ACADEMICS

Joanne Gallagher Worthley

Professor

My primary areas of interest are accessibility of public places and homes, and how technology interfaces with both environments. The introduction of smart technologies has drastically changed how we function in society and at home.

Education

1986
Quinnipiac College
Occupational Therapy
BS
1990
Florida International University
Occupational Therapy
MS
1999
Johnson & Wales University
Educational Leadership in Higher Education
Ed.D.
Skills Occupational Therapy, Accessibility

Publications

  • Papers
  • Articles
  • Presentations
  • Other
Papers
Gallagher, J., & Hull, A. (1996) Cruise Ship Accommodations for the Physically Challenged and the Elderly. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 50, 685-687. Read More
Papers
Gallagher, J. & McNeil, C. (2003, June). Documenting Academic Achievement Through An Electronic Portfolio. AOTA’s Education Special Interest Section Quarterly, 1-3. Read More
Papers
McNeil, C., & Gallagher, J. (2009). A Childhood Occupation: Learning to Ride a Bicycle. OT Practice, 14(6), 7-8. Read More
Papers
Caramanica, A., & Gallagher Worthley, J. (2013, September). Parents’ perspective of video home therapy programs. AOTA’s Technology Special Interest Section Quarterly, 23(3), 1-3. Read More
Papers
Michetti, C., & Gallagher Worthley, J. (2014, September). Promotion of Socialization at mealtimes in an assisted living facility. AOTA’s Gerontology Special Interest Quarterly, 37(3), 1-4. Read More
Papers
Hayes, K., & Gallagher Worthley, J. (2015, December). Facilitating volition: Social interaction and activity participation for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. AOTA’s Developmental Disabilities Special Interest Section, 38(4), 1-4. Read More
Articles
Gallagher Worthley, J., Larrivee, L.S., & Meyers, S. (in review). Investigating and Applying Universal Design: A Partnership Between a University and an Art Museum in the Conference Proceedings of the Universal Design & Higher Education in Transformation Congress, Dublin, Ireland on October 30 – November 2, 2018. Read More
Talks
Enhancing Accessibility and Inclusion through a University and an Art Museum Partnership with Dr. Linda Larrivee at the Coalition on Urban and Metropolitan Universities 24th Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, October 22-24, 2018 Read More
Articles
Inmates' Perspective on Community Re-Entry (Poster Presentation) with Jake Ferrara, OTR/L at the MAOT's Annual Conference, Westford, MA on November 10, 2018. Read More

Courses

Thesis Seminar I, II and III

Thesis Seminar I, II and III


Guide each student through the development and execution of his/her individual research project.
3 credits
Assessment and Evaluation Across the Lifespan

Assessment and Evaluation Across the Lifespan


Review psychometrics, and selection and interpretation of various assessments used in OT.
3 credits
Research Methods II

Research Methods II


Focus on research designs, and the application and interpretation of statistics.
3 credits