B.A., O.T.D., Washington University in St. Louis




Dr. Gronski is associate professor of Occupational Therapy and serves as OT Department Chair at Methodist University. She joined the faculty in 2016 as the founding program director of the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program. She teaches topics related to children, youth, and families and upper level courses related to practice model development and pedagogy. In addition to her academic position, she conducts early childhood eligibility evaluations for Cumberland County Schools. She is nationally certified (NBCOT) and licensed to practice occupational therapy in NC. She holds the academic leadership credential (CLA) from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Academic Leadership Institute. In 2022, she was inducted as an AOTA Fellow (FAOTA).

Dr. Gronski’s most recent peer-reviewed publications and textbook chapters address occupational therapy interventions for young children to support self-care skills and sleep, early childhood movement and learning, and the impact of pediatric food allergy on daily life. Dr. Gronski has served the profession as a member of AOTA’s Commission on Practice, Emerging Leaders Development Committee, and the Knowledge Translation Content Development Board. She has served as President (2019-2021) of the North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association (NCOTA).

Dr. Gronski served on the Executive Board of the Partnership for Children of Cumberland County from 2017-2023 and is an active member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Gronski received BA and OTD degrees from Washington University in St. Louis.

Research Interests:

Early childhood, movement and learning, pediatric food allergy impact and self-management, early powered mobility (“GoBabyGo” program), teaching and learning outcomes in doctoral occupational therapy education, interprofessional education and faculty development

Personal Interests:

Cooking, raising boys, road trips, eliminating clutter, small towns and local eateries