Pam Durr

Pam Durr

Assistant Professor in Residence

    Olin Hall 346
    (309) 677-3203


Doctoral Candidate, Ph.D. in Health Sciences (ABD) Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
T.D.P.T., Physical Therapy St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA
B.S., Bradley University, Peoria, IL Physical Therapy
A.A.S., Illinois Central College, East Peoria, IL


I am a Bradley graduate (’94) and worked for OSF in Bloomington and Peoria until 2017. In 2008 I completed my transitional DPT degree at St Ambrose University and began teaching at BU in 2015. In 2016 I began working towards my PhD at NIU. Currently I am in my dissertation phase.


Spring: PT 655, PT 686, PT 766, PT 790
Fall: PT 630, PT 655, PT 716, PT 730, PT 740, PT 816, PT 830. Assisting in PT 820


Pratt, B.L. Presenter & Author), Latva, K. (Presenter & Author), Peterson, M. L. (Author Only), Durr, P., A. (Presenter & Author), S. (Presenter & Author), Pro Bono Network Conference 2020, "Our story of growth: The ties between our pro bono clinic and our academic/clinical education curriculum.," The Pro Bono Network, virtual.November 2020

Durr, P.D, Peterson, M., Kuhl, E., Hoecker, B., Ricketts, A., & Salim, J. Effects of Gum Chewing on balance and gait in persons with Parkinson’s Disease.IPTA/WPTA Revitalize Conference April 2020.

Durr, P.D, Peterson, M., Kuhl, E., Hoecker, B., Ricketts, A., & Salim, J. Effects of Gum Chewing on balance and gait in persons with Parkinson’s Disease. IPTA District MeetingOctober 2019


Community Service:
  • Rock Steady Boxing Boxing Coach for Persons with Parkinson's Disease2018-current
  • Dominican Republic Physical Therapy tripSolid Rock MinistriesJune 2017
  • Screening for musculoskeletal dysfunction with DPT Students Goodwill’s Stand Down Veteran’s Event Fall 2017
  • Concussion Screening Illinois Neurological Institute Fall 2016
  • Dominican Republic Physical Therapy trip Solid Rock Ministries June 2016
  • Guardian for Korean War Navy Veteran on Honor Flight of Greater Dubuque, IA 2013
  • Advocate for Operation Christmas Child 2012-Present
  • Co-Chair of annual Father-Daughter Dance (2000-current)
  • Director of Community Garden (2014-current)
  • Cook for midweek meals (2010-2014)
  • Chaperone on youth events (2010-2014)
  • Living Waters Church2010-Present
Services to the University/College/School on Committees/Councils/Commissions:
  • University-wide
  • 2022-current Advisor for Bradley Wellness Club
  • Appointed 2021 Competitive Assessment Team/University Strategic Planning Work Group
  • Appointed 2018 Technology and Special Emphasis EHS committee
  • April 2017Judge for Student Scholarship ExpoSchool
  • Appointed 2021-currentCollege EHS College Election Committee Committee/Task Force Member Department
  • 2021Tenure Track Search Chair2019Tenure Track Search Committee
  • 2015-presentAdmissions Committee
  • Spring 2016-presentStudent Academic Progress Committee (formally called Student Non-academic and Academic Progress)
  • 2017 Tenure Track search

Licensures and Certifications

Physical Therapy License State of Illinois

Certifications: Rock Steady Boxing Coach 2018,  CPR