Dennis Cleary, OTD, MS, OTR, is the founding program director for the Doctorate program in Occupational Therapy, and brings over 20 years of experience as a practicing occupational therapist, including 13 years in a faculty member at the Ohio State University. He maintains a clinical practice specializing in children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He works to test and refine methods to support young adults in academic, social and work environments through the use of technology, activity analysis, education and job-matching strategies. He has received over $5.3 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and state and local agencies as a principal investigator, co-principal investigator, or consultant. He has over forty presentations at national and international meeting and has 14 peer-reviewed publications.