Jennifer A. Moore, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

Department Chair and Associate Professor

Doyne Health Sciences Center 103

(501) 450-5017

Dr. Moore has practiced in occupational therapy since 1985; her focus as a practitioner has been primarily with adults in acute physical rehabilitation, work injury rehabilitation, home health, performing arts programs and fall prevention programs.  Dr. Moore co-founded and directs Acting Creates Therapeutic Success (ACTS).  This program provides opportunities for those in the community with disabilities to participate in the performing arts.


Dr. Moore has been a faculty member at the University of Central Arkansas since 1994.  Her primary teaching areas include research, theory, occupation-based programming, and community-based practice.  In addition to teaching and advising, she has disseminated research related to the Theory of Occupational Adaptation, community-based programming, occupation-based programming, and effective teaching/learning methods.   Currently, she is conducting research on the risk of falls and fall prevention among adults with developmental disabilities, occupation-based programming, the impact of participation in performing arts with adults with developmental disabilities, and Theory of Occupational Adaptation.  Additionally, she is involved with the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning program that is designed to facilitate research related to the teaching and learning process.


She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, American Society on Aging, and the Arkansas Occupational Therapy Association.  She serves as the Pi Theta Epsilon (occupational therapy honor society) faculty advisor at the University of Central Arkansas.  As an auxiliary member of the Arkansas Enterprise for Developmental Disabilities organization, she participates in fund raising and performing arts programming with children and adults.



2001 Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX; Doctor of Philosophy in Occupational Therapy

1996 Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX; Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy

1986 University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR; Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy


Research Interests

Occupation-based programming

Theory of Occupational Adaptation

Community-based practice

Scholarship of teaching and learning