Dr. Amanda Carroll is the Research Director for the Rocky Mountain College OTD Program. She earned her Master of Science degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012, and her PhD in Occupational Science also from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2021. She has practiced in both geriatrics and pediatrics for the past ten years in a variety of settings including travel therapy, skilled nursing, and home health. She is currently a member of AOTA and serves on the Research Committee for the Society for the Study of Occupation.
Her research interests center on supporting the successful aging of older U.S. military veterans, and better understanding the ways in which participation in occupation can serve as a protective factor that contributes to the health and well-being of older adults. Her dissertation study focused on exploring the relationships between military service, resilience, occupation and successful aging in older U.S. military veterans using mixed methods. She is excited to continue this line of research and help the OTD program at RMC continue to build an excellent research program that serves the state of Montana.
Dr. Carroll is from Jackonville, North Carolina, and is a proud Tarheel. Growing up in North Carolina, she has always been surrounded by military culture and many of her family members have and are still serving in the military. She enjoys cooking, reading historical novels, and spending all the time she can exploring the outdoors.