PHOTO: Rachelle Dorne

Rachelle Dorne, Ed.D.

Occupational Therapy, Program Director

Office: HBS 2052
Phone: 540-568-8170


  • Ed.D., Administration and Supervision, Tennessee State University, Nashville
  • M.Ed. Educational Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle
  • B.S. Occupational Therapy, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Teaching Areas

  • Occupational Therapy Intervention throughout Adulthood
  • Functional Neuroscience
  • Policy Analysis and Systems of Service Provision
  • Level I Fieldwork III
  • Environmental assessment and modification to promote access for persons with disabilities at home and in their communities


  • Maintaining safety and participation for community-dwelling older adults living with clutter
  • Promoting health and well-being for older adults with chronic illness and disability
  • Engagement in Dance for Parkinson’s Disease as a meaningful occupation
  • Occupational therapy student professional development


  • Singing
  • Gardening
  • Exercising
  • Hiking
  • Reading
  • Visiting family and friends
  • Professional and political advocacy