Luther King, DrOT, OTR/L, CDRS

  Assistant Professor
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  College: CHHS

Occupational Therapy



Luther King earned his Master of Occupational Therapy in 2008 from Chicago State University. After graduating, he practiced Occupational Therapy, primarily providing care in a skilled nursing facility, while also specializing in Driver Rehabilitation. During his time as a clinician, Dr. King went back to school to earn a Post Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Governors State University (GSU) in 2016. From June 2017 through May 2020 Dr. King served as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida (UF), where his primary roles involved research in driver rehabilitation. While at UF, he also assisted in the development and implementation of clinical driver rehabilitation services.

In May of 2020, Dr. King became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at GSU. Dr. King is evolving as an instructor and believes in a pedagogy of caring. This pedagogical approach facilitates connection with students leading to a continuum of care when students become practitioners. As an alumnus of GSU, Dr. King values his service to the University and is active in committees at various levels. He is the faculty advisor for GSU’s Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD). COTAD is an Occupational Therapy student led group whose efforts focus on educating and promoting the value of diversity in Occupational Therapy.

Dr. King is also active in State and National organizations such as the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association (ILOTA) and the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED). Dr. King’s research interests have revolved around driver rehabilitation which has led to publications in peer reviewed journals and presentations at local and national conferences. Dr. Luther King aspires to develop a community-based driver rehabilitation program affiliated with GSU to enhance community mobility for medically at-risk drivers in the South Chicagoland area and beyond.

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