James R. Cropper, DPT is an internationally recognized educational specialist who currently serves as a Professor in the Health Sciences Division at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. A licensed physical therapist for 42 years, Dr. Cropper completed his doctoral studies at the Ohio State University and has subsequently published peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters while lecturing throughout the United States, Germany, and China. As a United States Army physical therapist, he served assignments at the Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg (Clinician and Assistant Chief), the Fox Army Hospital at Huntsville (Chief of Physical Therapy), and both the Brooke Army Medical Center and the Academy of Health Sciences at Fort Sam Houston (Clinician and Coordinator of Clinical Education). During his military service, Dr. Cropper was awarded the U.S. Army Medical Department’s “A” Proficiency Designator from the Surgeon General of the U.S. Army for exceptional professional ability. He was also awarded the U.S. Army Medical Specialist Corps’ award for clinical and teaching excellence. Prior to his current appointment at Sinclair Community College, Dr. Cropper served as Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Clinical Education at the University of Dayton’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.