Susan E. Connor

Assistant Professor of Instruction
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Office
201K Mitten Hall

Biography

Susan Connor, OTD, OTR/L, CCHP is an assistant professor of instruction in the occupational therapy program at Temple University. She completed her bachelor of science and post-professional doctorate in occupational therapy at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Connor brings a deep and rich background in mental health and forensic occupational therapy services to Temple. She regularly presents local and nationally on occupational therapy services in prison. Her doctoral capstone project, Growing Old Behind Bars: Development of a Dementia Training Program for Correction Officers, combined several of her research interests. In 2018, the Philadelphia Region Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Consortium presented Dr. Connor with the Fieldwork Educator of the Year Award in recognition of her commitment to student training and education.

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

HRPR 3096

Cultural Competency in Health and Healthcare

Undergraduate

OTHR 5002

Theoretical Perspectives of Occupation

Graduate

OTHR 5003

Group Dynamics in Occupational Therapy

Graduate

OTHR 5013

Medical Perspectives in Occupational Therapy

Graduate

OTHR 5019

Theoretical Perspectives in Occupational Therapy

Graduate

OTHR 5104

Occupational Therapy Practice: Mental Health

Graduate

OTHR 5152

Research II: Design & Proposal Development for Occupational Therapy

Graduate

OTHR 5251

Research III: Implementation in Occupational Therapy

Graduate

OTHR 5252

Research IV: Outcomes & Dissemination Promoting Occupational Therapy

Graduate

KINS 3096

Cultural Competency in Health and Healthcare

Undergraduate

Selected Publications

  • Piersol, C.V., Canton, K., Connor, S.E., Giller, I., Lipman, S., & Sager, S. Effectiveness of Interventions for Caregivers of People With Alzheimer's Disease and Related Major Neurocognitive Disorders: A Systematic Review. Am J Occup Ther, 71(5), pp. 7105180020p1-7105180020p10. United States. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2017.027581