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Karen L. Gordes, PT, DScPT, PhD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Administrative Title:

Co-Director For Student And Faculty Affairs, Dpt Program

Location:

AHB 315C

Phone (Primary):

410.706.5209

Fax:

410.706.5221

Education and Training

Dr. Gordes graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy in 1996, a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 1998, a Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy in 2003 and a Ph.D. in Public Policy, Evaluation and Analytical Methods in 2014.

Biosketch

Karen L. Gordes is the Director of Faculty and Students Affairs, Assistant Professor at the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. Dr. Gordes graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in physical therapy in 1996, a Master’s degree in physical therapy in 1998, a Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy in 2003 all from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy, Evaluation and Analytical Methods in 2014 from University of Maryland Baltimore County. Her experience includes clinical practice and academic instruction in the area of orthopedics and interdisciplinary education. She has participated in research projects as a clinical examiner for the Maryland Center of MS as well as within the UMB PT department. She has served as an item writer for the National Physical Therapy Licensure exam. Her current research interest is in the management of obesity from a public health approach and interdisciplinary education.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Orthopedics, interdisciplinary education, obesity

Highlighted Publications

McDonald, S., Comrie, N., Buehler, E. Carter, N., Dubin, B., Gordes, K. McCombe Waller, S., & Hurst, A. (2016). Uncovering challenges and opportunities for 3D printing assistive technology with physical therapists. Assets 2016, Reno, Nevada. Doi:http://dxdoiorg/10.1145/29821422982162

Gordes, K.L. (2015). Does anti-obesity policy make a difference? Educational session presented at NEXT, National Harbor, Maryland.

Reicherter, E.A., Gordes, K.L., Glickman, L.B., Wruble Hakim, E. (2013). Creating disseminator champions for evidence-based practice in health professions education: An educational case report. Nurse Education Today, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2012.12.003

Hawk, J., Reicherter, E.A., Gordes, K.L. (2013). Sections Model: Strategizing technology-based instruction in physical therapy education. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 2014, 28(1): 69-75.