Meet Our Faculty

Our faculty bring extensive clinical and research experience into the classroom. They are recognized nationwide as excellent teachers and mentors. They are dedicated to seeing their students (DPT and PhD) and residents succeed. Outside the classroom, they conduct research, practice in one of our faculty practice locations, serve on grant review panels, editorial boards, and positions within the American Physical Therapy Association and other societies. Some of our most recent accomplishments are highlighted below.

Michael Lewek, PT, PhD
Michael Lewek, PT, PhD

Recognition as Excellent Teachers and Mentors

  • 2018 UNC School of Medicine inducts Lisa B. Johnston, PT, DPT, MA, as a Fellow of the Academy of Educators
  • 2018 Faculty Mentoring Award is given to Karen McCulloch, PT, PhD, from the Carolina Women’s Leadership Council in Graduate Student Mentoring

Recognition by the American Physical Therapy Association

  • 2019 Karen McCulloch, PT, PhD, FAPTA, achieves┬áthe distinction of Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the APTA
  • 2017 Vicki S. Mercer, PT, PhD, named Outstanding Physical Therapist by the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association
  • 2016 Carol A. Giulliani, PT, PhD, FAPTA, achieves the distinction of Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the APTA
  • 2016 Karen McCulloch, PT, PhD, receives the Lucy Blair Service Award

Recognition as Clinical Experts

  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy: Karen L. McCulloch, PT, PhD
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialists in Orthopedic Physical Therapy: Jon Hacke, PT, DPT, MA and Mike McMorris, PT, DPT
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy: Dana B. McCarty, PT, DPT
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT): Mike McMorris, PT, DPT