Contact Info


Kathleen Pappas
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Simmons College, Boston, Mass., 2005
  • Bachelor of Science, Quinnipiac College, Hamden, Conn., 1981

Kathy Pappas, DPT, joined the Department of Physical Therapy in 2006. She is motivated to teach students to become future leaders in the profession. Academically she is involved with clinical teaching to assure student knowledge and skills translate from the classroom to the clinical setting. Her interests include governance and legislative action for the profession of physical therapy.

Research Interests

  • Clinical Readiness and Competency
  • Interprofessional Education

Courses Taught

  • Human Anatomy
  • Clinical Medicine and Pathology
  • Physical Therapy Professional

Certifications and Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • American Association of Clinical Anatomists

Selected Works


Kaufman R, Pappas K, Nowakowski K. Multidisciplinary Enrichment Yields Multidimensional Improvement in Chronic Brain Injury: A Case Report. Poster accepted at the Federal Interagency Conference on TBI, Washington DC in June 2018.

Pappas KM, Person D. Anatomist and Anatomical Gift Program Director Collaboration: An Ethical/Moral Approach to Donation. Poster Presentation at American Association of Clinical Anatomists Annual Conference, July 2017, Minneapolis, MN

Nowakowski K, Pelletier D, Montemagni E, Pappas K, Campbell A. Cumulative Integrated Practical Examinations as a Model for Assessment and Provision of Formative and Summative Feedback. Platform presentation at APTA Educational Leadership Conference, October 2016, Phoenix, AZ

Pelletier D, Nowakowski K, Pappas K, Montemagni E, Campbell A. Professional Behavior Report Cards: A Method of Integrating Assessment and Development of Affective Skills Throughout a DPT Curriculum. Platform presentation at APTA Educational Leadership Conference, October 2016, Phoenix, AZ

Pappas KM, Kelly C. Experience in the Acute Hospital Setting: A Model Service Learning Program for Students in Early Assurance Dual Degree Programs. Platform presentation at APTA Combined Sections Meeting, February 2016; Anaheim, CA