Roxie Black, professor and program director of the Master of Occupational Therapy Program, was invited to NOVA Southeastern University as a visiting scholar on culture and diversity on November 18 where she spent a day with students, faculty, and local therapists. Her presentation to students was “Culturally Effective Care: How Can I Accomplish This and Why Does It Matter?” and her presentation to faculty and practitioners was “Educating for Culturally Effective Care: Challenges for Classroom and Clinic.”
Professor Black has been an OT Educator for over twenty five years, holding positions of clinical director, level I fieldwork coordinator, tenured associate professor, assistant department chair, and acting department chair at the University of New England, prior to coming to USM. Professor Black's clinical experience includes twenty-five years of practice in pediatrics, working with children from infancy through adolescence.
Black teaches courses in Research, Ethics and Occupational Therapy theory.