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Lynn Foord, PhD, MEd, MSPT

Lynn Foord
Interim Chair of PT, Director of the Prerequisites for Health Professions Program, Associate Professor
Department: 
Physical Therapy
Center for Interprofessional Studies and Innovation
Phone: 
(617) 643-0875
Office Location: 
B34 - 242

Dr. Foord joined the MGH Institute in 2012, after serving many years at Simmons College teaching in the Department of Physical Therapy and founding their first fully online programs.

Dr. Foord designed and built the “Bridge” (transitional) Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Simmons in 2001, and then founded and led the Department of Online Teaching and Learning in Simmons’ School for Health Sciences 2001-2011. She also served as the Interim Director of Academic Technology from 2010-2011.

Dr. Foord has been involved in Physical Therapy education at Simmons College and at Boston University; her accomplishments include directing clinical education, and teaching in the clinical, classroom, and laboratory setting.

Dr. Foord has lectured widely and is nationally recognized as expert on the development and assessment of professional behaviors in physical therapy education and practice.

She was one of the principal investigators awarded a grant from the American Physical Therapy Association to develop the American Physical Therapy Association Clinical Instructor Training Workshop and Assessment Center

Dr. Foord is co-editor of “Teaching Strategies for Health Education and Health Promotion: Working with Patients, Families and Communities”; named a 2009 Book of the Year by the American Journal of Nursing.


Research Interests

Instructional design for the online and face to face environment
Learning-centered teaching in the online and face-to-face environment
Teaching and assessment strategies for large classes
Faculty development and support for online instruction

Publications

Books and Book Chapters
Lowenstein, A., Foord, L., Romano, J. (2009) Teaching Strategies for Health Education and Health Promotion: Working with Patients, Families and Communities. Jones and Bartlett; Boston, MA.
(Recipient of the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year, 2009)

Foord, L. “The Search for the Adult Learner” in (2009) Teaching Strategies for Health Education and Health Promotion: Working with Patients, Families and Communities. Jones and Bartlett, Boston, MA.

Wein, D., Foord, L. “Obesity, Healthy Eating and Eating Disorders: Definitions, Education, and Treatment” in (2009) Teaching Strategies for Health Education and Health Promotion: Working with Patients, Families and Communities. Jones and Bartlett, Boston, MA.

Dupre, A., Foord, L., “Education for Patients and Families After Stroke: A Multifaceted Approach” in (2009) Teaching Strategies for Health Education and Health Promotion: Working with Patients, Families and Communities. Jones and Bartlett, Boston, MA.

Publications (Peer-Reviewed)
Foord-May, L., May, W. “Facilitating Professionalism in Physical Therapy: Theoretical Foundations for The Facilitation Process”.  Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 21, 3. Winter, 2007.

Foord-May, L. “A Faculty’s experience in changing instructional methods in a Physical Therapy education program.” Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association, 86, (2), February, 2006.


Education

BS, Biology/Psychology (joint major), Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
MS, Physical Therapy, Duke University, Durham, NC
MEd, Cambridge College, Cambridge, MA
PhD, Educational Technology, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN

Curriculum Vitae