Boyt Schell Visiting Scholar Dr. Thomas Fisher will present: Higher Education’s Role in the Health & Wellness of Communities from 4-5:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24, at the Brenau Downtown Center. A reception will follow in the atrium following his lecture.
Dr. Thomas Fisher is dean and professor of health sciences at the Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences at Indiana University South Bend. In 2017, Fisher was named one of the 100 Most Influential People of Occupational Therapy during the first 100 years of the practice at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference in Philadelphia. He is one of only 67 living honorees who were recognized at the conference’s centennial celebration of occupational therapy.
Dr. Fisher received his Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy from Indiana University School of Medicine at IUPUI, his Master of Science in education from Purdue University, and a post-master’s Education Specialist in educational and counseling psychology and his Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Kentucky.
He leads workshops for TherapyEd International, a leader in preparing physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants for their national licensure and certification exams. He has multiple peer-reviewed publications and presentations, and his areas of research include professional education issues, health policy and applied research with neurological, musculoskeletal, occupational health and safety for the adult population.