Meet DrOT Student Cynthia Carr, MS, OTR/L
My OT Practice at Present:
Having received my bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 1976, I proceeded to earn an advanced Master’s in Occupational Therapy in 1988. Then, with more than 19 years of full-time clinical practice and administrative experience, in 1996, I decided to take on a new and more challenging role in academia.
As an Associate Professor in the Master of Occupational Therapy Program at GSU, I look forward to increasing my knowledge base and skills as an educator in order to stay ahead in the field.
Why I Chose GSU:
The DrOT Program at Governors State University is heaven-sent! I have explored other potential doctorate programs for the past two to three years without finding the right match for my interests, direction, learning preferences, and resources.
The Occupational Therapy faculty here at Governors State University also played a part in my choice. I know the faculty’s strong dedication, expertise, interests, and the pathways of perseverance that they took to reach their doctoral goals. As such, they are roles models and mentors for me!
With the DrOT Degree I plan to:
I plan to take full advantage of this doctoral study in occupational therapy by vigorously pursuing evidence-based knowledge and other information that will enrich me both professionally and personally.
I’ve already had the opportunity to use and explore what I’ve been learning in my own studies with the students I teach in my assigned courses and clinical practice. The end result will be positive: the assimilation of experiences, knowledge, and research. The journey has begun!