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05-07-2014

Stacey Zeigler Promoted to Full Clinical Professor at Clarkson University

Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Stacey Zeigler has been promoted from clinical associate professor to full clinical professor of physical therapy in the School of Arts & Sciences. Promotion to professor is considered to be virtually the highest honor that a university can bestow upon its faculty. Additionally, Zeigler is the first full clinical professor in the University's history.

Stacey Zeigler Zeigler has been a faculty member in the Department of Physical Therapy at Clarkson since 2003. She has been a licensed physical therapist since 1994, has been a Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist since 2002, and earned her doctorate in physical therapy in 2005. She has 20 years clinical experience that she brings to the students with the majority of these years in formal healthcare leadership and administrative roles.

Zeigler’s teaching and scholarship has been focused in the areas of leadership, patient autonomy, and geriatric care with over 50 invited presentations at the local, state, national, and international levels in these areas.

Her teaching in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Clarkson focuses on practice management and cardiopulmonary physical therapy, along with her specialty areas within other courses.

Zeigler’s expertise has resulted in contributions to five peer-reviewed publications, 14 peer-reviewed abstracts, and authorship of a peer-reviewed book chapter. She has been co-administrator of three clinically focused grants and one community-level grant, as well as her current role as co-investigator on a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research grant for the prediction and prevention of falls in the elderly. During Zeigler’s career, she has been pleased to share her skills for collaborative networking that are necessary for success in all of these areas.

Zeigler has been a major contributor in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) within the past 15 years in both appointed and elected service positions at the local, state, and national levels. This service has included appointments to APTA workgroups advising on matters such as federal health care reform legislation, revisions to the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, and the physical therapist’s role in health promotion, fitness and wellness.

Zeigler has also served on the Clarkson University Institutional Review Board, department and University committees as well as her current community participation on the board of directors for the Northern Area Health Education Council (NAHEC). She feels strongly that connections between the University, the profession of physical therapy, and the local community are necessary for innovations to occur. She has demonstrated her commitment to these connections through collaborative research and presentations with faculty from the Clarkson School of Engineering, the Center for Rehabilitation Engineering Science and Technology, and School of Business, as well as through continued clinical consultation as a physical therapist for Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley and her own private practice, Fun in Aging Physical Therapy, providing in-home service for older adults of our community.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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