About Margot T. Elacqua

Margot Elacqua, OTD, MBA, OTR/L is an associate professor in Russell Sage College’s Occupational Therapy department. She is a Licensed Occupational Therapist in New York and a Registered Occupational Therapist with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. She has worked in a variety of settings including pediatrics, acute care, geriatric rehabilitation and healthcare administration.

Recent Courses Taught

OTH 622 Fieldwork Seminar
OTH 624 Level I Fieldwork: Physical Rehabilitation
OTH 627 Level II Fieldwork: Part 1
OTH 628 Level II Fieldwork: Part 2
OTH 636 Clinical & Professional Reasoning
OTH 640 Professional Reasoning

Selected Publications

Elacqua, M. & Collette D.(2017, March 30-April 2). The Challenging Fieldwork Student: Tools for Success [Poster session].  AOTA Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Elacqua, M. & Collette D. (2014) Fieldwork Supervision Toolbox for Working with the Challenging Student. NYSOTA Annual Conference Albany, NY


Recent Presentations

Collette, D., Elacqua, M., Bernal, K., DeJesus, A., & DiBasio, K. (2020, March 26-29). Giving Back to the Profession through Fieldwork:  Perspectives from a National Survey [Poster session].  AOTA Conference, Boston, MA. (Conference canceled)

AOTA Fieldwork Educators Certificate Program Workshop presented at Touro College, Bryant & Stratton College, Clackson University, Saratoga Hospital, The Sage Colleges, NYC Department of Education,  Finger Lakes Health, Utica Cerebral Palsy Center, Faxton / St. Luke’s Healthcare, Utica College, and  Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES.

Educational Background

Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
Post-professional Doctorate, Occupational Therapy
Union College, Schenectady, NY
M.B.A., Health Administration
Utica College of Syracuse University, Utica, NY
B.S., Occupational Therapy