Patricia Laverdure, Program Director
Dr. Patricia Laverdure is an Assistant Professor and within the School of Rehabilitation Sciences at Old Dominion University. Dr. Laverdure earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy for the University of New Hampshire in 1980 and her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Creighton University in 2012. Dr. Laverdure is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association and is board certified in pediatrics. In addition, she holds certification from the American Occupational Therapy Association's Academic Leadership Institute. Dr. Laverdure serves as a trainer in the Fieldwork Educators Certificate Program. Dr. Laverdure's research interests include school based occupational therapy practice, practice competency development, and knowledge implementation.
Nancy Krolikowski, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
Dr. Nancy Krolikowski is a Clinical Assistant Professor, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator for the Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program within the School of Rehabilitation Sciences at Old Dominion University. She previously served as an Associate Professor and Program Director for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at South University Virginia Beach. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Western Michigan University, and a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy, with an emphasis in upper extremity management from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University. She received a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from South University West Palm Beach. Dr. Krolikowski received a certification in hand therapy. She has extensive experience in hand therapy and founded two private practices for upper extremity management. She continues to practice occupational therapy as a Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist, focusing on the practice of hand therapy. Dr. Krolikowski's research interests include occupation-based therapy in outpatient and community settings.