Education and licensure/certifications
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, 1987, University of Evansville
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, 2009, University of Indianapolis
Licensed Physical Therapist, State of Indiana
Teaching & Work Experience
Teaches Physical Therapist Assisting III, oversees Clinical Education, and serves as the Department Chair
Professor Graves views the classroom and laboratory as a dynamic environment for active learning to take place. She sees her role as a facilitator and coach to help students achieve their professional goals. She greatly enjoys seeing her students' progress in their skills and ultimately become Physical Therapist Assistants.
Work experience as a Physical Therapist since 1987 in various settings including hospital, home health, and outpatient. Has taught within the PTA Program since 2003.
Dr. Graves finds that the best part of being a Physical Therapist is working with patients, families, and other health care practitioners to gain functional skills that will improve their quality of life.