The University of Central Arkansas in Conway has named Nancy Berryman Reese dean of its College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, effective July 1.
Reese began working at UCA in 1986 as an instructor and academic coordinator for clinical education. She became an assistant professor in 1991, was tenured in 1994, and served as associate professor, then professor, from 1995 to 2004.
Reese has served as chair of the Department of Physical Therapy since 2004,
She was also the first in Arkansas to be named a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association and is one of only two in Arkansas and 250 in the nation.
Reese is a graduate of the Harvard Leadership Program.
Before her career at UCA, she worked as a physical therapist at Arkansas Rehabilitation Institute in Little Rock and at Conway Physical Therapy Clinic/Conway Human Development Center. She completed her administrative residency at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
Reese earned a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from UCA, a master’s in health services administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a Doctor of Philosophy in anatomy from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.