Faculty & Staff

Mary Beth Dillon, O.T.D.
Mary Beth Dillon, O.T.D.
Associate Professor and Chair in Occupational Therapy
Year started at UF: 2001
Contact Information
Office Location: Residence Hall- Morey Hall Room 119
Telephone: 419-434-6946
Credentials
A.S., Mount Aloysius Junior College
B.S., The University of Findlay
M.O.T., The University of Findlay
O.T.D., Chatham University
  • ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS

    Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Chatham University
    Master of Occupational Therapy, The University of Findlay
    Bachelor of Science, Health Sciences – Pre Occupational Therapy Emphasis, The University of Findlay
    Associate of Science – Occupational Therapy Assistant, Mt. Aloysius College

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS, LICENSES AND CERTIFICATION

    • Licensed Occupational Therapist, Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board
    • Registered Occupational Therapist, NBCOT
    • Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Certified
    • Credentialed Leader in Academia
    • Member, The American Occupational Therapy Association
    • Member, The Ohio Occupational Therapy Association
    • Licensed (Inactive) Occupational Therapist, The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of State Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs
    • Licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant, Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board, (Expired 6/30/08)
    • License (Inactive) Occupational Therapy Assistant, The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of State Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs
    • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, NBCOT (Expired)
    • Member, Pi Theta Epsilon Honor Society
    • Member, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
    • Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor, National Board of Addiction Examiners (Inactive)

    AWARDS

    • The University of Findlay, 2016 “Harriet Smith Ritz Service Award" University Award
    • The University of Findlay, College of Health Professions 2015 Sharon Milligan Award for Excellence in Teaching
    • Ohio Occupational Model Practice Award, Ohio Occupational Therapy Association - 2014       
    • Member, Phi Kappa Phi, Inducted February, 2014
    • Service Commendation, The American Occupational Therapy Association, April 2007
    • Member, Pi Theta Epsilon, The University of Findlay, Inducted April 2006
    • Outstanding Graduating Senior Scholar, The University of Findlay, April, 2006
    • V.I.P. Award for Community Involvement, Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services, Findlay, OH. September 2005


  • ON CAMPUS SERVICE/COMMITTEES

    Current Committee Membership:

    • Judicial Committee
    • Faculty Services Committee
    • Academic Policy Advisory Committee
    • Student Academic Standards Committee
    • Fiduciary/Retirement Planning Committee

    Previous Committee Membership:

    • Member, Faculty Senate
    • Member, Undergraduate Council
    • The University of Findlay, Board of Trustees, Special Trustee – Faculty Representative
    • Faculty Senate, Chair
    • Member, Workload Review APAC Subcommittee
    • Co-Chair, Academic Policy Advisory Committee
    • Member, UF Governance Re-Structuring Ad Hoc Committee
    • Member, Graduate Faculty Standards Committee
    • Member, Advising Committee
    • Occupational Therapy Faculty Search Committee, Chair
    • Member, Enrollment Re-Engineering Initiative, The University of Findlay
    • Faculty mentor, Faculty Introduction to Research, Service and Teaching Program, The University of Findlay
    • Chair, Committee on Committees, The University of Findlay
    • Member, Academic Policy Advisory Committee, The University of Findlay
    • Faculty mentor, Teaching Partners Program, The University of Findlay
    • Member, Committee on Committees, The University of Findlay
    • Member, The University of Findlay Honors Advisory Board

    PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES

    National

    Volunteer Abstract Reviewer- the American Occupational Therapy Association 2019 Annual Conference Proposals. 2018-2019

    Invited Manuscript Reviewer- Wolters Kluwer Health, “Atchison's Conditions in Occupational Therapy, 4th ed." March 2015

    Invited Manuscript Reviewer - Wolters Kluwer Health: Trickey-Rokenbrod's “Occupational Therapy in Action." December, 2014

    Invited Manuscript Reviewer - The British Journal of Occupational Therapy "Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP): A review of Occupational Therapists experiences of using WRAP as an intervention."  April, 2014

    Participant: The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Validation Survey of the 2012 NBCOT Certification Renewal Practice Analysis Study, March 2012

    Elected as the American Occupational Therapy Association: OTA Alternate Representative of the Representative Assembly, 2005-2007

    Member, Certification Exam Development Committee (CEDC) of the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT), 1997 - 2002

    Member, National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Item Writing Committee, 1995-1997

    State

    Ohio Occupational Therapy Association State Conference Planning Committee,  October, 2016 (Program Co-Chair)

    Ohio Occupational Therapy Association State Conference Planning Committee, October, 2008

    Local

    Appointed board member by the Hancock County Commissioners – Alcohol, Drug, Addiction and Mental Health Services Board August 2018- present

    Member, Northwest Ohio Regional Autism Advisory Council, September 2008 – 2013

    Elected as the Secretary of the Board of Trustees, Focus on Friends, January 2007 – 2009

    Elected as the President of the Board of Trustees, Focus on Friends, January 2006 – December 2007

    Member, Focus on Friends Drop in Center, Board of Trustees, 2003-2009

  • ​Dillon, M.B., Dillon, T. H., King, R.M., & Chamberlin, J.L.  (2007). Interfacing with community mental health:  Opportunities for occupational therapy and fieldwork education.  Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 21, 1/2.​

  • Peer Reviewed Presentations

    Dillon, M.B., Griffiths, T., Dillon, T., Meredith, H., & Tippie, M. “Enhancing Student Learning Opportunities and Autonomy Through Community-Based Level II Fieldwork: The Value of Creating Pathways for Specialty Practice." The American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, 2018.

    Griffiths, T., Dillon, M.B., Dillon, T., Tippie, M. “Utility of the Kawa Model to Guide Evaluation and Interventions: Influencing Service Delivery and Best Practice in Community-Based Programs" The American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, 2018.

    Dillon, T., Griffiths, T., & Dillon, M.B. “Transitional Challenges for Clinical Practitioners Advancing Into Management or Leadership Roles: A Descriptive Study." The American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, 2018.

    Jaegers, L., Muñoz, J., Rogers, S., Dillon, M.B., Ballentine, C., Catalano, A., Martin, L. & Barney, K. “Occupational Therapy in Criminal Justice Settings: Developing and Implementing Occupation-Based Programs." The American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA. April, 2017.

    Griffiths, T., Dillon, M., Dillon, T., & Meredith, H.  Establishing and Understanding the Benefits and Value of Completing Level II Fieldwork in Nontraditional Settings: Practitioner Perceptions - poster presentation, The American Occupational Therapy Association national conference, Philadelphia, PA – April 2017.

    Griffiths, T., Dillon, MB., Dillon, T., & Tippie, M.  Using the Kawa Model to Advance Community Occupational Therapy Service Delivery: Influencing the Recovery for Individuals with Substance Abuse – poster presentation, The American Occupational Therapy Association national conference, Philadelphia, PA – April 2017.

    Muñoz, J., Barney, K., Dillon, M.B., Jaegers, L., Ballentine, C., Rogers, S., Martin, L., & Catalano, A.  “Creating Opportunities: Building Capacity for Occupational Therapy in the Criminal Justice Setting." The American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. April, 2016 (Institute and Workshop).

    Griffiths, T., Dillon, T., & Dillon, M.B.  “Using the Kawa Model to Guide Participation and OT Programming in the Community: An Initial Study." The American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. April, 2016

    Dillon, M.B. & Griffiths, T. “Yes We Can: Meeting the Occupational Needs of Society Using a Step by Step Approach" The American Occupational Therapy Association Annual

    Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. April, 2015

    Munoz, J., Rogers, S., Dillon, M.B., Sitterly, A., & Moreton, E. “OT in the U.S. Criminal Justice System: Education, Expertise, & Evidence" The American Occupational Therapy

    Association Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. April, 2015

    Griffiths, T., Dillon, M.B., & Dillon, T. “Bridging the Gap to Successful Community Re-Entry Using Aftercare OT Interventions: A Case-Study of Ex-Offenders." The American

    Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. April, 2015

    Smith, V., Walkovich, D., Long, D., Bennett, & M., Dillon, M.B. “Big Fish from Small Academic Ponds; Preparing Students for Primary Care." The American Occupational Therapy 

    Association Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. April, 2015

    Dillon, M.B. & Griffiths, T. “Get Out and Stay Out! Inmates Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Occupational Therapy." The American Occupational Therapy Association Annual

    Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. April, 2015

    Munoz, J., Dillon, M.B., Schultz-Krohn, W. & White, J. “Are We There Yet? Creating Critical Mass in Correctional Settings" The American Occupational Therapy Association 

    Annual Conference, Baltimore, Maryland. April, 2014

    Dillon, M.B., Griffiths, T., King, R. “Correcting the Chasm in Corrections With Contemporary Community-Based OT Practice" The American Occupational Therapy Association 

    Annual Conference, Baltimore, Maryland. April, 2014

    Dillon, M. B., Griffiths, T. “Paving the Way to Progressive Practice: Tying Curricular Threads to the Development of OT Programming in a County Jail" The American Occupational 

    Therapy Association Annual Conference, Baltimore, Maryland.  April, 2014

    Dillon, M.B. “Practitioner Perceptions of Clinical, Professional and Leadership Development through Nontraditional Level II Community-Based Fieldwork."  The American

    Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, San Diego, California April 2013

    Dillon, M.B., Tippie, M., Kidwell, R. “Build It and They Will Come: Constructing the "Field of Dreams" for Occupational Therapy in a Rural County Jail Setting."  The American

    Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, San Diego, California April 2013

    (Invited) T.H., Dillon, M.B, & Leto, T. “Leaders in Occupational Therapy: A Qualitative Analysis of Interview with Historically Significant Leaders." The American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference Houston, Texas, April 2009

    Dillon, M.B., King, R. “Creating a Role for Occupational Therapy in Community Mental Health; Persistence Patience, and Politics." Poster Presentation The American Occupational

    Therapy Association National Conference, Long Beach, California, April 2008

    Dillon, M.B., King, R., & Stuby, P. “Interfacing with Community Mental Health Services: Opportunities for Occupational Therapy and Fieldwork Education."  The American

    Occupational Therapy Association National Conference St. Louis, Missouri, April 2007​