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Message from the Chair

I am very much troubled, as I am sure you are too-- by the recent killing of Mr. George Floyd. The heinous circumstances surrounding his unrightfully suffering and subsequent death are inconceivable, inhumane and unacceptable. This act is a manifestation of deleterious, derogative, demeaning and destructive forces inherent to racism, ethnocentrism, prejudice, and white supremacy. The image of the police officer’s knee on the throat of a man incapable of defending himself, pleading for help, suffering, and slowly dying--now so engrained in our consciousness, depicts a deep divide of oneness, a violation of concern for others, and is in direct opposition with the core ideologies of humanity--  and of us being extensions of creation’s generosity and love.

Faculty Spotlight: Jamie Pomeranz, PhD, CRC, CLCP

Recently, Dr. Jamie Pomeranz was appointed as the Director of the Social and Behavioral Science concentration in the PhD program in Public Health and as the Coordinator of the Social and Behavioral Science Program Faculty.

Faculty Spotlight: Linda Struckmeyer, PhD, OTR/L

Working with students to develop their professional identities as occupational therapists is something that Dr. Linda Struckmeyer, Clinical Assistant Professor, knows a lot about. Having previously worked as the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator for the Masters in Occupational Therapy program, her interest in supporting student learning and professional growth was a natural fit for her position as Capstone Coordinator for the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program.

Sandra Edwards Colloquium 2020

Register Now for the 2020 Sandra Edwards Colloquium on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The keynote speaker will be Professor Sharon Cermak, Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Southern California.