M.Ed. from Pennsylvania State University , 1996
Dr. McCarron has an extensive background in teaching and learning processes using a variety of online and remote platforms. Currently, she teaches using real time virtual technology in the Occupational Therapy department at Davenport University. Her baccalaureate degree was earned in 1990 from The University of Pittsburgh in Occupational Therapy. Her expertise in this area revolves around adults with neurological diagnosis including stroke, traumatic brain injuries, and chronic progressive disease processes. She has worked for the past 27 years as a clinician in rehabilitation, outpatient, and homecare settings. Dr. McCarron has written several journal articles, presented at state and national conferences and provided continuing education to clinicians and students for the last 21 years.
As an Associate Dean, Dr. McCarron works to ensure online programs and processes are delivered efficiently with the highest attention to quality. She works closely with administration to ensure that students are receiving the best educational experience and great customer care, while attending more closely to students who struggle and require additional resources. Dr. McCarron has been piloting mentorship programs with students who take coursework online, and is working to ensure that retention, success, and graduation rates continue to flourish at Davenport University.