Nancy MacRae received a BSOT from the University of New Hampshire and a Master in Adult Education with a minor in Educational Gerontology from the University of Southern Maine.
She has been in the profession for 53 years and is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Her practice was with individuals with developmental disabilities across the lifespan. She taught full-time at the University of New England for 28 years, retiring last year with the status of Professor Emeritus. She continues to tach in an adjunct capacity.
Leadership activities have included a term as Representative to the NH legislature, Directorships of the OT department at a state institution and of the UNE OT department, two terms as President on the Maine OT Association, an active role in UNE’s stellar interprofessional program, and an Editorial Board member for the WORK journal since its inception, nearly thirty years ago. At UNE, besides being a departmental director, she was Chair of the University Faculty Assembly and co-chair of the Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure committee.
Scholarship efforts have included multiple articles and chapters over the years, much of it collaborative and including a focus on women and work, feminism, interprofessionalism, and sexuality and aging. She was a co-editor and contributor to the special AJOT issue on Feminism: An Inclusive Perspective and to the Occupational Therapy Essentials for Clinical Competence, now in its third edition.