Rita Wong

Rita Wong (no photo)

Associate Vice President for Research

Academic Credentials

B.S., Northeastern University
M.S., Boston University
Ed.D., Clark University

Catherine Worthingham Fellow (FAPTA)
Licensed Physical Therapist in Virginia


Dr. Rita Wong came to Marymount University in 1995 as the founding Chair of its Physical Therapy program. She continued in a departmental leadership role until 2013 when she became the Assistant Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies and soon thereafter the Associate Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies. She now serves as Associate Provost, Research and Graduate Education,  Academic Affairs and Enrollment Management.

Dr. Wong came to Marymount from the University of Connecticut, where she held a senior faculty position in the physical therapy program. She has more than 30 years of experience in higher education, having either participated in or led, numerous professional and academic endeavors to foster the advancement of physical therapists, particularly in the area of geriatrics.


Dr. Wong is a Catherine Worthingham of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). This designation is the highest honor among APTA’s membership categories and is given in recognition of a member’s contributions to the profession through leadership, influence, and achievements over a sustained for a period of not less than 15 years 


Other Information

Teaching Area

Research Interests

  • Translating evidence into practice
  • Encouraging optimal aging



Phone: 703-284-5982

Email: Rita.Wong@marymount.edu