Faculty and Staff
The Occupational Therapy Department faculty are excellent teachers, experienced clinicians, and nationally recognized leaders and scholars in the profession.
All of the faculty members are occupational therapists with advanced degrees, diverse backgrounds, specializations, interests and expertise including : physical and mental health rehabilitation, pediatrics, community mental health, gerontology, independent living skills, measurement and research, international occupational therapy, multicultural issues, the history of occupational therapy, kinesiology, infant and family mental health, psychogeriatrics, family-centered intervention, neurological rehabilitation, the social inclusion of children, job analysis, the uses of therapeutic humor, and health promotion.
Congratulations to Lecturer Alison George, graduate of SJSU with a masters of science
degree from the OT Dept., who received the Provost Award for recognition of supporting
the OT Department in working on the Departmental Writing Standards. Read more about
it by clicking on this link [pdf].
Here is a short video of Dr. Llorens accepting a quilted blanket from the OT department
at the recently held OTAC Conference.
Congratulations to Dr. Deborah Bolding, former director of our Post-Professional Masters
Program, who received the California Foundation of Occupational Therapy (CFOT) Honored
Lecturer award at the 2015 OTAC Conference.
Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Richardson, former Chair of the Occupational Therapy department and one of the department's excellent faculty member. As of December 2, 2015, Dr. Richardson has officially become the Associate Dean (MPP) for CASA (College of Applied Sciences and Arts)! She brings several important skills to her roles in student success, curriculum, Faculty-Led Program (FLP) and more.
*Read more about this by clicking on this link.
All of the faculty are authors and editors, and have contributed chapters to preeminent textbooks adopted in occupational therapy programs nationally and internationally; and have written numerous articles for professional journals in occupational therapy and health related fields. Several faculty members have been recognized for their contribution to the profession of occupational therapy as Fellows of the American Occupational Therapy Association. To learn more about a specific member of the faculty, click on their name to be taken to their bio.
Graduate Coordinator - MS in OT
Undergraduate Coordinator - Pre-OT
To learn more about a certain faculty member, click on their name to be taken to their biography.