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Five OT Faculty Members Selected to Present at AOTA Summit

The SHP OT Department will be well represented this fall at the 2017 American Occupational Therapy Association Education Summit in Fort Worth, Texas. Five members of the department’s faculty have had their submissions accepted and will be presenting at the two-day summit.

The submission process for presentations requires a literature review and a summary of the submitted topic and why the topic is important to the profession of Occupational Therapy. The submission is then peer-reviewed by 3 reviewers and receives a rating. If the rating is high enough and the topic is considered timely and appropriate to the conference, it is accepted for presentation.

The SHP OT Faculty and the topics they will be presenting on are listed below.

William Janes OTD, OTR/L, MSCI

Along with a colleague, Alison Ellington, from Mary Baldwin University, William will be presenting a multi-site online journal club to address fieldwork educator competency in support of student experiential learning. This platform will function as an online forum for fieldwork educators to have a journal club.


Whitney Henderson, OTR/L, MOT

 Whitney will be presenting her work on Identifying Instructional Methods for the Development of Clinical Reasoning in Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Education: A Mixed Methods Design.


Dr. Crystal Gateley, OTR/L

Dr. Gateley will be presenting her work on Faculty development for occupational therapy educators. The topic originated from her doctoral dissertation research on MU’s Wakonse Conference on College Teaching.


Tiffany Bolton, OTR/L, MOT

 Tiffany will be presenting a poster on using active learning strategies as a method of teaching titled Active Learning Approach to Teaching: A Program Evaluation. The data for the presentation was collected data for a course Tiffany previously redesigned to learn more about how students consume and retain content. The data showed students retained information taught via active learning methods better than information taught using traditional lecture.


 Dr. Giuli Krug, OTR/L

 Dr. Krug will be presenting on Development of a Formative Peer Review Process for Continuous Teaching Improvement in Occupational Therapy Education.


For more information about 2017 American Occupational Therapy Association Education Summit, visit the organization’s website.