Ann Stuart

Clinical Assistant Professor
Rangos School of Health Sciences
Occupational Therapy

225 Rangos
Phone: 412.396.5451
stuarta@duq.edu

Education:

OTD, Chatham University, 2010
M.S., Occupational Therapy, Western Michigan University, 1980
B.S. Psychology, St. Lawrence University, 1975
BIO

Education: I earned my OTD from Chatham University in 2010. My capstone project involved fostering leadership volunteering in Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association (POTA) members. I graduated with my MOT from Western Michigan University in 1980, and with my Bachelors of Science in Psychology from St. Lawrence University in 1975.

Clinical Background: I have practiced in assisted living, home health, and rehabilitation settings over the past 35 years, including roles as Program Manager and Director of Occupational Therapy. My specialty areas include working with geriatric, dementia, and neurologic populations.

Organizational Leadership:  I have been an active member of POTA for over 30 years, and more recently have served on AOTA's Emerging Leaders committee. POTA roles have included Central Conference Committee, Ad Hoc Leadership Chair, District Delegate, and a variety of district and conference committee roles.

Honors/Awards

2018: CLASS Community Hero Award
2017: Dr. Stephen L. Heater Award for Outstanding Achievement: Service to Professional Organization
2012: POTA President's Award for Leadership Innovation
1997: POTA Master Clinician Award

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy: I believe in the value of multi-generational professional learning via interactive discovery, discussion, and reflection. Teaching strategies will apply theory and evidence to practice, issues, and professional development.Instructor

Instructor

OT 416 Fundamentals of Practice
OT 518 Humans, Groups, and Occupations
OT 511 Clinical Reasoning and FW 1A
OT 512 Clinical Reasoning and FW 1C
OT 561: OT Administration
OT 562: Leadership
OT 630: Visionary Leadership in Practice and Education
OT 660: Transformative Leadership

Teaching/Lab assistant role

OT 511: Clinical Reasoning and Fieldwork 1A
OT 522: Intervention Seminar
OT 530: Biomechanical Function
OT 525: Psychosocial Function & FW 1B
OT 533: Principles of Research
OT 545: Occupational Performance Perspectives
OT 552: Clinical Seminar
OT 635, 645, 655: Practice Scholar Capstone Projects I , II, III

Co-instructor

OT 502: OT Overview
OT 548 Medical Conditions
OT 562: Leadership
OT 630: Visionary Leadership in Practice and Education
OT 660: Transformative Leadership

Research

Research Interests: 

  • Leadership volunteering in professional organizations
  • Multi-generational collaboration for professional development
  • Telehealth in caregiver support for dementia
  • Legislative advocacy by occupational therapists
Presentations

Academic Presentations

2017

Olexsovich, A. and Stuart, A. Dementia Apps. Tech Day presentation at American Occupational Therapy Association conference, Philadelphia, PA, April, 2017.

Blaskowitz, M., Cook, A., and Stuart, A. Multi-generational views in academia: Generational Characteristics aid in transition from clinic to classroom. Poster session at American Occupational Therapy Association conference, Philadelphia, PA, April, 2017.

Cook, A. and Stuart, A. Inter-generational peer mentoring in academia: A success story. POTA District - II, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2017.

2016

Scheid, A., Stuart, A., and Mallory, J. Use of Lethal Force by Police with Minority Populations. Interdisciplinary Faculty panel: Duquesne University Day for Learning and Speaking Out. Pittsburgh, PA. March, 2016.

Kane, A. and Stuart, A. Mental Health Apps. Tech day presentation at American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2016.

2015

Hobbs, M., Persch, A., Schwartz, J., & Stuart, A. Emerging Leaders Development Program. Panel presentation at American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, TN, April 2015.

2014

Stuart, A.E. Clinical Leadership in Occupational Therapy Today. Invited presenter to POTA District VII, Erie, PA, May 2014.

2013

Kern, S.B., Dolhi, C. D., Stuart, A., & Santalucia, S. Bridging the Leadership Gap: One State's Response. Panel presentation at American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, April 2013.

2012

Stuart, A.E. The Art and Science of Clinical Leadership. Invited presenter to POTA District II, Pittsburgh, PA, December 2012.

Kern, S.B, Muhlenhaupt, M., Stuart, A.E. Leadership and the Strategic Plan. Panel presentation to the POTA Board, Lancaster, PA, October 2012.

Kern, SB, Stuart, A., Santalucia, S., Clancey, M., & O'Rourke, K. Pre-Conference Leadership Development Workshop for New Grads & Soon-to-be Grad. POTA Conference. Lancaster, PA, September 2012

2011

Stuart, A.E. Leadership Styles. Invited presenter to POTA District II, Pittsburgh, PA, December 2011.

Dolhi, C., Kern, S.B. and Stuart, A.E. Generational Leadership. Panel presentation to the POTA Board, Erie, PA, October 2011.

Dubuar, N. and Stuart, A.E. Dementia. Presenter at POTA conference, Erie, PA, October 2011.

Provident, I. and Stuart, A.E. Mentoring of Clinician to Faculty Role. Presenter at POTA conference, Erie, PA, October 2011.

Stuart, A.E. NDT: The Basics, and More. Lecture and lab presented to POTA District II Mini-Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, May 2011.

2010

Stuart, A.E. Personality Styles of Leadership. Presentation to POTA Board, Scranton, PA, October, 2010.

Glover, S., Herc T.A., and Stuart, A.E. Collegial Mentoring for Professional Development. Presentation to POTA conference, Scranton, PA, October 2010.

Stuart, A.E. Use of an Online Leadership Training to Promote Volunteering. Capstone Poster presentation to POTA conference, Scranton, PA, October 2010.