Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Waters College of Health Professions

James Karnes

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Armstrong Campus-Armstrong Center – Room 253
Phone: 912-344-3032


BS: Physical Therapy, State University of New York at Buffalo
PhD: Anatomical Sciences and Cell Biology, State University of New York at Buffalo

Dr. Karnes began teaching in Armstrong’s, now Georgia Southern University, DPT program in 2016 after spending 26 years teaching physical therapy students at D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY and 17 years teaching physical therapy, medical, and dental students at the University at Buffalo.  He has over 30 years of clinical experience in various settings, including outpatient orthopedics and most recently home health. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Physical Therapy Association of Georgia, and the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy.

Dr. Karnes teaches in the 2-semester human gross anatomy sequence, as well as in the  neuroanatomy/neurophysiology course. His research interests include community-based topics in geriatrics, especially those involving falls prevention.

Last updated: 8/7/2019

Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus 

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences Dept # 4902
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419