Dr. Bennie is the Vice Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy. He earned his entry-level Master of Physical Therapy and Doctor of Science degrees from Loma Linda University and a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Financial Management from La Sierra University. He has practiced physical therapy in the inpatient and outpatient settings, including wound care, NICU, skilled nursing, and inpatient rehab. His experience in the management arena included roles as Director of Rehabilitation, Director of Clinical Services, and Area Director, where he started five outpatient clinics for a small hospital system. He went on to develop, and teach in, a physical therapist assistant program as the founding Program Director. He joined the ADU team in 2013 to develop the DPT program. Dr. Bennie is a graduate of the American Physical Therapy Association's Education Leadership Institute Fellowship which is an ABPTRFE-accredited yearlong, invitational fellowship program designed to develop emerging physical therapist education leaders. His areas of research interest are evidence-based education (including inter-professional education and simulation) and health and wellness.