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InFocus Health and Co-Directors

Belinda Waller-Peterson, Assistant Professor

Belinda Waller-Peterson

Dr. Waller-Peterson teaches courses in African American literature and culture, Black Feminist Theory, and the Health Humanities. She specializes in women’s health issues, maternity and illness narratives. She is also a licensed Registered Nurse in the state of Pennsylvania. Her nursing experience and English literature background allow her to explore multiple intersecting areas of study including the Health Humanities; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and Africana Studies. She is the President of the African American Literature and Culture Society.  

For Dr. Waller-Peterson, learning is the dynamic exchange of ideas and questions that leads to intellectual growth. She is particularly concerned with helping students begin the process of asking larger questions about the literature we engage in order to cultivate meaningful and informed opinions as well as the language to discuss their positions. She says, “While I encourage students to pose questions, I also underscore the process of critical thinking in order to arrive at an unusual answer or an unresolved conclusion.” Her classroom is a site of empowerment and transformation for students where they can discover the significance of their own voices and those of their peers.

Phone: (610) 861-1642

Kimberly D. Wynarczuk, Assistant Professor

Kimberly D. Wynarczuk, PT, DPT, PhD, MPH, CHES

Dr. Wynarczuk is an Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. She has been teaching in Doctor of Physical Therapy programs since 2011 and at 鶹 since 2019.  Prior to teaching, Dr. Wynarczuk worked as a school-based physical therapist with the Bucks County Intermediate Unit for 11 years. She is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy and is a Certified Health 鶹 Specialist (CHES).

Dr. Wynarczuk completed her PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at Drexel University, with a concentration in pediatric physical therapy in 2018. She also has a Master's in Public Health (MPH) from Temple University, which she completed in 2006.  Her research interests include collaboration and related services in educational environments, the lived experiences of individuals with disabilities and their families, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Dr. Wynarczuk enjoys collaborating on research with students and faculty from 鶹 and other universities. She has published research in multiple peer-reviewed journals; presented at many local, state, and national conferences; and has contributed chapters for two pediatric physical therapy textbooks. She has also received research grant funding from the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Wynarczuk is also an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, serving as the School-Based Physical Therapy Special Interest Group's liaison to the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Research Committee.

Phone: (610) 625-7217

Email Dr. Belinda Waller-Peterson ( or Dr. Kimberly Wynarczuk ( if you are interested in planning and orchestrating initiatives, programs, and projects, and to inquire about limited funding support.