|Present||Assistant Professor, St. Catherine University ‐ Occupational Therapy Department|
|2017||Nighttime postural care: Caregiver training and outcome measure feasibility|
|Academic Professional Development Committee (APDC), St. Catherine University|
|2011||Curriculum Development Grant|
|Academic Community Development Committee, St. Catherine University|
|2005||Program Sponsored Research Award|
|Neuromuscular Planning Team, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2019 - 2021||Member, International Special Interest Group - 24 Hour PCM (Posture Care Management), RESNA||2017 - 2021||Member, World Federation of Occupational Therapy||1999 - 2021||Member, American Occupational Therapy Association||2019 - 2020||Member, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine||2001 - 2020||Member, Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America||2015 - 2015||Member, Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association|
Honors and Awards
- Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America. (2009). Certificate of Appreciation for contributions to Assistive Technology Practitioner exam Item Writing Ad Hoc Workgroup.
- Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare. (2005). Program Sponsored Research Award received from Neuromuscular Planning Team for investigation and presentation related to seating and positioning for clients diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
|2020||PhD, University of Minnesota ‐ Rehabilitation Science|
|1998||MS, Occupational Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago|
|1990||BA, Psychology, Northern Illinois University|
St. Catherine University
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Older Adults’ Experiences Adopting Smart Home Technology
2nd Council of Occupational Therapists for the European Countries – European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education COTEC-ENOTHE Congress 2021 (2021)
Background: Smart technology (SHT) adoption by older adults likely occurs when typical occupational participation and coping strategies are ineffective. By ...