Title: Retired Academic Administrator
Location: Peachtree City, Georgia, United States
Marylou R. Barnes, DSc (Hon), EdD, PT, Retired Academic Administrator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators and Healthcare Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership.
Dr. Barnes began her journey to professional success at Madison College in 1952. There, she earned a Bachelor of Science in physical education before going on to acquire a Master’s in physical therapy from the Medical College of Virginia in 1957. By 1968, she had earned an additional Master’s degree in counseling from James Madison University. In 1975, she returned to further her education at West Virginia University and acquired a Doctor of Education. In the years following her graduation, she earned a certificate in physical therapy. Later, in 1993, she acquired a Doctor of Science from the University of Indianapolis, where she graduated with honors.
Throughout her illustrious career, Dr. Barnes brought her skills to several different institutions. She began her career at the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center, taking on the title of staff physical therapist and, later, the director of clinical education. In 1968, she entered the educational realm of her industry, accepting a position as a professor and chair of the department of physical therapy at Western Virginia University. Discovering that she enjoyed working with students, she proceeded to relocate to Georgia State University in 1979, earning the title of professor emeritus upon her retirement in 1995 after many years of consistent success. In 2015, Dr. Barnes passed away. She left behind a legacy of immeasurable success in her field. In light of her myriad accomplishments, she is featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of American Women.
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