Wendy Krupnick, PhD, MBA, OTR/L

Wendy Krupnick

Wendy Krupnick, PhD, MBA, OTR/L
Associate Professor and Director
Occupational Therapy Program 
Philadelphia University
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Member of Philadelphia University Faculty since 2008
Office: Hayward Hall Room 224
Phone: 215/ 951-2530
Email: KrupnickW@PhilaU.edu

Educational Background:
2004     PhD, Occupational Therapy, Nova Southeastern University 
     Dissertation: Caregiver Well-being and Occupational Lifestyle Enrichment

1983     MBA, Marketing, George Washington University
1975     BS, Occupational Therapy, Boston University

Wendy has held a variety of clinical, education, administrative and consultative positions within business and health settings, including the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) where she served as director of Public Affairs, the American Public Health Association (APHA), and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). Prior to becoming an educator she worked in both mental health and early intervention settings.  In addition to directing the occupational therapy program, her teaching responsibilities include seminars around therapeutic communication, professional issues, and facilitating students' capstone practice platforms.

Current Teaching Responsibilities:
Assistive Technology Design
Professional Issues & Trends
Practice Platform Seminar

Research Interests:
Transgenerational Design
Caregiver Support and Well-Being
Occupational Lifestyle Enrichment

Professional Activities:

  • 2008, Awarded fellowship and completed leadership/ mentoring program sponsored by AOTA and AOTF
  • Member of the Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Institutional Biosafety Committee (2007-2008).
  • Member, Professional Program Directors Council, American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Member, American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Member, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association
  • Member, New York State Occupational Therapy Association, Capital District Chapter (1993-2008)
  • Roster of Evaluators, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (1998-2000)

Selected Scholarly Activities:

Leonard, M., & Krupnick, W. (2009, September).Transgenerational Design: Design for Every Age, Paper presented at the national conference of the Industrial Design Society, Miami, FL.

Krupnick, W. (2009, April). Becoming an Occupational Therapist: Reflections on Professional Growth and Identity, Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Long Beach, CA.

Krupnick, W. (2004, June). Caregiver Well-being and Occupational Lifestyle Enrichment: A Comparative Case Study. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Krupnick, W. (2003). Caregiver well-being and occupational lifestyle enrichment: A comparative case study (Doctoral dissertation, Nova Southeastern University, 2003). Dissertation Abstracts International.

Krupnick, W., & Bartolacci, G. (2002, May). Role-Emerging Fieldwork, Learning Benefits and Supervision Models: A Critical Appraisal of the Literature. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Miami, FL.

Krupnick, W., Brown, K., Stutz-Tanenbaum, P. (11 March 2002). Creating a successful fieldwork experience: The fieldwork experience assessment tool, OT Practice 7(5), CE1-CE8.

Krupnick, W. (2001, November). Improving Students’ Occupational Functioning at Fieldwork: The Occupational Adaptation Approach to Supervision. Paper presented at the annual conference of the NYS Occupational Therapy Association, Albany, NY.

Atler, K., Brown, K., Griswold, L., Krupnick, W., Muniz de Melendez, L. & Stutz-Tanenbaum, P. (1998, April). Characteristics of a Positive Fieldwork Experience. One-day institute presented at the annual conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Baltimore, MD.

Krupnick, W. (1998, April). Fieldwork Settings: Research for Understanding and Decision Making.Panel member at the American Occupational Therapy Foundation Research Forum, Baltimore, MD.

Krupnick, W. (1996). The targeting of communications.  In The occupational therapy manager (2nd ed., pp. 117-141). Rockville, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association.

Philadelphia University Committees and Service:
Graduate Council
2009 Summer Faculty DEC Grant, Design for Aging -- Bathrooms