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 Associate Professor, Dr. Gigi Smith, who was chosen as the 2018 Honored Lecturer by the California Foundation of Occupational Therapy (CFOT)! Recipients of the 2018 CFOT scholarships, research grants, and awards were announced at the annual CFOT Awards Luncheon and Symposium on Friday, October 26, at the annual OTAC Conference which was held in Pasadena, CA. Following presentation of the awards, attendees were inspired to build upon their capacity by Dr. Smith. Read more about it by clicking on this link [pdf]. - (page extracted from 2018 OTAC Registration brochure)
A video of the lecture can be viewed here [youtube link].

photo of Dr. Gigi Smith at CFOT Luncheon

Congratulations to two of our faculty who are recipients of the 2018 College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) Service Awards!

  • Dr. Winifred Schultz-Krohn, Chair - CHHS Annual Faculty Service Award for Tenured Faculty
  • Alison George - CHHS Annual Faculty Service Award for Lecturer

photos of Dean Schutten with A. George and W. Schultz-Krohn

The CHHS Service Awards is an annual celebration to recognize faculty and staff for their exceptional service to the College and University.

Congratulations to the current chair of the Occupational Therapy department, Dr. Winifred Schultz-Krohn, who was the recipient of the 2017 CFOT Humanitarian of the Year Award at the 2017 OTAC Conference!

photo of the Humanitarian of the Year Award

Congratulations to Associate Professor Dr. Gigi Smith (SJSU OT alumna with a BS in 1979, MS in 2001) who was inducted to the Roster of Fellows and awarded Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association at the AOTA Annual Conference in 2017 and now eligible to use the initials FAOTA! This award is made in recognition of her: Excellence in Practice, Exemplary Service, and Mentoring. Read more about it by clicking on this link[pdf]. 

photo of 2017 AOTA Fellow awardees  Dr. Smith receiving FAOTA award  Dr. Smith receiving Fellow award

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 (MS in OT) and

Undergraduate (Pre-OT)


  • Name:  Gigi Smith
  • Location: CCB 207
  • Phone: 408.924.3094

To learn more about a certain faculty member, click on their name to be taken to their biography.

Quick Reference

Name Office Phone Email
Andonian, Lynne CCB 208 408.924.3059 Lynne.Andonian@sjsu.edu
Arabit, Luis CCB 111 408.924.3077 Luis.Arabit@sjsu.edu
Bolding, Deborah CCB 113 408.924.3038 Deborah.Bolding@sjsu.edu
Chang, Megan HB 232 408.924.3075 Megan.Chang@sjsu.edu
Fang, Chiao-Ju CCB 104 408.924.3085 Chiao-Ju.Fang@sjsu.edu
George, Alison CCB 208 408.924.3095 Alison.George@sjsu.edu
Glogoski, Carolyn CCB 111 408.924.3087 Carolyn.Glogoski@sjsu.edu
Kelley, Amanda CCB 220 408.924.3078 Amanda.Kelley@sjsu.edu
Lashgari, Donna CCB 111 408.924.3139 Donna.Lashgari@sjsu.edu
McLaughlin, Rochelle CCB 104 408.924.3089 Rochelle.Mclaughlin@sjsu.edu
Niehues, Anita CCB 113 408.924.3073 Anita.Niehues@sjsu.edu
Pendleton, Heidi McHugh CCB 112 408.924.3083 Heidi.Pendleton@sjsu.edu
Richardson, Pamela
(currently serving as Interim
Dean - CHHS)
MH 431 408.924.2900 Pamela.Richardson@sjsu.edu
Roy, Sheela HB 233 408.924.3074 Sheela.Roy@sjsu.edu
Schultz-Krohn, Winifred CCB 204 408.924.3070 Winifred.Schultz-Krohn@sjsu.edu
Smith, Allison Paterson CCB 111 408.924.3090 Allison.P.Smith@sjsu.edu
Smith, Gigi CCB 207 408.924.3081 Gigi.Smith@sjsu.edu
Teaford, Graham CCB 207 408.924.3335 Graham.Teaford@sjsu.edu
Tipton-Burton, Michelle CCB 111 408.924.3696 Michelle.Tipton-Burton@sjsu.edu


Emeritus/Emerita Faculty      
Burton, Gordon     Gordon.Burton@sjsu.edu
Cara, Elizabeth     Elizabeth.Cara@sjsu.edu
Killingsworth, Amy     Amy.Killingsworth@sjsu.edu
Llorens, Lela A. W.      
MacRae, Anne     Anne.Macrae@sjsu.edu 
Pedretti, Lorraine      
Schwartz, Kathleen Barker     Kathleen.Schwartz@sjsu.edu
Serrett, Karen Diasio      
Southam, Marti     Marti.Southam@sjsu.edu
Fanfa-Sullivan, Catherine CCB 205 408.924.3079 Catherine.FanfaSullivan@sjsu.edu
Sara Villarreal CCB 203 408.924.3071 Sara.Villarreal@sjsu.edu
Ocampo, Vicky CCB 212 408.924.3086 Vicky.Ocampo@sjsu.edu