Bricker to join faculty

On December 28, the Program in Occupational Therapy will welcome Jessie Bricker, MSOT, OTR/L, instructor of occupational therapy, to its faculty to serve as academic fieldwork and capstone coordinator. She earned her master’s degree in occupational therapy from the Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University in 2001 and is anticipated to earn her post-professional doctorate in occupational therapy from Eastern Kentucky University in December.

In her role, Bricker will advise students in making fieldwork selections and capstone experiences that best relate to their career goals. She will also serve as course master for the preparation of professional practice course in the current curriculum (or the professional identity and practice series of courses in the renewed curriculum). Bricker will be a key contributor to Program committees to ensure that fieldwork and capstone experiences are integral to the didactic curriculum and are consistent with the Program’s mission and accreditation requirements.  

For the past three years, Bricker was on faculty at Arkansas State University, where she served as the occupational therapy assistant (OTA) program director. Prior to that, she served as the OTA program academic fieldwork coordinator, where she led the newly established program in developing the processes and procedures to support student field experiences. In addition to her academic experience, Bricker has 15 years of clinical experience primarily as a pediatric occupational therapist and a director of rehabilitation services in Illinois. Her doctoral capstone project focused on occupational therapy interventions for interns with autism spectrum disorder through Project SEARCH, a transition-to-work program, to improve outcomes.


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