Amanda Jozkowski, PhD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor, MS Program Director, Graduate Faculty

Amanda Jozkowski, PhD, OTR/L

Contact Information

Linthicum Hall, 340G


PhD, Occupational Science, University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

Graduate Certificate, Clinical, Biomedical, and Translational Investigations USC Keck School of Medicine

BS/MS, Occupational Therapy, Towson UniversityTowson, MD

Areas of Expertise

Sociality, enjoyment, experience, and well-being in Autism

Children and adults with developmental disabilities

Emerging technologies (maker culture, 3D printing, wearable design) for accessibility applications

Research design and statistics

Development and psychometric testing of assessment tools

Community-based health promotion and participatory research

Select Publications

  • Wilson, K.P., Chasson, G.S., Jozkowski, A.C., & Mulhern, M.V. (in press, 2017). Impact of a Pre-Professional Clinical Education Experience with Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Preparation of Future Speech-Language Pathologists. Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders.
  • Jozkowski, A.C., Chasson, G.S., Wilson, K.P., Finkelstein, B., Hoer, K., Focazio, A., & Grant, A. (2017). Development of a systematic outcome protocol for adults with ASD participating in community-based programs. Manuscript in review.
  • Jozkowski, A.C. & Cermak, S.A. (2017). Social Interaction Moderates Enjoyment and Perception of Physical Activity during Exergame Play in Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Manuscript in review.
  • Cermak, S.A. & Jozkowski, A.C. (2016). Validity of the Little Developmental Coordination Disorder Questionnaire- United States (Little DCDQ-US). Manuscript in revision following review.
  • Jozkowski, A.C., Lichtenwalner, M.A., & Cermak, S.A. (2016). Case studies on the feasibility of exergaming to enhance physical activity in youth on the autism spectrum. Good Autism Practice, 17(2): 24-36.
  • Foran, A.C. & Cermak, S.A. (2013). Active and traditional videogame ownership and play patterns among youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Relationships to physical activity. PALAESTRA, 27(1): 42-48.
  • Foran, A.C., Cermak, S.A., & Spruijt-Metz, D. (2013). Psychosocial determinants of participation in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity among Hispanic and Latina middle-school-aged girls. Hispanic Health Care International, 11(3): 142-148.
  • Foran, A.C. (2011). Learning from experience: The relation of virtual reality and occupational therapy. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 18(7): 362-369.

Select Presentations

  • Cermak, S.A., Tran, C., Turnbull, C., & Jozkowski, A.C. (2017). Validity of the Little Developmental Disorder Questionnaire-US. Poster presented July 5 at the 12th International Conference on Developmental Coordination Disorder, Freemantle (Perth), Australia.
  • Jozkowski, A.C. (2017). Challenges and Rewards of using PhotoVoice as a Participatory Method with Individuals on the Autism Spectrum. Research Panel presented June 3, 2017 at the Occupational Therapy Summit of Scholars, Boston, MA.
  • Krutt, H., Dyer, L., Arora, A., Rollman, J., & Jozkowski, A.C. (2017). PhotoVoice as a Participatory Method of Program Evaluation. Poster presented April 3, 2017 at the Eastern Evaluation Research Society Annual Conference, Absecon, New Jersey.
  • Brandel, C. & Jozkowski, A.C. (2016). Assessing Strategically: Investigating our (Mis)Use of Tools. Paper presented November 11, 2016 at the Maryland Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Pikesville, MD.
  • Jozkowski, A.C. (2016). Partner play enhances physical activity in young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Grand Rounds Lecture presented April 8, 2016 at the National Institutes of Health-Rehabilitation Medicine Department lecture series, Bethesda, MD.
  • Jozkowski, A.C., Wilson, K.P., Chasson, G., Hoer, K., Focazio, A., Finkelstein, B., & Grant, A. (2016). Feasibility of a Systematic Outcomes Assessment Protocol for Adults with ASD Participating in Community-Based Programs. Poster presented May 13, 2016 at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Baltimore, MD.
  • Wilson, K., Geary, L., Thomas, T., Chasson, G., & Jozkowski, A. (2016). Qualitative impact of graduate SLP students' hands-on clinical experiences with adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presented November 19, 2016 at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA.\

Service to Department, University, and Profession

  • 2016-present  Interactive Autism Network Community Advisor Council member
  • 2016-present  Towson U College of Health Professions College Council (council member and Faculty Development associate committee)
  • 2016-present  Towson U Dept. of Occupational Therapy & Occupational Science Scholarship Day coordinator
  • 2015-present  Towson U Dept. of Occupational Therapy & Occupational Science assessment library Manager and student librarian Supervisor
  • 2015-present  Towson U Dept. of Occupational Therapy & Occupational Science Graduate Committee member

Peer Review

  • Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly journal manuscripts
  • American Occupational Therapy Association Conference Proposals
  • International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation manuscripts
  • International Meeting for Autism Research Conference Proposals
  • Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders journal manuscripts
  • Pediatric Obesity journal manuscripts
  • Preventative Medicine Reports journal manuscript
  • Society for the Study of Occupation Conference Proposals

Other Professional Positions Held

  • 3/2015-present  Occupational Therapist & Staff Training Consultant, MOCO Movement Center, Kensington, MD
  • 6/2012 – 3/2015  Director of Occupational Therapy, Motion Therapy, Rockville, MD 
  • 1  1/2012 – 6/2013  Director of Occupational Therapy, Chesapeake Bay Aquatic and Physical Therapy, Laurel, MD & Severna Park, MD
  • 6/2010 – 12/2011  Occupational Therapist, California Hospital Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA