Dr. Lisa Simmons

Director of Master of Occupational Therapy

Phone: 202-884-9687
Office: Main 356


  • B.S., Occupational Therapy, Tuskegee University
  • M.S., Management with a Healthcare Concentration, University of Maryland University College
  • OTD, Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions


  • Psychosocial/Behavioral Rehabilitation
  • Healthcare Advocacy and Policy

Select Works Published

  • Presentation: Successful Use of Group Interview for Fellow Selection
    Simmons, L., 2019 American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Annual Conference, 2019


As an educator, I believe it is essential to maximize the potential of all students through the use of multiple instructional techniques, technologies, and support systems. I strongly believe in student-centered instruction by using connectivist and constructivist andragogies to help students make connections and build on prior knowledge and experience. Through a strategic mix of assigned readings, lectures, lab activities, and community-based experiences, I believe students can become competent, skilled, and confident professionals prepared to work as generalists in various clinical practice settings. I believe to be a good educator, one must be willing to be a continuous learner. Through the scholarship of teaching and learning, I will continue to grow personally and support faculty in achieving their goals.