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Faculty & Staff

Core Occupational Therapy Faculty

Craig Velozo headshot 

Craig Velozo, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

Director and Professor
Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectureship Awardee 2020;
AOTA Outstanding Mentor Awardee 2020

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Nancy Carson, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs and Professor
Distinguished Fellow, National Academies of Practice

Hazel Breland 

Hazel Breland, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, CLA

Associate Professor and Capstone Coordinator
2019 President, Association of Rheumatology Professionals:
The Interprofessional Division of the American College of Rheumatology

Patty Coker Bolt 

Patty Coker-Bolt, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

Professor
U.S. Fulbright Scholar;
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)

Joy Crawford 

Joy Crawford, OTD

Assistant Professor
Co-developer of the Intentional Fieldwork Education Model

Amanda Giles

Amanda K. Giles, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Associate Professor
AOTA Emerging and Innovative Practice Award;
MUSC Innovator of the Year

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Scott Hutchison, MSR, OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor

Amanda Mandie Sammons

Mandie Sammons, DSc., OTR/L, ATC

Assistant Professor
Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
AOTA AESIS New AFWC Network Mentor, US Army OT Veteran

Cristina Reyes Smith 

Cristina Reyes Smith, OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor
Director of Admissions
AOTA Board Director 2020-2023;
COTAD 501(c)(3) Co-Founder

Michelle Woodbury 

Michelle L. Woodbury, Ph.D., OTR/L

Associate Professor
Director, Post-Professional OTD Program
ACRM/American Stroke Association Award for Excellent in Post-Acute Stroke Rehabilitation 2020

Additional College Faculty

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Stephanie K. McGowan, PT, DSc, OCS

Assistant Professor,
Assistant Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education,
Division of Physical Therapy,
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

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Rick Segal, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA

Professor and Chair,
Division of Physical Therapy,
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

Na Jin Seo 

Na Jin Seo, Ph.D.

Professor
Inventor; NIH panel reviewer;
Frontiers in Neurorobotics Editorial Board member

David Sword 

David O. Sword, PT, DPT, CCS, CEP, CSCS

Associate Professor, Division of Physical Therapy,
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

Jack Thomas 

K. Jackson Thomas, PT, Ed.D.

Professor, Division of Physical Therapy,
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

Adjunct Faculty

Elinor Borgert, MS, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, MUSC Department of Healthcare Leadership and Management
Areas of Expertise: Healthcare Leadership and Management; epidemiology and population health

Angel Bryant, OTD, OTR/L, MHA

Instructor, MUSC Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Areas of Expertise: Business Administration, Needs Assessment, Health Literacy

Amanda Davis, MS, OTD, OTR/L

Instructor, MUSC Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Areas of Expertise: Neurorehabilitation specialist

Tracie Hawkins, MS, OTR/L, ATP

Instructor, MUSC Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Areas of Expertise: Clinician who specialized in treatment of patients with spinal cord injuries

Moni Keen, MS, OTD, OTR/L

Instructor, MUSC Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Areas of Expertise: School-Based Practice 

Becky McFalls, MHS, OTR/L

Instructor, MUSC Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Areas of Expertise: Pediatrics, owner of Integrations Children's Therapy private practice

Janet O’Flynn, OTD, OTR/L

Instructor, MUSC Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Areas of Expertise: International population health; Dean of the Department of the Sciences of Rehabilitation of Léogâne (Faculté des Sciences de Réhabilitation de Léogâne,FSRL) in Haiti

Brenda Reagan, MS, OTR/L

Instructor, MUSC Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Areas of Expertise: Early intervention, orthopedic, casting/splinting neurodevelopmental treatment

Kelly Rishe, MS, OTR/L

Instructor, MUSC Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Areas of Expertise: Acute care therapist

Kaelyn Rogers OTR/L, CYT

Instructor, MUSC Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

Erin Shirk, MS, OTR/L

Instructor, MUSC Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Areas of Expertise: Clinician who specialized in treatment of patients with spinal cord injuries

Elizabeth Slaughter, OTD, OTR/L

Instructor, MUSC Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Areas of Expertise: Geriatric rehabilitation

Donna Tisdale, MS, OTR/L

Instructor, MUSC Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Areas of Expertise: Activity Therapy Manager, MUSC Institute of Psychiatry

Staff

Terri Bozzelli

Administrative Assistant
bozzelta@musc.edu
843-792-2023

Natalie PlaehnNatalie Plaehn

Student Services Program Coordinator
plaehn@musc.edu
843-792-5578