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Chatham University

Physical Therapy (DPT) Faculty and Staff

Ann Williamson PT, DPT

Ann Williamson

Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education
Hometown : Pittsburgh, PA
Joined Chatham : 2006

Academic Areas of Interest

Neurologic Physical Therapy


Dr. Williamson joined the faculty as an adjunct instructor in 2006 and subsequently became part of the core faculty in 2010. She currently serves as the Director of Clinical Education and continues to teach within the Neurologic content areas as well as within the Principles of Practice thread. She received both her Master’s and transitional Doctorate from Chatham University(2003, 2004). Previous clinical experience includes working in the inpatient acute, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient, home care, and transitional day program settings with a variety of pt populations. Ann received her Specialty Certification in Neurologic Physical Therapy in 2009.


  • Chatham University, Doctor of Physical Therapy 2004
  • Chatham University, Master of Physical Therapy 2003
  • Chatham University, BS Behavioral Neuroscience 1999



  • APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor
  • Board Certified Neurologic Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties


  • Clinical-Educator Award (2009)
  • Honorarium APTA Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy (2014)


  • American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Education
  • American Physical Therapy Association; Section on Neurology


  • Implementation of an Innovative Continuing Education Program Focused on Translation of Knowledge into Clinical Practice. Chatham University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Schreiber JS, Perry SB, Downey P, Williamson A. 2010-present
  • Incorporating Simulation Training in Physician Assistant and Physical Therapy Programs. Physician Assistant Studies and Physical Therapy Programs at Chatham University in collaboration with the STAR Center at the West Penn Allegheny HealthSystem. Ramos L., Ennulat C, Donkers K, Downey P, Bednarek M, Wilfong D, Wilfong DN, O’Leary L, Franczyk J, Williamson A. 2011-present
  • Undergrad Tutorial: Sensory-Dependent Regulation of Glutamate Receptor Subtypes in Rat Barrel Cortex


  • Williamson A. “The impact of curricular changes to clinical experience and didactic sequencing on a clinical education program for Doctor of Physical Therapy Students” APTA Education Leadership Conference October 2017
  • Trojanowski T., Williamson A. “Use of an Online Asynchronous Web-Based Platform Discussion Board for Individuals Sitting for the Neurologic Clinical Specialist Examination” APTA Combined Sections Meeting February 2017
  • Williamson A., Jimenez J. M., Jimenez J. C. “Opportunities and Challenges in Clinical Education across Neurologic Practice Settings”. Combined Sections Meeting (Indianapolis) February 2015.
  • Zipp G. and Williamson A. et al. "Practice Based Evidence: What is it and what role does it play in Neurologic Physical Therapy?" APTA Combined Sections Meeting February 2011
  • Zipp G. and Williamson A. et al. “Exploring Lifelong Learning in a Doctoring Profession”. Combined Sections Meeting (San Diego) February 2010