Faculty & Staff

Departmental Listing

 

 Dr. Troxtel 

 Rita Troxtel, OTD, OTR/L Assistant Professor, Interim Department Chair

  email: rtroxtel@tnstate.edu

  Education: 

  • B.S. in Business Administration,
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  • B.S. in Occupational Therapy, Medical College of GA, Augusta, GA 
  • M.S. in Industrial / Organizational Psychology, UT Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN
  • OTD in Occupational Therapy, Rocky Mountain University, Provo, UT

 Courses:

  • Pediatrics 
  • School Based OT 
  • Modalities in OT
  • Occupational Analysis 

  Research Interests: 

  • Behavioral interventions for children with autism & related disorders
  • Technology based interventions for adolescents

  Experience:   14 years of clinical experience in a variety of settings   

                                           

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 Cathleen St. Dennis, OTD, OTR/L- Assistant Professor

  email: cstdenni@tnstate.edu    

  Education:
    - B.S. in Occupational Therapy, California State University , Dominguez Hills, CA     
    - OTD. in Occupational Therapy,  Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, UT   
   Courses: 
     - Fieldwork Seminar, Pediatrics Practicum, Physical Dysfunction I and II Practica, Level II Fieldwork Experience I and II  

Research Interests: -  Occupational deprivation, emerging practice areas, OT for populations, OT and health promotion, pet ownership as an occupation

Experience:   
•14 years of clinical experience in pediatrics and adult rehabilitation

Watt

 Christine Watt, MS, OTR/L – Assistant Professor 
email: cwatt@tnstate.edu  

Education:
- A.A.S. in Occupational Therapy Assistant, Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market
- B.S. in Healthcare Management, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale
- B.S. in Occupational Therapy, University of Southern Indiana
- M.S. in Rehabilitation Counselor Training, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale

Courses:
-Evidence Based Practice   -Physical Dysfunction  -Research  -Occupational Analysis  -Modalities

Research Interests:
Working with injured workers
Helping elderly persons age in place

Experience:
12 years of clinical experience as a COTA and OTR
Interdisciplinary

Dr. Bennett

 

 Guinevere Bennett, DC - Assistant Professor
email: gbennett@tnstate.edu  

Education:
   - B.S. in Biology, North Georgia College & State University, Dahlonega, GA 
   - D.C in Chiropractic, Life University, Marietta, GA

Courses:
    Anatomy, Neurobiology, Biomechanics

Research Interests:
    - Improving patient outcomes with inclusion of Chiropractic in multi-discipline rehabilitation 
    - Cognitive and neurologic changes with vertigo using myofascial therapy

Experience: 4 years Chiropractic Medicine

Lauren Beard

 

 Lauren Beard, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
email: lwilli49@tnstate.edu

Education: BS - Dietetics, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN
                  MS - Occupational Therapy, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN



Elisha

 

Elisha Holt, Assistant Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
email: eholt@tnstate.edu

Education: BS - Interdisciplinary Studies, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN







Mr.St.Dennis  

 Scott St. Dennis, Administrative Assistant 

        email: lstdenni@tnstate.edu