University’s Graduating Class Names Occupational Therapy Faculty Member ‘Teacher of the Year’

May 31, 2017

Karen Brady, D.Ed., assistant professor for occupational therapy, has been named Teacher of the Year by The University of Scranton’s class of 2017.

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.

A practicing occupational therapist for more than 20 years, Dr. Brady’s clinical expertise is in physical rehabilitation. She joined the University’s faculty in 2001 as a lecturer in the Department of Occupational Therapy, having previously worked as the program manager of the therapy department at N.W. Rehabilitation Associates in Pittsburgh. She was named assistant professor at Scranton in 2006.

Dr. Brady has presented internationally, nationally and regionally on teaching and learning theory and practice in occupational therapy. She is also an active member of numerous professional organizations.

A resident of Moscow, Dr. Brady earned her bachelor’s degree from Mansfield University, her master’s degree from Misericordia University, and her doctorate from Pennsylvania State University.

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