Moya Kinnealey

Moya Kinnealey

Health and Rehabilitation Sciences


Moya Kinnealey, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, BCP, is a professor emerita in the Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Previously, she chaired the former Department of Occupational Therapy and taught graduate courses in pediatrics, theory and research. She was involved with interdisciplinary coursework in assistive technology and early intervention.

Dr. Kinnealey is interested in early intervention with children at risk for developmental disabilities, sensory integration issues with both specific populations and across the life span and the biological/emotional link in development and behavior. Dr. Kinnealey received the Academic Educator of the Year Award from the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association at the 23rd Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA.

Dr. Kinnealey was one of four members of an interdisciplinary training team that traveled to Vietnam, sponsored by a grant through Health Volunteers Overseas. The team spent a week providing lectures and treatment demonstrations at the National Institute of Pediatrics in Hanoi. Other team members included Dr. Jill Derstine, Dr. Margaret Shepard, RN, and Dr. Kim Nixon-Cave, PT.


  • PhD, Educational Psychology (Special Education), Temple University
  • MS, Occupational Therapy, Boston University
  • BS, Occupational Therapy, Tufts University