Dr. Melissa Gibson
OTA Program Director; Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.S., California State University at Fresno; M.S., Grand Canyon University; D.H.A., Virginia University at Lynchburg
Dr. Gibson, DHA, COTA/L joined the faculty in 2022 as the OTA Program Director in the Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. She is nationally certified (NBCOT) and licensed to practice occupational therapy in both North Carolina and California. Dr. Gibson has a background in working with clients 18 years and older and has worked in a variety of settings including acute rehab, home health, skilled nursing, community reintegration, and acute inpatient.
Dr. Gibson’s undergraduate degree (2006) from Cal State Fresno is in Interdisciplinary Health & Rehab Sciences (Pre-OT). She received an Associate of Science as an Occupational Therapy Assistant from Sacramento City College in 2010. Her master’s degree from Grand Canyon University (2017) was in Psychology with a focus on Geropsychology. Her Doctor of Health Administration degree was conferred in August 2022.
Improving ADL’s and IADLs in the amputee population specifically amputees missing two or more limbs. Creating and developing devices to assist this population in all ADL’s and IADL’s.
Sporting events, cooking, board games, adult coloring books, hanging out with family and friends, lake life.