Faculty / Staff

All general inquiries about the Occupational Therapy program should be directed to 718-262-2720 or ot@york.cuny.edu. You may also use the "Contact OT" section of the department's website to submit an inquiry.

Department Chair

Kaplan, Lillian
Kaplan, Lillian
Associate Professor
P:718-262-2762
O: AC-1E12G
Lillian R. Kaplan PhD, OTR/L, completed her doctorate in Neuropsychology from the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY) and holds Master Degrees in Motor Learning (Neuromotor Process) and Psychology from Columbia University and Queens College, CUNY respectively. She received her BS in Occupational Therapy from New York University, and remains licensed and board certified as a practitioner. As associate professor and Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy (OT) at York College, she teaches neuroanatomy and cognitive neuroscience, advanced activity analysis, pediatrics OT and motor learning. A primary focus of her research has been to explore aspects of attention required for daily living, particularly those involved in complex skill acquisition (motor learning). Attention in complex skill learning is explored from a typical life span perspective, as well as in Alzheimer disease, an established disorder of attention mechanisms.

Full-Time Faculty

Auriemma, Donald
Auriemma, Donald
Associate Professor
P:718-262-2725
O: AC-1C09

Avi-Itzhak, Tamara
Avi-Itzhak, Tamara
Associate Professor
P:718-262-3761
O: AC-1E12F

Program/educational outcomes assessment- my expertise includes formative and summative assessments of educational outcomes (learning and teaching) as well as program outcomes (effectiveness in obtaining goals and objectives).
Psychometric properties evaluation- my expertise includes assessment of reliability (interrater and inter consistency reliability) and validity (construct and concurrent validity) in professional screening and assessment tools.
Statistics and methodology -my expertise includes issues related to statistical procedures and research design. My expertise areas are reflected in my publications and presentations and international conferences as well in the ongoing outcomes evaluation that I perform in the OT department. 


Faust, Sharon
Faust, Sharon
Associate Professor
P:718-262-2736
O: AC-1E12C

Experience includes over ten years of teaching the psychosocial component of the occupational therapy curriculum at York College. I also have over 25 years of experience as a Licensed Occupational Therapist in the area of Mental Health which includes the provision of direct services for adults, organizing and directing a clinical training program for occupational therapy students, and the clinical supervision of occupational therapy practitioners.


Henry, Elise
Henry, Elise
Professor
P:718-262-3704
O: AC-1E12E
Elise Henry was a Department of Education loan-ship recipient while attending Columbia University where she received her Masters in Occupational Therapy and Masters in Public Health. She joined the York College occupational therapy department as a Clinical Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator after almost 20 years as a pediatric occupational therapist. Over the years she worked in various settings such as schools, hospitals and private clinics. Prior to joining the faculty at York College she provided workshops/lectures to schools and other practitioners on the implementation of the sensory integration approach in the classroom and the home. Her professional career outside of academia includes clinical supervision of new occupational therapists and teaching crafts to adults.

Horowitz, Beverly
Horowitz, Beverly
Associate Professor
P:718-262-2724
O: AC-1E12
Dr. Horowitz received her BA from Stony Brook University, her MS in Occupational Therapy from Columbia University, and her PhD from the Graduate School of Social Service of Fordham University, with a concentration in Gerontology. She is a New York State licensed occupational therapist and social worker, is Board certified by the American Occupational Therapy Association as an occupational therapist specializing in gerontology, and is a certified professional geriatric care manager. Dr. Horowitz is a Fellow of both the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Gerontological Society of America.

Krauss, Andrea
Krauss, Andrea
Associate Professor
P:718-262-2727
O: AC-1E12D

Andrea Krauss has been a pediatric clinician for over 25 years and involved in OT education for over 20 years. She was a professor in the Occupational Therapy Department at Touro College for 11 years and Co-Chair for 5 years before beginning at York College CUNY in spring 2003. At Touro College Dr. Krauss developed a cross discipline early intervention program that was approved by New York State, taught courses as: Pediatric Occupational Therapy, School Based Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Growth and Development through the Life-span. In addition she served as Chairperson for over 20 graduate thesis research projects.


Professor Emeriti

Part-Time Faculty

College Laboratory Technician

 Saby, Robert, College Laboratory Technician

Staff

 Pizarro, Elizabeth, CUNY Office Assistant