Dr. Elizabeth Domholdt, is Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Physical Therapy at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn. Previously she served as professor and dean of the Krannert School of Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis. She holds a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from the University of Michigan, a master's degree in health occupations education from Indiana University, and a doctoral degree in higher education, also from Indiana University.
Significant contributions at The College of St. Scholastica include restructuring academics into a school structure to support and expand the College's diverse mix of undergraduate, graduate, and nontraditional programs; implementing mission-driven development opportunities to prepare faculty to serve as lay representatives of the College's Benedictine foundation; and building the capacity of online programs.
Domholdt came to The College of St. Scholastica in 2005 as a visible scholar and leader within the profession of physical therapy. She has made more than 40 research presentations at health professions conferences within the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia; and has published her fourth edition, Rehabilitation Research: Principles and Applications (Carter RE, Lubinsky J, Domholdt E; Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia, PA; 2005). In 2002 she was made a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association. She has served as an editorial board member for Physical Therapy, considered the most influential worldwide journal of the profession, and continues to serve as a manuscript review for that journal and for Physiotherapy Canada.