Position: Assistant Professor, Director of the Division of Occupational Therapy
Location: 1775 N. Sector Court, Winchester, VA 22601
Phone: (540) 665-5561
Employed Since: 2012
B.S. in Occupational Therapy and M.Ed. in Health Education both from Pennsylvania State University; OTD from Washington University, Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy at The Pennsylvania State University; Master of Education in Health Education, The Pennsylvania State University; Doctor Of Occupational Therapy, The George Washington University
Shanholtz, C.. (2017). Enhancing Empowerment & Occupational Justice in Home & Community Based Clinical Services. Invited Presenter & Delegate on the 2017 American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) Delegation to Iceland and Ireland.
Shanholtz, C., Driver, S., Jackson, S., Parker, R., Herline, B., Lennon, K., Kunert, K., & Pitcock, E. (2017). Perceptions of Occupational Therapy within Virginia Public Schools. Accepted Presentation for District of Columbia Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Washington D.C.
Shanholtz, C., Driver, S., Jackson, S., Parker, R., Herline, B., Lennon, K., Kunert, K., & Pitcock, E. (2017). Perceptions of Occupational Therapy within Virginia Public Schools. Presented at SUpr Summit 2017, Shenandoah University.
Shanholtz, C. & O’Hara, A. (2016). Psychosocial OT Skills: Weaving Education Practice & Fieldwork Experiences for Students. Virginia Occupational Therapy Association Northern District Meeting, Leesburg, VA.
Shanholtz, C. & Krutis, S. (2014). Psychosocial OT Skills: Weaving Education Practice & Fieldwork Experiences. Virginia Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Council, Leesburg, VA.
Shanholtz, C. & Summers.T (2008). Understanding the Scope and Power of Sensori-Motor Skills. Presented to, Pennsylvania State University, Mont Alto, PA.
Hissong, A, Shanholtz, C., Summers, T. (2007). The storied occupation of nurturing self as a healing process. Presented at Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Conference, Harrisburg, PA.
Hissong, A. & Shanholtz, C. (2009). Evidence Based Practice. Accepted to, The American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Houston, TX
Hissong, A. & Shanholtz, C. (2008). The meaningful occupation of evidence-based practice. Accepted to, The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, Denver, CO.
Hissong, A., Shanholtz, C., & Summers, T. (2008). A treasured modality: therapeutic use of self. Presented at Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Conference, King of Prussia, PA
Hissong, A, Shanholtz, C., & Summers, T. (2007). The storied occupation of nurturing self as a healing process. Presented at Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Conference, Harrisburg, PA.
Dr. Felmlee Shanholtz began her journey in the field of occupational therapy over twenty years ago as a school-based, occupational therapy assistant (COTA/L) working with individuals with intellectual and developmental delays 2-21 years of age. While practicing as a COTA/L she wanted to further her education within the field and returned to Pennsylvania State University’s COTA/L to OTR/L program. While working as a school-based OTR/L, she also completed her Masters Degree in Health Education at Pennsylvania State University, which then provided her with the opportunity to pursue her passion for teaching in higher education as an adjunct instructor, focusing on treatment and education in intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Dr. Felmlee Shanholtz joined Shenandoah University in 2012 as the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator and in 2015 began working as the Northern Virginia Site Coordinator. She completed her clinical doctorate in occupational therapy at The George Washington University in 2016 and became the Program Director. Her research focuses on teacher and student perceptions of individuals with disabilities and education of school personnel and students. In April 2017 she completed a 1 year institute with the American Occupational Therapy Association to become a Credentialed Leader in Academia (CLA). She is most recently pursuing her research doctorate at Shenandoah University in the Doctorate of Professional Studies in Organizational Leadership program with anticipated graduation in the next year.