Dr. Rondalyn Whitney was named assistant professor of occupational therapy at University of the Sciences. Previously, she served as the senior research coordinator at Kennedy Krieger Institute.
At Kennedy Krieger, Dr. Whitney’s work focused on social skills intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and she innovated projects related to the use of artificial intelligence and scenario-based education to optimize learning for students with social deficits. She also served as the founder and clinical director of the Lighthouse Project in San Jose and initiated pioneering work to embed social skills curriculum in schools throughout the Bay Area. She previously taught at Towson University and is the author of several books, including: Bridging the Gap and A Writer’s Tool Kit. Throughout her career, the focus of her research has largely been related to family quality of life when raising a child with a disability.
Dr. Whitney holds a PhD in international health sciences from Trident University, an MOT in occupational therapy from Samuel Merritt University, and a BA in psychology from Marshal University.
Dr. Whitney, who hails from Towson, Md., is originally from Milton, W.Va. She and her husband Bill are the parents of Zac and Alex.