Faculty

Jim Creelman

Dr. Jim Creelman, PT, DPT, MS, OCS
Associate Professor (tenured)
Chair

Contact Information:
Garrison Hall
Room 312
STOP 8045
Pocatello, ID 83209
(208) 282-4566
creejame@isu.edu


Education
Doctor of Physical Therapy - 2005. University of St. Augustine, St. Augustine, FL.
Master of Science - Psychology. 1997. Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID.
Bachelor of Science - Physical Therapy. 1982. University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD.
Bachelor of Science - Naval Science. 1971. United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD.

Professional Interests: Orthopedic and manual physical therapy, surface electromyography, computer and electronic technology in physical therapy.

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Reading, laughing, playing guitar, hiking, kayaking.

 

Nancy Devine

Dr. Nancy Devine, PT, DPT, MS
Associate Professor (tenured)

Contact Information:
Garrison House
Room 306
STOP 8045
Pocatello, ID 83209
(208) 282-2686
devinanc@isu.edu


Education
Doctor of Physical Therapy - Transitional DPT. 2006. Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, Charlestown, MA
Master of Science - Biology/Neuroanatomy. 1993. Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
Bachelor of Science - Physical Therapy. 1986. University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Professional Areas of Interests: Neurologic rehabilitation, improving gait following stroke or spinal cord injury, critical thinking, patient case studies

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Family, camping, fishing, and reading.

 

Deanna Dye

Dr. Deanna Dye, PT, MA, PhD
Assistant Professor; Physical Therapy Program

Contact Information:
Garrison House
Room 315 Mailstop 8045
Pocatello, ID 83209
(208) 282-4307
dyedean@isu.edu


Education
UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO
Graduate School - College of Education
Moscow, ID (2001-2007)
Doctorate of Philosophy in Education - May 2007
Dissertation: The effect of specific feedback on critical reflection of physical therapy students during internships. Serial case study quantitative cross-over design.

UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING
Graduate School - College of Education
Laramie, WY (1997-2000)
Master of Arts in Adult Learning and Technology - May 2000

BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Sargent College of Allied Health Professions
Boston, MA (1986-1990)
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy - June 1990

Professional Areas of Interests: Measurement tools for balance, fall risk assessment, and dizziness. Effectiveness of interventions to prevent falls and education, prevention, and interventions for post concussion.

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Cross country and downhill skiing, river rafting, and cycling. Just started a pottery class and now enjoys "throwing on the wheel"

 

Trent Jackman

Dr. Trent Jackman, MPT, DPT, ACCE
Assistant Professor
Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education

Contact Information:
Garrison House
Room 310 Mailstop 8045
Pocatello, ID 83209
(208) 282-3065
jacktren@isu.edu


Education
Doctor of Physical Therapy - 2009. Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Master of Physical Therapy- 1997. Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Bachelor of Science - Zoology. 1993. Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho

Professional Areas of Interests: Clinical education, professionalism, ethics, ergonomics

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Family, travel, sports, teaching, reading

 

Dr. Eydie Kendall

Dr. Eydie Kendall PT, PhD, PCS.
Assistant Professor

Contact Information:
Garrison house
Room 312
Stop 8045
Pocatello, ID 83209
(208) 282-3758
kendeydi@isu.edu


Education
Doctor of Philosophy, Adult Education and Organizational Learning. 2009. University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
Master of Science, Zoology. 1993. University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy. 1989. California State University, Long Beach, California

Professional Areas of Interests: Pediatric therapy: fitness concepts in children, body morphology effects on gross motor development and kinematics.

Perosnal Interests/Hobbies: Whitewater rafting, triathlon, snowboarding.

 

James Ralphs

James Ralphs, MPT
Clinical Assistant Professor

Contact Information:
Garrison House
Room 314 Mailstop 8045
Pocatello, ID 83209
(208) 282-2843
ralpjame@isu.edu


Education
Master of Physical Therapy. 2001. Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia.
Bachelor of Science Physical Education: Pre-Physical Therapy. 1999. Utah State University, Logan Utah.

Professional Areas of Interests: Clinical based research and outcomes; patient education and compliance; clinical business efficacies.

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Family, woodworking, gardening, outdoor activities, geocaching.

 

Cindy Seiger

Dr. Cindy Seiger, PT, MS, PhD
Clinic Director

Contact Information:
Garrison House
Room 201
STOP 8045
Pocatello, ID 83209
(208) 282-4416
seigcind@isu.edu


Education
Doctor of Philosophy - Exercise Science, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2009. Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Master of Science - Physical Therapy. 2002. Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, UT
Bachelor of Science - Physical Therapy. 1999. University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Professional Areas of Interests: Electrotherapy - pulsed shortwave diathermy & ultrasound, Joint mobilization/manipulation - peripheral and vertebral joints, Resilience & resiliency for practioners and patients, Behavior change theories - use in physical therapy, Geriatrics - balance & gait, Orthopedics - spine, ankle, & shoulder.

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Travel, good books, gardening, SCUBA

 

Kathy Alexander, PT, MA, OCS
Clinical Associate Professor

Contact Information:
(208) 282-4095

Emeritus Faculty

Alex Urfer

Dr. Alex Urfer, PT, PhD, Professor
Professor of Physical Therapy and Physiology (tenured)

Contact Information:
Garrison House
Room 311
STOP 8045
Pocatello, ID 83209
(208) 282-4459
urfealex@isu.edu


Education
Certificate in Physical Therapy May 1990. Mayo Clinic Graduate School. Rochester, Minnesota
PhD: Physiology, December 1976. MA. Exercise Physiology, May 1974, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Bachelors of Arts. Exercise Science May 1972. Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, New Jersey

Professional Areas of Interests: Biomechanics, Orthopedics /Prosthetics and Cardio Pulmonary Physical Therapy

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Outdoor activities including mountaineering, skiing and cycling. Classic car restoration, community service and travel.

Staff

Nelda Wellard

Nelda Wellard
Administrative Assistant
(208) 282-4095
wellneld@isu.edu

Will Fraser

Will Fraser
Program Assistant
(208) 282-4285
fraswill@isu.edu

Fe Davis

Fe Davis
Clinic Secretary
(208) 282-2590/4285
davife@isu.edu