Work Experience

Teaching

Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota. (1993-2010).

Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy Department, College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, Minnesota (1991-1993).

Courses Taught

  • Child/Adult II
  • Pediatric Clinical Conditions
  • Pediatric Testing
  • Life Occupations
  • Leadership and Inquiry
  • Occupational Inquiry
  • Program Development and Evaluation
  • Group Dynamics
  • Group Dynamics and Leadership
  • Seminar
  • Advanced Pediatrics

Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy Program, School of Pharmacy and Allied Health, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, July 1986 to July 1988.

Courses Taught

  • Human Development Through Occuaption I and II
  • Introducation to OT Theory
  • Organization and Administration

Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Therapy Education, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Occupational Therapy, Meyer Children's Rehabilitation Institute, Omaha, Nebraska.  August 1978 to July 1986.

Areas of Teaching

  • Clinical supervision of occupational therapy fieldwork students
  • Multiple workshops on normal development of fine and gross motor skills
  • Multiple workshops and teacher inservices on oral motor development and feeding techniques for children with oral motor and feeding problems
  • Multiple workshops and teacher inservices on adapting play environments and toys for children with severe and multiple disabilities

Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy Program, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, September 1976 through August 1978.

Areas of Teaching

  • Occupational Therapy for Children and Adolesents
  • Assessment and Intervention with Infants and Children

Administrative

Acting Program Director, MAOT Program, College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, Minnesota; responsible for administration of the MAOT Program and co-leadership of the OSOT Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, August, 2007 to June, 2008

Chair of the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, College of St. Catherine, St Paul, Minnesota; responsible for administration of the department; May 2006 to December 2006 (start of sabbatical and change in administrative structure of the Department.

Acting Chair of the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, Minnesota;  responsible for administration of the department; August 2005 to July 2006.

Director of the Occupational Science Program, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN,  September 2001 to May 2005.

Acting Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy, College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, Minnesota; responsible for administration of the program; July 1998 to July 1999.

Director, Department of Occupational Therapy, Meyer Children's Rehabilitation Institute, Omaha, Nebraska; responsible for building a department from 2 to 8 therapists, providing assessment and intervention services to children with disabilities and their families and August 1978 to July 1986

Clinical

Consultant, part-time, Robbinsdale School District, Robbinsdale, MN, January-May, 1994. School-based assessment and intervention. 

Consultant, part-time, Independent School District 287, Plymouth, MN, February-June, 1992 and 1993 School-based assessment and intervention. 

Staff therapist, responsible for assessment, intervention and consultation for preschool/school-aged developmentally delayed children;  Independent School District #287, Plymouth, Minnesota; February 1989 to July 1991. 

Clinical supervisor in charge of training undergraduate OT students working with infants, children, and adolesents with varied disgnoses and problems in development, Meryer Children's Rehabilitation Institute, Omaha, NE. August, 1978 through July, 1986.

Consultant, Child World Learning Disability Preschool, Kansas City, Missouri, September 1975 to May 1976.

Consultant, Infant Development Center, Kansas City, Kansas; June 1975  to July 1976.

Clinical supervisor in charge of training undergraduate OT students; Children's Rehabilitation Unit, University Affiliated Facility, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas; May 1973 to July 1976.

Pediatric Occupational Therapy Graduate Trainee; Children's Rehabilitation Unit, University Affiliated Facility, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS; August 1972 to May 1973. 

Staff Therapist, responsible for the pediatric program, Rehabilitation Institute, Kansas City, Missouri; September 1971 - April 1972.

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