Ann StuartClinical Assistant Professor
Rangos School of Health Sciences
Education:OTD, Chatham University, 2010
M.S., Occupational Therapy, Western Michigan University, 1980
B.S. Psychology, St. Lawrence University, 1975
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, POTPAC (PA Occupational Therapy Political Action Committee) Chair and a variety of district and conference committee roles.
2020: Outstanding Faculty Advisor for SOTA (Student Occupational Therapy Association)
2019: Rangos Team Prize for Academic Innovation: Interdisciplinary Mental Health Roundtables
2018: CLASS Community Hero Award
2017: POTA 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
Areas of Expertise
Organizational participation and leadership
Active student engagement
Inter and intra-professional collaborations
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.
OCCT 416 Fundamentals of Practice
OCCT 518 Humans, Groups, and Occupations
OCCT 562 MS Leadership
OCCT 574 Fieldwork Proposal
OCCT 511 Clinical Reasoning and Fieldwork II
OCCT 522 Intervention Seminar
OCCT 525 Psychosocial Function & FW II
OCCT 545 Occupational Performance Perspectives
OCCT 635, 645, 655 Practice Scholar Capstone Projects I , II, III
OCCT 502 OT Overview
OCCT 512 Clinical Reasoning II
OCCT 548 Medical Conditions
OCCT 561 OT Administration
OCCT 630 Visionary Leadership in Practice and Education
OCCT 660 Transformative Leadership
- Leadership volunteering in professional organizations
- Multi-generational collaboration for professional development
- Telehealth in caregiver support for dementia
- Legislative advocacy by occupational therapists
- Inter and Intra-professional collaborations for improved client outcomes
Stuart, A. & Cook, A.Sparking Legislative Advocacy and Community Action in POTA Members: A Guided Discovery
Workshop, POTA Annual Conference, Valley Forge, PA, October 2019
Stuart, A. POTA: Dare to Lead
Workshop, POTA Annual Conference, Valley Forge, PA October 2019
Espiritu, E.,Stuart, A, et.al. Developing Professional Competence through Mentoring
Panel Moderator: Rehabilitation and Disability Special Interest Section
AOTA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 2019
Stuart,A., Cook, A., Mattila, A. & Blaskowitz, M. Community-Engaged Learning: Enriching Curricular Threads for Optimal Student Civic Awareness and Impact
Poster, AOTA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 2019
Blaskowitz, M. & Stuart, A. Sparking Legislative Advocacy and Community Action in Generation Z Learners; A guided Discovery
Workshop, Pittsburgh Regional Faculty Symposium, March 2019
Stuart, A., Catalano, A., & Boring, E. Fostering Professional and Legislative Advocacy in Millenial Occupational Therapy Students
Poster, AOTA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT April 2018
Olexsovich, A. and Stuart, A. Dementia Apps. Tech Day presentation 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.
Stuart, A. Catalano, A., Boring, E. Fostering Professional and Legislative Advocacy in Millennial Occupational Therapy Students
Poster, POTA Annual Conference, Lancaster, PA, October 2017
Stuart, A., Cook, A., & Blaskowitz, M. Multigeneraltional Views in Academia: Generational Characteristics Aid in Transition from Clinic to Classroom and Contribute to Richness of Faculty
Poster, AOTA Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA October 2017
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.
Hobbs, M., Persch, A., Schwartz, J., & Stuart, A. Emerging Leaders Development Program. Panel presentation at American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, TN, April 2015.
Stuart, A.E. Clinical Leadership in Occupational Therapy Today. Invited presenter to POTA District VII, Erie, PA, May 2014.
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.
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
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.
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.