Melissa Peterson, PT, PhD, GCS, currently serves as Assistant Dean and Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy. She has held this position since 2001. Dr. Peterson achieved Board Certification as a Geriatric Clinical Specialist in 2002. Dr. Peterson resides in Eureka, IL, with her husband and three children, Olivia, Garrett, and Cooper. In her free time, she enjoys running, reading, and playing with her kids.