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Faculty and Staff
Department of Physical Therapy

625 Old Peachtree Road NW
Suwanee, GA 30024
Phone: 770-682-2368 | Email:


Department Chair and Program Director

Phillip B. Palmer, PT, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Physical Therapy
Phone: 770-682-2305 | Email:


Melissa Tavilla
Office Manager
Phone: 770-682-2368 | Email:

Kimberly Frazier
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 770-682-2306 | Email:


Faculty Directory

shelley dicecco, pt, phd, clt-lana, ci-cs

Assistant Professor

philip a. fabrizio, pt, dpt, ms, cidn

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

robert friberg, phd, pt, cfmt

Director of Faculty and Student Development

ruth m. maher, pt, phd, dpt, wcs


carol a. miller pt, phd, gcs

Director of Curriculum and Instruction

phillip b. palmer, pt, phd

Professor and Chair

teresa pierce, pt, dpt, pcs

Assistant Professor

jeanne welch, pt, dpt, ncs


jennifer wiley pt, dpt

Director of Clinical Education
Associate Professor


Associated Faculty

Stefanie D. Palma, PT, DPT, MEd

Board-Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist, CBIS

Joseph M Powers, MD, FAAP

CAQ Sports Medicine

Karlyn J Schiltgen, PT, DPT

Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Board-Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist