Steve Park, Ph.D., OTR/L

Associate Professor

Steve Park returns to Pacific University after a hiatus to teach and pursue his PhD in Occupational Therapy at the University of Sydney, Australia. He is a former associate professor from the School of Occupational Therapy at Pacific with a reputation for engaging teaching. Steve consults and regularly leads continuing professional development courses in the United Kingdom to promote client-centered assessment and intervention. His research follows his primary areas of interest in occupational therapy:  evaluation of client-centred outcomes, quality of spending time day-to-day, leisure, and aging.

While living in Australia, Steve became an enthusiastic urban cyclist. Although he will miss cycling around Sydney Harbour, he looks forward to exploring the Portland environs on two wheels.





Recent Accomplishments/Awards

Recent Publications

"Promoting Engagement in Leisure and Social Participation"                            2013

Park, S. & Byers-Connon, S.  In MB Early (Ed), Physical Dysfunction Practice Skills for the Occupational Therapy Assistant (3rd ed). St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier.

"Setting Goals That Express the Possiblities:  If We Don't Know Where We're Going, How Will We Know When We Get There?"                                            2012

Park, S. In SJ Lane & AC Bundy (Eds), Kids Can Be Kids: Promoting the Occupations and Activities of Children (pp. 349-367). Philadelphia: FA Davis.

"Opportunities for Best Practice in Various Settings"                                        2012

Park, S & Byers-Connon, S.  In RL Padilla, S Byers-Connon & HL Lohman (Eds), Occupational Therapy with Elders: Strategies for the COTA (3rd ed, pp. 103-120). St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier.