Adele Breen-Franklin

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Training and Advanced Certifications

  • Barnard College, Columbia University, BA 1984

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, JD, 1990

  • Philadelphia University, MS OT, 2005

  • Chatham University, OTD, 2010

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Occupation

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

  • School-based Occupational Therapy

Awards and Honors

  • Award for Outstanding Achievement, Philadelphia University, 2005

  • Honored by Director of Teaching and Learning Center, University of the Sciences, for efforts in engaging in scholarship of teaching, learning and/or scholarship, Spring 2017

  • Member, Delta Iota, a chapter of the Department of Occupational Therapy Pi Theta Epsilon Honor Society, University of the Sciences, 2014

  • Elected Member, Gamma Kappa Theta, a chapter of the Samson College Alpha Eta National Honor Society, University of the Sciences, Spring 2021

  • Finalist (with S. Benham), Promoting clinical reasoning, creativity, and innovation in assistive technology: Student perspectives on a problem-based, self-regulation activity, University of the Sciences Bright Idea Award for Innovative Teaching Ideas, Spring 2016

  • Nominated (with P. Kramer and T. Rhett-Davis), Using integrated learning to promote an understanding of mental and physical health in occupational therapy, University of the Sciences Leahy Award to recognize faculty who are implementing large scale innovations, or ones with great impact, Spring 2017

  • Finalist, Art and Occupation: Occupational Therapy Students Learn the Significance of Occupation Through Observing a Work of Art, University of the Sciences Bright Idea Award for Innovative Teaching Ideas, Spring 2019

Leadership Accomplishments and Passions (List up to 10)

  • Program Director, Entry Level DrOT Program, University of the Sciences

  • Successfully led and conducted accreditation self-study for Doctoral-Degree Level Occupational Therapy Program for a period of 10 years from the academic year 2019/2020 to 2029/2030 (site visit – January 27-29, 2020)

  • Developed and implemented a teaching assistant program for entry level doctoral students as part of their capstone experiential

  • Passion for scholarship of teaching learning occupation, mental health

    • Partnered with the Philadelphia Museum of Art and developed art and occupation assignment in which students discuss occupation found in works of art

    • Developed book club assignment to help students learn more about mental health

  • Mentor, Junior faculty, University of the Sciences

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