- Education:BA in Psychology, Yale University
MS in Occupational Therapy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Boston University
Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests
- Working with students with learning and sensory differences in school and pediatric clinic settings; since 2006, Nancy has been involved in online occupational therapy education at Boston University as a doctoral student, online facilitator, and course instructor.
- Evidence-based online education, constructing inclusive learning opportunities, and the evolution of telehealth in occupational therapy.
- Nancy has lived abroad with her U.S. Foreign Service family in Mexico City, Mexico and Cairo, Egypt and soon will be moving to Zagreb, Croatia. She is interested in populations in transition and promoting their health, wellness, and occupational engagement.
- Nancy is an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, the World Federation of Occupational Therapy, and the editorial board for WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation. She has published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy , OT Practice, and WORK as well as in the textbooks Health Professional as Educator and Occupational Therapy Essentials for Clinical Competence.
Post-professional Distance Education OTD courses:
SAR OT610: Health Promotion and Wellness
This on-line graduate course focuses on developing a health promotion program grounded in theory. After an introduction to the field of public health and the role of occupational therapy in the area of health promotion and wellness, the course guides the student in the development of a program related to a health issue in his or her practice setting. The student will be introduced to frameworks and theories from public health and other disciplines and will then apply these as he or she develops a health promotion program. The student will read about and discuss programs in health promotion at the individual, group, and population level, for people with and without disabilities, and in a variety of environments. (3 credits) (Credits: 3)
SAR OT930: Doctoral Project
This is an on-line graduate course in the post-professional OTD program. Concurrent with each full semester (fall, spring, summer) in the OTD program, students register for one credit of the Doctoral Project. In the fourth semester of the program, students register for 3 credits of the Doctoral Project course. The Doctoral Project is organized around the student's proposed innovation in practice. It is in the form of a series of qualifying tasks, each of which represents a critical phase of the proposal. Guidance in the doctoral project will be through a combination of three elements: Faculty advising and mentorship, peer mentorship and a.Circle of Advisors composed of a minimum of two professionals with content expertise in the doctoral project. The project outcomes include: Description of a short-coming, gap or specific need in the student's area of practice; compilation of a theoretical and evidence base to support the proposed project; description of the proposed program; evaluation plan; funding plan; dissemination plan; executive summary and Fact Sheet. (1 credit each full semester until completed, 3 credits in the final semester - a minimum of 6 credits) (Credits: Var)