Lawrence Stevenson OTD, OTR/L (he/him/they)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy
Lawrence earned a Bachelor’s of Art in Elementary and Special Education from LaSalle University in Philadelphia. After a five year career in elementary education and many evening classes, he completed his Master’s of Occupational Therapy at Temple University. His clinical practice was focused in acute care with specialties in NICU and medically complex patients mainly within Level 1 Trauma hospitals both in Philadelphia and San Francisco. Lawrence spent time at Thomas Jefferson University as a clinical Lab instructor within intervention, evaluation and neuroanatomy courses. After twelve years of clinical practice, Lawrence completed a Doctorate of Occupational Therapy here at USC with a focus on themes of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and how that translates to equitable teaching and assessment practices during his pedagogy residency. His areas of interest include but are not exclusively related to end of life care for queer communities, harm reduction related to working with drug users and sex workers and centering student voice within pedagogical decisions. Lawrence will mainly be positioned within the entry-level occupational therapy doctorate curriculum. He is also a certified HIV Testing Counselor trained in Motivational Interviewing from the San Francisco Department of Public Health.