Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy Program
Chairperson, Occupational Therapy Program
Phone: 814-871-7730
Office: M 048

  • Accreditations
  • Biography
  • Courses Taught
  • Educational History
  • Professional Experience
  • Professional Societies
  • Publications
  • Scholarship/Research
  • Service


- Registered Occupational Therapist with The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy with a practice emphasis in Education and Research.

- Pennsylvania practice license


David is the oldest with 2 younger brothers and a sister.  He is also Uncle "silly" Dave to his 4 year old niece Sarah.

David must be close to water!!  He is an avid outdoorsman who likes to go boating, rafting, waterskiing, hiking and ATV riding. 

Courses Taught

- Clinical Neuroscience (GOCCT505)

- Neurorehabilitation Techniques (GOCCT508)

- Gerontology Intervention Techniques (GOCCT630)

- Analysis of Human Movement (G/OCCT441)

- Neuromusculoskeletal Lab (OCCT426)

Educational History

- University of Indianapolis, Doctor of Health Science in Occupational Therapy, "Purposeful Movement Wellness Program for Individuals with Parkinson Disease: A Program Evaluation", 2011

- Gannon University, Masters in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, 2002

- Gannon University, Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy, 1997

Professional Experience

- Director, Purposeful Movement Wellness Program for Individuals with Parkinson Disease, Gannon Univerisity, Salvation Army Senior Center, Erie, PA

- Clinical Consultant and Board Member, Parkinson Partners of Northwestern PA, Erie, PA

- Clinical Consultant, Rehabilitation, Emcompass Care, Fairview, PA

- Clinical Consultant, Rehabilitation, Aegis Therapies, Erie, PA

- Occupational Therapist, Rehabilitation, Brevillier Village, Erie, PA

- Occupational Therapist, Neurological Recovery and Ventilator Dependent Rehabilitation, Beverly Inc, Meadville, PA

- Occupational Therapist, Inpatient/Outpatient Rehabilitation, Pediatrics, Warren General Hospital, Warren, PA

Professional Societies

- American Occupational Therapy Asscoiation

- Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association

- Parkinson Partners of Northwestern PA

- Independent Council on Aging


- OT Practice, "Hands-On Engagement: Learning Functional Anatomy in the Classroom", May 2012


Served as a primary advisor for the following Master in Science in Occupational Therapy Thesis Projects:

Replication of Shapes Using Various Color Schemes with Six and Seven Year Old Children

Attitudes about Disability within the Haitian Culture

The Effects of Music on Functional Performance on Individuals with Parkinson's Disease

Motivation in the Child with Autism:  The Use and Effectiveness of Token Reinforcement and Verbal Praise

Outcomes of Purposeful Activity and Rote Activity on Individuals with Arthritis: Clients' Self Perception


- Exercise Consultant, Parkinson Partners of Northwestern PA Support Groups, Erie and Warren, PA

- Health Fair in the Square

- Home Helpers, St. Jude and St. Julia Parish