Dawn Hall

Associate Professor

Olin Hall 344
(309) 677-3203

Ph.D., Higher Education Administration from Illinois State University
MPT from Temple University
B.S., from University of Illinois


Dr. Dawn Hall has been an Assistant Professor at Bradley University in the department of Physical Therapy and Health Science since 1999.  After graduating from the University of Illinois with a degree in biology/pre-med, she received her Master’s of Physical Therapy degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and her Ph.D. in Educational Administration from Illinois State University, Normal, IL.  Dr. Dawn’s primary teaching interests include basic examination, basic skills, professional issues, cultural competency, teaching and learning.  

In her spare time, she enjoys mentoring area youth, dancing, and traveling. She continues to take advantage of opportunities to travel to developing countries (i.e. Jamaica, Dominican Republic, and Haiti), not only to serve the people in the community but also to provide physical therapy services to those in need.


Dr. Dawn’s research interests are diverse. Outside the profession of physical therapy, her research interests include issues regarding faculty and students of color in higher education. With regard to physical therapy, Dr. Dawn’s research interests include issues related to the perception of the profession of physical therapy, geriatrics, and people with special needs.


Dr. Dawn practices in acute care, skilled nursing, and long-term acute care facilities in the Peoria area. She also maintains professional membership in the Illinois Physical Therapy Association and the American Physical Therapy Association sections Health Policy and Administration.