Jeni Dulek, OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor
Health Professions Building 2 370
Areas I Teach 

Jeni has been an occupational therapist for 20 years, with 14 years of full-time practice devoted to working with people with mental illness in a variety of practice settings and the remaining 6 years in academia.  Her interests include community-based services for people living with serious mental illness as well as OT’s role in promoting recovery and providing trauma-informed and sensory-based interventions in inpatient psychiatric settings. She specializes in motivational interviewing, supported education, and family/caregiver education and training. She also has a scholarly focus on trauma-informed teaching, team-based learning, intraprofessional (OT/OTA) education, and online and blended learning.  Her most recent scholarly work focuses on the use of motivational interviewing to support the development of readiness for learning and professional practice in occupational therapy students, both in academic advising and while on fieldwork. 

Jeni graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington with a BS in Occupational Therapy in 2000, and in 2015 obtained a Post-Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD) with an emphasis in Education from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah. She also holds a MS in Instructional Design and Technology from Trevecca Nazarene University, and a certificate as a Higher Education Professional in Online Learning.  Her doctoral capstone focused on preparing educators to use the flipped classroom model in their teaching, and her instructional design capstone addressed curriculum mapping for instructional improvement and accreditation compliance.

Prior to accepting a faculty position in the School of OT at Pacific University, Jeni held several teaching and administrative positions in OT and OTA programs in Southern California. She also has practice experience as an OT in Washington State, New York City, and Southern California.

In her free time, Jeni enjoys baking, cake decorating, reading, visiting local breweries, and spending time outside with her dog, Holly.