Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
- MS Occupational Therapy, Boston University
- BS Pscho-Biology, Albright College
Catherine Emery is an Assistant Professor and member of the Alvernia community since 1999. Currently working on her Ph.D. in Health Related Sciences from Virginia Commonwealth University, she has an MS in Occupational Therapy from Boston University and a BS in Psycho-Biology from Albright College.
Professor Emery teaches courses in neuroscience, occupational therapy intervention planning and documentation, therapy intervention for Activities of Daily Living, outcomes and advocacy. Before coming to Alvernia, Ms. Emery practiced occupational therapy in long-term care and acute rehabilitation and continues practice in home health, acute rehabilitation, and outpatient care. Her primary practice experience has been with people who sustained traumatic brain injury, stroke, and orthopedic Injuries. She successfully achieved Board Certification in Neurorehabilitation in 1998.
Ms. Emery served as an officer of the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association at both the state and district levels. Her scholarly contributions include a chapter on balance in the textbook; "Functional Neurorehabilitation Through the Lifespan" and presentations on the topics of fostering research during FWII, effects of healthcare reimbursement changes, and outcomes; and manuscript reviews involving research in occupational therapy, vestibular rehab and neuroscience. Ms. Emery served Alvernia as Dean of Enrollment/Admission 2002 -2003 and 2004-2007, as well as Associate Dean of Graduate Division 2003-2004.