UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Joseph, Ricky

School of Health Professions
Occupational Therapy
7062848478
josephr@uthscsa.edu

Dr. Ricky Joseph graduated from Louisiana State University with a BS in Occupational Therapy, Pepperdine University with an MA in Human Resources Management, and Capella University with a PhD in Education with a specialization in Higher Education Administration. He holds two consecutive diplomas from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and is an inductee in the U.S. Army Medical Department Order of Military Merit. He completed a 27 year US Army career as a military officer and clinician attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He has clinical experience as an occupational therapist in mental health, orthopedic rehabilitation, neuro-rehabilitation, ergonomics, and pediatrics. Scholarly interests include mental health, curriculum design and implementation, ergonomic assessment and research, designing clinical environment for outcomes and research, and promoting student learning through innovative teaching strategies. He teaches Human Occupation across the Life Span, Research I: Assessment and Statistics, Psychosocial Components of Occupational Therapy, Environmental Technologies I, Evidence-Based Practice Capstone, and Professional Issues in the Master of Occupational Therapy Curriculum and Occupational Therapy Process: Mental Health, Human Occupation Across the Lifespan, Environmental Technology I, Assessment Measures, Management and Leadership in Occupational Therapy and Inter-professional Seminar in the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Curriculum.
Dr. Joseph was recognizes for two consecutive years by Who`s Who among American Teachers - 2003-2005, was awarded the Texas Occupational Therapy Association`s Academic Faculty of the Year Award for 2015, and the 2017 School of Health Professions Spectrum Award for exceptional contributions in teaching, research ,and service. He received a UT Health San Antonio Presidential Appointment as the Institution`s Representative for Interprofessional Education on the UT System IPE Consortium and server as a member of the UT Health San Antonio QEP advisory committee for the 2018 SACSCOC Reaffirmation.

6/2013 - Present Assistant Professor University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Occupational Therapy, San Antonio, TX