Dr. Donna Broide’s educational training began 40+ years ago in
K-12 education before returning to school to earn degrees in Public Administration and Doctor of Physical Therapy. With this additional educational knowledge, Dr. Broide moved her classroom teachings to individuals in various medical facilities to make a difference in the lives of others as she promoted educational and medical social change teaching within each organization. As a lifelong learner, Dr. Broide continued her education and earned a Ph.D. in education where she served as a Program Director for adult students seeking a degree in Physical Therapy as well teaching a myriad of medical and psychology courses online including serving on numerous master and doctoral student committees. At Walden University, she teaches the doctoral capstone courses and serves on numerous doctoral student dissertation committees.
Dr. Broide’s current research interests focus on single women and parents raising academically motivated children; School Administration as well as research methodology and educational outcomes for students. She has presented at numerous international conferences in her field of medical expertise as well as national conferences related to her research interests. Dr. Broide was recognized by her peers and appointed to two accrediting organizations, The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) as well as The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) as a Team Leader. She participates in on-site evaluations of medical programs throughout the country, to assist each Commission to carry out its function in making programmatic accreditation determinations. She also was appointed as a Commissioner for CAPTE determining whether a Physical Therapy education curriculum meets the standards of quality in Physical Therapy education; determines what standards of quality to use; and sets policy and procedures for the accreditation process for colleges and universities throughout the United States, Canada and Scotland. Dr. Broide also accepted the appointment of being an Item Writer for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) where she develops questions in her area of clinical expertise to contribute to the field of Physical Therapy.