Dorothy Peterson Bethea
Chair and Professor
Department: Occupational Therapy
Office Location: F.L. Atkins Building, Room# 430 Winston-Salem State University Winston-Salem, NC 27110
Dorothy Peterson Bethea, Ed.D., OTR/L serves as Chairperson and Professor in the Department to Occupational Therapy Master of Science program at Winston-Salem State University. Occupational Therapy career is inclusive of clinical experience in general rehabilitation, orthopedics and ergonomics, plus academic teaching and administration. Teaching comprises physical condition courses, administration, management, and research. Primary interests encompass program development, self-management and office ergonomics with credentials as an Arthritis Self-Help Leader through the American Arthritis Foundation, and a Matter of Balance Coach for Fall Prevention.
Research and Project Interests:
Reddick, B., Bethea. D.P., Holland C.A. (2012). Promoting successful careers in allied health and nursing. Journal of Best Practice in Health Professions Diversity (5)2, pp.842-849.
Bethea, D.P. Evan, A., Gaines, T., Reams, M., Roberts, V., Young, M. (2011). Impact of a manual skills program on preclinical performance of dental hygiene students: A collaborative project. Journal of National Society of Allied Health (8) 9.
Bethea, D.P., Lovett, A., Cooks, K., Bell, J. (2010). Promoting Social Participation for Adults through Arthritis Self Management: A Pilot Study. Physical and Occupational Therapy Journal in Geriatrics (28)3.
Foxworth, J. & Bethea, D. (2007, Fall). Feasibility of developing a multidisciplinary faculty and student team to assess health and wellness of a medically underserved population. The Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity (1)2.
Bowyer, P. & Bethea, D. (2007). Mosby’s Q & A Review for the Occupational Therapy Board Exam. Elsevier-Mosby, Publishers.
Phillips, I., Bell,C., Bethea, D., Perez-Brown, D., Jenkins, A. (November, 2006). Educating master students to become life long researchers using an occupational-based curriculum model. OT Practice Journal. Bethesda, MD. AOTA.
Kovell, J., & Bethea, D. (2002, August). OT/OTA Collaboration. Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners Journal-Online. Bethea, D.P. (2001, June). Developing Community-Based Programs. OT Practice Journal. Bethesda, MD AOTA.
Bethea, D.P. (2001, March). Service Learning. Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners (On-Line) Journal.
Bethea, D.P. (1997, October-December). Static Splinting for Dupuytrens’ Release. Journal of Hand Therapy.
World Federation of Occupational Therapy Congress. The Use of Simulation in OT/OTA Programs. Yokahoma, Japan (2014).
National Society of Allied Health Conference Cruise. Life Skills Program for Homeless Men. Charleston, SC-Bahamas (2011).
Rehabilitation Institute 21ST Congress. Arthritis Self-Management Program: Improving Social Participation through Self-Efficacy Behaviour. Quebec, Canada (2008).
World Federation of Occupational Therapy Congress. Promoting Wellness in a Health Disparity Environment and Community Integration: Exposing Occupational Therapy Students to Working in the Community. Sydney, Australia (2006).
World Federation of Occupational Therapy Congress. The Talking Pen: Assessing Fine Motor Deficits in Children with Attention Deficit Disorders. Stockholm, Sweden (2002).
San Felipe Neri School and Mas Que Un Amigo Clinic. Positioning, Transfers and Handling of the Child with Developmental Disability and Hand Facilitation Techniques and Splinting Concepts. Desamparados and Alajuelita Community, Costa Rica (2000).
Santa Paula College Occupational Therapy Program. Positioning, Transfers and Handling of the Child with Developmental Disability. Costa Rica (2000).
Service: Smiles on Wheels Project, Costa Rica
Therapy Missions Inc., Danli, Honduras
2011 Silver Award Office of Sponsored Programs - WSSU
2010 Silver Award School of Graduate Studies and Research - WSSU
2008 Bronze Award School of Graduate Studies and Research - WSSU
2007 School of Health Sciences Spirited Award Outstanding Contributions - SOHS
2003 Joseph H. Patterson Master Teacher Award
2002 School of Health Sciences Spirited Award - WSSU
2001 School of Health Sciences Leadership Award - WSSU
2001 School of Health Sciences Spirit Award Creativity & Integrity - WSSU