Dr. Gross is currently Professor, Division of Physical Therapy and Program in Human Movement Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has taught orthopaedic course content in the DPT Physical Therapy Program and biomechanics in the PhD Program in Human Movement Science for the last 27 years. He has also taught in the athletic training and occupational therapy curricula and currently does didactic and clinical teaching in the Division of Physical Therapy’s Orthopaedic Residency Program. He has conducted an active research program with students and has over 60 refereed journal publications. He has lectured nationally and internationally on musculoskeletal tissue biomechanics, shoulder rehabilitation, lower quarter/foot/ankle rehabilitation, and fabrication of foot orthoses. Dr. Gross has been a physical therapist for 34 years and continues to see patients in the Division of Physical Therapy faculty practice.
Dr. Gross received his BA degree from Miami University (Ohio) and a BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Florida. He practiced for several years prior to receiving an advanced MS degree in Physical Therapy/Sports Medicine and a PhD in Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has received an outstanding teaching award from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and has been honored by the American Physical Therapy Association with the Margaret L. Moore Outstanding New Faculty Member and Catherine Worthingham Fellow awards.