Minetta Wallingford, DrOT, OTR/L

Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Education

Midwestern University
Occupational Therapy Program
Alumni Hall 330J
555 31st Street 
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Office: 630-515-7208

Email: mwalli@midwestern.edu


Doctor of Occupational Therapy Occupational Therapy Governors State University
Master of Health Science Occupational Therapy University of Indianapolis


Research interests include preparing students for fieldwork and entry level practice, enhancing occcupational engagement in older adults, exploring the influence of context on social participation in senior housing communities, and investigating marginalization and occupational depriviation in vulnerable populations.

Selected Publications

Wallingford, M., Knecht-Sabres, L., Lee, M.M. & St. Amand, L. (2016). OT students' and OT practitioners' perceptions of entry-level competency for occupational therapy practice. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy: Vol 4: Issue 4, Article 10.

Noronha, S., Anderson, D., Lee, M., Krumdick, N. Irwin, K., Burton-Hess, J. Ciancio, M.,Wallingford, M. & Workman, G.M. (2016). Professionalism in Physician Assistant, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Clinical Psychology and Biomedical Sciences Students. Journal of Allied Health, 45(1), 71-78.

Egan, B., Cahill, S., Huber-Leee, C., & Wallingford, M. (2016). The use of an evidence-based practice online module to increase occupational therapy practitioners knowledge and skills. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 14(2), 10.

Knecht-Sabres, L. J., Egan, B., Wallingford, M., Huber-Leee, C., & Dess-McGuire, M. (2015). Instructional strategies used to improve students' comfort and skill in addressing the occupational therapy process. Journal of Educational and Training Studies 3(5): 18-25.

Cahill, S. Egan, B., Wallingford, M., Huber-Lee, C., & Dess-McGuire, M.  (2015). The effects of a school-based evidence-based practice initiative. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69, 6902220010. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot2015.014597.

Knecht-Sabres, L., Kovic, M., Wallingford, M., St. Amand, L.  (2013). Preparing occupational therapy students for the complexities of clinical practice. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 1 (3), Article 4. Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/ojot/vol1/iss3/4.

Karasik, R. J. , Maddox, M. & Wallingford, M.S. (2004). Intergenerational service-learning across levels and disciplines: One size (does not) fit all. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, 25(1), 1-17.

Karasik, R.J. & Wallingford, M.S. (2007). Finding community: Developingand maintaining effective intergenerational service-learning partnerships. Educational Gerontology, 33(9), 775-793.

Pearlman, V. & Wallingford, M.S. (2003). Intergenerational wellness programming in occupational therapy. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 1(2), 67-78.


Knecht-Sabres, L., Wallingford, M., Lee, M., Gunn, J., Getch, S., Krumdick, N., Anaya, M., & Wokman, G. (2015). The Impact of an Interprofessional Geriatric Training Experience on the Attitudes of Future Healthcare Providers towards Work with Older Adults and Interprofessionalism. Midwestern University, College of Health Sciences, Geriatric Research and Education Training Grant.

Hanke, T.  Elliot-Burke, T. Huntington-Alfano, K.  Klemencic, S. Knecht-Sabres, L. Lee, M. Palmisano, L. & Wallingford, M. (2015). An Interdisciplinary Falls Screening Event for Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Midwestern University, College of Health Sciences, Geriatric Research and Education Training Grant.  

Pearlman, V. & Wallingford, M.S. (2001-2002).  Awakening Wellness at the Laboure House. Association for Gerontology in Higher Education in conjunction with National Service Corporation.