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Occupational Therapy Faculty & Staff

Tennessee Wesleyan’s OT program cultivates a diverse and dynamic intellectual community and is led by educators who are committed to helping you achieve your academic and career goals.

Get to know Tennessee Wesleyan’s occupational therapy faculty and staff:

Program Director & Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

Dr. Robert J. Mullaney
Dr. Mullaney is an occupational therapist with more than 18 years of experience ranging from practice in clinical and non-clinical settings to private practice to higher education teaching and management. He has a passion for teaching students who desire to become occupational therapists and who will later help people recover from limited functionality. Dr. Mullaney has led departments of faculty and been a part of teams that created new OT programs extending the reach of OT education and practitioners. He has taught students in Florida, California, Kentucky, Tennessee, and in Study Abroad format in Ireland and England. Dr. Mullaney completed his Doctorate of Occupational Therapy at Eastern Kentucky University and his Doctorate of Business Administration at Nova Southeastern University. He loves the outdoors, art, exercising, traveling, his wife Nicole, son Bobby, 6 dogs, 1 chicken, and his bearded dragon, Elle.

Email: rmullaney@tnwesleyan.edu

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator & Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

Dr. Roderick Morgan
Dr. Morgan has 31 years of experience in areas ranging from in-home health, skilled nursing facility, school systems, early intervention, inpatient and outpatient facilities. He has a passion for seeing people in their own homes, where he believes the most productive rehabilitation takes place. After his three decades of service, Dr. Morgan decided to take his knowledge to the academic arena, to facilitate younger, competent practitioners who will have the same passion for Occupational Therapy.
Email: rmorgan@tnwesleyan.edu

Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

Dr. Rebecca Ahlfeld
Dr. Ahlfeld is an occupational therapist and a physical therapist. She graduated from the University of Saint Augustine for the Health Sciences with an MOT degree in 2006 and a DPT degree in 2007. Dr. Ahlfeld has 13 years of clinical experience and has been a clinical instructor for numerous fieldwork students. As a clinical instructor, she developed a passion for instructing students on how to apply their occupational therapy knowledge into practice. While new to the academic arena, Dr. Ahlfeld wants her students to excel as they pursue a career as occupational therapists.

Dr. Ahlfeld is married to her husband, Hank. They have a beautiful daughter, Emma, and a fun-loving dog, Olive. In her free time, Dr. Ahlfeld can be found spending time with family. She enjoys traveling and exploring new places with them.
Email: rahlfeld@tnwesleyan.edu

Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

Ms. Adrianne B. Whitelaw
Ms. Whitelaw specializes in upper quadrant rehabilitation, which includes more than 4,000 hours of upper quadrant specific treatment and study. She has treated clients across the lifespan and in a variety of settings in her 18-year career as an occupational therapist. She enjoys helping others reach their best outcomes to enable achievement of their personal goals. Ms. Whitelaw is married with three kids, a 10-year-old son and two daughters, 10 and 9.
Email: awhitelaw@tnwesleyan.edu

Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

Dr. Stacey Cunningham
Dr. Cunningham practiced occupational therapy after obtaining her Master of Health Science in Occupational Therapy from the Medical College of Georgia. She returned to academia to teach while obtaining her Ph.D. in Social Policy and Social Research from Loma Linda University. Dr. Cunningham’s clinical experiences have included outpatient rehabilitation within neurology, pediatrics, and feeding, as well as school-based practice and one of her favorite treatment tools, hippotherapy, or occupational therapy utilizing equine movement.

Dr. Cunningham has found a passion within the classroom and enjoys journeying with graduate students as they aspire to become quality occupational therapists. She values creative arts; travel; hiking; running; reading; quality time with family, friends, her adopted greyhound; and contemplating God's grace.
Email: scunningham@tnwesleyan.edu

Adjunct Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Helen Bohan
Helen grew up in Vacherie, Louisiana and studied OT at LSUMC in New Orleans. She is married to Ed Bohan and they have a daughter, Heather. Helen loves the joy of working with children. She has supervised many OT students in her 28 years as an OT and is looking forward to teaching pediatrics-related courses to the first MOT students at Tennessee Wesleyan University.
Email: hbohan@tnwesleyan.edu

Adjunct Professor/Occupational Therapist

Mr. Stedmon Hopkins
Mr. Hopkins received his Master of Occupational Therapy at Eastern Kentucky University, where he is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Occupational Therapy. His areas of expertise are Assistive Technology, Geriatrics, and Community-Based Occupational Therapy. He enjoys preparing students for a life of leadership and integrity in the field of OT. Mr. Hopkins lives in Knoxville with his wife and two children.
Email: shopkins@tnwesleyan.edu

Administrative Assistant

Mr. Aaron VanLandingham
Aaron is an alum of Hiawassee College, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He is happy to be in a place that is focused and driven toward both student interaction and student success. When not in the office, he volunteers at his church, collects and builds model kits of all shapes and sizes, and gets lost in the newest fantasy novel series.
Email: avanlandingham@tnwesleyan.edu

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