Dr. Michelle Jackson


Occupational Therapy
Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
Occupational Therapy
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • OTD, Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate, 2020, Creighton University
  • MBA, 2002, East Carolina University
  • B.S., Occupational Therapy, Colorado State University


Primary Instructor:

  • OTE 615: Professional Communication and Documentation
  • OTE 650: Clinical Biomechanics in Human Performance
  • OTE 745: Therapeutic Skills I: Adult Practice
  • OTE 760: Specialty Topics: Physical Agent Modalities
  • OTE 760: Specialty Topics: Transition to Professional Practice


  • OTE 620: Psychosocial Perspectives in Occupational Therapy Practice
  • OTE 730: Enablers and Barriers: Adult Occupations

Professional experience

  • Certification, National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
  • Licensure and Registration, Missouri State Board of Occupational Therapy
  • Certified Neonatal Touch and Massage Therapist

Research and professional interests

  • Meaningful occupation at the end of life
  • Educational practices for healthcare students related to palliative care and hospice
  • Trauma informed care
  • Inclusive educational practices in occupational therapy programs
  • Recruitment and retention efforts for increased socioeconomic diversity in occupational therapy programs
  • Medical bioethics and allied health education

Other interests

  • Rosa Lee Torres Award for Clinical Excellence, University of Texas Medical Branch, 2004
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society, East Carolina University, 2001