DrPH (Public Health), University of Texas
MPA (Public Administration), Western Kentucky University
MS (Hand Management), Medical College of Virginia
BS (Occupational Therapy) University of Puget Sound
BA (Psychology), University of Washington
Dr. McPhee (DrPH, OTR/L, FAOTA) is the Associate Dean and Chair of the School of Occupational Therapy. He is also a Professor of Occupational Therapy and has worked as an occupational therapy practitioner, manager and educator for over 35 years. He spent 21 years as an army occupational therapist retiring in 1994 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. His area of practice expertise is orthopedics and research methods. In addition to serving as the inaugural Chair for Belmont University's School of Occupational Therapy, he also has served as the Occupational Therapy Chair at College Misericordia (Dallas, PA) and the Academy of Health Sciences (San Antonio, TX).
Dr. McPhee has extensive experience at the national level and has served on the American Occupational Therapy Association's Commission on Practice (2 terms), Commission on Education's Program Director's Council, Accreditation Council's Roster of Accreditation Evaluators, and several other ad hoc committees. He also served as the Chair of the Occupational Therapy Standards Committee for the International Commission on Health Practices. He has written over 20 journal articles and book chapters. Dr. McPhee teaches courses in Kinesiology and Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods. His concentrated interest in research currently includes cumulative trauma in health care providers, pressure mapping for wheelchair cushion devices, assessing the influence of music on the limbic system, and defining wellness in our oldest adult population.