.. (2020) Gaining an Understanding of Interprofessional Roles and Responsibilities Among Pre-Professional Health Students Health, Interprofessional Practice, and Education4(1):eP111 ISSN 2159-1253.
  • Heath, A., Altenburger, P., Brechter, J., Chelbourne, Jette, D., Pike, G., Schilling, D., Topp, K., & Tschoepe, B. Developing a Tool to Assess Physical Therapist Program Education Quality with Engagement Theory:The ACAPT Benchmarks for Excellence Task Force, Journal of Physical Therapy Education 32(2): 109-117, June, 2018.
  • Schilling, D Sensory Based StrategiesTo Enhance Behavior and Academic Performance. Try It Out – Tips from an ExpertNational Center for Quality Teaching and Learning - Head Start program publication. (Oct 2013).
  • Kaufman, L & Schilling, D. (2007) Effects of a Strength Training Program on a Five-Year- Old Child with Poor Body Awareness in Space and Developmental Coordination Disorder: A Case Report, Physical Therapy Journal, 87, 455-467. Senior author

  • Schilling, D. & Schwartz, I. (2004). Alternative Seating for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Effects on Classroom Behavior. Journal of Autism andDevelopmental Disorders, 34 (4), 423-432.

  • Schilling, D., Washington, K., Billingsley, F., & Deitz, J. (2003). Classroom Seating for Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Balls versus Chairs. AmericanJournal of Occupational Therapy, 57, 534-541.

Book Contributions

  • Chapter contributor “Moving from Vertical to Horizontal – How to Mitigate Unconscious Bias Within the Interprofessional Team” - Building a Patient-Centered Interprofessional Education Program, (in review for 2020 release)
  • Schilling, D., Snyder, S., Hirayama, G., Liggan, L., & Armstrong, D. (2015) Growing Your Own: Data Supporting the Mentoring of Students to Faculty Positions University, 8th Annual Mentoring Conference - New Perspectives in Mentoring A quest for Leadership Excellence & Innovation Compendium, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Schilling, D (2010) Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists in Palliative Medicine (chapter) Palliative Medicine, Elsevier (Spanish Translation).

  • Kaufman, L & Schilling, D. (2009) “The Introduction”: Making the Case for your Case (chapter) Writing Case Reports – A How-To Manual for Clinicians APTA. Senior author

  • Schilling, D. (2008) Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists in Palliative Medicine(chapter) Palliative Medicine, Elsevier.

  • Schilling, D.,Washington, K., Billingsley, F., & Deitz, J. (2004). Classroom Seating for Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Balls versus Chairs. In Royeen (Ed), Pediatric Issues in Occupational Therapy: A Compendium of Leading Scholarship.

  • Schilling, D.(2004).Definition of fine motor, gross motor, kinesthetic sense, locomotor, physical therapist, physical therapy, and sensory seeking. In Neisworth & Wolfe (Eds.),Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Dictionary, Paul BrookesPublishers.