Jess Rushing

Contact Information


Twitter: JessRushMT

Office: 302A

Office Hours: MWF 1-3 pm

Role: Faculty

Position: Assistant Professor; Music Therapy


Jess Rushing, Ph.D., MT-BC, earned her Bachelors and Masters of Music in Music Therapy from the Florida State University. Dr. Rushing received her Doctorate in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Kentucky. She has worked clinically with all ages from premature infants to end-of-life with considerable experience in medical, private practice, and mental health. Dr. Rushing’s research interests include music therapy in acute post-stroke care, music therapy supervision using Self-Determination Theory, and community engagement. In addition to teaching and research, she has previously owned a private practice and supervised the UofL Music Therapy Clinic. She is a Fellow of the National Institute of Infant and Child Medical Music Therapy and has completed training in Neurologic Music Therapy. Dr. Rushing is currently the chair elect of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) Arts and Neuroscience Networking Group, and has served the American Music Therapy association as a past chair of the Interprofessional Collaborative Resource Committee and on the Assembly of Delegates. She enjoys continuing to be an active clinician.


Ph.D., MT-BC