UD Physical Therapy Faculty
Biographical Sketch

Dr. Stuart Binder-Macleod, PhD, PT
Professor, Department Chair
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Delaware 
301 McKinly Lab. 
Newark, DE 19716 
office: (302) 831-8046
fax: (302) 831- 4234
E-mail: sbinder@udel.edu
Education Professional History
Professional Organizations/Societies Courses Taught/Coordinated
Research Interests Other Duties in the Program


For more information about Dr. Binder-Macleod, please visit his personal homepage


EDUCATION
Ph.D. in Physiology and Neuroscience - Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA 1987
M.MSc. in  PT - Emory University, Atlanta, GA 1979
B.S. in PT - State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 1974

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

  • Chair - Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, 9/98-present 
  • Professor - Department of Physical Therapy (primary appointment), Department of Biological Sciences,  Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, and Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomechanics and Movement Sciences - University of Delaware,  6/99 - Present
  • Associate Professor - Department of Physical Therapy (primary appointment), Department of Biological Sciences,  Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, and Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomechanics and Movement Sciences - University of Delaware,  6/93 - 5/99
  • Acting Chair  - Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware 9/96 - 1/97
  • Associate Chair - Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware,  6/94 - 9/98
  • Assistant Professor - School of Life and Health Sciences - Program in Physical Therapy (primary appointment) and Neurobiology (secondary appointment), University of Delaware,  9/87 - 6/93
  • Instructor - Department of Community Health, Division of Physical Therapy, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 9/78 - 6/83
  • Research Associate - Regional Research and Training Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA,  8/79 -12/82
  • Staff Physical Therapist - Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, Hanover, NH, 9/74 - 7/77
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS/SOCIETIES
Society for Neuroscience
Delaware Area Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience 
American Physical Therapy Association
Research Section of the APTA
Education Section of the APTA
Clinical Electrophysiology Section of the APTA
American Physiological Society

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Dr. Binder-Macleod's research interests center around increasing our understanding of the relationship between the activation pattern of skeletal muscle and the forces produced. Animal, human and mathematical models are used.  This work has cinical implication for improving the use of electrical stimulation to activate skeletal muscles and problems of fatigue and weakness in the elderly and disabled populations.

COURSES TAUGHT / COORDINATED
Within the MPT curriculum Dr. Binder-Macleod presently lectures in:

  • PHYT 603 Physical Agents
  • PHYT 607 Electrophysiological Treatment and Evaluations
  • PHYT 623 Clinical Neurosciences


OTHER DUTIES IN THE PROGRAM

  •  Department Chair
301McKinly Lab| University of Delaware | Newark, DE 19716 | phone 302-831-8910| fax 302-831-4234
Comments to: staciec@udel.edu