Wendy Krupnick, PhD, MBA, OTR/L

Wendy Krupnick

Wendy Krupnick, PhD, MBA, OTR/L
Associate Professor and Director
MS in Occupational Therapy Program
Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy
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. Her doctoral research involved developing and implementing an occupational lifestyle enrichment group and qualitative study on caregiver well-being.  In addition to directing the university’s occupational therapy programs, she teaches content related to therapeutic communication, professional issues, and facilitating students' capstone practice platforms.

Mentoring & Research Interests
Trans-generational Design
Caregiver Support and Well-Being
Occupational Lifestyle Enrichment
Educational Administration


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:

Trivinia, B., & Krupnick, W. (2014, April). Interprofessional Collaboration: Working with Non-medical Partners, Workshop speaker at the AOTA national conference, Baltimore, MD.

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.