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Dr. Jane Hopp

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs - Partnerships and Innovation/Associate Professor in Physical Therapy 262.524.7294 jhopp@carrollu.edu College of Health Sciences



Dr. Hopp has training and professional experience as both a clinician and academician. She has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in physical therapy and biophysics. Dr. Hopp's record of federal and foundation grants, peer-reviewed publications, and peer-reviewed presentations as a faculty member engaged in basic science discovery and clinical application research and as an academic administrator engaged in the scholarship of teaching and learning represents sustained scholarly excellence. Her academic leadership experience has been significant (22 years) and extensive at various hierarchical levels and in different areas of the university. Development of successful partnerships with the community and other institutions of higher education to achieve the college’s and the university’s strategic goals has been one of her leadership focuses.


  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Doctor of Philosophy in Physiology and Biophysics, 1989
  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Master of Science in Physiology and Biophysics, 1981
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, 1976

Areas of Specialization

  • Physical Therapy
  • Physiology and Biophysics
  • Leadership
  • Integrated Approach to Health
  • Inter-professional Health Care Practice

Scholarly and Professional Achievements

  • 16 funded federal grants
  • 16 funded private foundation grants
  • 1 book chapter
  • 17 peer reviewed manuscripts
  • 15 peer reviewed presentations
  • 17 invited presentations

Service to Carroll University and Profession

  • Dean of the College of Health Sciences, Carroll University
  • Shared governance service as both a faculty member and an academic administrator is extensive, varied, and productive
  • Institution of higher education and community organization advisory boards service

Honors and Awards

  • Wisconsin Campus Compact Esther Letven Campus Community Partnership Award Recipient (March 2013)
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

What is your teaching style?


Why do you do what you do?

I have a passion for teaching, research, service and leadership.

How do you make learning engaging?

Through the use of technology, service learning, and mentoring.

What should students know about you?

I am student-centered.

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