Welcome to Arkansas State University!

OTR/L, Associate Professor

OTA Program Director


  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Education, Leadership, and Organizations, Texas Women's University, Denton, TX
    • Anticipated Graduation 2025
  • Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR
    • Graduated August 2007
  • Bachelors of Science, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR
    • Graduated August 2005

Professional Credentials

  • Occupational Therapist
    • Arkansas License #OTR2161
  • National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy Education 
    • Certification #234843
  • Certification in Sensory Integration 
    • Certification #3225

Teaching Specialties

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy
  • Behavioral Health in Occupational Therapy
  • Advocacy/Leadership

Courses Taught

OTA 2013: Fundamentals of OT Practice

OTA 2023: Emergence of Occupational Science

OTA 2103: Behavioral Health for the OTA

OTA 2063: Pediatric Practice for the OTA

OTD 6174: Pediatric and Adolescent Practice

OTD 5202: Level I Fieldwork Seminar: Pediatrics

Research Interests

  • Student retention/learning
  • Autism and Metabolic Dysfunction 
  • SELTEC Level I Fieldwork Model
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy


Andrea Brown is was born and raised in the A-State community of Jonesboro, AR. She received her masters degree in occupational therapy in 2007 from the University of Central Arkansas. After graduating, Andrea moved back to Jonesboro where she has spent the first ten years of her career as an Occupational Therapist working in an early intervention setting. During that time, she became certified in sensory integration and has worked with a large variety of diagnoses. Andrea also worked as lead therapist for her company for two years which has allowed her to gain skills in the managerial aspect of occupational, physical, and speech therapy as well as create and implement student programming in  the company’s multiple locations. Andrea joined A-State in 2015, as an adjunct in the inaugural year of the occupational therapy program. In fall of 2016 she moved into a full-time position and in 2019 she became the program director of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. She receive tenure in 2022. Andrea has presented research at the state and national levels and has two peer-reviewed publications related to the SELTEC fieldwork model. In addition to scholarship, she serves on several departmental, college, and university committees and is involved in the Jonesboro community. 

Andrea Brown

Contact Information

P: 870-972-4221


Building: E. Smith
Room: 318F

Office Hours

  • Varies by semester and availability; email to schedule an appointment.