Shannon Strate

Assistant Professor

JWU Faculty Since 2020

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About Shannon

Prior to joining JWU’s Occupational Therapy Program, Shannon Strate, OTD, OTR/L, earned more than 20 years of clinical skills working at skilled nursing facilities and in rehabilitation management roles.

In 2012, she received a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy; she also passed the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapist (NBCOT) to become a registered and licensed Occupational Therapist, which enabled her to continue her work with the geriatric population.

In 2019, she earned a Post-Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (PPOTD), which enabled her to further her interest in researching health disparities, in addition to teaching Occupational Therapy.


  • OTD, New England Institute of Technology
  • M.S., Occupational Therapy, New England Institute of Technology
  • B.S., Communicative Disorders, University of Rhode Island
  • A.S., Occupational Therapy, New England Institute of Technology


  • OTD8350: Contemporary Concepts in Occupational Therapy
  • OTD8240: Occupational Therapy Practice I