Tony Gentry

Tony Gentry, Ph.D. OTR/L

Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Director, Assistive Technology for Cognition Laboratory
(804) 828-2219

Dr. Gentry is an assistant professor in the occupational therapy department at VCU. He received his BA in History and Literature from Harvard University, his MA in occupational therapy from New York University and his PhD in instructional technology from the University of Virginia.

Dr. Gentry’s career has focused on neurological rehabilitation and assistive technology for people with physical disabilities. Over the past six years, he has conducted a series of community-based research projects focused on exploring the efficacy of portable computers as cognitive aids for individuals who have autism, brain injury or multiple sclerosis.

Dr. Gentry has published and spoken nationally and internationally within the disability community.



Gentry, T., Wallace, J., Kvarfordt, C. & Lynch, K. (2010). Personal digital assistants as cognitive aids for high school students with autism: Results of a community-based trial. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 32(2), 101-107.

Wehman, P., Gentry, T., West, M. & Arango-Lasprilla, J. (2009). Community integration: current issues in assistive technology and vocational rehabilitation for individuals with TBI. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 46(6), 1-10.