Jason Hughes

Dr. Jason Hughes

Contact Information DCOM Phone: 865.338.5677
Office Location: WKNOX Bldg 1 216
Email: jason.hughes@lmunet.edu

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.

EDUCATION

  • PhD Applied Health Sciences, Augusta University, Augusta, GA
  • MS in Occupational Therapy, Milligan College, Johnson City, TN
  • BS in Exercise Science, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY

Licensure and Certification

  • National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
  • (NBCOT)Tennessee Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

Honors and Awards

  • 2018 Augusta University Educational Innovation Institute Scholarship Award
  • 2017 College of Allied Health Sciences Inspirational Educator and Mentor Award
  • 2015 USA App Design Awards Gold Medal: Educational Technology
  • 2014 Graduate SGA College of Allied Health Science Faculty Member of the Year

Research Interests

  • App Development & Virtual Reality
  • Upper Extremity Orthopedics
  • Interprofessional Education
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