Occupational Therapy | OTD Faculty

Interim Director and Associate Professor, School of Occupational Therapy

Sean’s OT career has focused on promoting the role of occupational therapy in mental health.  He works at the local, national, and international levels to advocate for innovative approaches to promote mental health recovery and quality of life for all.  He specializes in supported education, peer supports for dual diagnosis (mental illness and substance misuse), and early intervention for mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, and major depression.

Assistant Professor

Sarah Foidel OTD, OTR/L is an Assistant Professor and academic fieldwork coordinator within the School of Occupational Therapy.


Linda Hunt's research, grant funding, and publications concentrate on aging and quality of life issues including driving and dementia, frailty, mindfulness practice, and effects of vision on cognition. Her publications are in the top 10 percent of US occupational therapists cited in peer review journals. Dr. Hunt also teaches in the Health and Leadership Administration program.

Assistant Professor

Shruti Gadkari is an assistant professor in the school of Occupational Therapy.

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Caroline McCarty is an assistant Professor in the School of Occupational Therapy.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Diana Honorat is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Occupational Therapy at Pacific University.

Associate Professor

Steve Park's research involves evaluation of client-centred outcomes, quality of spending time day-to-day, leisure, and aging.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Halley Read, MOT, OTR/L joined Pacific University’s School of Occupational Therapy in July of 2017. Her interests and teaching efforts will be in promoting understanding of mental wellness through the occupational therapy lens, exploring how occupational therapy can promote community health and wellness, and identifying solutions for the healthcare challenges practitioners and consumers face.  Planning to pursue her doctoral degree in the Fall of 2018, emerging scholarship interests for Ms. Read are in translational health science (understanding how to use data and research outcomes effectively in healthcare), healthcare leadership and how to combine occupational therapy with a community health approach to promote recovery and wellness for all.


John’s practice career focused on the psychosocial and physical effects of rehabilitation on disability in a wide range of settings across the U.S. and internationally.  More recently he’s advocating an occupational justice approach for the profession through research and practice, as in his work at the county jail addiction treatment program. Other research projects address: the history of occupational science, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the impact of summer camp-like experiences on people with aphasia (a communication disorder), their family members, and interprofessional students who volunteer to work with them.

Fieldwork Coordinator

Mary Zewicki Greer is the fieldwork coordinator for the School of Occupational Therapy.