BEVERLY D. FEIN, PT, ED.D.
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Acute Care Physical Therapy – Management of Medically Complex Patients; Professional Roles in Emergency Preparedness; Problem–based Learning; Clinical Education
Degrees and Certifications
EdD, Educational Leadership, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT;
Advanced MS, Physical Therapy, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA;
BS, Physical Therapy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
Specialty or Specialist Certification/Training
Management of Medically Complex Patients; Cultural Competence
Semester Coordinator for Semester 3 Content: Management of Medically Complex Patients (Patients with Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disorders, Diabetes, Wounds, Burns, and Renal Disease); Cultural Competence; Physical Therapy roles in Emergency Preparedness and Community Disaster Planning; Clinical Education
Research Interests & Grants
Perceptions of Roles of Physical Therapists in Community Disaster Planning and Response; Impact of Communication Apprehension on Clinician Career Choices and Clinical Practice; Affective Behaviors and Interpersonal Skills in Physical Therapy Students; Clinical Education in Physical Therapy; Health Disparities and Cultural Competence; Impact of Problem Based Learning Curricula; Acute Care Practice Patterns
Publications and Presentations
Clinician Perspectives on Expectations for Basic Emergency Preparedness/All Hazards Competencies in Physical Therapy Clinical Practice. Manuscript in preparation.
Fein, BD. (2004) Curricular Trends in Physical Therapy Education: Implications for Communication in Practice. Spring 2004 issue of SER in Action, Publication of the Society for Educational Reconstruction.
Fein, BD. & Strong, LL. (2004). Cardiovascular Risk: Prevalence and Implications of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Inner City Latino Adults. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal, 14(4):40. (Abstract).
Fein, BD. (2003). Communication Apprehension and Interpersonal Skills in Physical Therapy Students: A Comparative Study of Problem-based and Traditional Curricula. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Bridgeport.
Lusardi, M.M., Levangie, P.K., & Fein, B.D. (2002). A problem-based Learning Approach to Facilitate Evidence Based Practice in Entry-level Professional Education. Journal of Prosthetics & Orthotics, 14(2):40-50.
Fein, BD. (2001). A Review of the Legal Issues Surrounding Academic Dismissal. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 15(1): 21-25.
Fein, Beverly D. (1996). Maximizing Clinical Education Opportunities in Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal.