Christine Privott, Ph.D., OTR/L

Associate Professor


  • B.S. Boston University, occupational therapy
  • M.A. George Washington University, higher education
  • Ph.D. University Nevada Las Vegas/Women and Gender Studies, Educational Leadership

Research/Academic Interests

  • Teaching and qualitative research interests include gender and work, with a focus on vulnerable populations’ and relationship to models of occupational science and occupational therapy
  • Ongoing research in the community with graduate students - studying women in addiction recovery and perceptions of employability
  • Mentoring occupational therapy masters and doctoral students’ theses work exploring individuals’ diverse gender, behavioral, cultural, and psychosocial factors and impact on occupation


Dr. Privott’s work can be found in several journals including:
  • The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
  • Open Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies
  • Occupational Therapy in Mental Health (in-press)

Associations/Affiliations/Work History

  • Faculty, Eastern Kentucky University, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
  • Adjunct Faculty, Eastern Kentucky University, Department of Women and Gender Studies (WGS)
  • Program Director and Faculty, College of Southern Nevada (CSN), School of Health Sciences, Occupational Therapy Assistant Program (OTA)
  • Fieldwork Education Program Manager, American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Bethesda, Maryland
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Open Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Occupational Science
  • Salary Negotiator Facilitator, American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • Title IX Investigator Training, National Consortium of Higher Education Risk Managers (NCHERM) and EKU, Office of Academic Integrity, Certificate of Completion, 2014
  • Member, American Association of Adult Educators and Continuing Education (AAACE)
  • Member, American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • Member, Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association (KOTA)


  • Awarded Common Ground 2018 Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Award Recipient: International Award for Excellence for Volume 13 of the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Journal Collection.
  • Awarded Best Paper, International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research, Examining women’s perceptions of employability using a Procovery perspective: A qualitative approach in one addiction recovery center, 2016.
  • Nominated, 2015, EKU University Programs Award, Excellence in Service Learning
  • Nominated, 2015, EKU Critical Thinking Teacher of the Year Award