Associate Provost
Program Director, Occupational Therapy

Theresa Hand

Plum 2, Troy
[email protected]


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

Curriculum and Instruction Coursework – completed 12 credits in PhD program, SUNY Albany, 2001-02

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

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


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


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