Professor of Physical Therapy and Physical Therapy Program Director; BS, Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University; MS, James Madison University; PhD, DPT Virginia Commonwealth University
Dr. Lisa Shoaf came to Mary Baldwin University after 20 years on faculty at the Department of Physical Therapy at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Shoaf taught ethics, professionalism, and orthopedic practice within the Department of Physical Therapy, as well as anatomy and kinesiology in the Department of Dance and Choreography. While at VCU, Shoaf conducted research, ran the Clinical Education program, maintained a clinical practice, and participated in the transition of VCU’s physical therapy program from an entry-level master’s degree to an entry-level doctoral degree. Shoaf served as president of the Virginia Physical Therapy Association from 2006–08 and has been active in the American Physical Therapy Association and the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. A former dancer, Shoaf is enthusiastic about finding ways to channel her passion to help others prevent and heal performance-related injuries.