Randy P. McCombie, PhD, OTR/L
Randy P. McCombie, PhD, OTR/L received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Lock Haven University, 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 at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. McCombie currently serves on the faculty of the Division of Occupational Therapy at West Virginia University, where he formerly served as chair/program director. His primary teaching interests include research methods and ethics. 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 teaching allows one the opportunity and privilege to be at the forefront of that inner motivational drive and enhancement of humanity exhibited by both students and faculty. His primary research interests include an applied social psychological focus, i.e., an emphasis on beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors relevant to substance abuse, along with a focus on professional/educational matters relevant to the practice and profession of occupational therapy. Dr. McCombie holds a special interest in the “interconnectiveness” of the international occupational therapy community.