Jessica Straughn

Assistant Professor of Practice and Director of Student Experiential Learning, Physical Therapy

(610) 283-3539

About Me

Dr. Jessica Straughn is an alumnus of the Arcadia University DPT program (class of 2015), a licensed physical therapist in the state of Pennsylvania, and Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (2018).  Dr. Straughn's clinical practice started with TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston, Texas in the inpatient rehabilitation setting, where she collaborated with individuals after stroke, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury. She also specialized within the Disorders of Consciousness (DoC), Neurobehavioral, and Spasticity Management teams, where some her interests in education and research reside. Professionally Dr. Straughn is a member of the Neurology, Oncology, and Health Administration and Policy sections of the APTA, and her continuing education focuses on global health and policy, diversity equity and inclusion, hospice and palliative care, and yoga.  Dr. Straughn has also traveled yearly with the AU DPT's international service learning programs to Guatemala and Jamaica since 2014, in addition to regular volunteer work in local outpatient probono clinics, leading to her current role as Director of Student Experiential Learning. Dr. Straughn is passionate about mindful partnerships with our international communities and regular outcomes assessment to foster sustainable, best care for all individuals. 

Hometown
Toughkenamon, PA

Home Country
United States

Education History

Arcadia University 2015

Doctor of Physical Therapy