UD Standard Web Header
Stuart Binder-Macleod

Stuart Binder-Macleod

Chairperson, Physical Therapy / Edward L. Ratledge Professor
Physical Therapy Department
301 McKinly Lab/323 McKinly Lab




Research Interests

Dr. Binder-Macleod is interested in the effects of electrical stimulation parameters on muscle performance and he works with both human and animal research models


  • 1987 Medical College of Virginia – Ph.D.: Physiology - Neuroscience
  • 1979 Emory University – MMSc: PT Education in the Neurosciences
  • 1974 State University of New York at Buffalo – BSPT: Physical Therapy


  • John H.P. Maley Award, American Physical Therapy Association – Section on Research Awarded for Outstanding Contributions to Leadership in Research, 2010.
  • Convocation Speaker at Northwestern University, Department of Physical Therapy; Chicago, IL; December 2008.
  • Named Edward L. Ratledge Endowed Professor of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, Spring 2006
  • Don W. Wortley Endowed Lectureship, University of Utah, Division of Physical Therapy, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 2006
  • Dervitz Lecturer, Temple University Department of Physical Therapy, Philadelphia, PA, February 2006
  • Golden Pen Award in recognition of significant contributions to the advance of Physical Therapy, American Physical Therapy Association, 2004
  • Alumni Association Outstanding Alumnus, Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University, 2003
  • Elected Catherine Worthingham Fellow in recognition of lasting and significant advances in science, education, and practice of the profession of physical therapy, American Physical Therapy Association, 2003
  • Biotechnology/Life Sciences Category Finalist, National Instruments, Virtual Instrumentation Application Paper Contest, 2003 (Perumal R, Binder-Macleod SA, Wexler AS: Novel Softward for Functional Electrical Stimulation Incorporating Feedback)
  • Chattanooga Award for the best clinical research paper published in Physical Therapy, American Physical Therapy Association, 2002 (Stackhouse SK, Stevens JE , Lee SCK, Pearce KM, Snyder-Macler L, Binder-Macleod SA: Maximum voluntary activation of fresh and fatigued muscle of young and elderly individuals. Physical Therapy, 81: 1102-1109, 2001)
  • Marion Williams Award For Research in Physical Therapy, American Physical Therapy Association, 1999
  • Eugene Michels New Investigator Award for the outstanding new investigator who has demonstrated a commitment to a defined research theme, American Physical Therapy Association, 1993
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 1987
  • Annual Alumni Memorial Award for the outstanding graduate student in the School of Basic Health Sciences, MCV Alumni Association, 1986
  • Graduate Assistantship, MCV School of Basic Health Sciences, 1984-1987
  • A.D. Williams Predoctoral Fellowship, MCV, 1983
  • Scholarship Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement, Department of Physical Therapy, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1974


Guest Lecturer:

  • PHYT 622 Thermal Agents and Soft Tissue
  • PHYT 623 Clinical Neuroscience
  • PHYT 634 Electrotherapy
  • PHYT 633 Applied Physiology II

Link to CV (pdf)

Link to CV (docx)

  • College of Health Sciences  •   345 McDowell Hall  •   Newark, DE 19716  •   USA
    Phone: 302-831-2381  •  © 2014
    Comments   |    Contact Us    |    Legal Notices