Teresa Plummer, PhD, MSOT, OTR/L, ATP
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 is an Instructor in the School of Occupational Therapy. Her professional experiences include adult rehabilitation, assistive technology and seating & positioning. Dr Plummer has over 30 years of occupational therapy experience. She currently practices at the Monroe Carrel Children’s Hospital of Vanderbilt Hospital in the Wheelchair Clinic.
She has conducted workshops nationally and internationally in the areas of rehabilitation and assistive technology. She holds Assistive Technology Practitioner credentials from RESNA and actively continues clinical practice in this area. She is also a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist. Teresa serves on the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Career Advance Placement Board, the Tennessee Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Political Action Committee and RESNA committee to establish wheelchair assessment guidelines. Her professional memberships and service include Tennessee Occupational Therapy Association, Neuro-Developmental Therapy Association, Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America, and the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Dr. Plummer graduated with her 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 has presented nationally and international and is a renown workshop presenter in Assistive Technology. She has presented at RESNA national conference since 2006, the International Seating and Mobility Conference since 2007. She has been the invited guest presenter at the National Seating and Mobility Conference in 2009, Permobil Power of You Conference in 2009, and Power Surge 2008, the United Seating and Mobility Conference in 2008, and the National Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers Annual Conference in 2008. She has co-authored the RESNA position paper on Pediatric Power Mobility (2008). Teresa is the author of “Leadership in the Classroom” in Dunbar’s text, An Occupational Perspective on Leadership (2009), and a chapter in a kinesiology textbook that is in progress.