Willow Henry, D.P.T.’11, was named the inaugural Dr. Arthur M. Pappas Professor of Health Care Practice Endowed Chair at Franklin Pierce University. She is a wound-care expert and assistant professor in the College of Health and Natural Sciences, teaching within the doctor of physical therapy program at the university’s Manchester Academic Center. The first named professorship in Franklin Pierce’s history, the endowed chair is funded by the support of the Arthur M. and Martha R. Pappas Foundation.
An American Board of Wound Management-certified wound specialist, Henry has been a full-time assistant professor at Franklin Pierce University since May 2017 after joining as an adjunct professor in 2014. Her research and expertise in wound care and infectious diseases were key as she led the Manchester Academic Center’s reopening task force to ensure in-person instruction at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.