Temple University

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Donna Weiss

Donna Weiss Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

Professor Emeritus




Donna Weiss, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Columbia University, her Master of Arts degree in Occupational Therapy from New York University and her Doctor of Philosophy in Psychoeducational Processes from Temple University. Dr. Weiss’s career spans almost 40 years. During that time, Dr. Weiss has served as a pediatric clinician, consultant to school systems and state departments of education, representative to the AOTA Representative Assembly, author of clinically oriented literature, fieldwork coordinator, teacher and administrator. Dr. Weiss served as Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs from 1998-2008. She is a member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT).

Course Involvement

Dr. Weiss currently teaches group dynamics to entry level Masters students and leadership, outcomes measurement, and clinical education and fieldwork supervision to Doctor of Occupational Therapy students.


Kinnealey, M., Weiss, D., & Morgan, M. (in press) A Practitioner's Guide to Clinical Occupational Therapy (2nd Edition). Austin, TX: PRO-ED.