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USD Assistant Professor Named Publication Editor by American Occupational Therapy Association

Whitney Lucas Molitor headshot Whitney Lucas Molitor, OTD, has been selected as editor for a publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

VERMILLION, S.D. – Whitney Lucas Molitor, OTD, assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of South Dakota, has been selected as editor for the Productive Aging Special Interest Section, a quarterly publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association which aims to connect practice and research to inform occupation-centered practice.

Lucas Molitor earned her doctorate in occupational therapy at the University of South Dakota, is board certified in gerontology and has clinical experience in adult physical rehabilitation and gerontology. She has taught adult physical rehabilitation, home modification and health promotion at USD since 2015.


USD’s School of Health Sciences is a national leader in interprofessional health sciences education. South Dakota’s comprehensive School of Health Sciences develops scholars, practitioners and leaders in health and human services, including addiction counselors, dental hygienists, health science practitioners, medical laboratory scientists, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physician assistants, public health practitioners and social workers.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
USD News