OTD News - Volume VIII, Issue 1

3 New Faculty & Staff By: Sheila Longpré, PhD, OTR/L Welcome Susan Stallings-Sahler, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA The faculty and staff for the entry-level doctor of occupational therapy program would like to welcome the most recent faculty mem- ber, Susan Stallings-Sahler, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA. Dr. Stallings- Sahler will assume the responsibilities as Professor and Director of Re- search. She has been an occupational therapist for over three decades and has a substantial background in children and youth as well as re- search. Dr. Stallings-Sahler’s research includes a key role in the develop- ment and North American standardization of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests ; current development of the Screening Assessment of Sensory Integration (SASI) and several other projects related to pediat- ric practice. Dr. Stallings-Sahler has been recognized regionally and national- ly for her contributions to the field of occupational therapy. She is a recipient of the North Carolina OT Association’s Award for Outstanding Practice in Pediatrics; and the AOTA Roster of Fellows award (FAOTA). Welcome Rokshana Quasem The Occupational Therapy program at Nova Southeastern Uni- versity, Tampa welcomes Rokshana Quasem as an administrative as- sistant. Rokshana has a Bachelor of Science degree from the Universi- ty of South Florida (2002) in Management Information Systems (MIS) and has an MBA from the University of Phoenix (2008). Prior to working for the OTD program, Rokshana worked as a Sr. Student Finance Representative at Corinthian College Inc., Tampa campus, Financial Aid Officer at Concorde Career College, Tampa campus, Financial Service Counselor at University of Phoenix, Tampa campus and various other positions throughout major companies. Rokshana has two daughters, one graduated from the University of Florida Law School and is practicing law in the state of New York. Her other daughter graduated from the University of Florida Business School and is teaching at a charter middle school in Phila- delphia under Teach for America, shortage of teacher program. Rokshana came to the United States of America in 1988 from Bangladesh and has been living in the Tampa Bay area since 1992. Page 23 OTD News, Volume VIII, Issue 1 Susan Stallings-Sahler, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA Rokshana Quasem