Katherine Louise Beissner 416 Center for Health Sciences 607-274-3159 Department of Physical Therapy Ithaca College Ithaca, NY 14850
EDUCATION: Syracuse University Syracuse, New York, 1/88 to 5/91 Ph.D. - Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation Texas Woman’s University Dallas, Texas, 6/83 to 5/86 M.S. - Health Science Instruction University of Texas Health Science Center Dallas, Texas, 6/79 to 8/80 B.S. - Physical Therapy Texas A&M University College Station, Texas, 6/77 to 5/79 University of Texas San Antonio, Texas, 6/77 to 8/77 Incarnate Word College San Antonio, Texas, 9/76 to 5/77.
LICENSURE: New York Physical Therapy #009341-1
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY: Professor. Ithaca College, Department of Physical Therapy; 8/86 to present. Promoted to Associate in 1992, and to Professor in 2000. Department Chair 1998-2006. Interim Associate Dean of HSHP, 2001-2002
Lead Physical Therapist. Wilder Senior Health Clinic; 12/93-6/94 (sabbatic leave).
Editor. Saunders Group; Chaska, MN 8/93-6/94 (sabbatic leave).
Contract Physical Therapist. Finger Lakes Physical Therapy; McCune, Ainslie & Associates; Ithaca, NY. 1990 - 1996
Physical Therapist. Visiting Nurse Service. Ithaca, NY 1992-1993, 1996-1998.
Physical Therapy Consultant. Neurological Center at Cortland, New York; 1987-1988.
Laboratory Instructor. Texas Woman’s University, School of Physical Therapy Presbyterian campus; Dallas, Texas; 2/85 to 5/86.
Physical Therapist/Rehabilitation Instructor – Contract. Presbyterian Hospital, Cardiovascular Fitness Center Dallas, Texas; 4/85 to 8/86.
Contract Therapist: Girling Home Health Company, 1985-1986; Methodist Hospital Physical Therapy, 1986; Firra Therapeutics, 1985-1986. Dallas, TX. Physical Therapist - part time/temporary. Visiting Nurses Association, Dallas Texas; 2/84 to 8/86.
Assistant Education Coordinator/Staff Therapist Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas, Texas; 9/81 to 2/85.
Staff Physical Therapist Scott and White Memorial Hospital, Temple, Texas; 9/80 to 9/81.
Peer Reviewed Publications Beissner K, Bach E, Murtaugh C, Trachtenberg M, Parker S, Reid MC. Implementing a Cognitive-Behavioral Pain Self-Management
Program In Home Health Care Part 1: Program Adaptation. J Geriatr Phys Ther, Published ahead of print: doi: 10.1519/JPT.0b013e31826ef67b