Professor, Director of Clinical
School of Rehabilitation and
Medical Sciences, Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy
Health Professions Building
Hours: Thursdays, 2-4 p.m.
PTH 633 Clinical Education I
PTH 634 Clinical Education II
PTH 832 Clinical Education IV
PTH 932 Clinical Education V
PTH 790 Clinical Case Research I
PTH 890 Clinical Case Research II
PTH 655 Teaching and Learning in PT
PTH 665 PT Seminar I
- PTH 765 PT Seminar III
PTH 766 PT Seminar IV
Degrees and Universities
Ph.D., Educational Psychology -
Michigan State University
Minors: Developmental Psychology; Research Design
M.S., Physical Therapy - Duke University
B.S., Health Education - West Chester State College
Honors and Recognitions
American Physical Therapy
Association, Education Section, Pauline Cerasoli Lecturer, 2013.
American Physical Therapy Association, Lucy Blair Service Award, 2007.
Central Michigan University, Excellence in Teaching Award, May 2000.
Michigan Physical Therapy Association, Richard E. Darnell Research Award, 1999.
Mary McMillan Scholarship Award for Doctoral Student, American Physical Therapy
Doctoral Research Grant, APTA, Foundation for Physical Therapy, 1993-95.
Special Certifications and
Memberships Association Memberships/Professional Service/Offices Held:
* State of Michigan, Board of Physical Therapy Gubernatorial Appointment,
2005-2011; Vice Chairperson, 2007-2009; Chair - Administrative Rules Committee,
2007-2011; Disciplinary Subcommittee, 2006-2010
* American Physical Therapy Association
APTA Awards Committee, Mary McMillan Scholarship Award Subcommittee, 2006-2010
*APTA Education Section
Editor in Chief, Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 2001-2004
Awards Committee, 2001-2003
Special Interest Group for Clinical Education, Treasurer, 1994-96
By-Laws Task Force, SIGCE, 1994-95
Nominating Committee, SIGCE, 1992-94; Chair, 1993-94
Special Interest Group on Clinical Education, Program Chair, 1988-92
Program Committee, Section for Education, Chair, 1988-92
*APTA Section on Research
Special Interest Group for Qualitative Research, Secretary, 1998-2001; ----------Co-Chair, 2001-2009
* American Anthropological Association
Council on Anthropology and Education
Society for Medical Anthropology
* American Educational Research Association
Division I - Education in the Professions
* Michigan Physical Therapy Association
MPTA Special Interest Group for Clinical Education, (SIGCE)
MPTA SIGCE Outstanding CI Award Committee, Chair, 2004
MPTA SIGCE, Executive Committee, 1997-1998, 1998-1999
Outstanding CCCE Award Committee, Chair, 2001
Executive Committee, 1997-99
Program Committee, 1988-92
MPTA Clinical Education Advisory Committee, 1994-present
MPTA Board of Directors, Director, 1992-94
MPTA Delegate to APTA House of Delegates, 1988-93
MPTA Institute for Research and Education, Inc.
Trustee and President, 1984-1986
Trustee and Vice President, 1982-1984
Program/Project Committee, 1983-1985
Refresher Course Committee, 1985
*West Michigan Clinical Educators Forum
Founder and Chair, 1984-1986
Co-Chair, 1997-1998, 1998-1999
Consultative and Advisory Positions:
*Board of Physical Therapy, State of Michigan, 2005-2011; Interim Chair,
2006-2007; Vice Chair, 2007-2009.
Administrative Rules Committee, Chair, 2007-2011.
Disciplinary Sub-committee, 2006-2010.
*Manuscript Reviewer, Physical Therapy, 2008-present
*Manuscript Reviewer, Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 2006-present.
*Journal of Physical Therapy Education, Strategic Planning Consultant and
Committee Member, Spring 2005.
*Editor, Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 2001-2004.
*Editorial Board, Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 2000-2004
*Guest Editor, Journal of Physical Therapy Education, Winter 2000.
*Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 1996-present
Greenfield B.H., Jensen G.M., Delaney C.M., Mostrom E., Knab M., Jampel A. Power and promise of narrative for advancing physical therapist education and practice. Physical Therapy, 2015; 95(6):924-933.
Mostrom E. 16th Annual Pauline Cerasoli Lecture. Life lessons: teaching for learning that lasts. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 2013; 27(3):4-11.
Mostrom E, Black L. Lana and Jean: The Tale of Two Promising
Novices. In: Higgs J. et al. (Eds.), Realising Exemplary Practice-Based
Education. Ritterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers, 2013:151-162.
Jensen G. M., Mostrom E. (Eds.). Handbook of Teaching and
Learning for Physical Therapists (3rd ed.) St. Louis, MO: Elsevier, 2013.
Mostrom E. Patient Education and Health Literacy.
In: Jensen G. M., Mostrom E., Shepard K. Handbook of Teaching and
Learning for Physical Therapists (3rd ed.) St. Louis, MO: Elsevier, 2013:200-216.
Jensen G., Mostrom E., Shepard K. From Curricular Goals to
Instruction: Preparing to Teach. In: Jensen G. M., Mostrom E. Handbook
of Teaching and Learning for Physical Therapists (3rd ed.) St. Louis, MO:
Mostrom E. What Makes a Good Clinical Teacher? In: Jensen G.M., Mostrom E. Handbook of Teaching and Learning for Physical Therapists (3rd ed.) St. Louis, MO: Elsevier, 2013:159-182.
Jensen G., Mostrom E., Shepard K. Teaching and Learning in
Academic Settings. In: Jensen G. M., Mostrom E. Handbook of
Teaching and Learning for Physical Therapists (3rd ed.) St. Louis, MO:
Black, L., Jensen, G., Mostrom, E., Perkins, J., et al. The
first year of practice: an investigation of the professional development and
learning of promising novice physical therapists. Physical Therapy,
2010; 90 (12):1758-1773.
Mostrom, E. Situated Expertise: The Wisdom of Practice in a
Transdisciplinary Rehabilitation Clinic. In: Jensen, G. M. et al. (Eds.), 2nd
ed. Expertise in Physical Therapy Practice. St. Louis, MO:
Mostrom, E. Teaching and Learning About the Ethical and
Human Dimensions of Care in Clinical Education: Exploring Student and Clinical
Instructor Experiences in Physical Therapy. In: Purtilo, R. B., Jensen, G. M.,
Royeen, C. B. (Eds.). Educating for Moral Action: A Sourcebook in Health and
Rehabilitation Ethics. Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis, 2005:265-284.
Musolino, G. M., Mostrom, E. Reflection and the Scholarship
of Teaching, Learning and Assessment. Journal of Physical Therapy Education,
Vol. 19, No. 3, Winter 2005.
Mostrom, E. Professionalism in Physical Therapy: A
Reflection on Ways of Being in Physical Therapy Education. (Editorial) Journal
of Physical Therapy Education, Vol. 18, No. 1, Spring 2004.
Mostrom, E. Reconsidering Scholarship in Physical Therapy
Education. (Editorial) Journal of Physical Therapy Education, Vol. 17,
No. 2, Fall 2003.
Mostrom, E. Seeking Diversity and Multiculturalism: A
Personal Perspective on History, Memory, Reverence and Respect. (Editorial) Journal
of Physical Therapy Education, Vol. 17, No. 1, Spring 2003.
Paschal, K, Jensen, G., Mostrom, E., Building Portfolios: A
Means for Developing Habits of Reflective Practice. Journal of Physical
Therapy Education, Vol. 16, No. 3, Winter 2002.
Mostrom, E. Casting a Wide Net: Reflections on Identity, Integrity, and
Community in Physical Therapy Education. (Editorial) Journal of Physical
Therapy Education, Vol. 16, No. 2, Fall 2002.
Mostrom, E., Shepard, K. Teaching and Learning About Patient
Education. In: Shepard, K., Jensen, G.M. (Eds), Handbook of Teaching for
Physical Therapists. (2nd ed.), Boston, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2002.
Mostrom, E. Moral and Ethical Development in Physical Therapy Practice and
Education. (Guest Editorial) Journal of Physical Therapy Education. Vol.
14, No. 3, Winter 2000.
Mostrom E., Shepard, K. Teaching and Learning About Patient Education in
Physical Therapist Professional Preparation: Academic and Clinical
Considerations. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, Vol. 13, No. 3,
Mostrom, E. et al. A Multi-track Inquiry Model for Physical Therapist
Professional Education. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, Vol. 13,
No. 2, Fall 1999.
Mostrom, E. Invited Commentary. Physical Therapy, Vol. 79, No. 7, July
Mostrom, E., Ribesky, C., Klukos, M. Collaboration in Clinical Education: Use
of a 2:1 Student Physical Therapist-Student Physical Therapist Assistant Model.
Physical Therapy Case Reports, Vol. 2, No. 2, March 1999.
Mostrom, E. The Wisdom of Practice in a Transdisciplinary Rehabilitation Clinic:
Situated Expertise and Client Centering. In: Jensen, G. M. et al. (Eds.), Expertise
in Physical Therapy Practice. London, UK: Butterworth-Heinemann, 1999.
Mostrom, E. Reciprocal Teaching and Learning in Clinical Encounters: The Case
of a Master Clinician. (Abstract) Physical Therapy, Vol. 77, No. 5, May
Mostrom, E. Therapeutic Ways with Words: Building Alliances with Patients
Through Discourse. (Abstract) Physical Therapy, Vol.76, No. 5, May 1996.
Mostrom, E. Interactional Challenges in Therapist-Patient-Family Teaching
Sessions: Discourse in a Triadic Encounter in a Rehabilitation Clinic.
Proceedings of the 12th International Congress of the World Confederation for
Physical Therapy, June 1995.
Mostrom, E. Exploring Expertise: Inquiry into Practitioner Wisdom and Mastery.
Quarterly Newsletter of the International Society for Behavioral Science in
Physical Therapy, Vol. 6, No. 6, January 1995.
Qualitative research; student and
professional learning and development; clinical instructor development and
expertise; clinician expertise; patient/client illness experiences;