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Denise R. Crowley, OTD, OTR/L, BCG

Clinical Specialist Professor for Physical Rehabilitation


Department
Occupational Therapy
Office
Graduate Center 238
Phone
732-923-4612
Email
dcrowley@monmouth.edu

Denise R. Crowley, OTD, OTR/L, BCG

Dr. Crowley’s occupational roles include mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend, mentor, educator, and occupational therapist.

Dr. Crowley earned her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy degree from Thomas Jefferson University.  She has worked in geriatric occupational therapy in multiple care settings, including acute and sub-acute rehabilitation, skilled nursing facilities, and home-care.  Dr. Crowley has pursued continuing education throughout her clinical career through varied coursework, obtaining specialized certifications in osteoporosis, Parkinson’s, dementia, posture remediation, and functional movement to provide evidence-based interventions for older adults. Dr. Crowley has presented at both state and national conferences on a variety of geriatric occupational therapy topics promoting restoration of function and health and wellness for the geriatric population.

Dr. Crowley continued her lifelong learning returning to Thomas Jefferson University to earn her doctorate in 2021.  Her capstone and scholarship focused on occupational therapy management of osteoporosis.  Dr. Crowley earned her Board Certification in Geriatrics, given by the American Occupational Therapy Association in 2019.  She has served as a fieldwork educator, new graduate mentor, and most recently, a geriatric fellowship mentor.  Her passion for teaching and training has inspired her to pursue a career in academia.  Dr. Crowley is excited to work with the occupational therapy faculty to develop the Monmouth University doctoral program.

Dr. Crowley enjoys the beach, shopping, reading, traveling, and outdoor activities in her leisure time.  She and her husband spend their weekends as sports parents, enjoying watching her twins participate in multiple sports and activities.  Dr. Crowley’s greatest gifts are her children, family, and friends.

Education

Doctorate of Occupational Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University

Research Interests

Current Research and Scholarship Interests:

Productive Aging

Aging in Place

Rehabilitation and Disability

Health and Wellness

Publications

Presentations

Dementia care for improved participation in daily occupations.  Short Course.  NJOTA conference, South Orange, N.J.

Crowley, D. R. & Stark, J. (2019, April).Applying the AOTA practice Guidelines to strength training for improved participation in daily occupations. Poster Presentation. Presented at AOTA Conference, New Orleans, La.

Crowley, D. R., & Stark, J. (2018, October). Dementia workshop: Applying the AOTA Practice Guidelines to strength training for improved participation in daily occupations. Presented at NJOTA conference. Kean University. Union, N.J.

Crowley, D.R. (2017, October). Dementia workshop: Strength training for the dementia client. NJOTA Conference. East Windsor, N. J.

Crowley, D.R. (2016, October). Osteoporosis Workshop. Presented at New Jersey Occupational Therapy Association. Stockton University. Galloway, N.J.

Crowley, D.R. (2015, October). Osteoporosis Workshop. Presented at New Jersey Occupational Therapy Association. Seton Hall University. South Orange, N.J.

Hoffman, P. Lawson, M., & Crowley, D. R., (2015, October). Quarterbacking and Offense Against Dementia: Strategies for Evaluation, Treatment, and Compliant Documentation. Presented at Centrix Rehab, Minneapolis, MS.

Hoffman, P., Lawson, M., Crowley, D. R., Sabo, J., & Eng, J.  (2015, May). Quarterbacking and

Offense Against Dementia: Strategies for Evaluation, Treatment, and Compliant Documentation. Presented at Fox Rehab, Cherry Hill, N.J. Professional Associations

Professional Activities and Memberships/Certifications

Member, American Occupational Therapy Association

Registered, National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapists

Licensee,  New Jersey State Board of Occupational Therapy

Certified, American Occupational Therapy Association Clinical Fieldwork Educator

Certified, Dementia Care Specialist

Certified, Parkinson’s LSVT BIG trainer

Certified, Posture Specialist

Educator, American Bone Health Peer Educator

Courses