Dr. John Christopher McGee

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Assistant Professor


John McGee joins the School of Science as Assistant Professor; Principal Founding Faculty Member of the Physical Therapy Doctoral Program.  Dr. McGee recently retired from the United States Air Force after twenty-seven years of service.  During his final assignment, he served as an Assistant Professor; Director of Research at the United States Air Force Academy Department of Biology in Colorado Springs, CO.  In 2016, Lieutenant Colonel McGee was honored as the Outstanding Academy Educator for exemplifying the highest ideals of teaching, mentoring, scholarship, and Air Force core values.  He was further recognized that year with the Frank. J. Seiler Award as the institutions’s top basic science researcher.  Dr. McGee has lectured nationally at numerous platforms and has received funded support in excess of $5.6 million with research interests in health care economics, value-based health policy, innovative health care delivery models, implementation science, decision modeling, and tactical fitness optimization/injury prevention.  John is also a senior physical therapist with over twenty years of clinical experience and holds a national board certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from the American Physical Therapy Association.  Additionally, he maintains a certification as an Athletic Trainer through the National Athletic Trainer’s Association.  John served during Operation Desert Storm and as the Senior Research Director for the Joint Combat Casualty Research Team in support of operations New Dawn and Enduring Freedom.  Dr. McGee completed his undergraduate degree at Salisbury State University and his Master’s in Physical Therapy at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  Additionally, he completed a Master’s in Business Administration/Financial Management from the University of Maryland University College and a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.  John grew up in Salisbury on Maryland’s Eastern Shore where he met his wife Traci.  They have been married twenty-five years and have one daughter and three sons.

He is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy – American Physical Therapy Association’s Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, 2002; Re-Certified 2012 and is a Certified Athletic Trainer – National Athletic Trainers Association, 1992.



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