Faculty & Staff


She / Her / Hers
Position: Department Chair & Professor
Organization: Department of Occupational Therapy

901 Walnut Street, 6th Floor
Suite 644
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Our faculty, administration, teaching associates, and fieldwork coordinators , work seamlessly to provide you with an educational experience of the highest quality.


Catherine Verrier Piersol, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy
Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy
Director, Jefferson Elder Care

E. Adel Herge, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA Professor
Director, BSMS OT Program Center City
Site Coordinator, OTD East Falls
BS-OTD East Falls

Stephen Kern, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA Professor
Director, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Center City

Mary Muhlenhaupt, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA Associate Professor
Director, Doctor of Occupational Therapy Programs, Center City

Marie-Christine Potvin, PhD, OTR/L Professor
Program Director, Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate

Audrey Zapletal, OTD, OTR/L, CLA Teaching Assistant Professor
Program Director, MSOT Program, East Falls


Lisa Chiaro
She / Her / Hers / Herself
Administrative Assistant - Experiential Learning
Fieldwork Program, East Falls
4201 Henry Avenue - Ronson Science R225
Philadelphia, PA  19144

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Katherine DeClerico
Administrative Assistant, Center City Campus
901 Walnut Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Email Katherine DeClerico
215-503-8010 | 215-503-2950 fax

Anita Quain
Administrative Assistant, East Falls Campus
4201 Henry Avenue - Ronson Science R225
Philadelphia, PA  19144

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Patricia Williams 
Education Coordinator, Center City Campus
Fieldwork Program, Center City
901 Walnut Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107  

Email Patricia Williams 
215-503-9611 | 215-503-2950 fax