Randy P. McCombie, PhD, OTR/L
Randy P. McCombie, PhD, OTR/L received a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Lock Haven University, an MS and a PhD in Applied Social Psychology from Loyola University of Chicago, followed by an undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy from Misericordia University. He has taught an extensive array of university courses in the areas of psychology and occupational therapy. Dr. McCombie is currently an Associate Professor Emeritus with the School of Medicine at West Virginia University, where he formerly served as Chair/Program Director of the Division of Occupational Therapy. His primary teaching interests include Research Methods, Occupational Science, Global Healthcare and Occupational Therapy, and Innovations in Healthcare. Dr. McCombie’s teaching philosophy incorporates the belief that the desire to learn and expand one’s knowledge and understanding of the world is part of the human genome, and that teaching allows one the opportunity and privilege to be at the forefront of that inner motivational drive and enhancement of humanity as exhibited by both students and faculty. His primary research interests utilize an applied social psychological application, i.e., an emphasis on beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors, focusing on professional/educational matters relevant to the practice and profession of occupational therapy. Dr. McCombie holds a particular interest in the “interconnectiveness” of the international occupational therapy community and a recognition of the teaching, service, and research opportunities afforded by that interconnectiveness.