Sharon McCloskey, MBA, OTR/L, DipCOT

Sharon McCloskey, MBA, OTR/L, DipCOT

Clinical Assistant Professor

Primary Professional Service/Affiliation:

  • Connecticut Occupational Therapy Association – Board Member 
  • Chair – ConnOTA Government Relations 
  • Chair – Revision of the State Guidelines for Occupational Therapy in Educational Settings; Connecticut State Department of Education 
  • Member of the Performance Evaluation Advisory Committee (PEAC and the Student and Educator Support Services work group) - responsible for the development and implementation of Connecticut’s Educator Evaluation and Development (SEED initiative), since
  • American Occupational Therapy Association – Member of the national ‘Response to Intervention’ work group
  • Consultant – International Adoption Association (Ireland); post-adoption issues

Research Interests:

  • Areas of interest –   Pediatrics
  • Special Education and Occupational Therapy
  • Neuroscience and the Classroom


  • Graduate Research Mentor since 2007

Degrees and Certifications

    • MBA, 2007, University of New Haven, Connecticut
    • Dip COT, Occupational Therapy, 1985, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
    • BS, Occupational Therapy Equivalency, International Credentialing Association

Teaching Responsibilities

    • The combined BSHS-MOT curriculum
    • Pediatrics – Lab; PBL; Clinical Instructor; service learning
    • Leadership and Management
    • Health Policy; Laws and Regulations
    • Advocacy

Contact Information

Office Location & Hours

  • Location:
    Occupational Therapy
    Ctr for Healthcare Education CHCE*N115
    College of Health Professions
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