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Susan Connor

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Assistant Professor of Instruction


201E Mitten Hall
1913 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122


  • OTD, Occupational Therapy (post-professional), Thomas Jefferson University
  • BS, Occupational Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University


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.    

Research Interests

  • Occupational Therapy in the Criminal Justice System
  • Community Reintegration
  • Mental Health
  • Diversity in the Occupational Therapy Workforce
  • Support of Dementia Caregivers
  • LGBTQ Health and Wellness Issues
  • Suicide Prevention