To kick off the 19-20 academic year, the Department of Occupational Therapy added two new members to their team.

Stephanie Allen (left side of photo) is OT’s new Assistant Clinical Professor. She is a Mizzou OT alum, and has been practicing as an occupational therapist since 2007. Allen will help lead the new Bachelor’s in Health Science: Occupational Therapy Assistant (BHS-OTA) program, and will also be teaching courses in the Health Science program.

Allen says it’s “surreal” to be back on campus in the same rooms where she was a student, and is looking forward to assisting with the development of the new BHS-OTA program.

In addition to technical OT knowledge, Allen says she’s passionate about the ‘soft’ skills as well.

“I’m very passionate about teaching the value of communication and empathy and other ‘soft’ skills which can often be overlooked in the day to day business of healthcare,” Allen said. “I love bringing all of this to the table and playing a small part in shaping them to be top-notch clinicians.”

In addition, Angie Wolf will be the Recruitment and Admissions Manager for the OT department, and will also help support recruitment for PT.

Wolf is excited to play a role in helping health professions students specifically transition from one life stage to the next.

“Students choosing to go into a health profession have such big hearts that are set on helping others,” Wolf said. “Their passion fuels my passion for recruiting students that will be the perfect fit for carrying on Mizzou’s legacy.”