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 17 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 will 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 occupational therapy education and practitioners. He has taught students in Florida, California, Kentucky, Tennessee and in a Study Abroad format in Dublin, Ireland.
Dr. Mullaney has a son, Bobby, a beautiful wife, Nicole, and loves to lead a busy and productive life traveling the world, exercising, teaching, taking on new life experiences and challenges and taking care of his 6 dogs, 2 rabbits, chicken and bearded dragon.
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.
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.
Prof. Adrianne B. Whitelaw
Prof. Whitelaw specializes in upper quadrant rehabilitation , is certified hand therapist test preparation, which includes more than 4000 hours of upper quadrant specific treatment and study. She has treated patients across the lifespan in her 18-year career as an occupational therapist. She enjoys helping others reach their best outcomes to enable achievement of their personal goals.
Prof. Whitelaw is married with three kids, a 19-year-old son and two daughters, ages 10 and 9.
Pediatric Occupational Therapist
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.
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.