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Dr. Geela Hanna Spira PhD, OTR/L

Dr. Spira
  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., Occupational Therapy, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • M.S., Occupational Therapy, Coumbia University, NYC, NY
  • B.S., Psychology, Barnard College, NYC, NY


Contact Information

  • Department: Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
  • Office: Dizney 241
  • Mailing Address: Dizney 103
  • Email:
  • Phone: 859-622-6345


Dr. Spira has a broad-based career working in adult rehabilitation and in later years, in pediatric therapy with the focus on Sensory Processing Disorder & Behavioral Sleep Disorders, and lately on organization and children with Learning Disabilities. She has lived internationally for a good number of years, and focuses on Global Occupational Therapy, including a current collaboration and development of a model to establish occupational therapy services in the west African country of Togo, where no funded services currently exist, and plans to guide a student trip to Africa. The students have voiced appreciation of her ability to link classroom information to clinical application through examples over 30+ years as a full-time clinician. As well, she enjoys adversity of culture and active learning, so the more the students interact and bring forth their own viewpoints and experiences, the more fun the classroom experiences are for all!


Subject  TitleDatesLocationTerm
OTS 850Planning & Managing in OT Prac  Internet Classes SITESummer 2020
OTS 906OTD Capstone  Internet Classes SITESummer 2020
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