Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, Utah, 2001-2008, Orthopaedic
Physical Therapy, D.Sc., 2009
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1971-1972, Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, M.A.
University of Kansas, Lawrence & Kansas City, Kansas, Physical Therapy, B.S. and Certificate
in PT, 1969
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 1965-1968, pre-PT
Associate Professor in Physical Therapy (tenured), East Tennessee State University,
Johnson City, TN Primary teaching responsibilities include: Spinal and Extremity Musculoskeletal
Evaluation and Treatment Management; Mobilization/Manipulation of the Spine and Extremities;
Biomechanics; Electroneuromyography; and, Health & Wellness. 6/15/05-present
Founding Chair/Associate Professor of Physical Therapy (tenure granted 8/15/2000),
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN. Responsible for developing, implementing,
and obtaining professional accreditation for three new programs: B.S.P.T. program
1996-December 1999); M.P.T. program (January 1999-May 2005); D.P.T. (January 2004-present).
Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Center Coordinator for Clinical Education (CCCE), East Carolina
University PT Program, Greenville, NC while at Carteret PT Associates, Morehead City,
Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor, Univ. of Tennessee Advanced Masters Program,
Memphis, TN. Responsible for teaching PT 503, Theoretical Bases of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy,
for advanced masters graduate students. 1992-1993
Clinical Associate Professor/Director of Back & Limb Clinic, East Carolina University,
Greenville, NC. Responsible for overall administration and delivery of physical therapy
services in an outpatient clinic serving as a training and practice site for physical
therapy faculty and students. Also assisted with teaching musculoskeletal evaluation
and treatment management to physical therapy students. Also contracted nursing home
coverage during this time in Washington, NC 7/91-3/92
Center Coordinator for Clinical Education (CCCE), Carteret Physical Therapy Associates,
Inc. Morehead City, NC . 5/93-5/94
Visiting Clinical Associate Professor, University of Kentucky PT Program, Lexington,
Responsible for teaching AHE 670-2, Spinal Joint Dysfunction for graduate students.
PHYT 6103, Biomechanics, 3 credits
PHYT 6221, Musculoskeletal I, 4 credits
PHYT 6322, Musculoskeletal II, 4 credits,
PHYT 6315, Electrotherapeutics, 3 credits
PHYT 6452, Clinical Correlates, 1 credit
PHYT 7764, Case Study in PT, 1 credit
PHYT 7856, Health & Wellness, 3 credits
Primary research activities and interests are in efficient clinical objective outcome
measurements, critical thinking, sports medicine/performance, and wellness/prevention
involvement of physical therapists.
Williams D, Roush J, Davies G, et al. Alternative Methods for Measuring Scapular Muscles Protraction
and Retraction Maximal Isometric Forces, N Am J Sports Phys Ther. 2009 (4) 4; 200-209.
Benjamin, S., Williams, D., Gorman, P., Panus, P., “Assessing Outcomes Utilizing Normalized Forces and Active
Range of Motion in Unilateral Radial Epicondylalgia (Tennis Elbow). J Orthop Sports
Phys Ther. 1999;29 (11):668-676.
Williams, D., “Guidelines for Assessment of Pain”, pp. 186-187, in Chapt. 7, in a book entitled
Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 3rd ed., edited by Malone, McPoil, and Nitz,
Panus, P., Hooper, T., Padrones, A., Palmer, B., Williams, D., “A Case Study of Exacerbation of Lateral Epicondylitis by Combined Use of Iontophoresis
and Phonophoresis,” Physiotherapy Canada, Vol. 48, No. 1, pp. 27-31, Winter 1996.
Williams, D., Anderson T, Currier D: Underwater weighing using the Hubbard Tank, Phys Ther. 64:658-
664, May 1984.
Williams, DA. A Static Biomechanical Analysis of Stooping, A Master’s Thesis approved as partial
fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in the Program in
Physical Therapy in the Graduate College of The University of Iowa, 1972, pp. 1-153.