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Faculty and Administrative Staff

Faculty will be instrumental in shaping your knowledge, skills, and passion for the OT profession.  Belmont’s Occupational Therapy faculty has advanced years of clinical, educational, research, and professional leadership roles, and engagement in national and international presentations to help guide your scholarly and professional development.

  • Faculty Profiles
  • Lorry Kleinfeld
    Lorry Liotta-Kleinfeld
    Program Chair & Professor
    EdD (Higher Education) Nova Southeastern University; MS (Biomedical Science and Neuroscience) Kent State University; BS (Occupational Therapy) Florida International University; AS (Occupational Therapy) Palm Beach Junior College´╗┐
    Location: Inman Center 306C
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  • Tamara Lemmonds
    Tamara Lemmonds
    OTD Program Director & Assistant Professor
    EdD (Educational Leadership) Trevecca University: MS (Occupational Therapy) Belmont University: BS (Biology) Lipscomb University
    Location: Inman Center 305B
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  • Allison Koch
    Allison Koch
    MSOT Program Director & Assistant Professor
    OTD (Occupational Therapy) Belmont University; BA (English) Harding University
    Location: Inman Center 309
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  • Missy Bryan
    Missy Bryan
    Assistant Professor & OTD Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
    OTD (Occupational Therapy) Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions; BS (Occuptaional Therapy) University of Tennessee Health Science Center
    Location: Inman Center 302D
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  • Emmy Dagnan
    Emmy Dagnan
    Assistant Professor
    OTD (Occupational Therapy) Belmont University; MSOT (Occupational Therapy) Belmont University; BS (Movement Science) Texas Christian University
    Location: McWhorter Hall 350
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  • Elena Espiritu
    Elena Wong Espiritu
    Associate Professor
    OTD (Educational and Advanced Clinical Practice) University of Illinois at Chicago; MABS (Biblical Studies) Dallas Theological Seminary; BS (Occupational Therapy) Texas Woman's University
    Location: Inman Center 302C
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  • Debra Gibbs
    Debra Gibbs
    Associate Professor
    EdD (Organizational Leadership) University of Sarasota; MHS (Occupational Therapy) University of Florida; BS (Occupational Therapy) University of Florida
    Location: Inman Center 303D
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  • Cindy Hickman
    Cindy Hickman
    Lecturer
    OTD Belmont University; MSOT Belmont University; BS (Biology) Western Kentucky University
    Location: Inman Center
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  • Sue Iliff
    Sue Iliff
    Assistant Professor
    PhD (Occupational Therapy) Texas Woman's University; MA (Occupational Therapy - Pediatric Specialty) Texas Woman's University; BS (Occupational Therapy) University of Kansas
    Location: Inman Center 305
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  • Christine Manville
    Christine Manville
    Professor
    EdD (Educational Leadership) Johnson & Wales University; MEd (Educational Leadership) Rhode Island College; BS (Occupational Therapy) University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Location: Inman Center 308
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  • Natalie Michaels
    Natalie Michaels
    Professor
    EdD (Curriculum and Instruction) University of Central Florida; MS (Applied Psychology) Fairfield University; BS (Physical Therapy) Ithaca College
    Location: Ayers Center
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  • Teresa Plummer
    Teresa Plummer
    Associate Professor
    PhD (Occupational Therapy) Nova Southeastern University; MS (Occupational Therapy) Belmont University; BS (Occupational Therapy) Medical College of Virginia; AS (Occupational Therapy) Mount Aloysius Jr. College
    Location: Inman Center 303C
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  • Camille Turner
    Camille Turner
    Instructor & MSOT Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
    MSOT (Occupational Therapy) Belmont University; BA (Psychology) Sewanee: The University of the South
    Location: Inman Center 305A
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  • Administrative Staff
  • Caitlin Haskell
    Caitlin Haskell
    Program Assistant
    EdM (School Counseling) University at Buffalo; BA (Psychology) University at Buffalo
    Location: Inman Center 306
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  • Misty Wellman
    Misty Wellman
    Program Assistant
    MA (English) Belmont University; BA (Liberal Studies) Belmont University
    Location: Inman Center 306B
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  • Evelyn Sholar
    Evelyn Sholar
    Experiential Component & Fieldwork Assistant
    MS (Occupational Therapy) Belmont University; BA (Psychology) Belmont University
    Location: Inman Center 305C
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  • Sarah Schulte
    Sarah Schulte
    Admissions Coordinator
    MA (American History) Providence College; BA (French) Lee University
    Location: Freeman Hall
  • Bill Nichols
    Bill Nichols
    Director of Admissions for Graduate Health Science Programs
    MA (Mass Communication) Emerson College: BA (Communication) Eastern Nazarene College
    Location: Freeman Hall
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  • College Adminstration
  • Cathy Taylor
    Cathy Taylor
    Dean
    DPH University of Alabama at Birmingham; MSN University of Tennessee; BSN University of Alabama Huntsville; BS Middle Tennessee State University
    Location: Inman Center 301
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  • Renee Brown
    Renee Brown
    Associate Dean
    PhD (Human Development and Communication - Neuroscience) University of Texas at Dallas; MS (Physical Therapy-Neurologic Rehabilitation) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; BS (Physical Therapy) Daemen College
    Location: Inman Center 302B
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  • Sandy Dowling
    Sandy Dowling
    Assistant to the Dean
    Location: Inman Center 301
  • Candace Smith
    Candace Smith
    Budget Manager
    MBA Belmont University; BPH University of Nevada Reno
    Location: Inman Center 302A
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