Dr. Laura Gerig, PhD, joined the OTD program in January 2019 after teaching for nine years as an adjunct professor in the undergraduate psychology and master’s degree in counseling programs at Huntington University. Laura holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Taylor University and a master’s degree and PhD in school psychology with a cognate in neuropsychology from Ball State University.
Within the occupational therapy program, Laura is currently teaching courses in ethics and advocacy, psychosocial implications for therapy, and healthcare education. She has also assisted in training student mentors through the Mentor Circles program. Her research interests include developmental issues, especially related to adoption and attachment as well as anxiety and stress reduction.
Laura began her teaching career at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, where she taught for five years before moving to the Taylor Fort Wayne campus for ten years. She has also conducted contract work in assessment for the school system and a private counseling setting.
When she is not teaching, Laura enjoys spending time with her husband and four children, who keep the family well entertained through sporting events, concerts, and theater performances. The Gerig family is also highly involved in their church, where they teach in the children's department.
- Ph.D. in School Psychology with a cognate in Neuropsychology from Ball State University
- Master of Arts degree in School Psychology from Ball State University
- Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Taylor University
- Adjunct professor of psychology and counseling for 9 years at Huntington University
- Professor for 5 years at Taylor University Fort Wayne
- Contract worker for counseling in both school systems and private counseling settings