Jesse Ortel

Jesse Ortel is a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army, and holds a doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. He has practiced physical therapy in the Army for over 16 years, and has also provided continuing education courses to other therapists on such topics as wound care, biomechanics, clinical prediction rules, and clinical decision making. He is currently half-way through a three year sabbatical to pursue a PhD in Education with concentration in Learning Technologies Design Research, with a specialization in Instruction Systems Design. His areas of research interests are exploring the use of technology and peer support in healthcare worker's professional development and maximizing training transfer.