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Associate Dean of Health Careers and Services, Experienced Physical Therapist

Dr. Gregory M. Kline, PT, DPT, EdD, MBA

2017, Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership

Argosy University, Online Programs

Associate Dean of Health Careers and Sciences at Cuyahoga Community College

 

“My [instructors] offered positive and objective feedback throughout the completion of my degree. They were always professional with every interaction.”

 

Associate Dean of Health Careers and Services, Experienced Physical Therapist

 

Dr. Gregory M. Kline is an experienced physical therapist who has worked with geriatric, neurologic, orthopedic and pediatric populations in various outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation settings. While enrolled in coursework at Argosy University, Kline was employed as the director of the physical therapist assistant program at South University, Cleveland. He was involved in the programmatic policy creation and revision process for the physical therapist program throughout the South University system.

 

Kline recently accepted a position as the Associate Dean of Health Careers and Sciences at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio.  In his new role, he’s responsible for the development, review and evaluation of academic plans, curriculum, programs, course schedules and budgets within the college’s Health Careers and Sciences department.

 

Kline’s dissertation focused on promoting leadership strategies to improve the experiences of clinicians employed in the rehabilitation field. He recently presented his dissertation findings at an Ohio Physical Therapy continuing education event in Cleveland, Ohio—and hopes that leaders in his field will follow his recommendations to embrace mentorship and team building opportunities in the field of rehabilitation.

 

Looking back on his education, Kline advises current students to stay focused on goals. “Strive to find the balance between your education, work and family while completing coursework at Argosy University,” he said. “Anticipate and seek out any possible speedbumps that may potentially slow down the pursuit of your goal of becoming a graduate. Instead of avoiding these speedbumps, [view them as an opportunity] for personal and professional growth.”

 

Kline earned a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from Argosy University, Online Programs in 2017. He says the coursework helped him to enhance his communication skills with faculty, staff and students in the higher education field—resulting in stronger collaboration, conflict management and professional development.  His degree also helped him to advance in his career.

 

He mentioned that Argosy University, Twin Cities faculty members Dr. Katherine Noone and Dr. Evelyn Lim were supportive and helpful while he was in school. “Both of them offered positive and objective feedback throughout the completion of my degree—they were always professional with every interaction and were willing to assist with my goal to complete the dissertation in less than one year,” he stated. “Without their continued support, I would not have completed my degree to the fullest potential.” Kline added that his academic advisor, Barbara Kelminsky, continually encouraged him to set a realistic schedule to complete his degree.

 

Kline is committed to giving back to the community and is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Ohio Physical Therapy Association (OPTA). He’s serving a second term in the role of “Director B” in the OPTA’s northeast district, raising funds for the association and student scholarships. As a member of OPTA’s research committee, Kline promotes evidence-based practice at the state level. He participates and volunteers at “In Motion,” a center for Parkinson’s Disease. He enjoys guest speaking opportunities in the community and was awarded the University Hospital’s (Cleveland) Gem Award and the Presidential Service Scholarship.

 

Kline earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Benedictine University. He also holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Midwestern University and a Master of Business Administration in Health Service Management from Ursuline College.

 

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