Dr. Skye Donovan

Associate Professor

Department Chair

Physical Therapy

Skye Donovan

Contact Information

Contact via email


Ballston 4040, 203

Academic Credentials

BS, Ursinius College
MS, Texas Woman's University
PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

ABPTS Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)
Licensed Physical Therapist in VA

Teaching Areas

  • Pathophysiology
  • Gross Anatomy
  • Exercise Physiology

Research Interests

  • Outcomes following orthopedic surgeries
  • Obesity prevention and management
  • Innovative teaching strategies in the DPT curriculum


Dr. Skye Donovan has been part of Marymount’s faculty since 2008. Her areas of practice include orthopedics and sports medicine. Dr. Donovan has a very active research agenda, presents her research at national meetings (e.g. APTA, ACSM and Arthroscopy Association of North America) and publishes in a variety of peer-reviewed rehabilitation and health care management journals.


Dr. Donovan is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Association of Clinical Anatomists (AACA). Dr. Donovan also is a member of the obesity prevention task force of the Arlington County Healthy Community Action Team, a project dedicated to promoting wellness and disease prevention.

Dr. Donovan has received several grants to support her research, most recently she was awarded $2000 to fund a Go Baby Go initiative at Marymount University to build and modify ride on cars for children with special needs. She is also part of a pilot grant using 3D printers in rehabilitative technology projects. 

Skye is extremely active in the APTA and has served as a member 2009-15 and as Chair (2013-14) of the NEXT conference program committee.