Jennifer Crowder, DSc, MOT, OTR

Assistant Professor, OT Programs


Distance Programs


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Healthcare Higher Education
Interprofessional Education
School Systems
Sensory Integration


Doctor of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Oklahoma
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Virginia Commonwealth University
Bachelor of Science in Physical Education Concentration Exercise Sciences, East Tennessee State University

Research Interests

School based practices
Occupations of childhood
Family engagement
Post professional distance education
Interprofessional education

Dr. Crowder joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2015 as a contributing faculty member and transitioned to Assistant Professor in the Post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy program in 2018.

Prior to joining USAHS, she specialized in school-based occupational therapy with 17 years of practice experience in this setting. Additionally, she worked for three years with primarily adult populations covering outpatient, day treatment, inpatient and skilled neuro-rehabilitation settings. Dr. Crowder’s research, published in Preventive Medicine in 2012, includes a grounded theory analysis of family interviews completed with an interdisciplinary team, including occupational therapy, physical therapy and nutritional science.

Dr. Crowder holds state licensure in Florida and Tennessee as well as certification through the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. Her specialized training includes the USC/WPS Sensory Integration Certification Program and grant writing. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.