Lorie Gage Richards, PhD portrait
  • Chair, Occupational & Recreational Therapies
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Physical Therapy & Athletic Training
  • Associate Professor, Occupational & Recreational Therapies

Current Courses

Fall 2021

  • OC TH 3000-001
    Intro to Occup Therapy
    Location: CANVAS (CANVAS)
  • OC TH 6700-001
    Ldrshp & Mgt in Prac
    Location: CANVAS (CANVAS)
  • OC TH 6980-001
    Special Workshops
  • RHSCI 7500-010
    Rehab Science Seminar
  • RHSCI 7970-009
    Dissertation Credits

Summer 2021

Spring 2021

Professional Organizations

  • American Occupational Therapy Association. 01/01/2020 - present. Position : Member.
  • World Federation of Occupational Therapists. 01/01/2020 - present. Position : Member.
  • American Heart Association. 01/01/2020 - present. Position : Member.
  • World Stroke Congress. 09/2018 - present. Position : Member.
  • World Federation of Occupational Therapists. 01/2017 - present. Position : Member.
  • American Society for Neurorehabilitation. 06/2015 - present. Position : Member.
  • American Heart Association. 10/1997 - present. Position : Member.
  • American Occupational Therapy Association. 01/1983 - present. Position : Member.

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that the function of higher education is to help students develop the skills to critically evaluate ideas, synthesize literature and evidence, and to apply ideas and evidence. I believe that the best way to facilitate development of these skills is through active learning, which entails learning through discussion and experiences rather than through primarily didactic instruction. I believe that students in higher education should be mentored in their development as adult learners who take responsibility for their learning by searching out information through a variety of sources and activity participating in their educational experiences.