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Michele Fox


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Michele FoxDPT Associate Program Director, Associate Director of Clinical Education, Associate Teaching Professor
  • College
    Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences
  • Department
    Physical Therapy and Kinesiology
  • Phone
    (978) 934-4766
  • Office
    Weed Hall - 218C
  • Email

Research Interests

Teaching and Learning, Generations (Millennials and Gen Z), Standardized Patients and Clinical Education

Education

  • DPT: Physical Therapy, (2006), University of Massachusetts Lowell - Lowell, MA
  • MS: Physical Therapy, (1994), University of Massachusetts Lowell - Lowell, MA
  • BA: Biological Sciences, (1991), Cornell University - Ithaca NY

Biography

Michele Fox, DPT, received her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences at Cornell University, her Masters of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 1994 and her Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2006. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings in Massachusetts and New Hampshire including occupational health, sports physical therapy, outpatient orthopedics and home care. She currently practices at Dracut Physical Therapy/ Scaccia Physical Therapy one day/week. Dr. Fox was a member of the faculty at Hesser College’s Physical Therapist Assistant program in Manchester, NH from 2000-2008. Her last year she served as the interim program director. Currently, she is the Associate Director of Clinical Education and the Associate Program Director for the DPT program. She is an associate teaching professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Kinesiology.  In addition she is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Dr. Fox is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (Education and Sports Sections), American College of Sports Medicine, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Faculty Member Award (2018), Teaching - M.A.L.E.S
  • Physical Therapy Department Teaching Excellence Award (2018), Teaching
  • Physical Therapy Department Teaching Excellence Award (2014), Teaching
  • Excellence in Innovation and Transformational Education Award (2013)

Selected Publications

  • Hofmann, C. (Cybex Research Institute), Dougherty, C. (UMass Lowell), Abkarian, H. (UMass Lowell), Fox, M.K. (UMass Lowell), Juris, P. (Cybex Research Institute) (2014). The Reduction of Metabolic Cost While Using Handrail Support During Inclined Treadmill Walking is Dependent on the Handrail –Use Instruction (7:4 pp. 339-345). International Journal of Exercise Science
  • Sullivan, E.M. (UMass Lowell), Hofmann, C.L. (Cybex Research Institute), Fox, M. (UMass Lowell), Juris, P.M. (Cybex Research Institute) (). Arm Use and Posture Alter Metabolic Cost During Non- Impact Cardiovascular Cross Training at a Constant Machine Workload. (16:5 pp. 107-115). Journal of Exercise Physiology Online

Selected Presentations

  • The Effect of a Standardized Patient Encounter on Student Self-Perception of Clinical Competence - Association of Standardized Patients Educators - Annual Conference, June 2019 - Orlando, FL
  • Formative assessment: Small Investments Can Yield Big Returns - 2018 Teaching Professor Conference, June 2018 - Atlanta, GA
  • Use of a Collaborative Learning Strategy for First and Third-Year Physical Therapist Students to Enhance Development of Documentation Skills - APTA of MA 2017 Annual Conference and Exposition, October 2017 - Norwood MA

Research Currently in Progress

  • The Effect of a Standardized Patient Encounter on Student Self-Perception of Clinical Competence
    Hallbourg, K.W., Fox, M.