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Chair, Occupational Therapy

OTD Program Director


PhD in Occupational Therapy                                                   
December 2003

Texas Woman’s University

Dissertation title: “A New Pedagogy for Occupational Therapy Education: A Heideggerian Hermeneutic Interpretation”                                    

MS in Occupational Therapy                                                     
May 1993

Washington University School of Medicine

BS in Psychology                                                                           
May 1991                  

Texas Christian University

Professional Credentials

NBCOT Certification # : 991228

Arkansas License # : OTR3100

AOTA Member #: 015055

AROTA Member #: 65979464

Teaching Specialties

Theory, Advocacy and Leadership, Neurorehabilitation, Adult and Older Adult Rehabilitation, Instructional Design, Health and Wellness, Orthopedics and Cultural Humility.

Courses Taught

OTD 5053: Occupation, Health and Wellness

OTD 5103: OT Philosophy and Theory

OTD 6112: Orthopedics Practice

OTD 6154: Older Adult Practice

OTD 6074: Neurorehabilitation Practice

OTD 7343: OT Instructional Design

OTD 7103: Culturally Competent Practice

OTD 7232: Advocacy and Leadership

Research Interests

Occupational Therapy Higher Education


Dr. Wright grew up in Decatur, GA and lived in a variety of places in the country. She has 30 total years of experience in Occupational Therapy including 20+ years in academia. Dr. Wright brings a wide variety of clinical and academic experience to the position of Department Chair and OTD program director. Outside of work Dr. Wright has an unstoppable passion for supporting animal rescue groups and taking care of her own rescued fur babies.

Christine Wright

Contact Information

P: 870-972-2274
F: 870-972-2610


Building: Eugene W. Smith
Room: Suite 318