Welcome to the Education and Research SIS

The NCOTA Educational SIS serves to create a connection between the NCOTA and OT/OTA Programs in NC. The goal is to make sure that OT/OTA programs, including faculty and students, are aware of NCOTA events and the benefits of joining the NCOTA. The SIS can serve as a resource for OT/OTA Programs in NC. The Education SIS Chairs will lead OT/OTA Program discussions on concerns and issues related to occupational therapy education.



Chair: Megan Edwards-Collins, Ph.D, OTR/L, CAPS, CFPS

*Email: [email protected]                     

*OT Education: Western Michigan University (BS in OT) and Wayne State University (MS in OT)

*Current Setting/Title: Academia: Associate Professor- Winston-Salem State University 

Previous Experience: Inpatient  Rehab and/or Acute Care in Michigan, Colorado, and NC

*Clinical/Professional Interests:  Assistive Technology, Community Mobility/Driving, Falls Prevention

*Meaningful Roles and Occupations: Wife, Daughter, Aunt, Occupational Therapist, Educator, Movie Buff, Avid Reader, Technology Coordinator for AOTA’s Academic Education Special Interest Section

*Additional Information: Member of NCOTA, AOTA, and WFOT; Have received teaching awards and NCOTA awards 


Chair: Alisha Singh, OTD, OTR/L, CAS

*Email: [email protected]                       

*OT Education: Post-Professional Doctorate from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions; Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Lenoir-Rhyne University; Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation from Mars Hill University.

*Current Setting/Title: Academia / Assistant Professor

Previous Experience: Lead School-Based Occupational Therapist; Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

*Clinical/Professional Interests: Autism Spectrum Disorder; School-Based Practice; Leisure and Play Occupations

*Meaningful Roles and Occupations: Learner and Teacher

*Additional Information : AOTA and WFOT member; Tuition Reimbursement for Recruitment and Retention of School-Based Occupational Therapists from North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (2011); AOTA and NBCOT Volunteer.


Past Presentations

  • Watch our November 12th special event. 


Web Resources:



Facebook Groups:

Occupational Therapy Educators

Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) Advisors

North Carolina OT and OTA Students

LinkedIn: NCOTA Education & Research SIS