The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy: Board Member Profiles
Ben J. Atchison, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA


Ben J. Atchison, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA


Managing Editor



Ben J. Atchison, PhD, OTRL, FAOTA, is the Managing Editor of OJOT, serving in that role from 2012-2017 and returning in 2018. He is Chair Emeritus and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Western Michigan University (WMU). Upon his retirement on June 30, 2017, Dr. Atchison celebrated 42 years of a career that included teaching, service, and scholarship with expertise in pediatrics with a special emphasis in childhood trauma. He is a co-founder of the Southwest Michigan Children’s Trauma Assessment Center at WMU and Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Ben J. Atchison, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA