New Leadership in Physical Therapy

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Myles Quiben has accepted the position of Program Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy in the School of Health Professions, a position she has held on an interim basis since October 2017.

Dr. Quiben is a dual board-certified clinical specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) in Neurologic and Geriatric Physical Therapy (NCS, GCS). She earned a PhD in Physical Therapy and post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees from the University of Central Arkansas, and a BS degree from the University of the Philippines. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in geriatric research leading to an MS in Clinical Investigation from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Quiben is a Fellow of the National Academies of Practice, Education Leadership Institute of the APTA, and the Texas Physical Therapy Leadership Program.

Dr. Quiben recently received the 2019 Lucy Blair Award for exceptional service from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). In 2018, she received the Distinguished Educator Award from the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy (AGPT). In 2017, she was the recipient of the APTA Dorothy Baethke-Eleanor J. Carlin Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching and the AGPT’s highest award, the Joan M. Mills Award for Outstanding Service.

Dr. Quiben serves in multiple leadership and committee positions nationally, including the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Movement System Task Force and American Council of Academic Physical Therapy as Chair of the National Interprofessional Education Consortium (NIPEC) and as a member of the Panel on Simulation. She also serves as Delegate for the Texas Physical Therapy Association and in the Board of Directors for the Texas Geriatric Society.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Quiben, and pledging our support to her as the leader of this amazing program.

J. Glenn Forister, PhD, PA-C
Dean & Professor
School of Health Professions