Dr. Stoecker is both the Vice Dean of the College of Health Professions and a member of the physical therapy faculty. She received her Certificate in Physical Therapy from Ohio State University, her MS in Health Science Education, and subsequently received her PhD in Higher Education Policy. Her clinical focus has been in the area of neurological dysfunction and she continues to teach in that area as well as Evidence-Based Practice. She has attended numerous continuing education courses and has been a regular participant at State and National Association meetings. She has published a number of articles and advises post professional students in the publication process. She is a recognized leader in education as the past Editor for the Journal of Physical Therapy Education (JOPTE). Her awards include the 2003 Lawrence Medoff Award for outstanding contribution to the University. She was recently awarded the very prestigious "Outstanding Physical Therapist" Award by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association. The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated an exceptional level of support and dedication to physical therapy for her support and roles in national and state associations.