Strategic, Achiever, Futuristic, Maximizer, Self-Assurance
DDr. Volansky comes from a strategically diverse background with experience in patient care, teaching, technology, and leadership within large business organizational units and universities.
Currently, he is the inaugural Dean of the School of Health Professions at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD. He is an associate professor and the program director for an accelerated hybrid physical therapy start-up program using an innovative distance education model at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD. Dr. Volansky’s teaching responsibilities are within the four innovation threads of Data Science, Genomics, Bioelectronics & Robotics and Telehealth. Dr. Volansky was in private practice for 23 years and has been an educator for the past 11 years. His research interest involves innovation within the science of informatics in the discovery and management of new knowledge that defines the evolution of physical therapy clinical practice and education.
Dr. Volansky earned his BS in Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Ohio. He holds his healthcare MBA from Baldwin Wallace College and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Northeastern University. Dr. Volansky earned his Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics at Rutgers University. Dr. Volansky holds the honor of being the first physical therapist to be named as a fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association. He was an ABPTS board certified orthopedic clinical specialist for 10 years and has advanced certifications as a Team STEPPS master trainer, a six sigma green belt, Hybrid Teaching and learning educator, telehealth practitioner and diversity advocate. Dr. Volansky has lectured on numerous topics on both a national and international level as an invited speaker and an industry expert.