Chad Jackson, PT, DPT, EdD

DPT Program Director

Chad has been a member of the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) community since 2012. He transitioned to academia from a full-time clinical career as a physical therapists in Northwest Missouri treating the lifespan. At UIW he served as the Director of Professional Practice Education for nine years and became the DPT Program Director in 2021.

Chad obtained a DPT degree from Creighton University in 2001 and an educational doctorate in organizational leadership with emerging technologies from Abilene Christian University in 2020. His dissertation examined the curricular influence on professional formation in physical therapy students. In 2022, he completed the APTA Fellowship in Education Leadership.

Chad's passion is to be missional in all aspects of life. His top 'StrengthsFinder' strengths are learner, responsibility, relator, focus and achiever. He strives to consistently live out his values of living without regrets; investing in authentic relationships; exemplifying care and ownership with family, friends, vocation and ministry with full transparency. For him, life giving moments are created by mentoring others through service; analyzing situations and designing options for improvement while keeping a focus on the 'why'; leading others to ah-ha moments; living as Jesus did; and solving problems. Collectively, his giftings and passion are to allow others to be successful. He is passionate about foster care and testifies that nothing has grown his family closer and deeper in their faith than living out their family purpose by fostering children and adoption.

School of Physical Therapy
Room 2111
(210) 283-6478

  • UIW
  • Professional Practice Education Series
  • Professional Critical Self-Reflection Series
  • CAPSTONE Project
  • School of Physical Therapy
  • Admissions Committee
  • University
  • Profession and Community
  • Selected 2005-2015
  • Grants
  • Book Chapters
  • Peer-reviewed Publications
  • Peer-reviewed Presentations