Leonard Trujillo, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Professor Emeritus and
Chair Emeritus


Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Education Administration, Texas A & M University
  • M.A. in Computer Resource and Information Management, Webster University
  • B.S. in Occupational Therapy, Colorado State University
  • B.A. in Humanities, St. Thomas University

Professional Interests/Research

  • Clinical intervention and assessment within occupational therapy, incorporating advanced cutting edge technologies
  • Effectiveness of the Interactive Metronome┬«
  • Use of assistive technology within school systems for children
  • Measuring neurological changes with the fNIR Spectrometer system

Publications and Presentations

Record of Scholarship, Teaching, Service, and Administration during Dr. Trujillo’s 15 Years at East Carolina University
  • Serving as Professor and Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy
  • Establishing and teaching the Assistive Technology Certificate including the incorporation of a variety of creative teaching methods, such as digital avatars and technology-based approaches
  • Mentoring students and faculty
  • Serving as Chair of the Graduate Curriculum Committee
  • Committee service on Graduate Council, Creative Teacher Grant Review, Post-Tenure Review, Ethics Review, and Information Resources Coordinating Council
  • Serving as Chair of the American Occupational Therapy Association Judicial Council
  • Received the College of Allied Health Sciences Dean’s Award for Service

Woodcarving Exhibitions at Laupus Health Sciences Library