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Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy


  • PhD, Kent State University (Biomedical Science, Neuroscience concentration)
  • MS, University of Louisville (Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology)
  • MS, Texas Woman's University (Physical Therapy, Geriatrics concentration)
  • BHS, University of Kentucky (Physical Therapy)

Professional Credentials

  • Arkansas Physical Therapy License
  • APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor

Teaching Specialties

  • Neuroscience
  • Neuromuscular I
  • Integumentary 
  • Patient Handling

Research Interests

  • Brainstem Circuitry Related to the Auditory System
  • The Startle Reflex
  • Motor Planning


  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Society for Neuroscience


Susan joined the faculty in the spring of 2011. She has clinical experience working in acute care, inpatient rehab, SNF, outpatient, and home health settings. She has worked as a physical therapist in Kentucky, Texas, Ohio, and Arkansas. She endeavors in her research to elucidate brainstem circuitry related to attention, the startle reflex, and brainstem processing of sensory information.

Susan Motts

Contact Information

P: 870-972-2988
F: 870-972-3652


Building: Nursing & Health Professions
Room: 107