Claudia Hilton, PhD, MBA, OTR, FAOTATenured Associate Professor
Department of Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences
School of Health Professions
Dr. Claudia Hilton is an Tenured Associate Professor in the Occupational Therapy Department and Rehabilitation Sciences. Through her career, she has had extensive experience as an occupational therapist, faculty member and researcher. She previously
served on the occupational therapy faculties of Washington University and Saint Louis University. She also served on the Roster of Accreditation Evaluators for the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational
Therapy Association and as a Certification Renewal Program Test Item Developer for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. Her research examines factors and interventions that support activity participation by individuals with autism spectrum
disorders including sensory, motor, executive function and interoception.
Dr. Hilton was recognized for her contributions to the occupational therapy profession when she was invited to join the Roster of Fellows of the American Occupational Therapy Association. She has been funded by Autism Speaks, the US Department of Health and Human Services, the American Occupational Therapy Foundation, the Simons Foundation (Autism Research Initiative), and the Texas Society of Allied Health Professions. She also received the Saint Louis University YWCA Leadership Award
and the Award of Merit from the Missouri Occupational Therapy Association. She is a member of Alpha Eta, the national allied health honor society, and of Pi Theta Epsilon, the national occupational therapy honor society.
Dr. Hilton was inducted into the Academy of Master Teachers in 2017.
Learner Types: SHP - Occupational Therapy.
Assessment of Learners: National Board Exam Question Writing.
Assessment of Learners: Educator Portfolio, Promotion/Tenure for Educators, Peer Observation of Teaching , CV Development.
Instructional Methods: Blackboard Courses.
Scholarship - Ed Research or Curriculum Innovation: Manuscript Writing.