Faculty Bio’s

Professor & Academic Coordinator
Travis H. Carlton, PTA, EdS, MS

A.A.S. in Physical Therapist Assistant, St. Phillips College
Bachelor of Science - Psychology,  Southwest Missouri State University
Master of Science - Health Administration, Southwest Baptist University
Master of Science - Educational Specialist, Marshall University

Thirty years of clinical experience to include Balboa Hospital (San Diego, CA), University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (PA) and Whidbey Island Naval Hospital, (Seattle, WA).  Twenty years of academic experience as program director and professor.  WV licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant and certified as a Credentialed Clinical Instructor by the American Physical Therapy Association.

Professional service has included the Northeast Regional Director & Executive Committee Member for the National Assembly of Physical Therapist Assistants of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).  Member of the West Virginia Physical Therapy Association Board of Directors as the Representative Body of the National Assembly of PTA’s Chairman.

Current Teaching Responsibilities:

  • PTA 100 - Intro to Physical Therapy
  • PTA 120 - Patient Care Skills
  • PTA 130 - Functional Anatomy & Procedures
  • PTA 130L - Functional Anatomy & Procedures Lab
  • PTA 200 - Pathological Conditions
  • PTA 230L - Adult Rehabilitation Lab
  • PTA 270 - PTA Seminar (Capstone)

Associate Professor & Clinical Education Coordinator
Kelly Terry, DPT, MS, ATC

Bachelor of Arts - Athletic Training - Marshall University
Master of Science – Health & Physical Education - Marshall University
Doctorate of Physical Therapy - Slippery Rock University

Her twelve years of clinical experience includes outpatient orthopedics, long-term care and geriatric rehabilitation.  She practices clinically for Genesis Rehab Services at Woodlands Retirement Community.  She is the Coordinator of Clinical Education.

WV licensed as a Physical Therapist and certified as a Credentialed Clinical Instructor by the American Physical Therapy Association.  Professional service includes WV State Delegate to the APTA House of Delegates and member of the WVPTA Education Committee.

Being a native of the region, Kelly understands the needs of the community and has established a very positive rapport with the clinical facilities which will foster the continued growth of the programs clinical resources.

Current Teaching Responsibilities:

  • PTA 110/L - Physical Therapy Modalities / Lab
  • PTA 120/L - Patient Care Skills / Lab
  • PTA 140 - Clinical Practice I
  • PTA 150 - Clinical Practice II
  • PTA  220/L - Orthopedic Rehabilitation / Lab      
  • PTA  240 - Clinical Practice III
  • PTA  250 - Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
  • PTA  260 - Clinical Practice IV

Assistant Professor & Adjunct Instructor
Nicholas E. Smith, MS

Bachelor of Science - Zoology - Marshall University
Master of Science – Biology - Marshall University
Post Graduate Emphasis - Vertebrate Paleontology - University of Texas

Mr. Smith began teaching within the program in the fall of 2012. 

Current Teaching Responsibilities:

  • PTA 160 - Neuroanatomy & Physiology