Zeida Gutierrez, PhD, MHS, OTR/L

Doctoral Coordinator, Assistant Professor, OT Programs


St. Augustine, FL


College of Health Sciences


Healthcare Higher Education
Instructional Design
Mental Health
Neurological Disorders


Doctor of Philosophy in Instructional Design & Technology, Keiser University
Master of Health Science in Occupational Therapy, University of Florida
Bachelor of Science in Recreational Therapy, University of Florida

Research Interests

Instructional Design
Physical Disabilities

Dr. Zeida Gutierrez is an educator, a clinician, a lifelong student and interested in technology. After graduating with her Bachelor of Science in Recreational Therapy, she realized she wanted to continue her education and transition into occupational therapy. After receiving her Master of Health Science in Occupational Therapy, she worked in a variety of clinical settings from inpatient to outpatient rehabilitation and provided treatment for clients with a variety of diagnosis ranging from neurological to orthopedic conditions. Dr. Gutierrez was also a teaching assistant while in graduate school. She enjoyed educating students and clients, and their families.

After practicing for approximately 10 years , she sought opportunities in higher learning. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy. in Instructional Design and Technology and continues to enjoy helping students become capable and caring clinicians. In addition, she enjoys experimenting and creating using a variety of tools and technologies, be it for work-related or personal tasks.