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Idaho State University

Congratulations to the 2019 Distinguished Faculty from the KDHS!

Outstanding Service - Cindy Seiger, PT, PhD, GCS, CEEAA

Dr. Seiger joined the ISU faculty in 2006 and has increased the opportunities for physical therapy students to participate in community outreach service activities. In 2014, she became the Idaho State Advocate for the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. She is involved in multiple community outreach programs focused on assisting older adults to maintain a healthy lifestyle and remain independent. She is a class leader and master trainer for the Fit and Fall Proof program, a statewide, community-based fall-prevention exercise program. She also involves her doctor of physical therapy students in service learning to promote engagement in local, national and international communities.

Other nominated faculty include:

Outstanding Master Teacher - Wendy Mickelsen,  MHE, RT(R)(M)(ARRT)

Professor Mickelsen has been teaching in the radiographic science program since 2002. She mentors and advises students at both the Pocatello and University Place campus in Idaho Falls. She delivers her courses with a passion and zest which takes students “beyond the books” to increase their level of learning, clinical competence and effective health care delivery. In radiographic pathology, her students actively perform a mock biopsy, and as part of her pediatric radiography class, the students travel to Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City to experience the gold standard in pediatric medical imaging practices. 

Outstanding Service - Karissa Miller, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathology

Professor Miller has worked at ISU as an employee for the past three years and as an adjunct for six years prior to that. She is a speech-language pathologist that graduated from Idaho State University in 2007. She has had the pleasure of working with all populations and in all settings. While she enjoys all of it, she especially enjoys working with the adult populations with disorders including traumatic brain injury, dementia and aphasia. Professor Miller has a passion to work and teach students and to share her passion for her field and life.

Outstanding Service: Theodore Peterson, DrOT, MBA, OTR/L

Dr. Peterson has served in many capacities in his nearly 40-year career as an occupational therapist, functioning as a practitioner, administrator and educator in diverse settings and geographic locations. He received his occupational therapy education at the University of North Dakota, graduating in 1980, and worked as a clinician and manager of rehabilitation services in hospitals and outpatient centers in several Midwestern states. In 2008, he made the leap to academia, joining the ISU Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy, where he continues to teach students of both programs.