Meet Our Faculty

The faculty of the Division of Physical Therapy bring into the classroom their extensive clinical and research experience. They are recognized as being 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.

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 Woman’s Leadership Council in Graduate Student Mentoring

Recognition by the American Physical Therapy Association

  • 2017 Vicki S. Mercer, PT, PhD is 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, Carla Hill, PT, DPT, and Mike McMorris, PT, DPT
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy: Dana B. McCarty, PT, DPT