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Colleen Spellman, OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor


School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
Faculty - Pharmacy, OT, PT
Occupational Therapy Faculty
Occupational Therapy Fellowship Programs Faculty
CRISS III - Criss 3 - 122B

Colleen Spellman, OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor

Dr. Spellman is a Nebraska native who earned her doctorate in occupational therapy from Creighton University in 2002.  Dr. Spellman has 17 years of "full-time" OT practice experience in many areas including inpatient rehabilitation with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and assistive technology application for children and adults, outpatient pediatric therapy, home health care, skilled nursing care (as a manager and therapist) and in a surgical hospital focused on post-op care of orthopedic procedures.   Dr. Spellman has also served as an adjunct professor at the College of Saint Mary’s instructing occupational therapy students on assistive technology.  Dr. Spellman is the Gerontology Fellowship Coordinator and is the mentor of the Creighton Ability Network (CAN) 

Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Interests

  • Assistive Technology, Spinal Cord Rehabilitation

Research Focus

Assitive technology, VR immersive technology for OT education, decreasing falls in older adults


Occupational Therapy


Assistant Professor