Dr. John Jackson has been named founding chair and director of the Emory & Henry College’s developing Occupational Therapy Program, which is anticipated to begin in the fall of 2016 at the E&H School of Health Sciences in Marion, Va.
The School of Health Sciences will host a graduate open house Nov. 20 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for prospective students to meet with Jackson and learn more about the new master of arts degree in occupational therapy.
Jackson most recently served as assistant professor at Texas Tech University in the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Program in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, which is a part of School of Allied Health Sciences at the university.
In the past, he also has served as director of inpatient rehab and skilled nursing services for the Covenant Health System in Lubbock, Texas. He also served as director of occupational therapy at St. Mary Hospital in Lubbock.
Jackson holds a doctor of education degree in instructional technology from Texas Tech University; a master of arts degree in administration and education in occupational therapy from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas; and a bachelor of science degree in occupational therapy from Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Ga.
Emory & Henry will be seeking candidacy status from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) and approval from its regional accreditor.
Once approved the College will accept the first class of students in the fall of 2016.