Quinnipiac University
Cheryl Burke Lucas, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

Program Dir of Post Professional Doc of Occupational Therapy


  • EDD, Johnson &amp
  • Wales University


  • Occupational Therapy

Office Location

  • Medicine, Nursing, Health Sci

Mail Drop

  • NH-HSC


Quinnipiac University

Assistant Prof/Program Director

Hamden, CT

2019 - 2020

Collaborative for Educational Services

Training Consultant

Northhampton, MA

2017 - 2019

Worcester State University

Assistant Prof/Graduate Coordinator

Worcester, MA

2013 - 2019

University of Massachusetts/Thom Early Intervention Program

Developmental Therapist

Worcester, MA

2012 - 2019

University of Massachusetts Medical School/Commonwealth Medicine, Acquired Brain Injury Waiver Unit

Associate Director of Clinical Services

Shrewsbury, MA

2009 - 2011

Community Healthlink, Inc. - Lipton Early Intervention Program

Program Director

Leominster, MA

2009 - 2009

Holliston Manor Nursing Home

Nursing Home Administrator

Holliston, MA

2001 - 2003

Worcester State University

Adjunct Professor

Worcester, MA

1994 - 1997

Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital

Program Director

Worcester, Massachusetts

1993 - 1995

Briarwood Healthcare Facility

Director of Rehabilitation

Needham, Massachusetts

1991 - 1993

Mount Ida Jr. College


Newton, MA

1988 - 1990

FIRST Program

Occupational Therapist

Weymouth, MA

1988 - 1991

Memorial Regional Rehabilitation Center

Occupational Therapy Coordinator

Jacksonville, Florida

1986 - 1988

Braintree Hospital

Resource Clinician/Staff Therapist

Braintree, Massachusetts

1984 - 1986

Selected Publications

Faculty development of interprofessional education: Alternatives to the medical setting.

Lucas, C., & Foo, S.

American Occupational Therapy Association, Boston, MA (2020)

Universal Design for Learning in OT/OTA academic programs: Working with our students

Lucas, C. B., Collins, K., & Collins, M. E.

5(2) AOTA Special Interest Section Quarterly 12-14 Quarterly (2020)

Inclusive practices to promote success for OT students on fieldwork.

Lucas, C., Lancaster, S., Smet, N., Brindell, A., Jones, L.

AOTA National Conference, Boston, MA (2020)

AESIS CE Program: Mentoring Roles for Academics: A Necessity and Challenge

Lucas, C.

AOTA Annual National Conference, Boston, MA (2020)

Understanding systemic racism in the United States: Educating our students and ourselves [Continuing Education Article].

Lucas, C., & Washington, S.

October 2020 OT Practice CE 1-9 Bi-Weekly (2020)

Pediatric Skills for Occupational Therapy Assistants

Lucas, C.

Activities of daily living, eating and feeding, sleep and rest 5th Ed. 393-419 St. Louis, MS (Elsevier, Inc. 2020)

Action for inclusion in OT education: Fieldwork challenges related to racism

Lucas, C., Lancaster, S., Saunders-Newton, C., Smet, N.

Coalition for Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity, Ignite Series II., Clayton, MO, Non-Profit Organization (2020)

Universal design for learning: Promoting OT’s role.


Hartford Public Schools Faculty Training, Hartford, CT (2020)

Inclusive practices to promote success for OT students on fieldwork.

Lucas, C., Lancaster, S., Anderson, S., Smet, N.

AOTA Academic Education Special Interest Section DEI Series (2020-21)., Bethesda, MD (2020)

Holistic and inclusive occupational therapy education. On The Air podcast

Lucas, C.


O'Brien, J. &, Kuhanek-Miller, H. (Eds.). Jane Case- Smith’s occupational therapy in pediatrics.

Smet, N., & Lucas, C.

Occupational Therapy View of Child Development 8th ed. pp. 76-121 (St. Louis: Elsevier, Inc. 2019)

Perceptions of the academic experience of occupational therapists of color in the United States

Lucas, C.

World Federation of Occupational Therapy Conference, Cape Town, South Africa (2018)

Occupational therapists of color: Perceptions of the academic experience

Lucas, C.

Annual conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Salt Lake City, Utah (2018)

Occupational therapy community outreach for women refugees

Lucas, C., Cuccoli, K., Gladu, S., Fissette, M., Marica, C., McCarthy, K., O’Rourke, B., Randall, C., & Tinyszin, J.

Massachusetts Occupational Therapy Association, Norwood, MA (2018)

Occupational therapists of color: Perceptions of the academic experience (Doctoral dissertation)

Lucas, C.

Proquest dissertations and theses. (No.10276527) (2017)

Literacy systems. Presentation as part of Beyond Handwriting: Advocating for the role of occupational therapy in supporting literacy development

Lucas, C. & Frauwirth, S.

American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah (2017)

Developing inter-professional educational experiences for students: The good, the bad, and the ugly.

Lucas, C.

Massachusetts Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, MA (State) (2016)

Professional Designation