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Dr. Olivia White

Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy


Courses Taught

OTM 522 Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology
OTM 525 OT Process I: Basic Skills
OTM 615 OT Process III
OTM 635 OT Process V: Environments and Tech


  • OTD, Occupational Therapy, Chatham University, 2019
  • B.S., Occupational Therapy, Keuka College, 1198



  • Board Certified in Physical Rehabilitation


As an educator, I use self-directed, experiential, and student-centered androgogy learning theories to motivate the students in and out of the classroom. I believe it is critical to empower the students to trust in the knowledge they have; building on their foundational knowledge, while using multiple instructional methods, technologies, and their support systems. I strive to create a learning environment that emphasizes communication, curiosity, and the empowerment of learning through a mix of dialogue, lectures, lab activities, readings, videos, and community-based experiences. Through this, I believe the students will enter the clinical environment with a zest for ongoing learning. Imparting on them the ability to apply evidence-based best practices, confidence, and professionalism. To ensure the success and competency of my students, it is essential I stay current on the newest techniques, literature, and best practices. Through the scholarship of teaching and learning, I will continue to grow as an educator. Thus, allowing me to support my students in achieving their goals and aspirations.