Michael Sheldon

Dr. Sheldon joined the faculty in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of New England in 1990. Prior to joining the faculty, he was a staff physical therapist (General Surgery, Neurology, Orthopedics, & Inpatient Rehabilitation Rotations), and then senior physical therapist (Neurology and Neurosurgery) in the Physical Therapy Department, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1997 and was appointed Program Director in 2001. He has overseen the education programs’ continued accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) through the transition from a baccalaureate degree to master of physical therapy degree to the doctor of physical therapy degree program. Dr. Sheldon earned his Ph.D. in Public Policy from the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine. His scholarship and teaching interests include injury/disease prevention, health promotion, policy analysis, and program evaluation. He is also a strong proponent of interprofessional education and service learning.

Education

B.S.

University of Rhode Island

1980

M.S.

University of Maine

1982

M.S., PT

Duke University

1985

Ph.D.

Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine

2012

Board Certifications and Licenses

Physical Therapist

Expertise

Disease Prevention

Health Promotion

Policy Analysis

Research

Research Interests

Policy analysis and policy/program evaluation

Selected Publications

Sheldon M., Cavanaugh JT, Croninger W, et al.  Preparing rehabilitation healthcare providers in the 21st century: Implementation of interprofessional education through an academic-clinical site partnership. Work. 2012; 41: 269-275.

Sheldon MR, Golub A, Langevin JR, StOurs P, Swatrzlander BJ. Improving institutional effectiveness: description and application of an implementation model. Planning for Higher Education. 2008; 36: 17-26.

Sheldon MR. Evidence-based practice in occupational health: description and application of an implementation effectiveness model. Work. 2007; 29:137-43.

Other Scholarly Activity

Presentations

Sheldon MR, McCormick WJ, Chadbourne J. Preparing Physical Therapy Students to Deliver Interprofessional Community-Based Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Programs: Collaboration Between a DPT Program and a Medically-Oriented Gym. APTA Educational Leadership Conference, October 2014. 

Sheldon MR: Influences on the Relationship Between Policy Need and State Agency Policy Responses to Address Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders.  APTA Combined Sections Meeting, February, 2014.

Sheldon MR: Influences on State Policy Responses to Address Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders.   APTA Combined Sections Meeting, February, 2011.

Funded Grants

2008 Health Policy and Administration (HPA) Section of the American Physical Therapy Association grant in the amount of $9,700 to support dissertation research looking into the influences on state policy approaches for preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders.

Mike Sheldon

Michael Sheldon

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PT, PhD

Interim Provost

Associate Professor

Proctor Hall
214A

msheldon@une.edu

(207) 221-4591

On Campus