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Director of the Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program/Assistant Professor
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Dr. Wrightsman joined Cedar Crest College as the founding director for the entry-level occupational therapy doctorate program. Previously, Dr. Wrightsman had been the founding doctoral capstone coordinator for Touro University Nevada, where he taught for 10 years. His previous experiences include extensive management and leadership positions in the corporate world and academia. His clinical background is in physical dysfunction and rehabilitation, working with adults and older adult populations. His teaching responsibilities include adult and older adult populations, qualitative research, leadership, and social justice courses.

Dr. Wrightsman has completed the American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) Academic Leadership Institute and the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent College’s (LVAIC) Higher Education Leaders Institute. He has also earned his Certificate in Effective College Instruction, awarded by the Association of College and University Educators and the American Council on Education.

Dr. Wrightsman has presented at several AOTA Inspire Conferences and the Society for the Study of Occupations. His primary research methodology is Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA)

Dr. Wrightsman received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon, a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Touro University, and his Doctor of Science in Occupational Science from Towson University.