Linda Levine Madori, Ph.D., CTRS, ATR-BC, has been working in the field of gerontology as a therapist for more than 25 years. Her Ph.D. in Health Education focused on how the brain is stimulated through therapeutic activities which is the basis of her Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming modality. As a Board Certified Art Therapist and a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Dr. Levine Madori has developed, implemented, and supervised clinical internships in both fields within the specialized area of aging. As an educator, she teaches undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education courses in Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming, therapeutic recreation, art therapy, aging, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Currently Dr. Levine Madori is a Tenured Full Professor at St. Thomas Aquinas College in New York. Dr. Levine Madori is a two-time Fulbright Scholar (2007, 2009) teaching the TTAP Method courses and Certification Trainings in Australia, New Zealand, Finland, and China.
She is actively involved in The American Society on Aging, The American Art Therapy Association, The Society of Arts in Healthcare, and The American Therapeutic Recreation Association. Dr. Levine Madori has presented more than 500 professional papers on the arts, aging, and Alzheimer’s disease nationally and internationally.