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About Sharon McCloskey

Sharon M. McCloskey, MBA, OT/L, DipCOT, is an assistant clinical professor in the Occupational Therapy Department in the College of Health Professions at Sacred Heart University. Sharon is an experienced Professor of Occupational Therapy, entering the area of higher education following a long career in public schools, special education, pre-school and K-12 programs. Beginning as an adjunct professor in 2002, Professor McCloskey has designed and taught a variety of graduate level occupational therapy and health science courses in the areas of pediatrics, mental health, leadership, and healthcare management. In 2013 she transitioned to full-time faculty, and now divides her time between teaching, scholarship, and service. 
Sharon is a skilled practitioner in pediatric occupational therapy, with specialized knowledge of school system leadership and best practice in school occupational therapy. Additionally, Sharon possesses expertise in mental health occupational therapy, adolescents and adults.

Positions

July 2013 - Present Clinical Assistant Professor Occupational Therapy, Sacred Heart University Occupational Therapy, College of Health Professions
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August 2002 - June 2013 Adjunct Professor Occupational Therapy, Sacred Heart University Occupational Therapy, College of Health Professions
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Curriculum Vitae


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Honors and Awards

  • CHP and CON Dean’s Award for Interprofessional Education, 2015
  • Award of Merit from Connecticut Occupational Therapy Association: March, 2016
  • Award of Service from Connecticut Occupational Therapy Association: March, 2015
  • Award of Appreciation from Connecticut Occupational Therapy Association: March, 2014
  • Service Commendations from American Occupational Therapy Association: April, 2012 and April, 2013 – Response to Intervention Work Group

Courses

  • OT 578 and OT 608 – Capstone Advisor
  • OT 530 Groups
  • OT 528 Clinical Lab in Mental Health
  • OT 505 Health Policy and Law
  • OT 546 Human Occupation and Activity Analysis

Education

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2015 - Present Ed.D. Educational Leadership, University of Hartford
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2005 - 2007 MBA, Business Administration, Management and Operations, University of New Haven
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1982 - 1985 Occupational Therapy, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
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Contact Information

Occupational Therapy 
Ctr for Healthcare Education CHCE*N115
College of Health Professions 
203-396-8088

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