Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy; BS, Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis School of Medicine; MA, University of Scranton; PhD, Marywood University
Dr. Burns completed her Ph.D. in Human Development (interdisciplinary approach, with specialization in higher education) from Marywood University in Scranton, PA in 2013. While in that program she received the William G. McGowan Medal for Excellence in Doctoral Studies. She has been a practicing OT for more than 20 years, twelve of those as OT Academic Fieldwork Coordinator at University of Scranton. She has taught several OT courses, has been active in numerous professional organizations and presented nationally and regionally on teaching and learning theory and practice in Occupational Therapy.