Leslie Davidson

Division Director and Assoicate Professor

Occupational Therapy

Cork Street 5th flr


Faculty Member since 1999

The teacher, if she is indeed wise, does not teach you to enter the house of wisdom, but leads you to the threshold of your own mind.-Kahlil Gilbran

Director, Division of Occupational Therapy Leslie Davidson specializes in head injury, cognition and visual perception. Through her extensive work with traumatic brain injury education initiatives and providing rehabilitation to U.S. veterans, Davidson serves as a compassionate and knowledgeable mentor and prepares her students for meaningful work as occupational therapists serving the needs of diverse patient populations.


BA English; Indiana UniversityMA Occupational Therapy; New York UniversityMS Special Education; Johns HopkinsPhD Human Development; Virginia Tech

Fields of Expertise

Head Injury, cognition, visual perception, participation, family systems

Professional Highlights

ORISE Fellow at Army Surgeon General's Office; Roster of Fellows, The American Occupational Therapy Association 2012; Wilkins Award 2003, American Medical Association CPT panel member; Experience in treatment of adults with neurological deficits, TBI and concussion, healthcare management and administration.

Personal Highlights

I enjoy the outdoors; hiking, whitewater kayaking and although a black thumb, gardening. I spend time renovating a 100 year old home with my husband and two young daughters.