Adrienne Shelton, OTD, MOT, M.Ed., OTR/L

Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy

Dr. Shelton has 30 years of experience as an occupational therapist in various settings. She owned a pediatric home and school-based therapy practice for 17 years. She uses her special-education background to fuel her passion for the teamwork involved in meeting the educational needs of children. Additionally, she spent seven years providing adult physical rehabilitation and home health services in rural areas. Dr. Shelton was also the founding program director for the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program at Arkansas Tech University. She brings a devotion to teaching because of this experience. Dr. Shelton enjoys travel, hiking, reading, and spending time with family, friends, and pets.


  • Post-Professional Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy, 2023, Chatham University
  • Master of Occupational Therapy, 1994, Texas Woman’s University
  • Master of Special Education, 1988, University of Arkansas-Little Rock
  • Bachelor of Psychology, 1987, Presbyterian College


  • Founding program director Arkansas Tech University
  • Founder and CEO of pediatric therapy company

Areas of Expertise

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Therapeutic Use of Self
  • Rural Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics