Research Article  |   November 2014
Jane Case-Smith: Servant–Leader and Scholar
Author Affiliations
  • Andrew C. Persch, PhD, OTR/L, is Assistant Professor, Division of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The Ohio State University, 453 West 10th Avenue, 406 Atwell Hall, Columbus, OH 43210; andrew.persch@osumc.edu
  • Dennis S. Cleary, OTD, MS, OTR/L, is Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Kelly Tanner, PhD, OTR/L, is Lecturer, Division of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Carmen DiGiovine, PhD, ATP, RET, is Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Melinda Rybski, PhD, OTR/L, is Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Margaret Teaford, PhD, is Retired Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Stephen J. Page, PhD, OTR/L, is Associate Professor, Division of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Amy Darragh, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is Assistant Professor, Division of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Article Information
Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / In Memoriam
Research Article   |   November 2014
Jane Case-Smith: Servant–Leader and Scholar
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November/December 2014, Vol. 68, 649-652. doi:10.5014/ajot.2014.686003
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November/December 2014, Vol. 68, 649-652. doi:10.5014/ajot.2014.686003
Few scholars have contributed to the profession of occupational therapy in as many ways and across as many levels as Jane Case-Smith. A master clinician at her roots, Jane personally treated thousands of children with disabilities or special health care needs over the course of her career. In reflecting on the breadth of her experience, she once commented, “I’m proud to say I worked with children for 30 years! I continue to work with children now, and it’s really just a great pleasure for me” (D. Cleary, personal communication, 2009). Jane shared this passion with her students, peers, and other therapists through her teaching, scholarship, and service. In this way, the effects of Jane’s professional efforts are, and will continue to be, multiplied many times over.
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