Matt Volansky, PT, DPT, MBA, Ph.D.

Matt Volansky, PT, DPT, MBA, Ph.D.

Dean of the School of Health Professions; Program Director of DPT

School of Health Professions


Ph.D., 2020, Rutgers University; DPT, 2015, Northeastern University; MBA, 1999, Baldwin-Wallace University; B.S., Physical Therapy, 1991, University of Toledo-Medical College of Ohio


Dr. Matt Volansky comes from a strategically diverse background with experience in patient care, teaching, technology and leadership within large business organizational units and universities. Volansky earned his B.S. in Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Ohio. He holds his healthcare MBA from Baldwin Wallace College and a DPT degree from Northeastern University. Volansky earned his Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics at Rutgers University. His dissertation was titled "Electronic Phenotyping via the Anchor and Learn Framework with Physical Therapy Emphasis."


Volansky holds the honor of being the first physical therapist to be named as a fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association. He was in private practice for 23 years and has been an educator for the past 13 years. Volansky was also an ABPTS board certified orthopedic clinical specialist for 10 years. He currently holds advanced certifications as a Team STEPPS master trainer and a six-sigma green belt. Additionally, he has certifications as a hybrid teaching and learning educator, equitable, engaging and inclusive online learning educator, telehealth practitioner and diversity advocate. Volansky has lectured on numerous topics on both a national and international level as an invited speaker and industry expert. His teaching responsibilities are within the four innovation threads of genomics, telehealth, data science, and bioelectronics.

His research interest involves innovation within the science of informatics in the discovery and management of new knowledge that defines the evolution of physical therapy clinical practice and education. Volansky loves to cook, autocross race his Porsche, fly fish, golf and drink good wine.