PTH 518 Research Methods in Physical Therapy Course Director
PTH 519 Critical Inquiry
PTH 534 Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy
PTH 720 Evidence Based Practice 1
PTH 730 Evidence Based Practice 2
Research Interests & Expertise Areas
Physiologic responses to fighting fires in desert heat conditions
Electrocardiographic profiles of firefighters during routine shift work
Honors & Awards
2005:Faculty Excellence Award for Outstanding Scholarship, College of Health Professions,
Texas State University
2005:Best Oral Presentation, College of Health Professions Research Forum, Texas State
2004:Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities - Runner
Up, Texas State University
2004:Outstanding Alumnus, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Health Professions,
Texas State University
2003:Lighthouse Professor Award, Campus Life Ministries/Campus Faculty Forum, Texas State
2002:Dean’s Award, Excellence in Teaching, College of Allied Health Professions, East Carolina
1999:Awarded Fellowship, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation,
George Williams College
1969:R. Tait McKenzie Award, Leadership in Physical Education, George Williams College
Publications and Presentations
Bierwas D, Leafman J, Shaw DK. The evidence-based practice beliefs and knowledge of
physical therapy clinical instructors. Internet J Allied Health Sci and Pract. 2016:14(3):1-12.
Bierwas D, Leafman J, Wallace L, Shaw DK, Fehrer S. Physical therapy clinical instructor
self-reported evidence-based practice use. Internet J Allied Health Sci and Pract.
Shaw DK, Potter, D. Is the Young Men's Christian Association "Christian"? Some historic
and contemporary research examined. Christian Apologetics Journal. 2014;12(1):87-115.
Cahalin L, LaPier TK, Shaw DK. Sternal precautions: is it time for change? Precautions
verses restrictions–a review of literature and recommendations for revision. Cardiopulm
Phys Ther J. 2011;22(1):5-15.
Shaw DK. Overview of telehealth and its application to cardiopulmonary physical therapy.
Cardiopulm Phys Ther J. 2009;20(2):13-18.
Marshall SM, Shaw DK, Honles GL, Sparks KE. Interdisciplinary approach to the rehabilitation
of an 18-year-old patient with bronchopulmonary dysplasia using telerehabilitation
technology. Respir Care. 2008;53(3):346-350.
Cade WT, Fantry LE, Nabar SR, Shaw DK, Keyser RE. Impaired oxygen on-kinetics in persons
with human immunodeficiency virus are not due to highly active antiretroviral therapy.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2003;84:1831-1838.
Cade WT, Fantry LE, Nabar SR, Shaw DK, Keyser RE. A comparison of Qt and a-vO2 in
individuals with HIV taking and not taking HAART. Med Sci Sport Exer. 2003;35(7):1108-1117.
Shaw DK. The CAPRI story: two decades of innovation and service. J Cardiopulm Rehabil.
Shaw DK, Heggestad-Hereford JR, Southard DR, Sparks KE. American Association of Cardiovascular
and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Telemedicine Position Statement. J Cardiopulm Rehabil.
Shaw DK, Artois JW, McCord AM, Stravakas P, Jenkins WL. Efficacy of telemedicine in
the evaluation of patients with cardiopulmonary disease. Phys Ther Case Reports. 2000;3(1):37-39.
American Physical Therapy Association, 1995-present
Home Health Section, 2006-present
Cardiopulmonary Section, 1995-present
Acute Care Section, 2016-present
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 1986-present
Florida Association, 2013-present
Arizona Association, 2009-present
Texas Association, 2002-2008
Tennessee Association, President, 1990-1994
Ohio Association, 1986-1989
American College of Sports Medicine, 1972-present
Florida Chapter, 2013-2014
Arizona Chapter, 2009, 2015-2017
Texas Chapter, 2002-2008
Southeast Chapter, 1989-2001
Midwest Chapter (board member), 1975-1988
Arizona APTA -Spring Conference 2017
APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2016
AACVPR Annual Meeting 2015
AACVPR Annual Meeting 2014
APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2014
AACVPR Annual Meeting 2013
Arizona APTA Fall Meeting 2013
AACVPR Annual Meeting 2012
APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2012
APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2010
San Diego, CA
Arizona APTA Leadership Conference 2009
APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2009
Las Vegas, NV
CAPTE Self-Study Workshop 2008
APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2008
APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2007
Faculty Incentive Grant - $2,000 - Electrocardiographic Reponses to Fighting Fires
in Desert Heat Conditions, Franklin Pierce University, Goodyear, Arizona, 2016 (Principal
Faculty Incentive Grant - $6,697 - Electrocardiographic Reponses to Fighting Fires
in Desert Heat Conditions, Franklin Pierce University, Goodyear, Arizona, 2015 (Principal
Research Grant - $204,000 (The PSH Foundation) Development of the Telehealth Program
(Transtelephonic Exercise Monitoring) in the Department of Physical Therapy, Texas
State University, San Marcos, Texas, 2003-2006 (Principal Investigator)
Research Grant - $150,000 (The PSH Foundation) Continued development of the Telehealth
Program in the Department of Physical Therapy, Texas State University, San Marcos,
Texas, 2006 - 2007 (Principal Investigator)
APTA Home Health Section Grant - $5,000 - Real-Time Telerehabilitation as an Adjunct
to Physical Therapy Home Visits Following Total Knee Arthroplasty, Midwestern University,
Glendale, Arizona, 2009 (Co-Principal Investigator)
Faculty incentive Grant - $2,120 - Efficacy of Using Telehealth Technology to Provide
Sternal Precaution Education to Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Patients in a Skilled
Nursing Facility, Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona, 2008 (Co-Principal Investigator)
Arizona Physical Therapy Association - Spring Conference, Invited Presentation, Four
Studies Challenging Conventional Thought Regarding Vital Signs - 2017
APTA Home Health Section - Certification Planning Committee - 2017
Arizona Physical Therapy Association - Fall Conference, Invited Presentation, Select
Topics in Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy (four lectures)- 2011
Franklin Pierce University
Member, Institutional Review Board, 2015-present
Franklin Pierce University
Member, Assessment Committee, 2015
Electives Instructor (Apologetics), Grace Bible Church, San Marcos, Texas, 2006-2007
Member, Budget Committee, Grace Bible Church, San Marcos, Texas, 2006-2008