Suzanne joined Regis University in 2015 as the Academic Program Coordinator for Creighton University's entry level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) distance-hybrid program & Regis pathway and Assistant Professor. The Creighton-Regis pathway OTD program is a unique partnership between two Jesuit Universities with a goal of helping to meet the need of a lack of occupational therapy practitioners in the Rocky Mountain region, especially to serve rural areas and the aging population. Committed to creating excellent and ethical practitioners who are committed to helping others and the profession, Suzanne's learning and education philosophy is based on the belief that the best learning is an active, experiential process where the learner is emotionally and cognitively engaged in the process, has the opportunity to learn from mistakes, and helps others to learn. Effective learning requires students to be active and collaborative. From her academic mentor, she strives to apply what she learned in the classroom: that education is more than just the delivery of the curriculum; it is an extension of the instructor's history, expectations, and hopes for the students' development towards engagement authentic occupational therapy practice and professional development (Hooper, 2010).

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