College of Health Sciences
Edward L. Ratledge Professor of Physical Therapy
Research: The effect of selected electrical stimulation parameters on muscle performance.
Funding for the Ratledge Professorship was provided courtesy of the late Edward L. Ratledge, who received his bachelor of science in agriculture from UD in 1942 and who worked in research and development for the Sun Oil Company.
Unidel Katherine Esterly Chair of Health Sciences
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Research: Language development in dual language learners and assessment of language disorders in bilingual children.
Lorraine J. Phillips
Jeanne K. Buxbaum Chair of Nursing Science
Research: Functioning and disability in older adults, focused primarily on physical activity, fall prevention, and use of sensor technology to support aging in place.
This chair honors Dr. Jean Kitenplon Buxbaum, a UD alumna who was a generous friend of the University until her death in 2003. Her husband was the late Dr. Edwin C. Buxbaum, professor emeritus of anthropology.
Alumni Distinguished Professor
Research: Electrotherapy and sports physical therapy, as well as knee, shoulder and spine rehabilitation and neuromuscular electrical stimulation.
Alumni Distinguished Professorships are funded by endowments supported by the University of Delaware Alumni Association