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Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

Dr. Giannone is an Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA. Prior to her work at Cedar Crest, she served as an Academic Fieldwork Coordinator and adjunct faculty at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.  Dr. Giannone earned her Occupational Therapy Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson University, where her doctoral capstone focused on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Dr. Giannone initially conducted qualitative research exploring faculty perceptions of supports and barriers to OT student success within their academic program, and she looks forward to continuing this scholarly inquiry.  Dr. Giannone’s clinical experience primarily includes school-based practice and early intervention. She also has clinical experience in acute and home-health care. Dr. Giannone transitioned to academia in September of 2022 but continues to work within early intervention practice settings. Her primary interests include school-based and early intervention practice with a focus on implementing trauma-informed care within preschool emotional support programming.