Our Faculty

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Evetts, Cynthia, PhD, OTR
Professor and Director
All Campuses
cevetts@twu.edu

Education: BS, Texas A&M University; MOT, Texas Woman’s University; PhD, Texas Woman’s University

Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Mental health; supporting community participation; occupational stress

Mary Frances Baxter

Baxter, Mary Frances, PhD, OT, FAOTA
Professor and Associate Director
Houston Center
mbaxter@twu.edu

Education: BS, Colorado State University; MA, Texas Woman’s University; PhD, University of Houston

Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Occupational Adaptation and Participation of cancer survivors; Neuroscience across the lifespan especially motor control and learning and postural control; Creativity in occupational therapy practice

Martin Rice

Rice, Martin, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Professor and Associate Director
Denton Campus
mrice7@twu.edu

Education: BS, Pennsylvania State University; MS, Western Michigan University; PhD, Pennsylvania State University

Special Areas and Research Interests: Motor learning and motor control strategies that promote enhanced learning and efficient movement dynamics with respect to therapeutic occupation; “meaning” and its influence upon human movement and behavior; safe patient handling issues including required forces and upon caregivers during patient repositioning and transfers via manual techniques, mechanical lift systems.

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Vas, Asha, PhD, OT, CBIST
Professor and Associate Director
Dallas Center
avas@twu.edu

Education: BS, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India; MOT, St. Catherine’s University, St. Paul, Minnesota; PhD, University of Texas at Dallas

Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Neuroscience, Traumatic Brain Injury, Translational Research, Cognitive Assessments, Cognitive Rehabilitation, Technology

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Bowyer, Patricia, EdD, MS, OTR, FAOTA
Professor
Houston Center
pbowyer@twu.edu

Education: BA, Milligan College; Certificate in OT, Eastern Kentucky University; MS, Eastern Kentucky University; EdD, East Tennessee State University; Postdoctoral Research Affiliate, Johns Hopkins University; Postdoctoral Research associate, University of Illinois at Chicago

Specialty Areas and Research 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

Angela Cecil

Cecil, Angela PhD, MBA, OTR
Assistant Professor, Capstone Coordinator and Director of Experiential Learning
acecil@twu.edu

Education: BS, Eastern Kentucky University; MBA, University of Louisville; PhD, Nova Southeastern University

Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Adult rehabilitation, interprofessional education, community and international collaboration, advocacy, occupational science

Alicia Lohmann

Lohmann, Alicia F., OTD, OTR, CBIS
Associate Clinical Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
Houston Center
alohmann@twu.edu

Education: BS Texas A&M University; MOT Texas Woman’s University; OTD South University

Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Neuro Rehab with emphasis in brain injury; Brain injury Specialist; geriatric care; wheelchair seating & positioning

Linda Barnett

Barnett, Linda, OTD, MA, OTR
Assistant Clinical Professor and Fieldwork Associate
Dallas Center
lindabarnett@twu.edu

Education: BS, Texas Woman's University; MA, Texas Christian University; OTD, Texas Woman’s University

Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Pediatrics; early childhood intervention; spirituality and community partnerships

Tanya Benjamin

Benjamin, Tanya, PhD, OTR
Assistant Professor
Houston Campus
tbenjamin4@twu.edu 

Education: BS, Christian Medical College, India; MS, Colorado State University;  PhD, University of Western Ontario

Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Qualitative research; participatory action research; creative research methodologies; children and youth; children with disabilities; occupation-based social transformation; global health

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Browne, Michael, MSOT, OTR, CHT
Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor
Denton Campus
mbrowne2@twu.edu

 

Pei-Fen Chang

Chang, Pei-Fen, PhD, OTR
Professor and Assistant Director
Houston Center
pchang@twu.edu

Education: BS, National Taiwan University; MS, in Gerontology, University of Southern California; PhD, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Patient satisfaction and quality of life in persons with disabilities; Rehabilitation outcomes; Fall prevention for older adults in the community; Health disparities

Claudette Fette

Fette, Claudette, PhD, OTR
Clinical Professor
Denton Campus
cfette@twu.edu

Education: BS, Texas Woman’s University; MS, University of North Texas; PhD, Texas Woman’s University

Specialty Areas and Research 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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Griggs-Stapleton, Lisa, PhD, OTR
Assistant Professor
Dallas Campus
lgriggsstapleton@twu.edu

 

Catherine Cooper Hay

Hay, Catherine Cooper, PhD, OTR
Assistant Professor
Houston Campus
chay1@twu.edu

Education: BS, University of California at Santa Barbara; MS, Tufts University; PhD, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Stroke and brain injury; patient centered outcomes in rehabilitation; cognition; sex differences in rehabilitation intervention and outcomes; Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist

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Hintz, Lou Ann, PhD, OTR

Assistant Professor
Dallas Center
lhintz@twu.edu

Education: BS, Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman's University; MA, Occupational Therapy Administration, Texas Woman's University; PhD, Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman’s University

Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Children and youth, school-based occupational therapy, multi-tiered systems of support, and occupational adaptation

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Johnson, Gretchen, OTD, OTR, CLT
Assistant Clinical Professor
Dallas Campus
gjohnson@twu.edu

Education: BSR, Rehabilitation Services and Sociology, Stephen F. Austin State University; MS Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman’s University; OTD Occupational Therapy, Marymount University

Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Adult physical dysfunction, stroke and TBI rehabilitation, return to work, lymphedema, developmental disabilities: Spina Bifida- lifespan of care 

Camille Ko

Ko, Camille, MOT, OTD, OTR, CBIS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Denton Campus
cko2@twu.edu 

Education: BS, Brigham Young; MOT, Texas Woman's University; OTD Texas Woman's University

Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Certified Brain Injury Specialist; LSVT BIG; Functional cognition; Community reintegration; Health Literacy

Jennifer Martin

Martin, Jennifer, OTD, OTR, CHT, CLT
Assistant Clinical Professor
Dallas Campus
jmartin28@twu.edu

Education: B.S. Hearing and Speech Sciences, Ohio University; M.S. Occupational Therapy, College Misericordia; O.T.D. Occupational Therapy, Boston University

Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Adult physical dysfunction, hand therapy, oncology and non-oncology related lymphedema, and self-care adherence related to chronic illness

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McCarroll, Hope, OTD, OTR
Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor
Denton Campus
hmccarroll@twu.edu

 

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Pickens, Noralyn, PhD, OT, FAOTA
Professor and Associate Dean for Interprofessional Education and Strategic Initiatives
College of Health Sciences and College of Nursing
npickens@twu.edu

Education: BS, Occupational Therapy, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; MS, Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; PhD, Kinesiology: Therapeutic Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Aging in place and end of life care; specializing in qualitative research and mixed-methodologies

Gail Poskey

Poskey, Gail A. PhD, OTR, CNT
Associate Professor and Assistant Director
Dallas Center

Education: BS, East Central University; MOT, Texas Woman’s University; PhD, Texas Woman’s University

Specialty Areas and Research 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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Rice, Ana, MOT, OTD, OTR, CNT, NTMTC
Assistant Clinical Professor
Houston Campus
agaribay@twu.edu

Education: BBA, University of Texas Pan American; MOT, University of Texas Medical Branch; OTD Texas Woman's University

Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Children who were born prematurely and their caregivers, children born with congenital heart defects, children who have feeding difficulties as a result of complex medical histories.

Heather Roberts

Roberts, Heather, PhD, OT
Associate Professor
Denton Campus

Education: BSOT, Saint Louis University; MS Healthcare Administration, University of Texas at Arlington; PhD Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman’s University

Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Pediatrics; cerebral palsy and developmental disabilities; constraint induced movement therapy; promoting evidence based practice

Supriya Sen

Sen, Supriya, MS, OTD, OTR
Associate Clinical Professor
Houston Campus
ssen1@twu.edu

Education: BS, BA, University of Queensland, AU; MS, La Trobe University, AU; OTD, University of Illinois at Chicago

Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Interprofessional education and collaborative care; Community based practice with focus on refugees/forced immigrants populations and underserved minority/immigrant populations; Work participation and Ergonomics; Culturally relevant/sensitive occupational therapy

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Sit, William, PhD, OTR, BCPR
Clinical Professor 
Dallas Center 
ysit@twu.edu

Education: Prof diploma, Hong Kong Polytechnic University; MA, PhD, Texas Woman’s University

Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Adult physical dysfunction; Hand Therapy; ICU critical care; Low vision; Stroke rehabilitation; kinesotaping & Certified Sensory Integration & Praxis Test

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Sullivan, Anne, PhD, OTR
Assistant Professor
Dallas Campus
asullivan6@twu.edu

Education: BA, College of Wooster;  MS University of Rochester; MOT, Texas Woman's University, PhD., Texas Woman's University 

Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Transition to adulthood and independent living for adults with autism

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Tucker, Kristen, OTD, MOT, OTR, CLT
Assistant Clinical Professor
Houston Campus
ktuck@twu.edu

Education: BS, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center; MOT, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center; OTD, Texas Woman’s University

Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Neuro rehab across the lifespan; spinal cord injury; lymphedema; head and neck lymphedema; LSVT BIG; autism spectrum disorder 

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Washington, Leon, PhD, OTR, LMSW, C/NDT
Associate Clinical Professor
Denton Campus
fwashington1@twu.edu

Education: BS, Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman’s University; MSW, Social Work, Our Lady of the Lake University; PhD, Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman’s University

Specialty Areas and Research 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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