Roxie Black PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
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Roxie has been the director of the MOT program since October 1997. She received her undergraduate education in occupational therapy from Boston University, a Master's degree in adult education from the University of Southern Maine in 1989, and her PhD in Educational Studies from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Roxie has been an OT educator since 1983. Her clinical experience includes 25 years of practice in pediatrics, working with children from infancy to young adulthood. Roxie teaches theory courses, research and ethics within the program.
The focus of Roxie's scholarship has been on issues of diversity and curriculum transformation. She has presented at numerous national, regional and local conferences. Roxie has published on issues of diversity and is co-author of "Cultural Competency for Health Professionals" (AOTA 2000) and 'Culture and Occupation: A Model of Empowerment in Occupational Therapy" (AOTA 2007), both with Shirley Wells, MPH, OTR/L. Roxie is the past President of the Maine Occupational Therapy Association. Personally, Roxie has two adult children and two very active and crazy felines. She loves to garden, read, travel, go to the movies and theater, spend time with friends and family, and loll on the beach and sunbathe (although there is never enough time for that in Maine). Her greatest joy is as Nana to grandchildren Caleb, Emma, Micah and Aliz