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Chatham University Promotes Two Faculty Members to Program Director Positions

PITTSBURGH: Chatham University has announced the promotions of current faculty, Dr. Joe Schreiber and Dr. Kristen Harty to the position of Program Directors for the Physical Therapy and Education Departments.

Dr. Joe Schreiber has accepted the position of Director of Physical Therapy, succeeding Dr. Pat Downey who was recently named the Dean of the College of Health Sciences. Joe joined the program (and Chatham) in 2001 and has taught the pediatric and research curricular content. He has also served the University for many years as a member of the Institutional Review Board (IRB), including chairing this committee from 2010-2014. Joe has an advanced master’s degree in Pediatric Physical Therapy and a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences. He has significant leadership experience within the PT profession, and he currently serves as the President of the Pediatric Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. In addition, Joe is an accomplished scholar and has recently been promoted to Full Professor. Chatham is pleased to be able to replace one exceptional leader with another from the program’s ranks. Read more about Dr. Schreiber’s accomplishments and background. 

Dr. Kristin Harty has accepted the position of Director of the Education Department, succeeding transitional program director, Mr. Ed Donovan. Kristin joined the program (and Chatham) in 2012 and has primarily taught the special education curricular content. She has also served the University as the faculty secretary. Kristin earned her Ph.D. and M.Ed. in Special Education from the University of Pittsburgh, and her B.S. in Special Education from Penn State. Prior to joining Chatham, Kristin was Associate Professor and Director of Elementary Instruction at Saint Vincent College. Her research interests center around reading interventions and strategies in early elementary education.