Faculty and Staff
Lynne Chapman, M.S., OTR/L, LICDC- Clinical Assistant Professor and Senior Clinician in the Dept. of Rehabilitation Services. Professor Chapman specializes in treatment of adults with neurological conditions. She teaches curriculum content that includes advocacy conditions in occupational therapy, neurorehabilitative models of practice, and group models of practice. Lynne.Chapman@UToledo.edu
Beth Ann Hatkevich, Ph.D., OTR/L- Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Clinical and Educational Programming. Dr. Hatkevich has expertise with sensory processing strategies as it relates to adolescent and adult performance deficits. She has a strong clinical background and has worked with various populations in both rehabilitation and mental health settings. She is a leader in community based treatment models for occupational therapy practice. She also has a strong interest in learning and teaching strategies and client motivational factors. BethAnn.Hatkevich@UToledo.edu
Ketki D. Raina, PhD, OTR/L - Associate Professor. Dr. Raina’s research interests focus on developing self-management intervention for individuals with chronic conditions with a focus on chronic pathological fatigue. She contributes to the curriculum in the areas of research, chronic conditions, and adaptive and compensatory approaches to therapy for individuals with chronic conditions.
Alexia E. Metz, Ph.D., OTR/L - Assistant Professor and Director, School of Interprofessional Teaming. Dr. Metz has practiced primarily in pediatrics in a variety of settings. She completed her graduate work in neuroscience because of her interest researching the neural mechanisms of sensory processing disorders and treatment. She contributes to the curriculum in the areas of neuroanatomy & physiology, neurological impairment, child development & conditions, and pediatric treatment approaches. Alexia.Metz@UToledo.edu
Nicole Stotz, OTD, OTR/L - Clinical Assistant Professor. Dr. Stotz has clinical expertise with the adult and geriatric populations in various therapeutic settings. Her teaching responsibilities include courses focused on fieldwork, communication, professional development, ethics, and clinical documentation. She is the Coordinator of Fieldwork and Professional Development in the Occupational Therapy Program which involves arranging fieldwork placements for students throughout the program, monitoring students during fieldwork experiences, and mentoring students. Nicole.firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Jepsen Thomas, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA- Interim Program Director, Professor Thomas' practice expertise includes adults with performance deficits, especially those with cardiac dysfunction and arthritis. Dr. Thomas' research interests include investigation into the effects of splints on upper extremity movement and the characteristics of hand tools labeled ergonomic. JulieJ.Thomas@UToledo.edu
In addition to the faculty above, the OTD program is proud to collaborate with many occupational therapists working in the community. These experienced therapists provide supervision for fieldwork education and practicum experiences. They also share their clinical expertise via guest lectures throughout the curriculum. Their contributions enrich our program and add substantially to the depth and breadth of the OTD program.
The support staff for the Occupational Therapy Program includes: