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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


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

Professors: Stanley Azen, Ph.D. (Preventive Medicine); Sharon Cermak, Ed.D.; 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 Chair: Ann Neville-Jan, Ph.D., O.T.R./L.

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

Assistant Professors: Lisa Aziz-Zadeh, 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: Bonnie Kennedy, Ph.D.; Alice Kibele, Ph.D., O.T.R./L.; Susan Leech, Ed.D., O.T.R./L.; Julie McLaughlin‑Gray, Ph.D., O.T.R./L.; Jaynee Meyer, O.T.D., O.T.R./L.; Samia Rafeedie, O.T.D., O.T.R./L.

Instructors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Camille Dieterle, O.T.D., O.T.R./L.; Kathleen Gross, M.A., O.T.R./L.; Sarah Kelly, O.T./L.; Stephanie Mielke, O.T.D., O.T.R./L.; Deborah Pitts, M.B.A., O.T.R./L.; Karen McNulty, O.T.D., O.T.R./L.

Research Professor: Michael Carlson, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor: Olga Solomon, Ph.D.

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor: Leo Lee, O.T.D., O.T.R./L.

Adjunct Instructors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Stephanie Bodison, M.A., O.T.R./L.; Susan Bowles, O.T.D., O.T.R./L.; Cynthia Burt, M.A., O.T.R./L.; Remy Chu, B.S., O.T.R./L.; Catherine Crowley, O.T.D., O.T.R./L.; Lisa Deshaies, M.A., O.T.R./L.; Brigette Ingersoll, O.T.D., O.T.R./L.; Heather Kitching, M.A., 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.

Emeritus Professors: Mary Reilly, Ed.D.; Elizabeth J. Yerxa, Ed.D.; Ruth Zemke, Ph.D.

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. In order to practice, students in the bachelor's program will need to continue their education and earn an M.A. degree in Occupational Therapy, sit for the National Board of Occupational Therapy exam and apply for a license.

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.