Donna Calvert, PT, PhD

Director of Residency Education





My formal medical training is in the field of physical therapy.  After working full-time in PT for 9+ years and gaining an advanced Masters, I was hired by Rockhurst University to begin a PT education program with two other PT’s.  While teaching, I completed a PhD in Communication Studies with an emphasis on communication in health care settings. Following being a PT professor for 20 years, I moved into administration and served as the associate dean and interim dean of the graduate school for 7 years.  The majority of the time I was teaching or in administration there, I continued my practice of PT part -time.  Upon leaving Rockhurst in 2010, I heard of a local FM residency was looking for an educational specialist.  Been at Research FM Residency since then!