Jody Bortone, OT/L, EdD

Jody Bortone, OT/L, EdD

Assoc.Dean CHP/Chair OT/Clinical Assoc. Prof.

Primary Professional Service/Affiliation:

  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, 2012, President's Ad Hoc Committee on Faculty Shortages
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, 2008, President's Ad Hoc Committee on Faculty Shortages

 Professional Interests:

  • Mental Health
  • Pediatrics

 Specialties:

  • Group theory and facilitation
  • Curriculum design
  • High impact pedagogies in higher education
  • Application of evidence-based practices

Degrees and Certifications

    Degrees:

    • EdD, Educational Leadership, 2007, Fordham University
    • MA, Occupational Therapy, 1984, New York University
    • BS, Occupational Therapy, 1974, Columbia University
    • AA, Liberal Arts, 1971, Centenary College

     

    Certifications:

    • Certified Occupational Therapist

     

Teaching Responsibilities

    • Capstone
    • Leadership and Management
    • Groups
    • Pediatrics

Research Interests & Grants

    Research Interests:

    • Problem-based learning
    • Evidence-based practice
    • High Impact pedagogies

    Grants:

    • Bortone, J. & Dodson, J. (2015).  Evidence-based practice:  occupational therapists' real-life experience.  Sacred Heart University's URCG grant.
    • Bortone, J., Sussman, D. (1998).  Grant proposal at the New York City Board of Education on the development of an integrated Universal Pre-K program.  Submitted and granted, Spring 1998.

Publications and Presentations

    Publications:

    2007 - Miller Kuhaneck, H., Bortone, J. & Frost, L. (2007).  Concept mapping 101.  AOTA's Education Special Interest Section Quarterly, 17, 1-4.

    2005 - Bortone, J., Emery, M.J., & Walker, P.W. (2005).  The challenge of health care delivery in Connecticut.  In G.L. Rose (Ed.), Public Policy in Connecticut:  Challenges and Perspectives (pp. 119-138).  Fairfield, CT:  Sacred Heart University Press.

    1998 - Bortone, J., Steinberg, R. (1998, November).  Continued competency guidelines for occupational therapists in New York State.  Position paper written and presented to the New York State Occupational Therapy Licensure Board, White Plains, New York.

    1986 - Grossman, J., Bortone, J. (1986).  Program development.  In S.C. Robertson (Ed.), Strategies, concepts and opportunities for program development and evaluation (SCOPE):  An occupational therapy curriculum.  Rockville, MD:  American Occupational Therapy Association.  R.P. Fleming Cottrell (Ed.).  Proactive approaches in psychosocial occupational therapy (pp. 91-99).  Thorofare, NJ: Slack.

    Presentations:

    2015 - Bortone, J. & Buck, P. (2015, Feburary 15).  High Impact Practices:  An undergraduate perspective.  Poster accepted for presentation at the AAC&U Conference, Kansas City, MO.

    2015 - Bortone, J., Dodson, J., & Sheridan, S. (2015, March 7).  Evidence-based practice:  Overcoming the barriers.  Poster presented at the Spring ConnOTA Conference, Cromwell, CT.

    2015 - Bortone, J., Dodson, J., & Sheridan, S. (2015, February 10).  Evidence-based practice:  Overcoming the barriers.  Poster presented at the Ethnographic and Qualitative Researchers' Association annual conference, Las Vegas, NV.

    2012 - Crowley, K., Nolan, K., Kuzenka, A., Cavanaugh, K. & Bortone, J. (2012, March 10).  Reflections on occupational therapy teaching assistantships:  What impact does the experience have on students' professional development?  poster presented at the annual conference of the Connecticut Occupational Therapy Association, Cromwell, CT.

    2011 - Andrede, C., Piro, K., Schendel, A., & Bortone, J. (2011, April 15).  Friendship experiences of 18-21 year olds with intellectual developmental disabilities.  Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Philadelphia, PA.

    2007 - Bortone, J., (2007, July 13).  Critical thinking and evidence-based practice in problem-based learning.  Paper presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Association for Occupational Therapists, St. Johns, New Foundland, Canada.

    2007 - Bortone, J., (2007, April).  Critical thinking and evidence-based practice in PBL tutorial groups:  A critical case study.  Paper accepted for presentation at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), PBL Special Interest Section, Chicago, IL.

    2002 - Bortone, J., Vroman, K. (2002 May).  Problem-based-curriculum from scratch:  Consultation to implementation.  Short course presented at the annual conference of AOTA, Miami, FL.

    1983 - Bortone, J., Pygrome, D. (1983, April).  Professional generativity across three generations of supervision.  Paper presented at the annual conference of AOTA, Portland, OR.

Contact Information

Office Location & Hours

  • Location:
    Occupational Therapy
    Cambridge 1-O-14
    College of Health Professions
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