Leslie B. Glickman, PT, PhD, was an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science from 2007-2015. During that period, she held leadership positions as the Director of the Transitional DPT and Post-Professional Programs and Acting Chair of the DPT Program. Dr. Glickman led or served on various important campus and department committees, including those that developed the post-professional and DPT-PhD programs. She taught the post-professional management and capstone courses and the three DPT professionalism courses during her tenure.
Dr. Glickman’s rehabilitation research focus has been on community reintegration in less-resourced communities regionally and internationally. She conducted funded research in Malawi (2014 & 2015) through the University of Maryland, Centers for Global Education Initiatives and for Interprofessional Education. In 2016 and 2018, she provided educational and programmatic consultation as well as faculty and staff development for the Kachere Rehabilitation Centre and the Medical Rehabilitation College in Malawi as a Fulbright Program Scholar, emphasizing educator roles. Dr. Glickman has been developing a collaboration with the Department of Physiotherapy at the University of Malawi College of Medicine and Health Volunteers Overseas for a transitional bachelor’s program.
As an educational consultant, Dr. Glickman provides advisory services to graduate students from the University of Montana, Virginia Polytechnic University, Muzuzu University, the Medical Rehabilitation College in Malawi, and to Rehab Essentials, Inc. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Physical Therapy Education, and a manuscript reviewer for the Malawi Medical Journal, several other international journals, and an abstract reviewer for the World Confederation of Physical Therapy’s 2019 Congress.
On the local level, Dr. Glickman actively participates in community social, philanthropic, and educational activities, making connections between her global and local experiences and underscoring the importance of making education meaningful, relevant, fun, and available.