Samantha Marocco, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Dr. Samantha Marocco, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Russell Sage College, her MS in Basic Science-Gerontology from Clarkson University, and her BS in Physical Therapy from Russell Sage College. She is a board certified specialist in geriatrics and has diverse research interests in fitness and aging, Alzheimer’s disease, and the oral history of her profession. She has presented at national physical therapy conferences on varied topics including: Geriatric Physical Therapy in the 1960’s, Competency Based Hiring Practices in Academia, Lymphedema Management of a Patient with Primary Lymphedema, Characteristics of Clinical Instructors, Use of Oral History in Problem Based Learning, Physical Therapy Management of an Individual with Systemic Sclerosis, as well as other topics. She facilitates her local Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group and conducts community presentations on “dementia and memory” and “fitness and aging”. She lives in Saranac Lake, NY with her family and enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, and canoeing in the Adirondacks. Courses taught: PHT701, PHT716, PHT816.