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Christine Manville

Dr. Christine Manville

Associate Professor

EdD (Educational Leadership) Johnson & Wales University
MEd (Educational Leadership) Rhode Island College
BS (Occupational Therapy) University of Wisconsin-Madison


Dr. Christine Manville (EdD, OTR/L) is an Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy.  Her research interests include adults, adolescents, and children with mental illness; teenagers at risk in the public school system; teaching and learning in secondary and postsecondary education; and professional development.  She has been a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association since 1979.  She joined the Rhode Island Occupational Therapy Association in 1979 and served as the Administrative chair from 1997-1999.  Dr. Manville has also been part of the Connecticut Occupational Therapy Association since 1986 and joined the Tennessee Occupational Therapy Association in 2007.

Dr. Manville brings 36 years of professional experience to her role as Assistant Professor. From 2006-2007, she served as the Director of Creative Rehab Services at Natchaug Hospital, which provides a regional system of care to children, adolescents, and adults who are diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse problems. In that position, Dr. Manville coordinated rehab services on the adult, adolescent and children's inpatient units, as well as a number of outpatient substance abuse programs and after school treatment for children and adolescents. She was employed as a consultant by St. Joseph Hospital for Specialty Care & Fatima Hospital from 2000-2007, where she worked with clients who has been diagnosed with mental illness and their families to determine appropriate discharge plans. Dr. Manville was hired as the Pioneer Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Director at the Community College of Rhode Island in 1997. After creating the curriculum, she served in that position until 2006. In addition, she held the position of Clinical Program Director of Psychiatric Services at St. Joseph Hospital, functioned as a product consultant for S&S Worldwide products, and was employed as a Psychiatric Occupational Therapist at William W. Backus Hospital and Providence Veteran's Hospital, where she worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient programs.


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