Faculty & Staff

Deborah A George, Ph.D.
Deborah A George, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Physical Theraphy & Director of Clinical Education
Year started at UF: 1995
Contact Information
Office Location: 349 Trenton Avenue 119
Telephone: 419-434-5531
Credentials
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
M.S., The Ohio State University
B.S., Cleveland State University
  • ​Academic Credentials: 

    Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration, Bowling Green State University 
    Master of Science in Allied Medical Professions, The Ohio State University
    Bachelor of Science in Health Science, Cleveland State University 


    Dr. Deborah George has been a licensed Physical Therapist, since graduation from Cleveland State University in 1979. She advanced her education by receiving a Master of Science degree from the Allied Health Program at the Ohio State University in 1984, leading to a faculty position at Ohio University. Finally she culminated her education with a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Higher Education and Administration at Bowling Green State University in 2007. Dr. George is currently an Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Education for the Weekend PTA to DPT Bridge Program at The University of Findlay, since 1995. 
  • Dr. Deborah George is highly committed to the success of her PT students, as evidenced by her status as a Credentialed Clinical Instructor and Education Trainer, at the basic and advanced levels since 1997. She has conducted the following credentialing seminars to over 300 participants:

    BASIC Clinical Instructor and Credentialing Seminars were presented at The University of Findlay, unless indicated:
    • April 4-5, 2016
    • March 30-31, 2015
    • May 5 & 6, 2014
    • March 19 & 20, 2012
    • February 24 & 25, 2011 (Professional Skills Institute, Toledo, OH)
    • March 11 & 12, 2010
    • July 26 & 27, 2007
    • September 16 & 17, 2006
    • June 8 & 9, 2006
    • February 12 &13, 2004
    • May 22 & 23, 2002
    • June 8 & 9, 2001
    • June 17 & 18, 1999  
    • June 18, 19, 21, 1998

     ADVANCED Clinical Instructor and Credentialing Seminars were presented:
    • February 6 & 7, 2017 (The University of Findlay, Findlay, OH)
    • February 18 & 19, 2013 (The University of Findlay, Findlay, OH)
    • April 7 & 8, 2011 (Ohio Physical Therapy Conference, Columbus, OH)
    • March 5 & 6, 2010 (Ohio Physical Therapy Conference, Columbus, OH)
    • August 8 & 9, 2008 (Ohio Physical Therapy Conference, Columbus, OH)

    She currently participates with three service projects:
    • Group exercise leader for Focus on Friends, located in Findlay, OH  
    • Haiti Advisory Committee for Lois Habecker Technical School  
    • Participation with NAMI & Family Days of Caring through Fremont Memorial Hospital, located  in Fremont, OH
  • Dr. Deborah George's peer-reviewed publications are:     

    George D. & Mitchell D. Biofeedback for cognitive and motor deficits: A case report. Journal of Novel
         Physiotherapy. 2012; 1(103), doi: 10.4172/2165-7025.1000103.

    George D. Bridge program: An alternative education. Journal of Continuing Higher Education. 2012; 60(2): 66-79.

    George D. The relationship of experience to clinical performance. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. 2009; AG & Co. KG. 

    George D.  The influence of foot orthoses on the function of a child with developmental delay. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 2007; 19(4): 332-336.

    Dr. George's peer reviewed scientific and professional presentations are:

    Allen V, Silone S, Slomski K, Summerhill  E, Williams N,  George D. Health and Wellness Practices In The School System. National Poster Presentation, APTA Combined Sections Conference, San Antonio, TX, February 2017

    George D, Volansky K, Weaver J. Transitioning Students to Professionals. Teaching Symposium, The University of Findlay, Findlay, OH, March 12, 2016

    Hollander E, Richmond A, Pruitt R, George D. Current Clinical Practices in Patients with CVA: National Survey. National Poster Presentation, APTA Combined Sections Conference, Indianapolis, IN, February 2016

    Both A, Crompton J, George D, Hartman S, Overmyer C, Weaver J. Essential Functions for the Clinical Educator ~ A Contemporary View; A Teachable Moment. Ohio Kentucky Consortium of PT Schools, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, October 30, 2015

    George D. Bridge Program: An Alternative Curricular Model. Teaching Symposium, The University of Findlay, Findlay, OH, March 14, 2015

    Drinnon J, Haviza A, Holmes K, Voltz K, George D. Best Practice for Screening Adolescents with Idiopathic Scoliosis. National Poster Presentation, APTA Combined Sections Conference, Indianapolis, IN, February 2015        

    George D. An Exploration of the PTA to PT Bridge Program. State Poster Presentation, Ohio PT Conference, Columbus, OH, October 12, 2012

    Mitchell D, George D. Biofeedback for Cognitive and Motor Deficits: A Case Report. National Poster Presentation, APTA National Conference, Tampa, FL, June 8, 2012   

    McBride M, Willard C, George D, Toney J. Clinical Instructor Characteristics and Effectiveness. State Poster Presentation, MI PT Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, September 30, 2011

    Reinhard B, Rieke S, Schulze A, Sullivan C, George D. The Use of Foot Orthoses by High School Students. State Poster Presentation, Ohio PT Conference, Columbus, OH, October 14, 2011

    Mitchell D, George D. Biofeedback for Cognitive and Motor Deficits: A Case Report. Local Poster Presentation, Rehab. Tech. Symposium, Findlay, OH, September 9, 2011

    Reinhard B, Rieke S, Schulze A, Sullivan C, George D. The Use of Foot Orthoses by High School Students

    Local Poster Presentation, Rehab. Tech. Symposium, Findlay, OH, September 9, 2011

    Mitchell D, George D. Biofeedback for Cognitive and Motor Deficits: A Case Report. State Poster Presentation, Ohio PT Conference, Columbus, OH,  April 8, 2011

    George D, Elchert L. The Effects of a Modified Stabilizing Foot Splint on the Function of a Child with Developmental Delay: A Case Study.  International Poster Presentation, ACPOC Conference, Clearwater, FL, June 2-5, 2010

    George D. The Relationship of Work Experience to Clinical Performance. National Platform Presentation, CSM Conference, Las Vegas, NV, February 9-12, 2009

    George D. The Relationship of Work Experience to Clinical Performance. State Platform Presentation, Ohio PT Conference, Mason, OH, October 17, 2008

    George D, Elchert L. The Effects of a Modified Stabilizing Foot Splint on the Function of a Child with Developmental Delay: A Case Study.  State Poster Presentation, Ohio PT Conference, Columbus, OH, October 22, 2005

    Weaver J, George D. A Teaching Strategy Used to Facilitate Development of Professional Knowledge and Attitudes of the PT Student: A Pilot Study. State Poster Presentation, Ohio PT Conference, Columbus, OH, October 16, 2004

    George D. Supervision of the PT Student in the Clinical Setting. National Poster Presentation, Combined Sections Meeting, TN, February 5-7, 2004

    George D. Supervision of the PT Student in the Clinical Setting. State Poster Presentation, Ohio PT Conference, Columbus, OH, October, 2003

    George D. Content Validity Study for the ACCE Questionnaire.  National Poster Presentation, Combined Sections Meeting, TX, February 17, 2001