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Occupational Therapy Faculty

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.


  • Tamara Lemmonds
    Tamara Lemmonds
    Program Chair, OTD Program Director & Assistant Professor
    EdD (Educational Leadership) Trevecca University: MS (Occupational Therapy) Belmont University: BS (Biology) Lipscomb University
    Location: Inman Center 306C
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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 305C
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  • Missy Bryan
    Missy Bryan
    Assistant Professor
    OTD (Occupational Therapy) Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions; BS (Occupational Therapy) University of Tennessee Health Science Center
    Location: Inman Center 302D
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  • Elena Wong 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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  • Cynthia Hickman
    Cynthia Hickman
    OTD Fieldwork Coordinator and Assistant Professor
    OTD Belmont University; MSOT Belmont University; BS (Biology) Western Kentucky University
    Location: Inman Center 309
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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 335
  • Lorry Liotta-Kleinfeld
    Lorry Liotta-Kleinfeld
    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 305B
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  • Natalie Michaels
    Natalie Michaels
    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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  • LaRae Murray
    LaRae Murray
    Assistant Professor
    OTD, OTR/L
    Location: Inman 331A
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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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  • Amanda Satcher
    Amanda Satcher
    OTD Belmont University
    Location: Inman Center 35
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  • Katy Schmidt
    Katy Schmidt
    Assistant Professor
    OTD, OTR/L
    Location: Inman 305 D
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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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