Class of 2016 Names Occupational Therapy Faculty Member ‘Teacher of the Year’

June 1, 2016

Patricia Wisniewski, faculty specialist for occupational therapy, has been named Teacher of the Year by The University of Scranton’s class of 2016.

The award honors a faculty member who maintains high standards of academic excellence and fairness, and through enthusiasm and dedication, inspires the interest of students in a field of education. The University’s Faculty Senate Academic Support Committee instituted the award in 1996.

At the University, Wisniewski has taught occupational therapy activity analysis courses that include both lecture and laboratory components. The course series covers theory and application of activities and media used in occupational therapy treatment with children, adolescents and adults.

Wisniewski joined the University’s faculty in 2012 as a lecturer in the Department of Occupational Therapy. She was named faculty specialist in 2014.

Wisniewski previously served as an adjunct faculty member at Misericordia University. She has worked as the acting director of occupational therapy at Clarks Summit State Hospital and as an occupational therapist for AllCare Home Health Services, Taylor.

A resident of Throop, Wisniewski received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in occupational therapy from Misericordia University. 

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