Faculty and Staff Directory

Mary Isaacson, EdD, OTR/L, ATP, FAOTA

Associate Professor
Interim Program Director, Master of Occupational Therapy
Director: Professor Paws Project 

Contact Information:

Schusterman Campus

(918) 660-3272



Ed.D., Adult Education, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, 2003
M.A., Occupational Therapy Administration, Texas Women’s University, Denton, TX, 1991
B.S., Occupational Therapy, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, 1985 


OCTH 7443 Promoting Performance for People with Chronic Conditions
OCTH 7413 Behavioral Dynamics
OCTH/PHTH 8292 Introduction to Assistive Technology
OCT/PHTH 9391 Interdisciplinary Case Management
OCTH 7812 Research II

Societies and Organizations:

Member, Alpha Eta Honor Society

Research Interests:

Service Dog Education
The Impact of Service Dogs on Individuals with Mobility Challenges
Assistive Technology


Seating and Mobility
Assistive Technology
Community based services
Administration and Management


Community Education through the Professor Paws Project
Mentor AOTA Representative Assembly
OT Advisory Board TCC
Simulation Steering Committee

Selected Publications:

  • Isaacson, M. (2015). Examining the Outcomes of Service Dog Placement for Individuals with Mobility Challenges Using Mixed Methods. Submitted to the Open Journal of Occupational Therapy.
  • Isaacson, M. (2013). The training and use of service dogs and the application to the occupational therapy education process. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 1(2). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/ojot/vol1/iss2/6/.
  • Isaacson, M. (2011).  Best practices by occupational and physical therapists performing seating and mobility evaluations. RESNA-Assistive Technology Journal, 23(1):13-21.
  • Randall, K.E., Isaacson, M., & Ciro, C. (2017). Systematic review and meta-analysis of the Meyers briggs. Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity: Research, Education, and Policy. Spring 10(1), 1-27.
  •   Ciro, C., Isaacson, M. (2016). Student rating of skill performance opportunities in faculty-directed research.  Open Journal of Occupational Therapy. 4(3), Article 3.  Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.15453/2168-6408.1184.