Current Professional Memberships
American Physical Therapy Association
- Awards Committee – Subcommittee on Advocacy Member: 2013 – present
- Indian Health Service Task Force Member: 2010
- Reviewer for various subcommittees of the Annual Conference Program Committee: 2005 – 2007
- Health Policy and Administration Section Member
- Global Health Special Interest Group (formally Cross Cultural and International Special Interest Group) Member
- Programming Chair/ Executive Board Member: 2014 – present
- Nominating Committee: Member: 2010 and 2012, Co-Chair: 2011, Chair: 2013 – 2014
- Sports Physical Therapy Section Member
- Emergency Response Special Interest Group Member
- Emergency Medical Response Instructor. 2010 – present.
- Youth Athlete Special Interest Group Member
- Education Section Member
Iowa Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association
- Legislative Committee/Key Contact: 2013 – present
South Dakota Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (Corresponding Member)
- Federal Affairs Liaison: 2010 – 2013
- Ethics Committee: Member: 2007 – 2008, Chair: 2008 – 2013
- Advisor for the Student Special Interest Group: 2007 – 2010
Nebraska Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (Corresponding Member)
- Advisor for the Student Special Interest Group: 2002 – 2004
National Rural Health Association
- Rural Health Fellow: 2010 – 2011
Selected Peer Reviewed Publications
- Shim A, Cross P, Norman S, Hauer P. Assessing various body composition measurements as an appropriate tool for estimating body fat in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I female collegiate athletes. American Journal of Sport Science and Medicine. 2014;2(1):1-5.
- Ladwig E, Shim AL, Yom JP, Cross P, Beebe J. Preseason and postseason body composition does not change relative to playing time in Division I female basketball players. International Journal of Exercise Science. 2013;6(3):208-216.
- Karges JR, Cross PS, Hauer PL, Blom H, Burcham J, Myers AK, Grimsrud C. Effectiveness of the Emergency Response Course in improving physical therapists’ and student physical therapists’ decision-making related to acute sports injuries and medical conditions. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 2013;8(3):277-289.
- Beebe JA, Cross PS. Patellar tendinopathy: preliminary surgical results. Sports Health. 2013;5(3):220-224.
- Cross PS, Beebe JA, Ernest BN, Arthur-Sinar S. Access to outpatient physical therapy services for community-dwelling older adults in rural Western Nebraska. Physical Therapy Journal of Policy, Administration, and Leadership. 2013;13(2):1-9.
- Cross PS, Karges JR, Horkey MA, Kolb GA, Alexander KL, Knippling AL, Jacobsen JA. Management of acute sports injuries and medical conditions by South Dakota high school head coaches: assessment via case scenarios. South Dakota Medicine. 2012;65(3):97-99, 101-105, 107.
- Cross PS, Karges JR, Salsbery MA, Smith D, Stanley EJ. Management of acute sports injuries and medical conditions by physical therapists: assessment via case scenarios. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 2011;6(3):158-172.
- Cross PS, Karges JR, Adamson AJ, Arnold MR, Meier CM, Hood JE. Assessing the need for knowledge on injury management among high school athletic coaches in South Dakota. South Dakota Medicine. 2010;63(7):241-245.
- Cross PS, Berg PJ, Walsh M, Kelly J, Parker D, Beebe J, Jacobsen J. A cooperative school and community-based intervention to promote diabetes awareness and prevention behaviors among youths in an American Indian community. The IHS Primary Care Provider. 2009;34(10):284-291.
- Cross PS, Voltz JD. Developing health professional students into rural health care leaders of the future through best practices. In: Royeen CB, Jensen GM, Harvan R, eds. Leadership in Interprofessional Health Education and Practice. Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett; 2009:281-295.
- Cochran TM, Cross PS. American Indian culture. In: Black JD, Purnell LD, eds. Developing Cultural Competence in Physical Therapy Practice. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis; 2005:238-259.
CURRENT TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES
FORMER TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES
Dr. Cross has been a course director, lab instructor, guest lecturer, and/or research mentor at community colleges, nursing assistant training programs, and various University undergraduate, professional, and/or graduate degree programs. Topics have included: physical agents and modalities, musculoskeletal physical therapy, pediatric sports physical therapy, geriatric physical therapy, health care ethics, billing and reimbursement, health care management and leadership,health care reform, rural health, interprofessional care, cultural competence, CPR/AED for the professional rescuer, emergency medical response, pathophysiology, exercise physiology and prescription, community-based grant writing and physical therapy, physical therapy tests and measures, transfers and mobility aids, and fitness, wellness, and prevention.