Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy Faculty and Adjunct Faculty


Fort Wayne, Indiana Full-Time FacultyPeoria, Arizona Full-Time Faculty
Jeanne Sowers, OTD, MA, OTR, CAPS, FAOTAEvelyn Andersson, PhD, OTR/L
     OTD Program Director (Indiana), Associate Professor     OTD Program Director (Arizona), Professor
Patricia Henton, OTD, OTR/L, ICA, CEIMHeidi A. Carpenter, OTD, OTR/L
    Associate Professor     Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Assistant Professor
Jill Linder, DHSc, OTR, CBIS, CSRSTina Sauber, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR
     Assistant Professor     Assistant Professor
Andrew Rivera, OTD, OTR/L, AEP, CEIMEmily J. Serbin, DHSc, OTR/L, ECHM, CLIPP
     Assistant Professor, Doctoral Capstone Coordinator     Assistant Professor
Nathan Short, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, CHT 
     OTD Assistant Director, Associate ProfessorAdjunct Faculty
Jamesdean Visley, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, ECHMStephen C. Carnazzo, MDIV, OTR/L
     Assistant ProfessorChelsey Edwards, OTD, OTR/L, CLT
      Admissions Director, Assistant Professor
Part-Time Faculty     Camerion Judge, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Joel Vilensky, PhDScott Richardson, PhD, PT
Adjunct Faculty 
Carson Mohler, OTD, OTR 
Brenda Prosser, OTD, OTR 
Ryan Witt, OTD, OTR 

Program Description

The entry level doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy (OTD), offered at Huntington University’s Parkview Hospital Randallia campus in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and at the Huntington University - Arizona site in Peoria, Arizona, provides students with the highest level of preparation for the field of occupational therapy. A doctorate in occupational therapy takes students beyond the generalist preparation of a master’s degree, providing additional exposure to specialty areas, research and experiential components for areas of specialization. The Huntington, Indiana, OTD program is one of the first fully accredited, entry-level doctoral programs in the country. The Peoria, Arizona, OTD program builds upon this program. The Huntington University OTD programs will qualify students to sit for the national certification examination in occupational therapy (NBCOT). Program candidates may apply for admission after completing a bachelor’s degree. Our goal is to provide a Christian learning environment where servant leadership is part of serving the health and wellness needs of others. 

Coursework is completed over a three-year time span with in-depth learning in designated classrooms and laboratory space. The campus is embedded in a hospital and community health and wellness setting, giving close proximity for fieldwork and the experiential component (capstone). Students gain mastery skills in professional writing, assessment and intervention strategies, research, program development, management and leadership, professional behaviors and technology through guided learning experiences over the eight-term curriculum.