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Joseph PH Black, PhD

Joseph P H Black, MDiv, PhD, (Ret) has over 40 years of leadership and management experience in church-related and higher education administration, funds development, and private consulting. Prior to joining the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in May, 1992, Dr Black was Director of Development for Princeton Theological Seminary, minister of Northwood Presbyterian Church (Spokane WA), a Vice President of Barnes & Roche, Inc. (Philadelphia PA), a Vice President and Interim President of Whitworth University (Spokane WA), and President of the Deaconess Medical Center Foundation (Spokane WA).  As Senior Vice President for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Dr Black provided leadership for APTA's Education Division, including the Departments of Accreditation, Physical Therapy Education (PT/PTA), Professional Development, and Specialist Certification. 

Dr Black was made an Honorary Member of the APTA by a unanimous vote of its House of Delegates in 2007.

Dr Black graduated from Whitworth University (1960) and received both professional and postprofessional degrees in theology from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey (1963, 1965). He received his PhD from Gonzaga University in Leadership Studies (1992). 


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