Lewiston-Auburn College

Roxie Black

Professor of Occupational Therapy

Office Location

162 W


(207) 753-6515

Academic Degrees

  • Lesley University, Ph.D. in Educational Studies
  • University of Southern Maine, M.S. in Adult Education
  • Boston University, B.S. in Occupational Therapy


Professor Black has been part of the MOT program since the fall of 1997. She served as Director of the program from 1997-2014. She has been an OT Educator for over thirty 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.

She teaches courses in Research, Ethics and Occupational Therapy theory.

Areas of Scholarship

Her Ph.D in educational studies focused on multicultural curricula for health professions.  Her dissertation research examines the meaning of cultural competence.


She has made numerous international, national and local presentations, has published several articles and book chapters on issues of diversity, and is the  co-author of a book entitled "Culture & Occupation: A Model of Empowerment in Occupational Therapy." Her third book on culture and occupation is in press.

Awards and Recognition

She had the honor of being inducted into the prestigious Roster of Fellows of the American Occupational Therapy Association at the AOTA National Conference in Miami, 2002.