Jennifer Moore, PhD

Dean of the School of Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy

Jennifer Moore, PhD is founding Dean of the School of Occupational Therapy. As an occupational therapist, Jennifer has the opportunity to support others in occupational engagement. In her academic role, she enjoys designing learning experiences that helps students to realize the same remarkable vision of serving others through occupational therapy. Jennifer’s teaching, scholarship, and service interests focus on occupation-based and community programming, leadership/advocacy, and professionalism. Recognized for her significant contribution to the profession, Jennifer was awarded designation of Fellow. She holds degrees in occupational therapy including a PhD from Texas Woman’s University.


  • Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy, 1986, University of Central Arkansas
  • Master of Arts, Occupational Therapy, 1996, Texas Woman’s University
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Occupational Therapy, 2001, Texas Woman’s University


  • Roster of Fellows, American Occupational Therapy Association, Inspiring Community Programing through Education and Mentoring
  • Roster of Accreditation Evaluators, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
  • Credentialed Leader in Academia, American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Finalist, University of Central Arkansas
  • Co-founder and Director of Acting Creates Therapeutic Success

Areas of Interest/Expertise

  • Leadership
  • Education
  • Occupational Justice
  • Inclusivity and accessibility for engagement in the arts
  • Occupation-focused programming
  • Community-based programming

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