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‚ÄčRehabilitation Sciences Faculty

Sandra Arnold, PT, PhD

Sandra Arnold, PT, PhD

  • Professor
  • Director, Lee Mitchener Tolbert Center
  • Director, Doctor of Science (DSc) Program

Denise Bender, PT, JD, MEd, FNAP

Denise Bender, PT, JD, MEd, FNAP

  • Professor
  • Jill Pitman Jones Professorship in Physical Therapy
  • Program Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Alisa Brewer, PT, DPT, DSC, PCS

Alisa Brewer, PT, DPT, DSC, PCS

  • Co-Director of Clinical Education

Carolyn Cheema, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

Carolyn Cheema, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

  • Assistant Professor
  • Co-Director, PT Clinical Education

Carrie Ciro, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Carrie Ciro, PHD, OTR/L, FAOTA

  • Elam-Plowman Chair of Rehabilitation Sciences 
  • Associate Professor
  • Senior Associate Dean, Interprofessional Initiatives and Clinical Integration

Michele DeBerry, MS CCC-SLP

Michele DeBerry, MS CCC-SLP

  • Director, Oklahoma Autism Network

Ashley Efaw, MOT, OTR/L

Ashley Efaw, MOT, OTR/L

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • OT Academic Fieldwork Educator 

Elizabeth Hile, PT, PhD, NCS, CLT

Elizabeth Hile, PT, PhD, NCS, CLT

  • Assistant Professor
  • Director of Cancer Rehabilitation Science Program, OUHSC Stephenson Cancer Center

Ashley Hobson, DSc, MOT, OTR/L

Ashley Hobson, DSc, MOT, OTR/L

  • Assistant Professor
  • OTD Capstone Coordinator

Mary Isaacson, EdD, OTR/L, ATP, FAOTA

Mary Isaacson, EdD, OTR/L, ATP, FAOTA

 

Shirley James, PT, MS

Shirley James, PT, PhD, MS

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department Statistician

Lynn Jeffries, PT, DPT, PhD, PCS

Lynn Jeffries, PT, DPT, PhD, PCS

  • Associate Professor
  • Vice Chairman

Joshua Kelley, PT, DPT, COMT

Joshua Kelley, PT, DPT, COMT

  • Clinical Assistant Professor

Tara C. Klinedinst, PHD, MSOT

Tara C. Klinedinst, PHD, MSOT

  • Assistant Professor

Thubi H.A. Kolobe, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Thubi H.A. Kolobe, PT, PhD, FAPTA

  • Professor and Director of Research
  • Edith Kinney Gaylord Presidential Professor
  • Ann Taylor Chair for Pediatrics and Developmental Disabilities
  • Director of Human Development Laboratory

L. Vince Lepak, III, PT, DPT, CWS, CES, FACCWS

L. Vince Lepak, III, PT, DPT, CWS

  • Associate Professor
  • Director of Admissions for MOT/OTD/DPT
  • DPT Site Coordinator for Tulsa Campus

Sreemathi Logan, PhD

Sreemathi Logan, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Center for Geroscience and Healthy Brain Aging

Hillary McGuire, MOT, OTR/L, C/NDT, CBIS

Hillary McGuire, MOT, OTR/L, C/NDT, CBIS

  • Clinical Assistant Professor

Lisa Milhan, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

Lisa Milhan, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

  • Assistant Professor
  • MOT/OTD Site Coordinator for OKC

Bobbette Miller, DPT, NCS

Bobbette Miller, DPT, NCS

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Co-Director, PT Clinical Education

Ken Randall, PT, PhD, MHR

Ken Randall, PT, PhD, MHR

  • Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Community Engagement
  • Department of Rehabilitation Sciences Director of Faculty Development
  • Co-Director of Office of Community Engagement at OU-Tulsa
  • Professor

Yo Shih, PhD, PT

Yo Shih, PhD, PT

  • Assistant Professor
  • Director, Center for Human Performance Measurement

Jessica Tsotsoros, MS, OTR/L

Jessica Tsotsoros, PhD, OTR/L

  • Assistant Professor
  • International Experiences Coordinator

Susan Tucker, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA

Susan Tucker, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA

  • Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Dean for Academic & Student Affairs

Joshua T. Williams, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, SCS, CSCS

Joshua T. Williams, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, SCS, CSCS

  • Assistant Professor
  • Adjunct Faculty, Department of Family and Preventative Medicine

Rachel Williams, DPT

Rachel Williams, DPT

  • Clinical Assistant Professor

Lee Mitchener Tolbert Center Staff

Sandra Arnold, PT, PhD

Sandra Arnold, PT, PhD

  • Professor
  • Director, Lee Mitchener Tolbert Center
  • Director, Doctor of Science (DSc) Program

Rene' Daman, PT, MS, BCBA, LBA

Rene' Daman, PT, MS, BCBA, LBA

  • Oklahoma Autism Network, Director

Michele DeBerry, MS CCC-SLP

Michele DeBerry, MS CCC-SLP

  • Director, Oklahoma Autism Network

Kathy Gary, MEd, MN, RN, BCBA, LBA
Aubrey Ralstin, MEd, BCBA, LBA
Chuck Roberts

Chuck Roberts, BS

  • Self-advocate

Kristi

Kristi Smith-Kenney, MBA

  • Project Coordinator

Ginger Wells, MSW

Ginger Wells, MSW

  • Special Projects Coordinator

Adjunct Faculty

Misty Brown, OTR/L

Misty Brown, OTR/L

  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

Chris Cox, PhD, MPT, CSCS

Chris Cox, PhD, MPT, CSCS

  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

Kathryn Deaton, PT, DPT, OCS

Kathryn Deaton, PT, DPT, OCS

  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

Margy Gillispie

Margy Gillispie

  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

Dave Johnson, PT, PhD, FAAOMPT

Dave Johnson, PT, PhD, FAAOMPT

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

Laura Johnson, PT, MPT

Laura Johnson, PT, MPT

  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

Mitsy Martin-Davis, PT, MS, CWS

Mitsy Martin-Davis, PT, MS, CWS

  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

Kendra Orcutt, OTR/L

Kendra Orcutt, OTR/L

  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

James K. Richardson, PT, DPT, CLT, CHT

James Richardson, PT, DPT, CLT, CHT

  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

Jeffrey Samburg, DPT, PT, MS, OCS

Jeffrey Samburg, DPT, PT, MS, OCS

  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

Talitha G. Samsel, MPH, OTR/L

Talitha G. Samsel, MPH, OTR/L

  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

Sara Sloan

Sara Sloan

  • Adjunct Professor

RaeAnn Thomas, PT, DPT, MS

RaeAnn Thomas, PT, DPT, MS

  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

Administrative Staff

Rabab Awad

Rabab Awad

  • Senior Student Program Specialist

Kathy Campbell

Kathy Campbell

  • Administrative/Finance Coordinator 
  • Allied Health Tulsa Support

Wade Hensley, MEd

Wade Hensley, MEd

  • Assistant Program Director

Ashley Korpela, MEd

Ashley Korpela, MEd

  • Senior Student Program Coordinator

Kristi

Kristi Smith-Kenney, MBA

  • Project Coordinator

Len Wilson

Len Wilson

  • Research Technician

Ryan Yandell

Ryan Yandell

  • Senior Administrative Assistant
  • Rehabilitation Sciences Support

Emeritus Faculty

Lorraine Sylvester, PT, PhD

  • Professor Emeritus

AHB 1133

(405) 271-2131, ext. 47119

Lorraine-Sylvester@ouhsc.edu


Education:

  • PhD, Special Education, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 2011
  • BS, Physical Therapy, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1985
  • MS, Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Studies, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1980
  • BS, Physical Education, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, 1978


Teaching:

  • OCTH/PHTH 8272: Developmental Disabilities


Research Interests:

  • Effect of providing a person self-determined approach within physical therapy settings on motor and self-determination skill development for youth and adults with developmental disabilities.
  • Impact of related services (physical therapy and occupational therapy) on self-determination for children with developmental disabilities.
  • Self-determination and self-advocacy skills development in children with developmental disabilities as they transition to adulthood
  • Student-directed secondary transition planning
  • Student involvement in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process
  • Vocational choices and activities for students and adults with severe disabilities


Clinical Interests:

  • Assistive Technology
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Self-determined Practices in Related Services and Special Education
  • Special Education
  • Vocational supports for persons with developmental disabilities


Select Publications:

  • Woods, L. L., Sylvester, L., & Martin, J.E. (2010). Student-directed transition planning: Increasing student knowledge and self-efficacy in the transition planning process. Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 33(2), 106-114.
  • Snell, M. E., Brady, N., McLean, L., Ogletree, B. T., Siegel, E., Sylvester, L., Mineo, B., Paul, D., Romski, M. A., & Sevcik, R. (2010). Twenty years of communication intervention research with individuals who have severe intellectual and developmental disabilities. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 115(5), 364-380.
  • Smith, J. & Sylvester L. (2009). Transition. In I. McEwen (Ed.) Providing Physical Therapy Services Under Parts B & C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Arlington, VA: Section on Pediatrics, American Physical Therapy Association.
  • Martin, J. E., Woods, L. L., and Sylvester, L. (2008). Building an Employment Vision: Culturally Attuning Vocational Interests, Skills, and Limits. In F. R. Rusch (Ed.), Beyond High School: Preparing Youth for Employment (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.
  • Sylvester, L., Woods, L.L., & Martin, J.E. (2006). Whose job is it? Enabling vocational choice-making for individuals with significant disabilities. TASH Connections, 32(5/6), 34-39.
  • Martin, J. E., Woods, L. L., Sylvester, L., & Gardner, J. E. (2005). A challenge to self-determination: Disagreement between the vocational choices made by individuals with severe disabilities and their caregivers. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities 30(3), 147-153.
  • Sylvester, L. (2005). Personal communication and interview. In Snow, K. Disability is Natural: Revolutionary Common Sense for Raising Successful Children with Disabilities, 2nd ed. Woodland Park, CO: BraveHeart Press, 161-166.
  • Sylvester, L. (2004). . Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 24(4), 82-83. Instructional Package
  • Sylvester, L. Woods, L. L., & Martin, J. E. (2008). Student-directed Transition Planning. Norman, Okla: University of Oklahoma, Zarrow Center, http://education.ou.edu/zarrow/ 


Service:

  • NORCE - Contract between the Northern Oklahoma Resource Center (OKDHS/DDSD) and the Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center,August 2011-present, for a total of (   ). Services include PT consultation and relevant clinical services (Maria Jones, PT, PhD, Director)
  • DDSD/EFFORT - Contract between the Lee Mitchener Tolbert Center for Developmental Disabilities, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Board of Regents, and OKDHS/DDSD, July 1, 2011-present for a total of (   ).  Provide technical assistance and address needs of Oklahomans with developmental disabilities who require assistive technology as part of daily activities and routine; Assess the therapeutic service needs across the state and assist with the recruitment, retention, and training of contract service providers. (Maria Jones, PT, PhD, Director)
  • Contract between the Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, Office of Special Education Programs, Steppingstones of Technology Innovation for Children with disabilities (CFDA 84.327A) July 1, 2011 to present.  Data Collection. (Maria Jones, PT, PhD, Project Director)
  • Clinical Services Contracts:  Medicaid, Medicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, OKDHS/DDSD Waivered Services. Provide Clinical PT services at homes, and in Lokomat Clinic.