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Schelly Appointed Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at Clarkson University

David Thomas Schelly has been appointed assistant professor of occupational therapy at Clarkson University.

David Thomas SchellyHe received a special certificate in environmental affairs and his bachelor of science degree from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo. He received his master of science degree and Ph.D., both in sociology, from the University of Wisconsin.

His research interests are in spatial patterns of illness and disease, social epidemiology, and health behavior and communication.

He has teaching experience from the University of Wisconsin, where he was a teaching assistant and instructor for a wide range of sociology courses. He also edited scientific manuscripts for publication in English-language peer-review journals. His areas of expertise include mental health, psychiatry, public health, and disease and immunology.

Schelly has published articles in professional journals about the diffusion of autism spectrum disorder, resistance to the siting of hazardous facilities, and challenges related to caring for individuals with intellectual disability.

He is a member of the American Sociological Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association, and he is a board member and social scientist for Brighter Bahamas.

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, New York, and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.

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