Gary Wilkerson is a tenured professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he has taught in the Graduate Athletic Training Education Program since 2000.
He has received degrees from Eastern Kentucky University (1978), the University of Arizona (1979), and the University of Kentucky (1989), and has had a wide variety of professional experiences over the past 35 years, which have included functioning as a physician extender in a multi-specialty medical practice and co-founding a company which operated multiple rehabilitation clinics.
Prof. Wilkerson's research has been published in numerous professional journals, most of which has related to lower extremity biomechanics and ankle injuries. His recent work has focused on predictive modeling for identification of individual athletes who possess potentially modifiable characteristics associated with elevated injury risk.
He currently serves on the editorial boards of both the Journal of Athletic Training and the International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training, and serves as Liaison Editor between the two journals.
Prof. Wilkerson is a Fellow of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, and a member of the Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame.