Victoria G. Wilburn, D.H.Sc., OTR, CLT is Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy. Wilburn specializes in implementing occupational therapy services for populations, organizations, and communities utilizing occupation based programming, organizational leadership skills, and narrative medicine techniques in her community-based research. She brings her contributions in the community to the classroom collaborating with students at Indianapolis hospitals, recovery centers, and non-profits providing first-hand experiences. Her most current projects focus on implementing occupation based programming for adolescents in addiction recovery.
Prior to beginning her appointment as faculty at the School of Health & Human Sciences, Wilburn was Assistant Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator at University of Indianapolis. Wilburn is immediate past president of the Indiana Occupational Therapy Association and is currently Chair of the Affiliated State Association Presidents for the American Occupational Therapy Association. She was awarded Occupational Therapist of the Year by the Indiana Occupational Therapy Association for 2018.
Wilburn graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2005, and earned her Master of Health Science in 2012 at University of Indianapolis. She earned her Doctorate in Health Science from University of Indianapolis publishing her doctoral works, “Perceptions of academic fieldwork coordinators regarding the value of fieldwork in emerging areas of practice.”