Thomas P. Mayhew, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA

Thomas P. Mayhew, PT, PhD

 

Professional interests

Dr. Mayhew has been a member of the Department of Physical Therapy at VCU since 1985 and also has an affiliate appointment in the School of Medicine’s Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology. He was Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy from 2002 through 2012 and is currently directing the DPT program. He teaches gross anatomy, neuroanatomy, pharmacology, and the comprehensive review course. He has been a physical therapist since 1983 and has worked in a variety of clinical environments including rural acute settings and home health, skilled nursing facilities, spinal cord rehabilitation, and outpatient orthopedics. His current research interests are associated with educational issues such as determinants of program success and licensure for DPT students.

 

Education

  • Ph.D. Anatomy and Physical Therapy (1991), Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Richmond, Va.
  • M.H.S., Health Science (1984), Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.
  • B.S. Physical Therapy (1983), Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.
  • B.S. Occupational Therapy (1979), State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

 

Key professional service activities

  • Mentor, Educational Leadership Institute, American Physical Therapy Association, 2013-2017
  • APTA Awards Committee - Educational Awards Subcommittee, American Physical Therapy Association, 2011 – 2012
  • Director, Board of Directors, American Council of Academic Physical Therapy, American Physical Therapy Association, 2011-2013
  • American Council of Academic Physical Therapy, Governing Board, American Physical Therapy Association, 2009-2010
  • Advisory Panel on Education, American Physical Therapy Association, 2009-2012
  • American Council of Academic Physical Therapy, Organizing and Development Committee, Section on Education, American Council of Academic Physical Therapy, 2008-2009
  • Delegate, Virginia Physical Therapy Association, 2007 - 09, 2012 – 2017
  • Treasurer, Virginia Physical Therapy Association, 2004 – 06; 2012 – 2016
  • Board of Directors, Virginia Physical Therapy Association, 2004 – 06; 2012 – 2016
  • Complete curriculum vitae outlining grants, publications, teaching and service → Mayhew CV 2017