Physical Therapy Faculty and Staff
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.
Lisa Donegan Shoaf, PT, DPT, PhD
Dr. Lisa Shoaf joined Mary Baldwin University in 2012 after 20 years on faculty at the Department of Physical Therapy at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), where she served as the Director of Clinical Education. She served as the founding Program Director for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences (MDCHS)/MBU from 2012 – 2020, stepping into the role as Dean in January 2021.
She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1981 with a BS in Physical Therapy, in 1990 from James Madison University with an MS degree in Health Science and Sports, and completed her PhD in Education at VCU in 2002. She is a 2014 graduate of the APTA Educational Leadership Fellowship. Dr. Shoaf’s practice area is in orthopedics with a specialty in performing arts medicine. She has worked with several college dance departments, as well as the Richmond Ballet, and was an adjunct instructor in the Department of Dance and Choreography while at VCU.
Her teaching areas include ethics, leadership, professional issues, and more recently, developing skills in interprofessional collaboration. Dr. Shoaf’s research areas include clinical education, performing arts, and interprofessional education development. She has served in multiple leadership roles in the PT profession including president of the Virginia Physical Therapy Association from 2006–08, a Delegate to the APTA House of Delegates annually since 1996, and in various roles for the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Corey Woldenberg, PT, DPT
Dr. Corey Woldenberg earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Kentucky; and her Doctor of Physical Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis.
Dr. Woldenberg previously was adjunct faculty at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, and brings a strong and diverse clinical background with a primary focus in orthopedics. She has special interest in hypermobility syndromes and connective tissue disorders, and has presented nationally on the physical therapy management of this patient population. Dr. Woldenberg also specializes in Therapeutic Horseback Riding and has worked/volunteered with numerous programs over the past 20 years.
She serves as the Assistant Director of Clinical Education for the DPT program in addition to her teaching responsibilities.