Irene Phillips, Ed.D., MPA, MA OTR/L is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy Master of Science program at Winston-Salem State University. Occupational Therapy career is inclusive of full-time tenured faculty until 2008; plus clinical experience in mental health and aging. Teaching comprises activity analysis and physical condition courses. Primary interests encompass aging, mental health, and spirituality with credentials as an Arthritis Self-Help Leader through the American Arthritis Foundation; Fitness and Nutrition Certificate, Penn Foster School; Military Counseling Academy Certificate, American Counseling Association; HIV Pre and Post Test Counseling Certificate, North Carolina HIV Training Center at Duke University and the HBCU Health Promotion Alliance; and Clinical Case Manager, State University of New York, School of Social Welfare.
- EdD Pastoral Community Counseling, 2003, Argosy University, Sarasota, Florida
- Master of Arts, Occupational Therapy, 1993, New York University, New York, New York
- Master of Public Administration, 1981, University of Southern California, Washington Public Affairs Center, Washington, D.C.
- Bachelor of Science, Social Welfare, 1979, State University of New York, Old Westbury, New York
- State of North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy, 1998 - present
- HIV Pre & Post Test Counseling Certificate, 2003, North Carolina HIV Training Center at Duke University and the HBCU Health Promotion Alliance
- Clinical Case Manager Certificate, 1997, State University of New York, School of Social Welfare
Phillips, I., & Jenkins, A. (2007). Raising student awareness of complementary and alternative medicine as part of holistic occupational therapy treatment. ADVANCEforOT. King of Prussia, PA: Merion Publications. (manuscript accepted for publication.)
Phillips, I., Bell, C., Bethea, D., Perez-Brown, D., & Jenkins, A. (2006, November 13). Educating master level students to become life long researchers using an occupational performance based curriculum model. OT Practice, 25-26.
Phillips, I. (TBA). An Instructional guide for HIV/AIDS prevention education coalition building. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press. (Proposal under review at publishers.)
Phillips, I. (2005). Religious and spiritual supports of the Christian African-American-HIV affected grandparent caregiver. Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services, 4(4), 65-80, Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press. Phillips, I (2003). Infusing spirituality into geriatric rehabilitation: A literature review. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 19(4), 249-256. Frederick, MD: Aspen.
Phillips, I. (2002). Think right hand. In D. Labovitz (Ed.). Ordinary miracles: True stories about overcoming obstacles and surviving catastrophes, (pp. 109-111). Thorofare, NJ: SLACK.
Phillips, I. (2002). Occupational therapy students explore an area for future practice in HIV/AIDS community wellness. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 16(4), Pp. 147-149. Astoria, NY: Mary Ann Liebert.
Shirazyan, A., Jones, D., Jackson, B.T., Carr, M., Radwan, J., Miles, S., Phillips, I., Canzona, C., Garrison, C., Joe, E., Boles, C., & Flack, S. (2000). Knowledge of health care individuals about HIV/AIDS and their attitudes toward people with HIV/AIDS in the State of North Carolina (NC). Social Science: Rights, Politics, Commitment, and Action, pp. 325-327.
Phillips, I. (2000, January). Community health: Students explore future practice. ADVANCEforOT Online. Retrieved January 23, 2000 from the World Wide Web.
Phillips, I. Principal Investigator. (April 2007) Adolescent HIV/STD prevention education. Center for AIDS Research, UNC-CH. $20,000.
Central Piedmont Community College, Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, Advisory
Board Member, 2012 to present. Participate in program development, advisement, and promotion.
Women’s Inter-Cultural Exchange, mentor to college Students, 2014 to present
2007 University of North Carolina System, Board of Governors Award for excellence in teaching.
2007 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Building the Dream Award in recognition of valuable contributions and dedicated commitment to the community; Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University.
2006 John Fountain Master Teacher Award ward, Winston-Salem State University. 2005 Student & Professional Advocate Award, Department of Occupational Therapy 2003Cedric S. Rodney Distinguished Service Award, Winston-Salem State University
2002 SPIRIT Award for Excellence in Service, School of Health Sciences
2002 SPIRIT Award Certificate of Appreciation for “The ability to organize and follow through,” School of Health Sciences
2002 Certificate of Appreciation, HOPE (HIV Outreach Programs & Education)
2001 SPIRIT Award for Student Advocacy, School of Health Sciences
Certificate of Recognition for Grants submitted for the fiscal years 2002-2003; 2001-2002; 2000-2001; 1999-2000, Office of Sponsored Programs