Dr. Davis received her BS in occupational therapy from the University of New England and her MS in occupational therapy from the University of New Hampshire. Her doctoral work was completed at Rocky Mountain University. In 2014, she completed a yearlong fellowship in the Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) through the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies in partnership with the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Institute on Disability, and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Her primary interests are in psychiatric occupational therapy and administration. Dr. Davis provides occupational therapy services at Mountain View Youth Development Center in Charleston, Maine which allows students an opportunity for clinical experiences in that setting. She is actively involved in MeOTA, the state occupational therapy association as the membership chair and advisor to the Husson Student Representative. She is also active in AOTA, the national occupational therapy association, as the advisor for the Husson University Student Representative to the Association of Student Delegates (ASD).
Dorfman, Carolyn, PhD, OTR/L
Associate Professor, School of Occupational Therapy
Carolyn Dorfman received a BA in Biology from University of Colorado and a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University. Her PhD is in Adult Education from Capella University. Dr. Dorfman served as a faculty member in the Occupational Therapy Department at the College of St Scholastica in Duluth, MN for 18 years. She began teaching at Husson University in the Fall of 2012. Dr. Dorfman’s clinical specialty is neuro-rehabilitation, vision, and orthopedics. Dr. Dorfman teaches the neuroscience course, physical disabilities courses, an advanced neurorehabilitation course and research. In 2014 she received the William BeardsleyTeaching Award for excellence in teaching. She is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in vision rehabilitation. Dr. Dorfman has been involved in research regarding teaching methods for occupational therapy, interprofessional work, service learning, handwriting, and memory. More recently she has studied college student sleep patterns and the impact on performance of student occupations. She is also investigating grip strength and perceived ADL performance in older adults.