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Richard Wallace Bohannon, EdD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Bohannon has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the physical therapy profession

Dr. Richard Wallace Bohannon also served as the editor of the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy from 2002 to 2007 and again from 2013 to 2018.

    FUQUAY VARINA, NC, February 15, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Richard Wallace Bohannon, EdD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Bohannon celebrates many years' experience in his professional field, and has been noted for his scholarly productivity, editorial contributions, clinical success, and the professional honors. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

After taking an occupational interest test in college, Dr. Bohannon discovered that his skill set was most correlated with the profession of physical therapy, as it involves critical thinking, patient interaction and hand utilization. Interested in pursuing these endeavors, he attended the University of North Carolina, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in physical therapy in 1977, followed by a Master of Science in physical therapy in 1982. Thereafter, he received a Doctor of Education from North Carolina State University in 1988. After gaining prominence in the field, he earned an additional doctoral degree in physical therapy from Boston University in 2007. He has been board certified in neurologic physical therapy since 1999.

Dr. Bohannon commenced his career as a staff therapist at Wake County Medical Center in Raleigh, NC, in 1977, holding the position for four years. After serving a brief stint as chief physical therapist at the University of Illinois Hospital in 1982, he acted in the same role at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, NC, from 1983 to 1987. From 1987 to 2015, he served as a professor of physical therapy at the University of Connecticut, having also been a senior scientist in the research department of Hartford Hospital from 1999 to 2004. Since 2015, he has been a professor of physical therapy at Campbell University.

A frequent consultant in the field, Dr. Bohannon also served as the editor of the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy from 2002 to 2007 and again from 2013 to 2018. He has contributed more than 400 articles to professional journals. A fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association, the American Society for Neurological Rehabilitation, the Gerontological Society of America and the American Heart Association, he also maintains affiliation with the Parkinson Movement Disorders Society and the New York Academy of Sciences.

As a testament to his success, Dr. Bohannon has accrued several honors from the American Physical Therapy Association. He received the Helen J. Hislop Award for Outstanding Contributions to Professional Literature, the Marian Williams Award for Research in Physical Therapy, and the Jules M. Rothstein Golden Pen Award for Scientific Writing. He has also been highlighted in the seventh edition of Who's Who in American Education and the 22nd edition of Who's Who in the World, as well as the sixth and seventh editions of Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Bohannon has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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