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Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Health Sciences Campus
Center for the Health Professions
1540 Alcazar St., CHP 133
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9003
(323) 442-2850
Toll Free: (866) 385-4250
FAX: (323) 442-1540


Professor and Associate Dean: Florence A. Clark, Ph.D., O.T.R./L.

Professors: Stanley Azen, Ph.D. (Preventive Medicine); Florence A. Clark, Ph.D., O.T.R./L.; Gelya Frank, Ph.D.; Mary Lawlor, Sc.D., O.T.R./L.; Cheryl Mattingly, Ph.D.; William Morgan, Ph.D.

Associate Professors: Jeanne Jackson, Ph.D., O.T.R./L.; Ann Neville-Jan, Ph.D., O.T.R./L.

Assistant Professors: Lisa Aziz-Adeh, Ph.D.; Kevin Groark, Ph.D.

Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Linda Fazio, Ph.D., O.T.R./L.

Associate Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Erna Blanche, Ph.D., O.T.R./L.

Assistant Professors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Nancy Bagatell, Ph.D., O.T.R./L.; Bonnie Kennedy, Ph.D., O.T.R./L.; Alice Kibele, Ph.D., O.T.R./L.; Julie McLaughlin-Gray, Ph.D., O.T.R./L.; Jaynee Meyer, O.T.D., O.T.R./L.

Instructors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Sarah Kelly, O.T.R./L.; Kathleen Gross, M.A., O.T.R./L.; Stephanie Mielke, O.T.D., O.T.R./L.; Deborah Pitts, M.B.A., O.T.R./L.; Katherine Salles, O.T.D., O.T.R./L.; J. Vartanian, B.S., O.T.R./L.; Mary Kay Wolfe, O.T.D., O.T.R./L.

Research Professor: Michael Carlson, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professors: Olga Solomon, Ph.D.; Cynthia Strathmann, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor: Lela Llorens, Ph.D., O.T.R./L.

Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Diane Kellegrew, Ph.D., O.T.R./L.

Adjunct Assistant Professor: Ignassi Clemente, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Cynthia Burt, M.A., O.T.R./L.; Remy Chu, B.S., O.T.R./L.; Catherine Crowley, M.A., O.T.R./L.; Lisa Deshaies, M.A., O.T.R./L.; Cheryl Ecker, M.A., O.T.R./L.; Lauren Francis, M.A., O.T.R./L.; Brigette Ingersoll, O.T.D., O.T.R./L.; Heather Kitching, M.A., O.T.R./L.; Linda Liang, M.D., O.T.R./L.; Monica Mathur, O.T.D., O.T.R./L.; Kim Morris, M.A., O.T.R./L.; Nooshafarin Niv, Ph.D.; Jean Pacifico, O.T.D., O.T.R./L.; Tammy Richmond, M.A., O.T.R./L.; Pamela Roberts, M.A., O.T.R./L.; Joan Vartanian, B.S., O.T.R./L.; Tina Chih-Ting Yang, O.T.D., O.T.R./L.

Voluntary Clinical Faculty: Valerie Adams, Michal Atkins, Stefanie Bodison, Susan Bowles, Sarah Bream, Janice Ching, Gina Coleman, Bill Compton, Catherine Earhart, Cheryl Ecker, Julie Johnson Espinoza, Shan-Pin Fanchiang, Linda Florey, Claudia Ginsberg-Brown, Shelly Heerman, Mojca Herman, Janet Hifumi, Agnes Hirai, Laura Hogan-Reyes, Sue Knox, David Leary, Zoe Mailloux, Shay McAtee, Bonnie Nakasuji, Laurie Nelson, Terri Nishimura, Susan Okazaki, Michael Sugar, Ruth Sun, Lisa Test, Andrea Tyck, Sue Troutman, Jesus Vidana, Lora Woo, Lynn Yasuda, Russell Vakharia, Robin Johnson Zableckis

Emeritus Professors: Donald E. Polkinghorne, Ph.D. (Education); Mary Reilly, Ed.D., O.T.R./L.; Elizabeth J. Yerxa, Ed.D., O.T.R./L.; Ruth Zemke, Ph.D., O.T.R.

Degrees Offered

The Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy offers a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy and a minor in Occupational Science. The Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy is offered for students continuing their education following their undergraduate degree in occupational therapy, and for those whose first degree is in another field as well as for registered occupational therapists seeking a post-professional degree. The division also offers the Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (O.T.D.) and the Ph.D. in Occupational Science.

Entry to occupational therapy practice is at the graduate degree level only. Students in the bachelor's program will need to continue their education and earn an M.A. degree in Occupational Therapy in order to practice.

Pi Theta Epsilon

Pi Theta Epsilon is a national honor society for occupational therapy students and alumni. This society recognizes and encourages superior scholarship among students enrolled in entry-level graduate programs of occupational therapy across the United States.

The Alpha Eta Chapter of Pi Theta Epsilon at the University of Southern California selects candidates early in the spring semester of each year based on their academic standing and their potential for leadership in the profession.