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    Faculty and Staff

    JASON HUGHES

    JASON HUGHES, PHD, MS, OTR, CWCE

    Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
    Program Director, Occupational Therapy Program

    Phone:  865.338.5677
    Email:  [email protected]

     

     

    •  EDUCATION

      PhD Applied Health Sciences, Augusta University

      Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Milligan College

      Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Morehead State University

    •  RESEARCH INTERESTS

      App Development & Virtual Reality

      Upper Extremity Orthopedics

      Interprofessional Education

    •  BACKGROUND

           Dr. Jason Hughes joined Lincoln Memorial University in December 2018 as the Founding Director and Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy. Before coming to LMU, Dr. Hughes was an Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at Augusta University (Medical College of Georgia). He has worked in many types of settings, including upper extremity orthopedics and mild traumatic brain injury with the Department of Defense. While at Augusta University, Dr. Hughes served as the Director of Industrial Rehabilitation conducting Functional Capacity Evaluations. Dr. Hughes created the app OT Kinesiology Pro Consult, a free app developed to aid in the instruction of how to measure joint range of motion. The app won the Gold Medal in Educational Technology at the USA App Awards. He is married with three children.

       

           Dr. Hughes earned his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Applied Health Sciences from Augusta University. He earned a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Milligan College. His bachelor’s degree is in Exercise Science with an emphasis in kinesiology. Dr. Hughes has several peer-reviewed publications and has presented both nationally and internationally on topics including 3D printing, virtual reality, and interprofessional education.

       

           Professional memberships include the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and the American Occupational Therapy Association.

    •  SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

      Hughes, J., Allen, A., McLane, T., Stewart, J., Heboyan, V., De Leo, G. (2019). Interprofessional Education among Occupational Therapy programs: Faculty perceptions of challenges and opportunities. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. doi: 73(1):7301345010p1-7301345010p6.

      Hughes, J., Wang, YC., Benevides, T., Iwama, M., Kearney, P., Lehman, L. (2018). Risk Stratification of Patients with Elbow, Wrist, or Hand Orthopedic Impairments Seeking Outpatient Therapy Services. Journal of Orthopedic Research and Therapy. doi: 10.29011/2575-8241. 001105

      Hughes, J. K., & Kearney, P. (2017). Impact of an iDevice application on student learning in an occupational therapy kinesiology course. mHealth, 3(10). doi: 10.21037/,health.2017.08.02.

     

    DON LEWIS


    DON LEWIS, OTD, MBA-HCM, MS, OTR

    Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
    Director of Clinical Education

    Email:  [email protected]

     

     

    •  EDUCATION

      Doctor of Education, Lincoln Memorial University (in progress)

      Doctor of Occupational Therapy with Emphasis in Orthopedics, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

      Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management, Liberty University

      Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Milligan College

      Bachelor of Science in Political Science, East Tennessee State University

    •  RESEARCH INTERESTS

      Leadership and Management

      Upper Extremity Orthopedics

      Interprofessional Education

    •  BACKGROUND

           Dr. Don Lewis joined Lincoln Memorial University in January 2019 and currently serves as the Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy. He has over ten years of previous academic experience as an assistant program director, core faculty member, and adjunct faculty member for institutions in both Tennessee and Florida.  Prior to joining academia, Dr. Lewis served as the Occupational Therapy Manager and Hand and Upper Extremity Clinical Coordinator for a large physician-owned medical practice in Northeast Tennessee. He has practiced primarily in upper extremity orthopedics since 2007. In addition to orthopedics, Dr. Lewis worked in industrial rehabilitation conducting both Functional Capacity Evaluations, pre-employment job screening, and overseeing the work hardening program for his clinic.  He is retired from the U.S. Army and is married with two children.

       

           Dr. Lewis is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Education program at Lincoln Memorial University with a concentration in higher education and executive leadership. He earned his post professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences with an emphasis in Orthopedics in 2008. Additionally, he has a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from Liberty University and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Milligan College. While at Milligan College, Dr. Lewis conducted an individual thesis on the utilization of Tae Kwon Do as an adjunct treatment for children with ADHD. His bachelor’s degree is in Political Science with an emphasis in legal studies.

       

           Professional memberships include the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, American Occupational Therapy Association, and Tennessee Occupational Therapy Association.

    •  SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

      Lewis, D. (2018). Tendon rehabilitation: Factors affecting outcomes and current concepts. Current Orthopaedic Practice, (29)2, 100-104.

     

     

    Misty Hutchison

     

     

    MISTY HUTCHISON, BSS

    Program administrative coordinator

    Email:  [email protected]

     

     

     

    •  EDUCATION

      Bachelor of Specialized Studies in Communication, Customer Service and Leadership, Ohio Univeristy

      AAS, Social Work Assistant, Zane State University

    •  BACKGROUND

      Ms. Misty Hutchison joined the Occupational Therapy Program team in April 2020 following exceptional tenure at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, in a variety of roles. She was most recently Records Management Senior Specialist for Clinical Education in the College of Health Sciences and Professions. Misty oversaw over 6,000 clinical placements each calendar year across all health sciences programs. Her responsibilities included initiating contact with health care organizations, establishing affiliation agreements and maintaining detailed records. 

       

      Ms. Hutchison and her husband are excited to be in East Tennessee.