Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
Division of Ocupational Therapy
Office: Blake Law Center Room 201
- BS in Occupational Therapy—Quinnipiac University
- MS in Occupational Therapy—Springfield College
- Doctor of Occupational Therapy—Quinnipiac University
Dr. Amy Burton graduated with her BS in Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac University. She then earned a post-professional MS from Springfield College and afterwards, her post-professional OTD from Quinnipiac University. Dr. Burton has extensive experience working in pediatrics and administration. Prior to her position at Western New England University, she was the OT and PT Supervisor in several school districts and private schools throughout Fairfield County in Connecticut. She also served as adjunct faculty in the OT department at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT.
Dr. Burton is active in her state organization (ConnOTA) and serves as the Member for Professional Development, organizing conferences throughout the year. She is also a part of the committee tasked to rewrite the “Connecticut Scope of Practice” for Occupational Therapy. In addition, Dr. Burton co-authored the “Guidelines for Occupational Therapy in Connecticut Schools” with its strategic planning committee. She is also involved in item development for the certification exam through the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Dr. Burton’s research interests include interprofessional practice, particularly in the area of team-based evaluations, collaboration, advocacy, and training. She also has an interest in OT practitioners’ niche roles in school settings. In her free time, Amy is a runner, a yogi, and a traveler.