Meredith Gronski, OTD, OTR/L, CLA, FAOTA

Dr. Meredith Gronski

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




Dr. Gronski joined the faculty in 2016 as the founding Program Director of the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program. 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.

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 is currently serving as President (2019-20201) of the North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association (NCOTA). 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.

Dr. Gronski has served on the Executive Board of the Partnership for Children of Cumberland County since 2017 and is an active member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Catholic Church, serving as a lector and a faith formation catechist. In 2019, she was honored as one of the Fayetteville Observer’s “40 Under 40”.

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