Burgess Hall 216
MSHS from University of Indianapolis
BSPT from Bradley University
B.S., from Eastern Illinois University
William (Bill) McGehee, Jr. PT, MHS, currently serves as an Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education in the Department of Physical Therapy and Health Science at Bradley University in Peoria, IL. He has held this position since 1998.
Bill received a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology with an option in athletic training from Eastern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Bradley University. He received his Master of Health Science degree from the University of Indianapolis. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the dissertation phase in Public Policy Analysis and Administration at St. Louis University.
Bill’s research interests include issues related to health care policy especially Medicare and Medicaid, issues related to reimbursement and access to care, and endurance in the geriatric population. His dissertation research focuses on changing clinician behavior in adopting current evidence in practice.
Bill has been an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Illinois Physical Therapy Association (IPTA) since 1993, having held the position of IPTA treasurer from 2002-2004 and Illinois Physical Therapy PAC chair from 2002 – 2006. He has served nine times as a chapter delegate to the APTA House of Delegates. Bill was elected to the position of APTA Vice Speaker and member of the Board of Directors of APTA in 2010. He is a member of the Education, Health Policy and Administration, and Cardiovascular and Pulmonary sections of the APTA.
He currently practices patient care part-time for Professional Therapy Services in Peoria in their home health care division. Bill has served on the East Peoria Elementary School District Board of Education since 2005. He was elected President of the board in May 2007.