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Gabrielle Hackenberg

Gabrielle Hackenberg, OTD, MS, OTR/L

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator/Specialist Professor

Occupational Therapy
Graduate Center 235

Gabrielle Hackenberg, OTD, MS, OTR/L

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

Dr. Hackenberg began her career as an OT in 2010 working in subacute rehab, acute care and outpatient pediatrics. After five years in that role she moved to the academic setting, working as an Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, eventually becoming the Director of Fieldwork Education. In conjunction with academia, Dr. Hackenberg began working in home care PRN.

Family is of greatest importance to Dr. Hackenberg, in her roles as mother, wife, daughter and sister. She spends the majority of her time participating in activities with family and friends, particularly enjoying cooking, gardening, and listening to music. She also enjoys reading. She lives outside of Philadelphia, PA with her husband, son Vincent, and two dogs, Charlie and Sally.


Doctorate of Occupational Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Elizabethtown College

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, Elizabethtown College

Research Interests

Current Research and Scholarship Interests:

  • Interprofessional Education
  • Community Aging
  • Fieldwork Education

Grant Support:

Brooklyn Home: $10,000 awarded to Occupational Therapy Department at Monmouth University for the Monmouth University Collaborative on Aging (MUCoA)


Scholarly Articles

Publications and Peer Review Presentations:

Hackenberg, G. R., & Toth-Cohen, S. (2018). Professional Behaviors and Fieldwork: A Curriculum Based Model in Occupational Therapy. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 2(2). 

Hackenberg, G.R., & Toth-Cohen, S. (2018). Professional behaviors and fieldwork: A curricular based model in occupational therapy. Poster Session presented at Annual American Occupational Therapy Association, Salt Lake City, UT.

Hackenberg, G.R., & Farbaniec, N. (2019). Student and Faculty Perceptions of Clinical Competence During Problem-Based Learning. Poster Session presented at Annual American Occupational Therapy Association, Boston, MA.

Hackenberg, G.R., & Vitale, J. (2019). Analyzing Employer Perceptions of the University of the Sciences Master and Doctor of OT Graduates. Poster Session presented at Annual American Occupational Therapy Association, Boston, MA.

Giordano, C., Greene, S., Hackenberg, G., Kellar, B., Carbonaro, S., Speakman, E., & Patrone, A. (2018). A content analysis of experiential fieldwork assessment items mapped to the interprofessional education (IPEC) competencies. Poster Session presented at National Academies of Practice Annual Conference, Pentagon City, VA.

Professional Associations

Professional Activities and Memberships/Certifications:

Member,          American Occupational Therapy Association

Member,          American Occupational Therapy Association, AFWC Mentor Program

Registered,      National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapists

Licensee,          New Jersey Division on Consumer Affairs, Occupational Therapy Council

Licensee,          Pennsylvania State Board of Occupational Therapy

Certified,          Advanced Practice Certificate: Teaching in the Digital Age

Certified,          American Occupational Therapy Association Clinical Fieldwork Educator

Certified,          Mental Health First Aid USA