Stanley Wilson, B.S., P.T., M.S., Ed.D., CEAS, associate professor and dean of NSU’s Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences, originally joined NSU as an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy in 1996. Dr. Wilson then served in several roles within the department such as associate dean for academic affairs, associate dean for rehabilitation services, and chair of the Department of Physical Therapy. He was named dean of the College of Healthcare Sciences in October, 2013.
Before coming to NSU, Dean Wilson had served as associate professor and chair of the Department of Physical Therapy at Howard University in Washington, D.C.; assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Florida International University in Miami; and several other clinical appointments in South Florida and Virginia.
As a licensed physical therapist in Florida and a member of the profession for 36 years, he has practiced in both the clinical and academic settings. He has been an academician for 27 years, teaching in many health care subject areas. His record of scholarly accomplishments includes author of many peer-reviewed manuscripts, abstracts and presentations; investigator of grant-funded research activities; and leader in several professional and community service organizations.
Dean Wilson has held a number of leadership roles in his field, including president of the National Chapter of the Alpha Eta Honor Society; founding president of NSU’s chapter of the Alpha Eta Honor Society; director of practice of the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA); treasurer of the Southeast District of the FPTA; assembly representative and member of the nominating committee for the Southeast District of the FPTA; member of the FPTA Board of Directors (BOD); and board of directors representative on the FPTA Research Committee.
He has also been active in his community serving as an Allocation Reviewer for the Broward County United Way and as a supervisor of PT students, consulting and providing physical therapy services to the underserved communities of Belle Glade and Clewiston, Florida. He has also received many awards, including the Golden Apple Award for Teacher of the Year four times, the 2014 Stuey award for Executive of the Year, the Richard E. Davis Award for Leadership by the NSU Chapter of Alpha Eta Society, and was recently named one of South Florida’s Most Powerful and Influential Black Leaders by Legacy Magazine.
Dr. Wilson received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Howard University, Master of Science in Health Management from St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, Fla., and Doctor of Education in Adult Education & Human Resource Development from Florida International University.