Kimberly received her BS in occupational therapy from the University of New England and her MS in occupational therapy from the University of New Hampshire. Kim's doctoral work was completed at Rocky Mountain University. Her primary interests are in psychiatric occupational therapy and management. In addition to her full-time faculty position in the Husson Occupational Therapy Program, she contracts with Mountain View Youth Development Center in Charleston, Maine and provides per diem work for RehabCare in local rehabilitation facilities. She is a member of several local advisory boards. She is also actively involved in the state and national occupational therapy associations.
My idea of education is based on the belief that learning is an active process. I work very hard to provide students with an environment that they can be engaged in and assist them in taking an increased responsibility for their own learning. This is consistent with the philosophy of occupational therapy, which says that students are occupational beings who are active, capable, self-directed creators of their own learning. Husson's OT program fosters students to become professionals who engage in lifelong learning.
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 Occupational therapy specialty is neuro-rehabilitation, vision, and orthopedics. She has been involved in research about OT teaching methods, service learning, handwriting, and memory.