Work Experience

Academic Appointments


                1995-1997            Day Program Director

                                                                Department of Occupational Therapy


                1992-present        College of St. Catherine

                                                                Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy


                                                                Courses Taught (Undergraduate and Graduate, Day and Weekend Programs):

                                                                Masters Project

Medical Terminology

Life Occupations

Foundations of Occupational Therapy

Occupational Adaptations

                                                                Management and Supervision

                                                                Psychosocial Assessment and Treatment

                                                                Group Dynamics

                                                                Clinical Studies I

                                                                Program Development

                                                                Inquiry in OT

                                                                Master’s Project: Photovoice


                1985-1992            College of St. Catherine

                                                                Instructor of  Occupational Therapy


                                                                Undergraduate Courses Taught:

                                                                Foundations of  Occupational Therapy

                                                                Psychosocial OT I and II

                                                                Contemporary Issues in OT

                                                                Therapeutic Techniques: Wood

                                                                Medical Terminology

                                                                Clinical Skills: Pediatrics

Clinical Experience:


1999-2004            Thunder Spirit Lodge

                                                Saint Paul, MN

                                                Consulting contract with other CSC faculty members, Clinical Level II Fieldwork



1999-2003             Designing a Life of Wellness Program

Saint Paul, MN

Consulting contract with other CSC faculty members with the well elderly, Clinical II Fieldwork


1994-1996            Sharing and Caring Hands

                                                Minneapolis, MN.

                                                Clinical Level II Fieldwork Supervisor, College of St. Catherine (summers only)


1990-present        Fairview Hospital System

                                                Minneapolis, MN.

                                                On-call O.T. staff, position in physical disabilities


1989-1995            Novacare Rehabilitation Inc.

                                                Minneapolis, MN.

                                                On-call O.T. staff, long-term care facilities


1984-1995            Mercy Medical Center

                                                Coon Rapids, MN.

                                                On-call O.T. staff, position in long-term care, physical disabilities and cardiac rehabilitation


1983-1985            Creative Rehabilitation Inc.

                                                Metro Care Center, Minneapolis, MN.

                                                Department Supervisor (1 year), staff O.T., geriatric rehabilitation


1982-1981            Northwest Rehabilitation Inc./ St. Croix Therapy

                                                University Health Care Center, Minneapolis, MN.

                                                Staff O.T., geriatric rehabilitation

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