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Glenn Williams


Senior Associate Dean of Health Professions and Associate Professor

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Department

Glenn Williams, PT, PhD is an associate professor and the chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences. His entry-level physical therapy training occurred at the U.S. Army-Baylor University program. He received his PhD in Biomechanics & Movement Science from the University of Delaware with mentors Lynn Snyder-Mackler, PT, Distinguished Alumni Professor of Physical Therapy and Thomas Buchanan, PhD, George W. Laird Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
Williams has received board certification in athletic training and sports physical therapy. Prior to pursuing his PhD, he worked seven years as a physical therapist in the United States Army and directed the Cadet Physical Therapy Clinic at the United States Military Academy at West Point and the Physical Therapy Service at Kirk Army Health Clinic, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. His clinical expertise is in sports physical therapy and more specifically, the treatment of knee, shoulder, and ankle injuries. 

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Professional Society

Williams is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and its specialty sections/academies in Orthopaedics, Sports, Research, and Education. He is also a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Society of Biomechanics.

Research Interests

Williams directs the Orthopaedic & Sports Rehabilitation Research Laboratory at Drexel University. His research focuses on neuromuscular plasticity after knee joint injuries (ACL injury, meniscus injury), optimizing rehabilitation of these injuries, knee osteoarthritis, and using emerging technologies such as wearable sensors to advance treatment of knee injuries and our understanding of human performance.
Williams has been funded by the NIH, NFL Charities Medical Research Grants program, and industry. He has won several research awards including the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s O’Donoghue Sports Injury Research Award, American Journal of Sports Medicine Hughston Award, and the American Society of Biomechanics Young Scientist Award.
Noteworthy collaborations include research with the Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study (MOST, NIH funded), Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI, NIH funded), and Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON, NIH funded).