Physical Therapy Faculty & Staff

Updated 10/20/21.

Assistant Professor

Erin Bompiani is a Board-Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist and active member of the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy. Her areas of interest include evaluation and treatment of cerebral palsy, therapy in the natural environment, knowledge translation, and advocacy.

Associate Professor

Michael Bridges has a professional background in mechanical engineering and his interests include mechanics, product development, and supporting student professional development.  He also provides physical therapy services to Oregon vineyard workers and their families as part of ¡Salud!

Assistant Professor

Tzurei Chen a Board-Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist.  She completed fellowship training through the American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation at the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety.

Associate Professor & Director of Clinical Education

Jeremy Hilliard’s clinical practice background is in outpatient orthopedics and his areas of interest include supporting student professional development and involvement in the association, professional advocacy, clinical education, and leadership in higher education. He is an active member of the Oregon Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, serving on the Government Affairs Committee since 2008, as a Board member since 2014, and as Chapter President, effective January 1, 2021. He is a 2020 graduate of the American Physical Therapy Association Fellowship in Education Leadership, a 52-week program designed to grow the skills and resources necessary to be an innovative and influential leader in higher education and the profession.

Administrative Coordinator of Clinical Education & Manager of Clinical Practice

Alice Hochnadel-Johnson is the Administrative Coordinator of Clinical Education & Manager of Clinical Practice for the Physical Therapy Program.

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Assistant Professor & Director of Residency Partnerships

Evan Liu is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist. He completed his orthopedic manual physical therapy fellowship at Regis University and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. He is an active member of the APTA, APTA-Oregon, and AAOMPT.

Assistant Professor

Kimberly Malin is a Board-Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist. She has an extensive clinical background in acute care and neurologic rehabilitation. 

Temporary Administrative Assistant

Trenity Norton is the Temporary Administrative Assistant for the School of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training. 

Interim Director, Professor

Rebecca Reisch is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and Women's Health Clinical Specialist. She is an active member of the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy.  

Professor | Didactic Faculty

Sheryl Sanders is an anatomist who teaches for the Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant Programs.  She also manages the Human Anatomy Lab.

Associate Professor & Associate Director of Clinical Education

Brian J. Wilkinson is a Board-Certified Certified Hand Specialist and Lymphatic Therapist. He is also an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association – Oregon and serves as the editor of the Oregon Log.


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Assistant Professor & Associate Director of Clinical Education

Stacy Wong is a Board-Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist. She has extensive international experience providing physical therapy to underserved populations while instructing and mentoring students. 

Assistant Professor

Pei-Tzu “Eliza” Wu completed her post-doctoral training at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interest includes acute care rehabilitation and cardiovascular risk factors. She is an active member of APTA.

Office Assistant

Colleen Yamamoto is the office assistant for the Physical Therapy program. 

Distinguished University Professor, Professor Emerita

Daiva Banaitis studies adult neurology, stroke rehabilitation, massage, and higher education.

Professor Emeritus

Kenneth W. Bush's interests include physical agents, orthopedic evaluation, statistics, and interactive multimedia.

Professor Emerita

Nancy A. Cicirello's interest areas include pediatrics, disability studies, international cross-cultural service, early intervention, special education, and adult neurology.

Professor Emerita

Laurie Lundy-Ekman studies pain physiology, stroke rehabilitation and diagnosis of dizziness.

Distinguished University Professor, Professor Emeritus

John M. Medeiros studies the kinesiology of the musculoskeletal system and objective measurement of musculoskeletal function.

Richard Rutt
Professor Emeritus

Richard Rutt's interest areas include sports physical therapy, injury prevention, and wellness and health promotion.