Jennifer Dessoye, EdD, OTD, OTR/L, CLA, CAS
Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy
Associate Clinical Professor
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Dr. Dessoye received her clinical doctorate in occupational therapy in 2010 and her doctorate in educational leadership in 2021. She has expertise in pediatrics, entrepreneurial endeavors, innovation, and clinical leadership. Dr. Dessoye is passionate about learning to lead in everyday practice as well as understanding and advocating for OT’s distinct value in healthcare. As the inaugural chair of the OTD program at King’s, she intends to help create authentic, occupation-based practitioners that are leaders, innovators, and champions for clinical excellence. Jenn lives in Mountaintop with her husband, a physical therapist, and three daughters who challenge her and inspire her on a daily basis.