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Pathway to Academia: Perceptions of Occupational Therapy Faculty of Color.

Dear colleague of the occupational therapy profession,

We want to inform you about an opportunity to participate in a research study titled: Pathway to Academia: Perceptions of Occupational Therapy Faculty of Color. This study is being conducted by Dr. Victor Michael Camacho OTD, OTR/L LAc and his research team at Kean University’s Nathan Weiss Graduate College.

This study will seek to understand the lived experiences of OT faculty of color focusing on their career pathway, with the ultimate goal of gaining a deeper understanding of how to promote and foster faculty diversity in occupational therapy programs. In order to gain this understanding, we are looking for volunteers ((eligible volunteers include faculty members who identify as a member of an underrepresented group in the occupational therapy field (BIPOC), who have pursued a career in academia in the field of occupational therapy)) to participate in a one-on-one interviews which can be held over the phone, over Zoom, or in-person. This interview will take approximately 60-90 minutes.

If you are interested in participating, please open the following Qualtrics survey link: survey will collect demographic information. As per the informed consent guidelines that will be included in the survey, you may opt out at any point and request that no further contact be made. 

Once the research team receives the completed Qualtrics survey, then selected participants will be contacted to schedule an interview time, based on the participant’s availability. Please note that our recruitment period, in which we will be accepting completed Qualtrics survey responses, will last from June 21st to July 22nd. After 11:59PM on July 22nd, we will no longer be accepting survey responses.

For additional information or any further questions about the study, please contact Dr. Victor Michael Camacho:
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (908) 737-5854
Thank you for considering this research opportunity.

The research team for Pathway to Academia: Perceptions of Occupational Therapy Faculty of Color:
PI: Dr. Victor Michael Camacho
Co-PI: Dr. Lamar Bolden
Student Researchers/Co-PI: Matthew Ungerer, Therese Meily and Rachel Lanzalotti