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Elizabeth Mostrom, PhD, PT, FAPTA

Elizabeth Mostrom, PhD, PT, FAPTA is Professor Emerita at Central Michigan University where she previously served as Professor and Director of Clinical Education for the Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy, School of Rehabilitation and Medical Sciences. She holds a BS degree in Health Education from West Chester State College, an MS in physical therapy from Duke University, and PhD in Educational Psychology from Michigan State University. Dr. Mostrom is a qualitative and education researcher whose scholarly publications and presentations span the areas of student and professional learning and development in academic and clinical settings, expertise in clinical practice and teaching, patient-practitioner interaction, and qualitative methods. She has been a contributing author to several books including Expertise in Physical Therapy Practice (1 st and 2 nd ed.), the Handbook of Teaching for Physical Therapists (2 nd ed.), Realising Exemplary Practice-Based Education and Educating for Moral Action: A Sourcebook in Health and Rehabilitation Ethics. She coauthored/edited the third edition of the Handbook of Teaching for Physical Therapists with Dr. Gail Jensen. She is a co-investigator for the national study described in this book review, Physical Therapist Education for the Twenty First Century (PTE-21): Innovation and Excellence in Physical Therapist Academic and Clinical Education. Dr. Mostrom is a past editor of the Journal of Physical Therapy Education and is a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the APTA. She is a recipient of the APTA’s Mary MacMillan Scholarship and Lucy Blair Service Award and was the APTA’s Education Section Polly Cerasoli Lecturer in 2013.

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