Chatham University

Physical Therapy (DPT) Faculty and Staff

Judith Traister, PT, DPT, MA

Judith Traister, PT, DPT, MA
Assistant Professor; Director of Clinical Education
Hometown : Pullman, WV
Joined Chatham : 2001

Academic Areas of Interest

Clinical Education; Professionalism; Ethics; Communication; Service Learning

Personal Areas of Interest

Reading; Beading; Travel


  • DPT, Chatham College (Pittsburgh, PA), 2006; MA, Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA), 1984; Certificate PT, DT Watson School of Physiatrics (Leetsdale, PA) 1969; BS, West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV), 1968.


  • Schreiber J, Downey P, Traister J. “Academic Program Support for Evidence-Based Practice: A Mixed Methods Investigation.” Journal of Physical Therapy Education. 2009; 23 (1). 36-43.


  • APTA Clinical Instructor Credentialing


  • American Physical Therapy Association: 1969-present
  • Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association: 1969-present


  • "Clinical Instructor Utilization of Spinal Manipulation Techniques in Clinical Practice" presented by Shannon Clifford at APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Nashville, 2008, assisted by Patricia Downey and Judith Traister.
  • Platform Presentation with Dr. Leesa DiBartola "Assessing Professional Behaviors of Physical Therapy Students During the Clinical Education Experience: APTA Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, 2005.
  • Poster Presentation. Traister, JA. "Use of Synchronous Virtual Classroom for Students Participaint in Clinical Experience"; National Clinical education Conference, St. Louis, 2004.