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Allen Keener OTD, MS, OTR/L, ATP

Dr. Allen Keener
  • Associate Professor
  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Eastern Kentucky University, 2016
  • Graduate Certificate, Low Vision Rehabilitation, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2008
  • Master of Science, Occupational Therapy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2007
  • Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2001


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Prior to becoming an occupational therapist, Dr. Allen Keener was a fifth grade classroom teacher. Since graduation with his MSOT, he has practiced occupational therapy in a variety of settings, including: outpatient adults and pediatrics, skilled nursing, inpatient rehab, acute care, inpatient mental health, home health, and rehab management.  He became certified as an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) through the Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America (RESNA) in 2017 and maintains assistive technology as a scholarship interest.

Before joining the faculty at EKU, Dr. Keener was tenured faculty and Director of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Wallace State Community College. While there, he performed college service as co-chair of the college assessment council, a member of the instructional council, and the guided pathways for student success committee. He served multiple roles in the Alabama Occupational Therapy Association, including secretary and president.  In 2016, he received the Alabama Community College System Chancellor’s Award of Excellence for his work in the OTA program at Wallace State and service to the college.  In 2019, he was awarded a NISOD Award of Excellence for Teaching and Leadership at the annual NISOD conference in Austin, Texas.

His interests in occupational therapy include, but are not limited to: occupation-based practice, teaching and learning, and enabling occupation through assistive technology across the lifespan.


Subject  TitleDatesLocationTerm
OTS 836OBP: Optimizing OccupationM 9:00am-3:00pm Rowlett Building 301Summer 2022
OTS 836OBP: Optimizing OccupationT 9:00am-11:00am Rowlett Building 301Summer 2022
OTS 862Thera.Modalities in OT PractT 6:00pm-8:45pm Dizney Building 246Summer 2022
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