Thursday, October 20, 2016

SLU PT Faculty Member Shares Personal Stories About Confidence

SLU PT Faculty Member Dr. Lisa Dorsey was the keynote speaker for the Lean In St. Louis Event. 
Excerpt from the Saint Louis University's Women's Commission Newsletter

Women's Commission partnered with Lean In St. Louis to host a "Confidence in Motion" event and kick off a new year-long series of meetings in which women of the St. Louis community can explore together ways to have confidence in personal and professional settings.
The keynote speaker was Dr. Lisa Dorsey, who shared a personal narrative about developing confidence, surrounding herself with a team of supporters, and the role of mentorship in her life.
To find out more information on the Lean In STL chapter or how to get involved, please visit

Dr. Dorsey earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy and a Master’s in Business Administration from Saint Louis University, a PhD in Educational Policy and Administration in Higher Education from the University of Minnesota and a Women and Power: Leadership in the New World Certificate from the Harvard Kennedy School.  During her tenure at Saint Louis University she has served as the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, Associate Vice President of Undergraduate Education, the Dean for the Doisy College of Health Sciences, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs and Associate Dean for Graduate Education for the Doisy College of Health Sciences, and Director of the Program in Health Sciences.
She has completed a number of research and scholarship projects exploring physical therapy intervention for neurological impairment, higher education organizational structure and student persistence, and student success models in physical therapy education. She is engaged in the profession of physical therapy at the national level as the Chair for the ACAPT Task Force on Graduate Outcomes, in higher education as an accreditation reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), and serves her local community as the Secretary for the Board of Education in the Mehlville School District.

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