Daemen College Appoints Ron Schenk PT, PhD, Dean of Division of Health and Human Services

Daemen College Appoints Ron Schenk PT, PhD, Dean of Division of Health and Human Services



May 25, 2011



Contact:  Mike Andrei

                 Director-College Relations




           Ron Schenk PT, PhD, has been appointed Dean of the Division of Health and Human Services at Daemen College. Dr. Schenk earned his BS degree in Physical Therapy and MS degree in Sports medicine from Ithaca College. He completed a residency program in orthopaedic manual physical therapy through the Gulf Coast Graduate Physical Therapy Institute and earned his PhD from the University at Buffalo. 


           The Division of Health and Human Services at Daemen College is comprised of programs in Accounting and Information Systems; Athletic Training; Business Administration; Education; Executive Leadership and Change; Health Care Studies; Nursing; Physical Therapy; Physician Assistant; and Social Work.


           Dr. Schenk is a tenured faculty member at Daemen, where he teaches in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. He is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist and has served as the Director of the Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship program at the College. Prior to his appointment at Daemen, Dr. Schenk was a tenured faculty member at D'Youville College, a full-time clinical professor at SUNY Buffalo, and a full-time faculty member at Elon University.


           Dr. Schenk is in clinical practice with Partners in Rehab Physical Therapy, an outpatient site of the Catholic Health System of Buffalo, NY.  He has published his clinical research in peer-reviewed journals and has presented at national and international conferences.


Dr. Schenk is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy; Secretary of the McKenzie Institute, USA; and is active in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, an organization for which he has served as Secretary and Vice-President. 


           He resides in Orchard Park, NY with his wife Robin, who is Clinical Nutrition Manager at Lake Shore Hospital.  Their daughter Caitlin will be a sophomore at Syracuse University and son Zachary will be a freshman at the University of Pittsburgh.


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