Lindsay Brook Williams

Clinical Assistant Professor - Part-Time Occupational Therapy

Dr. Williams has been an occupational therapist for the past eight years.  She has worked in a variety of practice settings including skilled nursing, outpatient pediatrics/early intervention, school systems, and outpatient adult orthopedics/neuro.  She served as Clinical Director of Pediatric OT at an outpatient facility in rural Tennessee for a year before starting her journey in academia at Emory & Henry.  Prior to becoming an occupational therapist, Dr. Williams became a board-certified music therapist–a certification that she still maintains today!  She tries to incorporate music and the other arts into her clinical interventions as much as possible. Academically, she has a passion for teaching about ethics in healthcare, psychosocial topics/mental health, interprofessional collaboration, and community involvement/rural health.  Dr. Williams is excited to be a part of the faculty family here at Emory and Henry College.


  • Post-professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD), Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, May 2019

Capstone Title: Movement Opportunities through Vestibular Engagement to Rhythm (MOVER)

  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT), Milligan College, Milligan, Tennessee, December 2013
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy (BM), Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, May 2009

Thesis Title:  The Effects of Music Listening on the Memory Retrieval of Learned Material


OTD814:  Professional Development

OTD 857:  OT Process in Community/Rural Health

Professional Experience

Dr. Williams worked as an occupational therapist at Roan Highlands Nursing Center for almost three years before moving to the outpatient practice setting.  She worked alongside Tennessee Early Intervention System and both the Carter County TN School System and the Elizabethton City School System as part of her pediatric practice.  She currently still works part-time as an outpatient orthopedic occupational therapist with Physical Therapy Services, P.A., in East Tennessee.  

Dr. Williams has a certificate in Inclusive Teaching and is currently working toward obtaining a certificate in American Sign Language (ASL). While she no longer takes clients for her music therapy private practice, she continues to play violin professionally with the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra.

  • Dr. Lindsay Williams, OTD, OTR/L. MT-BC


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