Physical Therapy Faculty
Physical Therapy Program

Physical Therapy at UC

Physical Therapy Faculty

Professor Thomas Crist, Ph.D.

Thomas Crist

, Ph.D.
Professor of Physical Therapy

Phone: (315) 792-3390
Office: R304 Romano Hall

A forensic anthropologist, Dr. Crist is co-director of UC's annual forensic anthropology field school in Butrint, Albania. ...More About Thomas Crist

Ashraf Elazzazi

Ashraf M. Elazzazi

, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

Phone: (315) 223-2518
Office: 222A White Hall

Professor Elazzazi earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Therapy at Texas Woman's University in Houston, Texas. ...More About Ashraf M. Elazzazi

Dawn E. Evans

, D.P.T.
Director of Clinical Education

Phone: (315) 223-2570
Office: 225 White Hall

Professor Evans is Director of Clinical Education in UC's Physical Therapy department. ...More About Dawn E. Evans

Molly H. Crist, DPT

Molly A. Hickey

, D.P.T.
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

Phone: (315) 792-3089
Office: 101 DePerno Hall

Professor Hickey earned her Master's and Doctoral degrees in PT at Temple University and has 20 years of clinical experience, the bulk of which is in Acute Care / Facility-Based practice. She teaches courses in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy, complex multi-system impaired patient care, research, and management of the patient with acute health care needs. She developed and managed the transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Utica College from 2004-2009. In addition to her teaching, she maintains a clinical practice within the Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare System in Utica, NY. ...More About Molly A. Hickey

Shauna Malta, D.P.T.

Shauna L. Malta

, D.P.T.
Professor PT

Phone: (315) 792-3313
Office: 310 Romano Hall

Professor Malta is Chair of Physical Therapy at Utica College. ...More About Shauna L. Malta

Gabriele R. Moriello

, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

Phone: (315) 792-3261
Office: 241 White Hall

Gabriele Moriello earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Health Related Services at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She has 13 years experience as a faculty member and 27 years clinical experience working with older adults and individuals with neuromuscular diagnoses. ...More About Gabriele R. Moriello

Michelle T. Nunno-Evans

, D.P.T.
Asst. Dir. Clinical Education

Phone: (315) 792-4534
Office: 229 White Hall


Richard (Dick) M. Panetta

, D.P.T.
Lab Director

Phone: (315) 792-3317
Office: 223 White Hall



Ahmed Y. Radwan

, D.P.T., D.P.T., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

Phone: (315) 792-3853
Office: 101 DePerno Hall

Dr. Radwan has been teaching at both the entry level and Post-professional level of physical therapy education for the last 14 years and has been affiliated with Utica College since 2006. ...More About Ahmed Y. Radwan

David Schilling PT DPT OCS

David Schilling PT, DPT, OCS

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Schilling has practiced physical therapy in the outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine setting since 2000 and is a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy. Dr. Schilling has been teaching at Utica College in the Physical Therapy Program since 2002. ...More About David Schilling PT, DPT, OCS

Brittany Simpson

Brittany J. Simpson

, D.P.T.
Lab Director PT

Phone: (315) 792-3075
Office: 230 White Hall


Jan Simpson

Jan M. Simpson

, D.P.T., B.S.
Assist. Professor PHT

Phone: (315) 792-3308
Office: 225 White Hall

Professor Simpson has 29 years of clinical experience in multiple environments of care. ...More About Jan M. Simpson

Jim Smith

James (Jim) M. Smith

, D.P.T.
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

Phone: (315) 792-3074
Office: 305 Romano Hall

...More About James M. Smith


John Rowe
Director of Graduate Admissions

(315) 792-3010
(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502