Erin Simpson, DrOT, MOT, OTR/L

  Assistant Professor
  708-235-7387ext. 7387
  Office Location: G153
  Office Hours: By Appointment
  College: CHHS

Occupational Therapy



Erin Simpson DrOT, MOT, OTR/L  

Dr. Simpson has been with the Governors State University Occupational Therapy Department since 2018. She earned her BS in Elementary Education from Olivet Nazarene University in 2002 and taught elementary education for ten years. Desiring change, Dr. Simpson went back to school to pursue a Master of Occupational Therapy and then a post professional doctorate (DrOT) from GSU. While working on her DrOT, she practiced OT as a clinician. Dr. Simpson’s passion for teaching kept her at GSU after earning her DrOT. She joined the GSU faculty in 2018 as a visiting professor and transitioned to Assistant Professor in 2019.

Leaving the elementary classroom to pursue Occupational Therapy, Erin continues to view OT through the education lens. Educating future occupational therapists merges her passion for teaching with her heart for practicing occupational therapy. For Dr. Simpson, helping students solve problems and teaching the skills needed to succeed are the most rewarding parts of academia.

Her active research agenda examines student success both in the classroom and on the national board exam. It provides wonderful opportunities to collaborate with faculty and increase student success. She has presented her research at national (AOTA) and state (ILOTA) conferences. Dr. Simpson serves on GSU’s Graduate Council and CHHS Curriculum Committee. She also co-Chairs Research and is the OT Department Admissions Coordinator. 

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