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About Paul Arthur

Paul Arthur has been active in the field of occupational therapy for over 14 years, initially as an occupational therapy assistant, and later an occupational therapist. He has been involved in student and provider competency assessment and has played integral roles in projects with American Occupational Therapy Association, the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, and the US Army Reserves. Paul is a previous member of the State of Florida's OT Licensing Board and currently serves as a Board of Director of the American Occupational Therapy Association.


Present Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy, St. Catherine University Occupational Therapy Department

Curriculum Vitae



2012 - 2016 Nonpharmacologic Management of Challenging Behaviors in Veterans with Dementia ($
Department of Veteran's Affairs: HSR&D - VA 248-12-C-002
Role: Participant Interviewer
Colleague(s): William C. Mann, PhD, OTR; Laura N. Gitlin, PhD
2014 - 2015 ICF-AM/O*NET System: A Web-Based Application Linking Claimant Ability to Employment Possibility
Social Security Administration: Policy Research Incorporated
Role: PI
2013 - 2014 Empirical Approach to Linking the ICF to the Dictionary of Occupational
Social Security Administration: Policy Research Incorporated
Role: PI
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2018 - Present Board Director, American Occupational Therapy Association
2016 - 2018 Member, Florida Board of Occupational Therapy Practice
2017 - 2017 Item Development (Test Writing), National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)
2013 - 2015 Chair, International Task Force on Aging, Gerontological Society of America
2013 - 2015 Advisory Panel on Patient Engagement, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
2012 - 2015 Editorial Board Member, Test Preparation Product, American Occupational Therapy Association
2010 - 2012 Student Member, Accreditation Counsel for Occupational Therapy Education’s Education Standards Review Committee
2009 - 2010 Vice President, Delta Mu Chapter, Sigma Phi Omega Gerontology Honor Society
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Honors and Awards

  • 2018 Florida Veteran Health Heroes
  • 2012 American Occupational Therapy Association Service Commendation
  • 2012 American Occupational Therapy Association Emerging Leader
  • 2010 Indiana Occupational Therapy Association’s Student of the Year
  • 2009 Meritorious Service Medal
  • 2009 Army Commendation Medal
  • 2009 Inductee, Sigma Phi Omega Gerontology Honor Society


  • OCTH8020 Educational Methods & Practices, Primary Instructor
  • OTA 2380 Aging, Course Manager, Primary Instructor
  • OTA 1280 Level 1 Fieldwork, Primary Instructor
  • OTA 2360 Level 2 Fieldwork, Primary Instructor
  • OTA2420 Applied Skills, Course Manager, Primary Instructor


2016 Ph.D., University of Florida ‐ Ph.D. Rehabilitation Science
2011 MOT, University of Indianapolis ‐ Master of Occupational Therapy
2011 MS, University of Indianapolis ‐ Gerontology
2007 BS, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis ‐ Bachelor of Science, Psychology
2003 US Army Medical Department Center and School ‐ Certificate, Occupational Therapy

Contact Information

Phone: 651-321-2298


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