Aurelia Alexander

Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Dr. Alexander is featured in ACUE’s modules: Embracing Diversity in Your Classroom and Developing and Using Rubrics and Checklists.

Alexander, a registered and licensed occupational therapist, has practiced for 28 years. She is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Allied Health Sciences at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) teaching in the area of Pediatrics. She has worked at the Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare in the areas of acute care, pediatric outpatient rehabilitation, and neonatal nursery. She consulted for five years with the Florida Children’s Home Society working with children at high risk for developmental delays and she was instrumental in the initiation of car seat safety testing in the Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare neonatal nurseries.

Through membership in several civic organizations, Alexander is involved in community work in the fields of cancer research, enrichment of young adults, and additional children’s issues. She is active on the University Athletic Committee in the area of academics, FAMU Faculty Pre Planning Conference, and several School of Allied Health Sciences committees where she is able to share best practices. She is also working on increasing therapeutic services available throughout her community to promote well-being and participation in those that are homeless, young adults transitioning from the foster system, and geriatric adults.

Alexander earned her BS in Occupational Therapy from FAMU where she completed 18 months of graduate work in Public Health. She holds an MS in Occupational Therapy from Boston University and completed her doctorate in Occupational Therapy at Chatham University. Alexander holds certifications in Neonatal Oral Motor Assessment Scale and in Kinesio Taping for Adults and Children.