Dean, School of Health Sciences
Program Director, Occupational Therapy
Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy

Theresa Hand

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Hart Hall 202, Troy
518-244-2069
[email protected]

Education

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

Certifications

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

Research

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

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

Service

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