Work Experience

Teaching

August 2006 – present – Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN.

Courses Taught

  • OSOT 5010 Life Occupations
  • OSOT 6200 Program Development and Evaluation
  • OSOT 6500 Policy and Politics
  • OSOT 6550 Seminar
  • OSOT 7900 Masters project 
  • OSOT 7152 Advanced Topics ~ Peru
  • OSOT 7152 Advanced Topics ~ Ecuador

July 2004 – July 2006 – Adjunct Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Creighton University, Omaha, NE.

July 2001 – July 2004 - Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy-Creighton University School of Pharmacy & Allied Health Professions, Occupational Therapy Department . Omaha, NE.

Courses Taught

  • OTD 301 Introduction to Occupation  (Entry-level OTD)
  • OTD 372 Field Studies in Occupation  (EOTD)
  • OTD 374 Mindful Inquiry Into Cross-Cultural Practice  (EOTD)
  • OTD 495 Personal Meaning in Occupation  (EOTD)
  • OTD 521 Occupation in Community  (EOTD, Post-Professional OTD)
  • OTD 522 Occupation-Centered Community Building  (EOTD, PPOTD)


Clinical

August 2004 – present – Occupational Therapist, St. David’s Child Development and Family Services, Minnetonka, MN.

April 2000 – Ethnographic data collection and dissemination- Brains Rule! Reverse Science Fair; National Institute on Drug Abuse Science Education Drug Abuse Partnership. Grant # R25 DA 121 168, Boys and Girls Clubs of Omaha; Omaha, Nebraska        

February 2000 - Ethnographic data collection and dissemination - Brains Rule! Reverse Science Fair, National Institute on Drug Abuse Science Education Drug Abuse Partnership. Grant # R25 DA 121 168 ; Kids Explore, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

June – August 1999 - Case Manager, Epworth Children’s Services, St. Louis, MO.

November 1997 – May 1998 School-based Occupational Therapist; Chicago Public School System, Chicago, IL.

July 1996-November 1997 Occupational Therapist – Rush St. Luke’s Presbyterian Hospital; Chicago, IL.

Administrative

July, 2004 – August, 2006 – Program Manager of Rehabilitation Services, St. David’s Child Development and Family Services, Minnetonka, MN.

May – June 2000 – On-Site Coordinator Occupational Therapy International Program.  Quito, Ecuador.

January 2000 – Co-Coordinator and founder of the Occupational Therapy International Program; Quito Ecuador.

April - May 1997 -  On-site Coordinator  - Institute for Latin American Concern Physical Therapy Programs.  Santiago, Dominican Republic.

April – June 1996 – On-site Coordinator  - Institute for Latin American Concern Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Programs.  Santiago, Dominican Republic.

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