Emmanuel B. John, PT, DPT, PhD, MBA is Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Therapy. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria, his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Alabama State University, his Master of Business Administration from Louisiana State University, Shreveport, and his Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science from the University Of Kansas Medical Center.
Dr. John has served as Director of the Motor Control and Neuromuscular Performance Laboratory at both Howard University’s and Radford University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy programs. Most recently, as an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy he held the position as Director of Research, School of Physical Therapy, Touro University Nevada. He brings to Chapman a rich history as a clinician and academic, an international perspective on healthcare, and an extensive record of national and international professional service.
Dr. John’s research spans four areas: effects of age, gender, neurological lesions on the sense of motor effort; effects of virtual reality rehabilitation and robotic rehabilitation interventions on sense of motor efforts; effects of discharge destinations and socioeconomic factors on motor function recovery after stroke; and, the impact of brain-drain on physical therapy education in developing countries.