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Dr. Dyer joined the Robertson School of Government in August of 2002. Prior to this appointment he spent three years as an Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Hampton University, specializing in healthcare management and bioethics. Dr. Dyer has been part of the Regent family since 1995 as a student in the charter class in the newly formed Center for Leadership Studies, now School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship. He completed his Ph.D. in 2001.
Dr. Dyer was born in Newark, New Jersey. After high school he enlisted and spent four years in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam Era. In 1976 he was awarded a B.S. in Physical Therapy degree from Saint Louis University. He completed his M.P.A. degree in 1982, with an emphasis in healthcare management. During his career he worked as a practicing physical therapist, healthcare executive, consultant, and college educator. He also was a gubernatorial appointee on the New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapists for three years.
Dr. Dyer is involved scholarship relating to healthcare policy, management and bioethics. As Director for the Center for Civic Leadership he is pursuing initiatives in the areas of public safety, homeland security, government ethics, as well as local and state politics. Dr. Dyer serves on the Virginia Beach City Council.
Dyer, Robert M., The Effects of Managed Care on Professional Physical Therapist Education. (Doctoral Dissertation). August 2001. Regent University
Dyer, R.M. & Echternach, J. L., The Effects of Managed Care on Professional Physical Therapist Education: Attitudes and Perceptions of Program Directors. Journal of Physical Therapy Education. Volume 14, #4. Winter 2001
Fields of Expertise:
- Health Care Policy and Administration
- Political Management