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Apr 17 2014

Water-Energy Nexus Conference in China Tackles Global Issues

Apr 16 2014

NYIT Celebrates M.B.A. Graduation at JUFE

Apr 10 2014

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Apr 04 2014

NYIT Expert to Lecture on Nation’s Physician Shortage and Poverty

Apr 03 2014

NSF Grant Supports NYIT’s “Clean Water Matters” Workshop in China

Apr 27 2014

School of Engineering and Computing Sciences Expo

Apr 27 2014

School of Engineering and Computing Sciences Honors Reception

Apr 27 2014

SAE Car Show

Apr 28 2014

Energy Minor Information Session

Apr 29 2014

NYIT Connect-to-Tech High School Showcase

Ellen Greer

Ellen Greer Ph.D., OT/L, LP

Assistant Professor
E-mail: egreer@nyit.edu

Education

  • New York University: Division of Occupational Therapy, M.A., 1976, Ph.D., 2004
  • City University of New York: English Literature and Education, 1971

Professional Training

  • Ackerman Institute for the Family: Center for Family and Health Seminar. Fall 2007 to January 2008
  • Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society: Group Psychotherapy Certificate. 2004-2005
  • Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies: Psychoanalysis Certification. 1993
  • New York State Licensure: Occupational Therapy, 1976; Psychoanalysis, 2006

Academic Appointments

2005 to present
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Old Westbury, NY
Assistant Professor; Academic Field Work Coordinator

  • Geriatrics
  • Pediatrics
  • Occupational Science
  • Theses Advisement
  • OT Theory 1
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Fieldwork Level II and Specialization

2004 to present
New York University, New York, NY
Adjunct Assistant Professor

  • Activity Group Process
  • Lecture and Lab
  • Teaching Fellow-1994 to 1998
  • Activity Group Process
  • Lab and Guest Lectures

2000-2004
Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY
Assistant Professor

  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Activity Group Process
  • Leadership Skills
  • Medical Conditions
  • Human Development-Geriatrics
  • Mental Health Theory
  • Mental Health Practice
  • Field Work Seminar
  • Advocacy
  • Capstone Advisement

Research

NYIT IRB Approved Research Projects

  • Greer, E. Principal Investigator (Student Thesis Project): Parents Perceptions of Children at Risk for Obesity.
  • Greer , E. & Neville, E. Co- Principal Investigators: The Impact of Breast Cancer
  • Treatment on the Meaning of Occupational Patterns in the Lifeworld of Women with Breast Cancer who Return to Paid and Unpaid Work: A Phenomenological Study.
  • Greer, E. & Neville, Co-Principal Investigators: A Phenomenological Investigation of the Meaning of Femininity to Latina Women: Collaborative Research: Civic -Engagement.
  • Greer, E. Principal Investigator (Student Thesis Project). Coping Skills of Mothers with Children Diagnosed with ADHD.

Publications

  • Greer, E. (2007). Women's Immersion in a Workfare Program: Emerging Challenges for Occupational Therapists. Book and Special Edition-Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, Volume 3-4, Haworth Press.
  • States, R. A., Susman, W. M., Riquelme, L. F., Godwin,E.M., Greer,E. (2007) . Community Health Education: Reaching Ethnically Diverse Elders, Journal of Allied Health, Volume 34, 208-214.
  • Donahue, M. & Greer, E. (2004). Designing Group Activities to Meet Individual and Group Goals. In Hinojosa, J. & Blount, M. (Eds.). 2nd Edition. The Texture of Life. Purposeful Activities in Occupational Therapy. AOTA.
  • Donahue, M. & Greer, E. (2002). Designing group activities to meet individual and goal goals. In Hinojosa, J. & Blount, M. (Eds.) 1st Edition. The Texture of Life. Purposeful Activities in Occupational Therapy. AOTA.

Presentations

  • Plotnick, HDP, Greer, E. (June 2007). Listening to the cry for help form the faithful strangers among us. A struggle to develop a cross-cultural graduate occupational therapy program through community-university collaboration.
  • Greer,E. & Palamar,M. (April 29,2006). Human Trafficking. American Association of University Women , New York State Convention.
  • States, R.A., Susman, W. M., Riquelme,L.., Greer,E., Godwin, E. (February 4-8, 2004). Integreting interdisciplinary, community-based education for diverse elders into professional curricula. American Physical Therapy Associations Combined Sections Meeting, Nashville, T.N.
  • Scott, A.H., Greer, E. Szczepanski, M. Wong, A. Gutman, S. Becker,E. & States, R. (June 27, 2002). Smoking Cessation, health promotion and multicultural factors across the lifespan, 13th World Congress of Occupational Therapists. Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Greer, E., Riquelme, L.F., Godwin, E.M. and States, R.A. (June 13, 2002). A community education program to promote mental health wellness among urban community dwelling elders. Multicultural perspective on assessment in aging. Institute on aging. Long Island University.

Professional Activities

  • Alumni Board-New York University, Department of Occupational Therapy, Fall 2007 to present
  • Fostering Connection Institutional Review Board , 2006 to present
  • AAUP AdHoc Committee: Academic Governance (2007)
  • NYIT Institutional Review Board, Fall 2006 to present
  • Metropolitan Occupational Therapy Education Council, 2005 to present
  • Research Colloquium-Coordination: Occupational and Physical Therapy Programs, NYIT-May,2006
  • Departmental Committees-Department of Occupational Therapy NYIT-2005 to present
  • Colloquium Coordinator- Occupational Therapy, NYIT -December, 2005
  • Field Work Coordination-NYIT-2005 to present
  • University and Departmental Committees- Long Island University:2000-2004
  • Interdisciplinary Community-Based Health Education HRSA Grant #1 D37 HP 00838-01: Topic Expert-Dementia and Depression Modules developed and implemented in Fall 2002. Long Island University.
  • Interdisciplinary Advisory Board (IAB). Interdisciplinary Community-Based Health Education HRSA Grant-2001-2004
  • OT Network on Smoking and Wellness Grant-Pilot Study at Teen Aid High School.-2002

Community Service

  • Journal of Occupational Therapy in Mental Health-Editorial Board and Reviewer-2002 to present.
  • Brooklyn Seminars in Modern Psychoanalysis-Planning Committee and Group Leader: Community education programs in mental health-1985 to 2005..
  • Gems: Girls Education and Mentoring Services- Volunteer group leader: Transition to Work- for high risk young women and girls. 2005
  • American Association of University Women-Director at Large and International Liason-2004 to 2006.

Clinical Practice

  • Private, School-Based and Contract Occupational Therapy Practice; Pediatric and Adolescent Practice. 1984 to 2005.
  • Psychoanalytic Private Practice. 1984-present.
  • Fifth Avenue Consultation Service of Bay Ridge - Community-Based Practice: Co-Director. 1984-1993.
  • Geriatric Practice Department Head, Occupational Therapy, Cabs Nursing Home. 1988-1997 (Independent Contractor).
  • Director, Occupational Therapy Program, Madonna Residence. 1982-1988 (Independent Contractor).

Agency Practice - United Cerebral Palsy:

  • Regional Director-1980-81
  • Program Director-1979-80
  • Program Coordinator-1977-80
  • Occupational Therapist-1976-77

Associations and Awards

  • Soroptomists International-2005 to 2007
  • American Occupational Therapy Association-2005 to present
  • American Association of University Women-2004-to 2007
  • Outstanding Contributions-Long Island University, Division of Occupational Therapy-2004
  • Emerging Leader Award- American Association of University Women- 2005
  • Program Award-Human Trafficking Workshop-American Association of University Women-New York State Convention, April, 2006
  • Doctoral Teaching Fellowship-New York University-1994-1998-Occupational Therapy Doctoral Study