College of Health Sciences

Tamby Allman, Ed.D., CED

Tamby Allman, Ed.D., CED

Associate Professor

Graduate Advisor, Education of the Deaf

Communication Sciences and Oral Health

Education

Ed.D., National-Louis University; M.S., Texas Woman's University; B.S., Baylor University

Interests

Deaf and Hard of Hearing; Literacy, Inclusion; Differentiated Instruction; Strategies for Teaching Language

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Husny Amerih, Ph.D., OTR, CKTI

Husny Amerih, Ph.D., OTR, CKTI

Associate Professor

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.S., University of Central Arkansas; B.S., University of Arkansas; Other, Ocupational Therapy School of Jordan

Interests

Physical Disability; Assistive Technology; OT Education and Curricula; Occupational Adaptation of Foreign Therapists

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Dale Anderle, PT, DPT

Dale Anderle, PT, DPT

Associate Clinical Professor

Director of Clinical Education

Physical Therapy

Education

D.P.T., A. T. Still University; M.S., Texas Woman's University; B.A., University of North Texas

Interests

Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation; Admissions; Clinical Education

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Mary Frances Baxter, Ph.D., OT, FAOTA

Mary Frances Baxter, Ph.D., OT, FAOTA

Professor and Interim Associate Director

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ph.D., University of Houston System : main campus; M.A., Texas Woman's University; B.S., Colorado State University

Interests

Pediatrics; Neuro-Rehabilitation; Assistive and Adaptive Technology

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Kevin A. Becker, Ph.D., CSCS

Kevin A. Becker, Ph.D., CSCS

Assistant Professor

School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology

Education

Ph.D., University of Tennessee; M.S., Illinois State University; B.S., University of Wisconsin- La Crosse

Interests

Motor Learning; Motor Performance; Attentional Focus; Cognitive and Physical Stressors; Sport Psychology

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O. Jayne Bowman, Ph.D., LOT

O. Jayne Bowman, Ph.D., LOT

Associate Professor

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ph.D., Texas A&M University System : College Station; Cert., Baylor College of Medicine; M.S., Washington University School of Medicine; Other, St. Louis University; B.S., University of Wisconsin Madison

Interests

Pediatrics; Sensory Integration; Child Development; Measurement, Hand Strength and Hand Function; Test/retest Reliability of Assessment Instruments

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Patricia Bowyer, Ed.D., MS, OTR, FAOTA

Patricia Bowyer, Ed.D., MS, OTR, FAOTA

Professor and Coordinator of Post-Professional Programs

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ed.D., East Tennessee State University; Postdoctoral Studies, University Of Illinois at Chicago; Postdoctoral Studies, Johns Hopkins University; M.S., Eastern Kentucky University; Cert., Eastern Kentucky University; B.A., Milligan College

Interests

Children and Youth as it relates to the Model of Human Occupation; Assessment development specific to the Short Child Occupational Profile and Child Occupational Self Assessment as well as other MOHO based pediatric assessments; Treatment effectiveness that is based on the Model of Human Occupation

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Kelli Brizzolara, PT, Ph.D., OCS

Kelli Brizzolara, PT, Ph.D., OCS

Assistant Professor

Physical Therapy

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.S., Texas Woman's University; B.S., Texas A&M University

Interests

Low Back Pain; Manual Therapy; Therapeutic Exercise; Deep Abdominal Muscles; Physical Activity; Mindfulness

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Suzanne Perea Burns, Ph.D., OTR

Suzanne Perea Burns, Ph.D., OTR

Assistant Professor

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; Postdoctoral Studies, Medical University of South Carolina; M.O.T., University of New Mexico; B.S., University of New Mexico

Interests

Executive Function Impairments After Stroke; Community Integration Outcomes; Mobile Technology; Health And Participation Disparities In Adults With Disabilities

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Josephine Chan, Ph.D., OTR, CHS

Josephine Chan, Ph.D., OTR, CHS

Professor

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ph.D., University of Houston System; M.A., Texas Woman's University; B.S., Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Interests

Adult Physical Dysfunction; Hand Therapy; Ergonomics; Instructional Technology; Rehabilitation Technology; Certified Hand Specialist

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Pei-Fen Chang, Ph.D., OTR

Pei-Fen Chang, Ph.D., OTR

Associate Professor

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ph.D., University of Texas System : Medical Branch; M.S., University of Southern California; B.S., National Taiwan University

Interests

Patient Satisfaction And Quality Of Life In Persons With Disabilities; Rehabilitation Outcomes; Fall Prevention For Older Adults In The Community; Health Disparities

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Christine Chen, Sc.D., OTR, FAOTA

Christine Chen, Sc.D., OTR, FAOTA

Associate Director

Professor

Occupational Therapy

Education

Sc.D., Boston University; M.S., Tufts University; M.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst; B.A., National Taiwan University

Interests

Occupational Therapy; Rehabilitation Sciences; Health Sciences; Multiple Sclerosis; Amputation; Clinical Assessments; Prosthetics; Balance Ability; Neurological and Musculoskeletal Disorders; Pediatric Rehabilitation; Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO); Functional Outcome Measurement; Rasch Measurement Model

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Carolyn P. Da Silva, P.T., D.Sc.

Carolyn P. Da Silva, P.T., D.Sc.

Professor, Coordinator of D.P.T. Professional Studies

A.P.T.A. Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist

Physical Therapy

Education

D.Sc., University of Alabama; M.S., Texas Woman's University; B.A., Rice University

Interests

Post-Polio Syndrome; Whole Body Vibration; Aging with Disability; Risk of Falls; Fear of Falling

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Ronald Davis, Ph.D.

Ronald Davis, Ph.D.

Professor

School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.S., University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse; B.S., University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh

Interests

Whole Body Vibration; Bone Density; Spinal Cord Injury; Sitting Volleyball; Physical Activity and Psychological Affect; Sport Motivation; Quality Of Life; Injured Military; Wheelchair Basketball Players

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Cynthia Evetts, Ph.D., O.T.R.

Cynthia Evetts, Ph.D., O.T.R.

Professor

Director

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.O.T., Texas Woman's University; B.S., Texas A&M University: College Station

Interests

Occupational Adaptation; Occupational Well-being; Occupation-based Practice; Occupational Justice; Occupational Deprivation; Psychosocial Impact of Disability; Stress; Academic Leadership

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Claudette Fette, Ph.D., OTR, CRC

Claudette Fette, Ph.D., OTR, CRC

Associate Clinical Professor

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.S., University of North Texas; B.S., Texas Woman's University

Interests

Strength-Based Practice and Assessment; Mental Health Promotion and Early Intervention; Psychosocial Rehabilitation; Family Engagement and Wraparound; School-Based Practice and School Mental Health; Community-Based Practice and Facilitating Meaningful Occupation

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Tina Fletcher, Ed.D., M.F.A., O.T.R.

Tina Fletcher, Ed.D., M.F.A., O.T.R.

Associate Professor

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ed.D., Texas A&M University-Commerce; M.F.A., Texas A&M University-Commerce; B.F.A., East Texas State University; M.A., University of Alabama; B.S., University of Texas Medical Branch

Interests

Pediatrics; Accessibility; Activity Analysis; Creative and Cultural Arts; Qualitative Research; Professional Writing; Pedagogy; Autism

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Hui-Ting Goh, PT, Ph.D.

Hui-Ting Goh, PT, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Physical Therapy

Education

Ph.D., University of Southern California; M.Sc., Texas Woman's University; B.Sc., National Taiwan University

Interests

Stroke Recovery; Motor Control; Motor Learning; Neural Plasticity; Gait Recovery; Post-stroke Fatigue; Non-invasive Brain Stimulation; Motor-cognitive Interaction

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Catherine Cooper Hay, Ph.D., OTR

Catherine Cooper Hay, Ph.D., OTR

Assistant Professor

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ph.D., University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston; M.S., Tufts University; B.S., University of California at Santa Barbara

Interests

Stroke A=and Brain Injury; Patient Centered Outcomes in Rehabilitation; Cognition; Sex Differences in Rehabilitation Intervention and Outcomes; Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist

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Mary Hennigan, OTR, MBA

Mary Hennigan, OTR, MBA

Associate Clinical Professor

Occupational Therapy

Education

M.O.T., Texas Woman's University; M.B.A., University of Dallas; B.A., Rosary College

Interests

Physical Dysfunction; Advocacy; Occupational Therapist Job Satisfaction

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Shannon Levandowski, OTD, MS, OTR, BCP, SCSS

Shannon Levandowski, OTD, MS, OTR, BCP, SCSS

Associate Clinical Professor

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator: Denton, Dallas & Houston

Occupational Therapy

Education

O.T.D., Boston University; Cert., University of Mass-Lowell; M.S., Boston University; B.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; B.A., Clemson University

Interests

Clinical Education; Professional Behaviors; Clinical Reasoning; Supervision & Leadership Models; Pediatric Practice; School Based Practice; Autism Spectrum Disorders; Behavioral Disorders

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June Levitt, Ph.D., LTD, CCC-SLP

June Levitt, Ph.D., LTD, CCC-SLP

Associate Professor

Communication Sciences and Oral Health

Education

Ph.D., University of Texas System: Dallas; Other, Southern Methodist University; M.S., University of Texas System; B.A., Musashino Woman's University

Interests

Motor Speech Disorders; Voice Disorders; Neurogenic Communication Disorders; Cognitive Assessment

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Suh-Jen Lin, PT, Ph.D.

Suh-Jen Lin, PT, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Physical Therapy

Education

Ph.D., University of Iowa; M.S., MGH Institute of Health Professions; B.S., National Taiwan University

Interests

Six-Minute Walk Test; Physical Activity; Gait Variability; Amputation; Inspiratory Muscle Training; Heart Failure; Spinal Cord Injury; Telehealth; Graded Exercise Testing; Exercise Training; Health Promotion; Lifestyle Medicine

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Alicia F. Lohmann, OTD, OTR, CBIS

Alicia F. Lohmann, OTD, OTR, CBIS

Associate Clinical Professor

Occupational Therapy

Education

O.T.D., South University; M.O.T., Texas Woman's University; B.S., Texas A&M University: College Station

Interests

Neuro Rehab with Emphasis in Brain Injury; Brain Injury Specialist; Geriatric Care; Wheelchair Seating and Positioning

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Ann Medley, PT, Ph.D., CEEAA

Ann Medley, PT, Ph.D., CEEAA

Director & Professor

Physical Therapy

Education

Ph.D., University of Texas System : Dallas; M.S., Texas Woman's University; B.S., University of Texas Health Science Center; B.A., University of Texas, Austin

Interests

Neuroanatomy; Functional Assessments; Sitting Balance; Timed Up and Go Test; Geriatrics

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Kimberly Miloch, Ph.D.

Kimberly Miloch, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, College of Health Sciences

Professor

School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology

Education

Ph.D., Florida State University; M.S., Baylor University; B.A., Southwest Texas State University (Texas State University); Associate Degree, McLennan Community College

Interests

Sport Marketing; Sport Communication

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Marsha Neville, Ph.D., OT

Marsha Neville, Ph.D., OT

Professor

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ph.D., University of Texas System : Dallas; M.S., University of Texas at Dallas; B.S., Eastern Michigan University; Associate Degree, Schoolcraft College

Interests

Rehabilitation; Clinical Education; TBI; CVA; Falls in Elderly; Computerization of Tasks

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Mindy A Patterson, Ph.D., RDN

Mindy A Patterson, Ph.D., RDN

Assistant Professor of Nutrition

Academic Advisor for Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Dietetic Interns

Nutrition and Food Sciences

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham; B.S., Texas A&M University

Interests

Dietary Patterns in Overweight and Obese Populations; Resistant Starch Intake; The Gut Microbiome; The Prevention of Obesity-Related Disorders; Physical Activity; Body Composition Measurements

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Noralyn Davel Pickens, OT, Ph.D.

Noralyn Davel Pickens, OT, Ph.D.

Professor

Associate Director

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin System : Madison; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; B.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Interests

Aging-in-place; Home safety assessment; End-of-life care; Qualitative methodologies

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Gail A. Poskey, Ph.D., OTR

Gail A. Poskey, Ph.D., OTR

Associate Professor

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.O.T., Texas Woman's University; B.S., East Central Oklahoma State University

Interests

Pediatrics, Pediatric TBI and SCI, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Fatherhood, Evidence Based Practice, And Prevention of Abusive Head Trauma

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Heather Roberts, Ph.D., OT

Heather Roberts, Ph.D., OT

Assistant Professor

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.S., University of Texas - Arlington; B.S., Saint Louis University

Interests

Pediatrics; Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Disabilities; Constraint Induced Movement Therapy; Promoting Evidence Based Practice

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Martin G. Rosario, PT, Ph.D., CSFI, ATRIC

Martin G. Rosario, PT, Ph.D., CSFI, ATRIC

Assistant Professor

Physical Therapy

Education

Ph.D., Universidad de Puerto Rico; M.S., University of Puerto Rico Med Sci Campus; B.S., University of Puerto Rico, Bayamon Campus

Interests

Motor Control Deficiencies; Human Inmunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Aids; Spatial-Temporal Gait Parameters, Joint Kinematics; Balance; Stimulant Affect

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Kathleen D. Shirley P.T., D.P.T.

Kathleen D. Shirley P.T., D.P.T.

Assistant Clinical Professor

A.P.T.A. Board Certified Geriatric and Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

Physical Therapy

Education

D.P.T., Texas Woman's University; B.S., East Carolina University

Interests

Geriatric Physical Therapy; Vestibular Rehabilitation; Health Coaching; Professional Behaviors; Clinical Reasoning; Compassion Fatigue

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Lisa Silliman-French, Ph.D.

Lisa Silliman-French, Ph.D.

Professor

School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.S., Texas Woman's University; B.S., State University of New York at Cortland

Interests

Adapted and General Physical Education Pedagogy; Assessment and Behavior Management for School-aged Children with Disabilities

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William Sit, Ph.D., OTR CSIPT, CKTP, CFWED, CIMP

William Sit, Ph.D., OTR CSIPT, CKTP, CFWED, CIMP

Associate Clinical Professor

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.A., Texas Woman's University; Other, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Interests

Adult Physical Dysfunction; Hand Therapy; ICU Critical Care; Low Vision; Stroke Rehabilitation; Kinesotaping; Certified Sensory Integration; Praxis Test

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Theresa Marie Smith, Ph.D., OTR, CLVT

Theresa Marie Smith, Ph.D., OTR, CLVT

Associate Professor

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University; M.H.S., University of Indianapolis; B.H.S., University of Florida

Interests

Older Adults; Theory; Therapeutic Use of Self and Groups; Program Development; Low Vision Rehabilitation; Cognitive Rehabilitation; Disaster Response

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Mary Thompson, PT, Ph.D., GCS

Mary Thompson, PT, Ph.D., GCS

Professor

Post-Professional Program Coordinator

Physical Therapy

Education

Ph.D., University of North Texas; M.S., Texas Woman's University; B.H.S., University of Kentucky

Interests

Geriatric Physical Therapy; Career Paths; Health Promotion/Illness Prevention; Psychocoial Aspects of Care; Health Care Delivery Systems

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Elaine Trudelle-Jackson, P.T., Ph.D.

Elaine Trudelle-Jackson, P.T., Ph.D.

Professor

Research Coordinator

Physical Therapy

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.S., University of North Texas; B.S., Texas Woman's University

Interests

Aging; Physical Activity; Physical Performance; Measurement

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Asha Vas, Ph.D., OT

Asha Vas, Ph.D., OT

Assistant Professor

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas; M.O.T., St. Catherine's University; B.S., Christian Medical College

Interests

Cognition, Cognitive Rehabilitation, Traumatic Brain Injury, Executive Functions

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Sharon Wang-Price, PT, Ph.D., OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Sharon Wang-Price, PT, Ph.D., OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Professor

Coordinator of Professional Studies

Physical Therapy

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.S., University of Pittsburgh; B.S., National Taiwan University

Interests

Low Back and Neck pain; Central/Segmental Centralization; Muscle Activation

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Leon Washington, Ph.D., OTR, LMSW, C/NDT

Leon Washington, Ph.D., OTR, LMSW, C/NDT

Assistant Professor

Occupational Therapy

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.S.W., Our Lady of the Lake University; B.S., Texas Woman's University

Interests

Children with Special Needs and Their Caregivers; Children Who Are Abused and Exposed To Violence; Pediatric Neurological Deficits; Qualitative Methodologies

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Gwendolyn M. Weatherford, Ph.D., CAPE

Gwendolyn M. Weatherford, Ph.D., CAPE

Director of Sports Management

School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.S., Texas A&M University - Commerce; B.S., Texas A&M University - Commerce

Interests

Gender in Sport; Organizational Behavior; Issues with Equity and Equality in Sport; Career and Educational Opportunities in Sport and Sport Management; Academic and Career Support for Athletes

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Mark Weber, PT, Ph.D., SCS, ATC

Mark Weber, PT, Ph.D., SCS,  ATC

Professor

Associate Director, Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Education

Ph.D., University of Mississippi; M.S., University of Southern Mississippi; B.S., The Ohio State University

Interests

Sports Physical Therapy; Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education; Physical Therapy Education 

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