Theresa Hand, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

Dean, School of Health Sciences;
Associate ProfessorHand Theresa
OT Program Director

Contact info
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (518) 244-2069
Office: Hart Hall 202

Degree Information

Post-Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy - Creighton University, 2011 

Curriculum and Instruction Coursework – completed 12 credits in PhD program
SUNY Albany 2001-2

M.S. in Health Services Administration 1997
The Sage Colleges

B.S. in Occupational Therapy 1987
University of New Hampshire


Certified Hand Therapist - 1993
NYS License
NBCOT Certified

Clinical Practice

Previous held Occupational Therapist part and full time practice in hand therapy for 21 years, now seeing patients privately.

Courses Taught

OTH-507 Functional Anatomy and Applied Kinesiology

OTH-606 Evaluation and Intervention: Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation and Lab


Enhancing occupational therapy education through faculty engagement in curriculum mapping and pedagogical reflection. Short course - AOTA Education Summit, Atlanta – October 2013

Faculty Experience of Pedagogic Change to Active Learning Research Manuscript – 5/09

Recent Publications

MacNeil, C. & Hand, T. (2014). Enhancing occupational therapy education through engagement in curriculum mapping and pedagogical reflection. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Fall.

Uhl, R.L. & Hartshorn Hand, T. (1997). Mobilization after fractures of the hand. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics, 7 (2), 145-151.

Uhl, R.L., Dubin, A., Manseau, C. and Hartshorn, T.M. (1996).  Neurologic manifestations of cumulative trauma disorder. The American Journal of Orthopedics, 25 9(7), 478-480.

Brachial Plexus Traction Injuries: Diagnosis and Conservative Management. Journal of Hand Therapy- March 1996

Professional Organizations

Member of American Society of Hand Therapists
Member of American Occupational Therapy Association


Chair of Occupational Therapy Department – 8/08 to 8/15
Program Director Occupational Therapy Department – 6/10 to present
Committee on Academic and Information Technologies – Chair, 2010-11
RPI Biosafety Committee – 2010-present
ASHT Committee Member – 2010-11, Evidence Based Practice