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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

Teresa Plummer (PhD, MSOT, OTR/L, CAPS, CEAS, ATP) is an Associate Professor in the School of Occupational Therapy. Her professional experiences include adult rehabilitation, assistive technology and seating & positioning. Dr Plummer has over 35 years of occupational therapy experience.

She has conducted workshops nationally and internationally in the areas of rehabilitation and assistive technology. She has been an invited guest speaker in Ireland, Switzerland, Singapore, and Argentina as well as many organizations in the Unites States. She holds Assistive Technology Practitioner credentials from RESNA and actively continues clinical practice in this area. She is also a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist. Teresa serves on the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Career Advanced Placement Board, the Tennessee Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Political Action Committee. She is a member of the Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America, the American Occupational Therapy Association and the American Home Builder Association.

Dr. Plummer graduated with her Associate of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from Mount Aloysius College, a Bachelor of Science from the Medical College of Virginia in 1984 and her Masters of Science from Belmont University in 2005. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University with her PhD in Occupational Therapy in 2010.

Dr. Plummer serves on the Editorial Board for Rehab Management and is a reviewer for the American Journal of Occupational Therapy. She has co-authored the RESNA position paper on Pediatric Power Mobility (2009). Teresa is the author of “Leadership in the Classroom” in Dunbar’s text, An Occupational Perspective on Leadership (2009), a co-author of Leadership in Academia in Dunbar and Winston’s textbook, "An Occupational Perspective on Leadership” (2nd ed.) and Function and Movement of the Trunk and Neck in “Kinesiology for the Occupational Therapy Assistant” (2012). Her doctoral dissertation topic was published 2012 in the Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice and is entitled “Participatory Action Research to Determine the Essential  Elements of a Wheelchair Assessment”. Dr. Plummer provides OT services pro bono at Siloam.

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