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Emily Keshner

Dr. Emily Keshner Temple University Department of Physical Therapy
Emily Keshner PT, Ed.D.
Professor and Department Chair
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, Temple University
Adjunct Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Feinburg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Director, Virtual Environment and Postural Orientation Laboratory
Director of Research Strategy, CPH


3307 North Broad Street
Jones Hall, Room 600
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Office: 215-707-4815
Fax: 215-707-7500


  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Physiology, Northwestern University
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Neuroscience, University of Oregon
  • Ed.D., Movement Science, Columbia University
  • Certificate, Physical Therapy, Columbia University
  • B.S., Dance Education, New York University

Research Interests

  • Physical Therapy, both in research and clinical application, in the fields of Motor Control and Rehabilitation Engineering.


Emily Keshner received her Certificate in Physical Therapy at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University. She received her doctoral degree in Movement Science at Teachers College, Columbia University. She then pursued postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oregon and the University Hospital in Basel, Switzerland; both in the area of postural control in healthy and vestibular deficient adults. Following that Keshner was a Research Associate in the Dept. of Physiology, Northwestern University, where she performed both animal and human research. She then worked as a Research Scientist in the Sensory Motor Performance Program at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago with a faculty position in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Northwestern University until she came to Temple University in 2006.  Keshner has been continuously funded from the National Institutes of Health since 1989. She currently teaches in the PhD program in the Department of Physical Therapy.