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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., O.T.R./L.; Ann Neville-Jan, Ph.D., O.T.R./L.

Assistant Professors: Lisa Aziz-Zadeh, Ph.D.; Kevin Groark, Ph.D.; Trudy Mallinson, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor: Melissa Park, Ph.D.

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

Associate Professors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Erna Blanche, Ph.D., O.T.R./L.; Katie Jordan, O.T.D., O.T.R./L.

Assistant Professors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Camille Dieterle, O.T.D., O.T.R./L.; Don Gordon, Ph.D., O.T.R./L.; Alice Kibele, Ph.D., O.T.R./L.; Julie McLaughlin‑Gray, Ph.D., O.T.R./L.; Karen McNulty, O.T.D., O.T.R./L.; Jaynee Meyer, O.T.D., O.T.R./L.; Samia Rafeedie, O.T.D., O.T.R./L.; Chantelle Rice, O.T.D., O.T.R./L.

Instructors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Mahjabeen Aftab, O.T.R./L.; Kathleen Gross, M.A., O.T.R./L.; Sarah Kelly, O.T./L.; Michelle Lee, O.T.D., O.T.R./L.; Stephanie Mielke, O.T.D., O.T.R./L.; Deborah Pitts, M.B.A., O.T.R./L.; Janice Rocker, O.T.R./L.

Research Professor: Michael Carlson, Ph.D.

Research Adjunct Professor: Susan Lipton Garber, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor: Olga Solomon, Ph.D.

Adjunct Research Instructors: Megan Chang, Ph.D.; Jesus Diaz, O.T.D., O.T.R./L.; Lisbeth Vega, O.T.D., O.T.R./L.; Kimberly Wilkinson, Ph.D., O.T.R./L.

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

Adjunct Assistant Professors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Shannon Wendorf, O.T.D., O.T.R./L.; Neeha Patel, O.T.D., O.T.R./L.; Christine Pollard, Ph.D.; Clarissa Saunders-Newton, M.A., 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.; Kim Eggleston, M.A., O.T.R./L.; Brigette Ingersoll, O.T.D., O.T.R./L.; Heather Kitching, M.A., O.T.R./L.; Christina Law, M.A., O.T.R./L.; Zoe Mailloux Maggio, M.A., O.T.R./L.; Anna Nguyen, O.T.D., O.T.R./L.; Karen Park, M.A.; Barbara Phillips, M.A., O.T.R./L.; Tammy Richmond, M.A., O.T.R./L.; Pamela Roberts, M.A., O.T.R./L.; Joan Surfus, 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.