Gizelle Dean

Gizelle Dean
Associate Teaching Professor, Program Coordinator, and Adviser, Physical Therapist Assistant
Office Phone
Office Location
204B Forker Lab
147 Shenango Avenue
Sharon, PA 16146

    Honors and Awards:
    -Teaching Excellence Award, 2017-2018
    -PTA Club Advisor of the Year Award, 2017-2018
    -Full-Time Faculty Member of the Year, Penn State Shenango, 2015-2016
    -Nomination for The Pennsylvania State University Schreyer Teaching Award, 2013
    -Nomination for Teaching Excellence Award, Penn State Shenango, 2013
    -Nomination for Teaching Excellence Award, Penn State Shenango, 2010
    -PTA Club and Club Advisor Award, Penn State Shenango, 2009-2010
    -Academic Honors in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program, Slippery Rock University

    Current Community Service: 
    -Friends of the Medical Equipment Recycling Program (MERP) Member
    -Neshannock Township Education Foundation Board Trustee 
    -Trumbull County Career and Technical Institute Advisory Board Member

    Current Campus Service:
    -Chair of the Student Affairs Committee
    -Member of the Venture Pointe Committee

    Professional Memberships:
    -American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
    -Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA)
    -Athena International Women's Leadership

    Research Interests




    Dean, GA. Case Report: Rehabilitation of a Patient with Minimally Invasive Total Knee Arthroplasty. Orthopedic Practice. 2007.

    PPTA Platform Presentation: Forward Head: Standards of Measurements and Effects on Cervical Ranges of Motion, 1993.


    Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Slippery Rock University

    Masters in Physical Therapy, Slippery Rock University

    Bachelors in Biology and Secondary Education, Grove City College