Arlene Lorch, OTD, OTR/L, CHES

Assistant Professor

Arlene Lorch, OTD, OTR/L, CHES


130 South Ninth Street
Edison Building, Suite 639
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Arlene Lorch, OTD, OTR/L, CHES

Assistant Professor


OTD, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
MS, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA

Recent Publications


  • National Board Certification for Occupational Therapy
  • Licensed Occupational Therapist: Pennsylvania
  • Certified Health Education Specialist

Professional Societies

  • Member, American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Member, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association
  • Member, National Commission for Health Education Credentialing
  • Member, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
  • Member, Association for the Coaching and Tutoring Profession

Research & Clinical Interests

  • Learning support methods for occupational therapy graduate students
  • Impact of anxiety on academic performance in graduate school
  • Occupational therapy with the homeless/recovery population

Awards & Honors

  • Dean's Faculty Achievement Award, 2015-2016, Jefferson College of Health Professions, Philadelphia, PA
  • Fieldwork Educator Award Recipient, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association, 2013, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Fred and Sadye Abrams Award for Excellence in Clinical or Laboratory Instruction, 2004-2005, Philadelphia, PA
  • AOTA Service Award recipient for service as an occupational therapy program accreditation evaluator, 1997-2006, Charlotte, NC
  • Academic Educator Award Recipient Presented by the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association, 2002, King of Prussia, PA