Dr. Zoher Kapasi has resigned from the ACAPT Board effective May 1st as has been appointed Dean of MUSC College of Health Professions. The board is charged with appointing a member to fill the unexpired term. We have appointed Dr. Emmanuel John, Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, Chapman University, Irvine, CA and an active member of ACAPT. Here is a brief bio about Dr. John:
Emmanuel B. John, PT, DPT, PhD, MBA is Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, Chapman University, Irvine, CA. He earned BS in Physiotherapy from the University of Lagos, Nigeria (1994), Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Kansas Medical Center (2006), Doctor of Physical Therapy from Alabama State University (2015), and Master of Business Administration from the Louisiana State University, Shreveport, Louisiana (2016). Dr. John is also a Credentialed Fellowship Graduate of the APTA Education Leadership Institute. Dr. John was previously an Assistant Professor at Howard University (2006-2011) and an Associate Professor at Radford University (2011-2014) DPT programs. Most recently, he was Associate Professor and Director of Research, School of Physical Therapy, Touro University Nevada (2014-2015). Dr. John’s research spans four areas: effects of age, gender, neurological lesions on the sense of motor effort (SOE); effects of virtual reality and robotic rehabilitation interventions on SOE; effects of discharge destinations and socioeconomic factors on motor function recovery after stroke; and, the impact of brain-drain on physical therapy education in developing countries. Dr. John has a rich history as a clinician and academic, an international perspective on healthcare, and an extensive record of national and international professional service.