Amber Bennett OTD, OTR/L (she/her/hers)
Director of Admissions and Associate Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy
Amber Bennett is the Director of Admissions for the USC Chan Division, overseeing the admissions criteria and processes for USC Chan’s academic programs across the continuum of higher education.
Dr. Bennett earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies from San Jose State University, and received both her Master of Arts and Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degrees from the University of Southern California. During her doctoral residency at Keck Hospital of USC, Dr. Bennett focused on advancing occupational therapy as a partner in the continuum of care for patients with heart failure.
As faculty, Dr. Bennett has assisted former Associate Dean and Chair Dr. Florence Clark, and served as Clinical Project Coordinator for the Chan Division’s clinical care sites. In 2017, she joined the Admissions Team and contributed to the development of holistic admission review practices across academic programs. Dr. Bennett is Faculty in Residence with the Office of Residential Education, and resides on campus to support and foster the undergraduate residential community. In addition, she continues to provide services to patients at Keck Hospital of USC in acute, critical care and inpatient rehabilitation settings, and currently teaches “Foundations of Occupation: Creativity, Craft, and Activity Analysis,” and “Seniors Rising: Occupations for Graduate Success” in the division’s professional program.