Dr. Melissa Turpin
Dr. Melissa Turpin is a full-time Assistant Professor and Admissions Coordinator at Presbyterian College. Dr. Turpin has 10 years of clinical experience; including school-based, early intervention, private pediatric practice, skilled nursing, assisted living, outpatient, acute care, and level 2 NICU. She is a certified trauma professional and leads student diversity and inclusion workshops on campus. Dr. Turpin has served as the Therapy Team Lead on five international medical mission trips to Nicaragua with OneWorld Health. Dr. Turpin currently serves as the Vice President of the South Carolina Occupational Therapy Association (SCOTA). Dr. Turpin is an alumna of Presbyterian College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Minor in Biology. Dr. Turpin received her Master of Rehabilitation Science Degree in Occupational Therapy and her post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina.
Research/Scholarly Pursuits: Innovative International Program Development; Pediatrics; Occupational Justice; Trauma-Informed Care