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Milligan prof named among top OT scholars in the nation

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (April 21, 2017) — Dr. Jeff Snodgrass, director of occupational therapy at Milligan College, was recently named among the “Roster of Fellows” by the American Occupational Therapy Association at the 2017 Annual Conference & Expo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

AOTA’s Roster of Fellows recognizes members of the organization, who with their knowledge and expertise, have made a significant contribution over their career to the continuing education and professional development of its members.

Snodgrass described the event as a “humbling experience” to be among 30 other honorees, ranking with 800-900 other fellows who have been recognized over the past 44 years.

“You don’t do this work for the recognition, but it was an added bonus to be honored among those who’ve made such incredible contributions to the profession,” said Snodgrass, who also serves as Milligan’s professor of healthcare administration and OT.

His current research projects include the topics of leadership and administration in healthcare, evidence-based OT interventions for the prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and ergonomic interventions in the office setting.

Snodgrass earned a bachelor’s in OT from Eastern Kentucky University; a master’s in public health with a concentration in health administration from East Tennessee State University; and a doctorate in health sciences with a specialization in healthcare administration from Trident International University. He serves as the associate editor for the Journal of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences and as a peer reviewer for several academic journals. Snodgrass also is the author of several book chapters in the areas of leadership and rehabilitation and prevention of work-related disorders.

“This award is a fitting recognition for Dr. Snodgrass,” said Dr. Garland Young, vice president for academic affairs. “His unrelenting attention to academic quality and his student-centered approach to higher education have helped ensure a strong and vibrant future for our occupational therapy program. We are proud of all that he and his colleagues in the OT program are accomplishing daily with our students.”

Learn more about AOTA at www.aota.org.

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