Physical Therapy Faculty and Staff

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Catherine "Cassy" Turner, PT, DPT, PhD

Director, Physical Therapy Program, Associate Professor

Catherine "Cassy" Turner, PT, DPT, PhD

Dr. Turner joined Mary Baldwin University in 2023 after 11 years on faculty at the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). While at UNLV she served as the Academic Review Chair for the department for 5 years and was Co-Director of the College of Fine Arts Clinic for Health and Injury Prevention. Dr. Turner was a longstanding member of the university’s Interprofessional Education and Practice Committee serving as Chair for 2022.

Originally from the U.K. and a former professional dancer, she received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, MSPT, DPT, and PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from UNLV. Her PhD had an emphasis in Cultural Studies, International Education, and Multicultural Education, resulting in research and service interests in topics related to DEI. Additional research interests include performing arts medicine and injury prevention in dancers, along with prior collaborations related to military medicine, and biomechanics.

Dr. Turner’s clinical practice focuses on orthopaedics and performing arts. Her teaching areas include orthopaedics, applied exercise physiology, therapeutic exercise, psychosocial aspects of healthcare, clinical research, and learning experiences in interprofessional education and practice.

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Andrew Baldwin, PT, DPT

Co-Director of Clinical Education, Assistant Professor (DPT)

Andrew Baldwin, PT, DPT

Dr. Andrew Baldwin earned his BS in Health Sciences and MS in Physical Therapy from Nazareth College of Rochester, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University.

He has over 17 years of clinical experience primarily in the outpatient orthopedic setting, and has served as a rehabilitation director at a skilled nursing facility. While treating patients for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions in the local community for his entire career, he was also a multi-site center manager and has worked closely with and mentored many students and graduates of the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences Physical Therapy program since its inception. Most recently he served on the Murphy Deming Doctor of Physical Therapy Program’s Advisory Committee. He is a certified dry needling specialist and has an interest in pain science education and incorporating evidence-based practice into patient care.

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Martha Cullaty, PT, MPT, NCS, MSCS

Instructor, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT)

Martha Cullaty, PT, MPT, NCS, MSCS

Ms. Cullaty brings an extensive clinical history in neurological rehabilitation, both in the inpatient and outpatient settings.  She is a graduate of the University of Florida where she studied under highly respected PT neuro researchers as well as participated in a neurologic residency program through MUSC. Ms. Cullaty has advanced certifications as a Neurologic Certified Clinical Specialist and Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist. She has taught in the neuro curriculum at MDCHS since 2017 taking on progressively more responsibility each year in both labs and lectures. Ms. Cullaty teaches all of the classes in the adult neuromuscular series and is the lead for the NeuroWellness Program.

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Deborah S. Diaz, PT, PhD

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Deborah S. Diaz, PT, PhD

Dr. Diaz earned a BS in Physical Therapy from California State University, Long Beach, a Master of Arts in Education with emphasis in Instructional Systems Technology also from California State University, Long Beach, and a PhD in Psychological Studies in Education from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Diaz practiced physical therapy for 10 years at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, specializing in Spinal Cord Injury, and also served patients on the Adult Neurology Service and Post-Polio Clinic. Dr. Diaz has been faculty at Chapman University in Orange, CA and Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Diaz’ area of expertise is neurology. Dr. Diaz has previously served as DPT Program Director at The University of Texas at El Paso and Co-Chair of the DPT Program at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA. Her teaching responsibilities here at MDCHS beyond the adult neurologic track include research, evidence-based practice, normal and pathological gait analysis and physical therapist as an educator.

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Marty Fontenot, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Marty Fontenot, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS

Dr. Marty Fontenot received his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2006 from the University of Delaware, where he also completed a post-doc sports residency in 2009. Dr. Fontenot previously was full time faculty at South University in Richmond, VA. In addition to his teaching experience, Dr. Fontenot, has a strong clinical background having worked/managed outpatient orthopedic clinics in Georgia, Delaware, Utah and Virginia. Dr. Fontenot is a certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and a certified Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS), thus bringing a highly sought after specialty in orthopedics and sports medicine to the program. Dr. Fontenot’s publications include a textbook chapter, articles in Orthopedic Practice and Athletic Training & Sports Healthcare, as well as a number of national and regional presentations/posters. He teaches the musculoskeletal course series content in the DPT program.

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Jennifer Hancock, PhD

Associate Professor, Clinical Anatomist

Jennifer Hancock, PhD

Dr. Jennifer Hancock joined Mary Baldwin University in 2016 after teaching anatomy, physiology and research methods for 7 years at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio.  She earned her BA in biology from Capital University and her PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology from Ohio University.

Within the Murphy Deming College of Health Science, Dr. Hancock teaches anatomy and pathophysiology for the physician assistant program, anatomy, physiology and neuroanatomy for the physical therapy program, and anatomy and neuroanatomy for the occupational therapy program.

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Greg Hansen, PhD, MS, OTR/L

Assistant Professor, Dual Appointment in the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) & Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Programs

Greg Hansen, PhD, MS, OTR/L

Greg Hansen received his PhD in Motor Learning from the University of Virginia. He has a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from Western Michigan University and a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from West Virginia University. Dr. Hansen has been a practicing occupational therapist for 20 years. Prior to coming to MDCHS he was employed at the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind (VSDB). In addition to his work at VSDB, Dr. Hansen has practiced at Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center, Fayette County Schools (WV) schools, Augusta Health and a number of other hospital based centers. Dr. Hansen has been an invited guest speaker at many regional colleges and has supported OT students in training as a clinical instructor, receiving two awards as “outstanding fieldwork educator.” His area of expertise and his recent research focuses on children with special needs.

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Brooke Lieske, PT, DPT, NCS

Co-Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor Physical Therapy Program (DPT)

Brooke Lieske, PT, DPT, NCS

Dr. Lieske is a Board Certified Neurological Clinical Specialist with 6 years of clinical experience in in-patient rehabilitation, skilled-nursing facility,  and outpatient settings. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University (2017) and later completed a Neurological Residency through the Medical University of South Carolina (2020). She completed additional training to become a Parkinson’s Wellness and Recovery (PWR!) certified therapist.  She enjoys working with clients following diagnosis of stroke and Parkinson’s Disease to assist them in improving their function. She strives to provide excellent clinical care that utilizes technology and incorporates evidence-based practice.

Dr. Lieske has assisted in laboratories for the neurological curriculum at Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences since 2021 before joining the Faculty full-time in 2023 as the Co-Director of Clinical Education.

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Carolyn Moore, PT, DPT, MHS

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Carolyn Moore, PT, DPT, MHS

Dr. Carolyn Moore joined MDCHS after serving as Director of the PTA Program at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, TN. Prior to that position she was in the Pediatric Neuro-rehabilitation Department of the University of Michigan Health Systems (U of M) for twenty years and a part of the Pediatric/Adolescent Traumatic Brain Injury Team. In addition, she served for five years as the supervisor of Outpatient Therapies at the U of M. She received her PT degree at the University Of Texas School Of Allied Health Sciences, her Masters of Health Sciences at University of Indianapolis, Krannert School of Physical Therapy, and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. She has held numerous professional and community service positions and has been involved in international service learning. Her research includes presentations and articles in the areas of Mindfulness, concussion, balance and adaptive design. Dr. Moore currently teaches Foundations of PT, and Neuromuscular Management 2 – Pediatrics, and the content on management of amputations in the DPT program.