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.Sin 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 developmental disorders
  - Technology based interventions for adolescents

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

 

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