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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Physical Therapy
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People of Department of Physical Therapy

The Department of Physical Therapy has 9 full-time faculty and two full-time Staff. In addition, part-time facult, student assistants and a part-time engineer support the program.

Core Faculty and Staff

Full-time Professors:

Kay Cerny, PhD, PT, KEMG, Department Chair, Program Director

Joyce M. Campbell, PhD, PT, ENMG, Electro Curriculum

Olfat Mohamed, PhD, PT, Graduate Advisor/Admission Officer

Full-time Associate Professors:

Jody Cormack, PT, DPT, MS Ed, NCS, Director of clinical education

George J. Beneck, PhD, PT, OCS, KEMG, Orthopedic Ccurriculum

Venilla Krishnan, PhD, PT, MIT, Biomechanics Curriculum

Full-time Lecturers:

Kristin DeMars, PT, DPT, NCS, Neurologic Curiculum

Jeffrey Rodrigues, PT, DPT, CCS, Acute and Cardiopulomanry Curriculum

James Buenaventura, DPT, CGFI, Director, PT@The Beach, Faculty Practice

Full-time Department Staff

Gloria Dacanay, BS, MBA, ASCII, Department Coordinator

Michelle Ramirez, BS, ASCI , Admissions and Clinical Education Coordinator

Associated Faculty

Faculty Early Retirement: Fall Semester:

Albert Russo, PhD

Full-time Lecturer:

Margaret Moyer, MA, RN, Anatomy Curriculum

Regular Part-time Lecturers

Runel Alanes, PT, DPT

Melissa Carmean, PT, DPT, CWT

Janelle Freshman,PT, DPT, OCS, CHT

Mark Muller, CPO, FAAOP


David Powers, PT, DPT, MBA

Noel Spina, PTm DPT, PCS, C/NDT

Nina Surber, PT, DPT, CVT, LSVTBT

Mary Wardell, PT, MS HCA, DPT, PCS, CSCS:

Student Assistants

Jasmin Lace