Our Faculty

Read more about our doctoral faculty and the scholarship they have produced since 2010. 


Dana Howell, Ph.D., OTD, OTR/L

Howell - online doctor of occupational therapy programs (OTD)

  • PhD in Adult Education, University of Idaho
  • OTD (Doctor of Occupational Therapy), Creighton University
  • BS in Occupational Therapy, Colorado State University

Dana Howell teaches in the Bachelor of Occupational Science, Master of Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD), and Doctor of Rehabilitation Sciences programs, for which she is the Doctoral Liaison. Her clinical experience is in adult rehabilitation in a variety of settings including inpatient & outpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing facilities, and home health. Her research interests include interprofessional education, qualitative research, and quality of life for people with physical disabilities.

Scholarship

Skubik-Peplaski, C., Howell, D.M., & Hunter, B. (2015). Environmental influences on occupational therapy practice on an inpatient stroke rehabilitation program.Occupational Therapy in Health Care. Early Online, 1-13.

Skubik-Peplaski, C., Howell, D.M., Hunter, B., & Harrison, A. (2015). Occupational therapists’ perceptions of environmental influences on practice at an inpatient stroke rehabilitation program: A pilot study. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 33(3), 250-262.

Palmer, T., Uhl, T., Howell, D.M., Hewett, T., Viele, K., & Mattacola, C. (2015). Sport-specific training targeting the proximal segments and throwing velocity in collegiate throwing athletes. Journal of Athletic Training, 50(6),567–577. 

Page, C., & Howell, D.M. (2015). Current clinical practice of speech-language pathologists who treat individuals with aphasia: A grounded theory study. Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders, 6 (1), 1-23.doi: 10.1558/jircd.v6i1.1

Custer, M.G., Huebner, R.A., & Howell, D.M. (2015). Factors predicting client satisfaction in occupational therapy and rehabilitation. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69, 6901290040. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.

Howell, D.M., Myers, C., O’Brien, S., & Schneck, C. (September 2015). Online interprofessional learning about therapy teams in schools and early intervention: A mixed methods study. Poster, Collaborating Across Borders V, Roanoke, VA.

Toonstra, J.L., Lattermann, C., Howard, J.S., Howell, D.M., & Mattacola, C.G. (May 2015). The relationship between patient expectations and functional outcome: A mixed methods analysis. Poster, 12th World Congress of the International Cartilage Repair Society, Chicago, IL. (Author but did not present)

Howell, D.M. (Apr 2015). “The path to successful interprofessional practice: From classmate to teammate.” Poster, American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.

Gregg, B., Howell, D.M., & Shordike, A. (Apr 2015). “The experiences of student veterans transitioning into academia: A phenomenological study.” Poster, American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.

Gregg, B., Shordike, A., Kitzman, P., & Howell, D.M. (Apr 2015). “Well-being and coping strategies of military veterans readjusting into academia.” Poster, American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.

Maddy, K., Howell, D.M., & Capilouto, G. (Nov 2014). “Exploring current practices regarding discourse analysis and treatment following non-aphasic brain injury: A qualitative study.” Technical research presentation, ASHA Annual Convention, Orlando, FL. (Author but did not present)

Skubik-Peplaski, C., Howell, D.M., & Harrison, A. (2014). Becoming occupation based: A case report. Occupational Therapy in Health Care. Early Online, 1-13.

Myers, C., Howell, D.M., & Wittman, P. (2014). Interprofessional role perception and communication of preservice students and therapists in schools and early intervention.Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools and Early Intervention, 7 (1), 70-85.

Davies, C. C., Nitz, A.J., Mattacola, C.G., Kitzman, P., Howell, D.M., Viele, K., & Baxter, G.D.(2014). Practice patterns when treating patients with low back pain: A survey of physical therapists.  Physical Therapy Theory and Practice. Early online, 1-10.

Palmer, T., Howell, D.M., & Mattacola, C. (2013). Self-perceptions of proximal
stability as measured by the Functional Movement Screen. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 27(8),2157-2164.

Etter, N.M., Stemple, J.C., & Howell, D.M. (2013). Defining the lived experience of older adults with voice disorders. Journal of Voice, 27(1), 61-67.

Howell, D.M., Myers, C., Wittman, P. (Jun 2013). “Understanding boundaries: Interprofessional role perceptions of clinicians and preservice students in schools and early intervention.” Poster, Collaborating Across Borders IV. Vancouver, Canada.

Palmer, T., Mattacola, C., Uhl, T., Hewett, T., Howell, D.M. (May 2013). “Effects of a sport specific training program on throwing velocity in softball and baseball players.” Poster, 60th Annual Meeting and 4th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine of the American College of Sports Medicine, Indianapolis, IN.

Howell, D.M. (Apr 2013). “My lungs don’t work, but my hands do: The meaning of crafts to ventilator-dependent residents.” Presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Howell, D.M., Myers, C.M., & Wittman, P. (Apr 2013). “Interprofessional role perceptions of clinicians and preservice students in schools and early intervention.” Poster, American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Page, C., & Howell, D.M. (Nov 2012). “Current practices of SLPs treating individuals with aphasia.” ASHA Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA. 

Davies, C., & Howell, D. M. (2012). A qualitative process of clinical decision-making when assessing and determining interventions for individuals with acute low back pain. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 28(2), 95-107.

Howell, D. M. (2012). "My lungs don’t work, but my hands do: The meaning of crafts to ventilator-dependent residents", 8th International Congress for Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL.

Howell, D. M., Wittman, P., & Bundy, M. B. (2012). Interprofessional clinical education for occupational therapy and psychology students: A social skills training program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 26(1), 49-55.

Davies, C. C., & Howell, D. (2011). A qualitative study: Clinical decision-making in low back pain. Poster session presented at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Howell, D. M., English, L., & Page, J. (2011). The Rockcastle Project: A case study of interprofessional clinical education at a rural medical center. Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 9(2).

Howard, J., Mattacola, C., Howell, D. M., & Lattermann, C. (2011). Response shift theory: An application for health related quality of life in rehabilitation research and practice. Journal of Allied Health, 40(1), 31-38.

Howell, D. M., Myers, C., & Wittman, P. (2011). Online preservice training in early intervention and school-based practice:  Understanding interprofessional role perception and communication. Collaborating Across Borders III, Phoenix, AZ.

Etter, N., Stemple, J., & Howell, D. M. (2011). Quality of life scale development for dysphonic aging adults. Poster, ASHA Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.

Howell, D. M., & Wittman, P. (2011). The process of interprofessional communication between occupational therapy and psychology students. Poster, IPE Ontario Conference 2011, Ontario, Canada.

Myers, C., Howell, D. M., & Wittman, P. (2011). Online pre-service training in early intervention and school-based practice: Understanding interprofessional role perception and communication. Poster, American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Yancosek, K., & Howell, D. M. (2011). Systematic review of interventions to improve or augment handwriting ability in adult clients. Occupational Therapy Journal of Research, 31(2), 55-63.

Fisher, M. I., & Howell, D. M. (2010). An ICF-based model to improve self-efficacy and UE function of survivors of breast cancer. Rehabilitation Oncology, 28(3), 19-25.

Fisher, M., & Howell, D. M. (2010). An ICR-based model to empower and improve self-efficacy of breast cancer survivors. Poster, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Howell, D. M. (2010). Interprofessional education programs today: Surveying model programs in the U.S. Journal of Allied Health, 39(3), 119.

Yancosek, K., & Howell, D. M. (2010). Integrating dynamical systems theory, the task-oriented approach, and the Practice Framework for clinical reasoning. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 24(3), 223-237.  


Amy Marshall, Ph.D., OTR/L

Marshall - online doctor of occupational therapy programs (OTD)

  • Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Kentucky
  • MS in Occupational Therapy, Eastern Kentucky University
  • BS in Occupational Therapy, Western Michigan University

Amy Marshall is an assistant professor in the Department of Occupational
Therapy. Her research focuses on postsecondary transition services to adolescents with disabilities in traditional and nontraditional educational settings, primarily through the use of qualitative methods.

Scholarship

Fehringer, E., Marshall, A., Summers, K., & Pierce, D. (2015). Putting knowledge of occupation to work for youth at risk. Occupational science for occupational therapy. In D. Pierce (Ed.), Thorofare, NJ: Slack Publications.

Marshall, A. (2013). Book review:Transitions to adulthood for youth with disabilities through an occupational therapy lens, editedby Debra Stewart.  Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 29, 197-198.

Marshall, A. C., Pierce, D. E., Fehringer, E. K., Nolan, R., Painter, R., Summers, K. (2012). "A Two-phased Study of Transitions of Youth at Risk in Nontraditional Education Programs", American Occupational Therapy Association, Indianapolis, IN.

Marshall, A. C., Powell, N., Pierce, D. E., Nolan, R., & Fehringer, E. K. (2012). Youth and administrator perspectives on transition in Kentucky's state agency schools. Child Welfare, 91(3), 95-116.

Brewster, A., Ferguson, B., Stacy, B., Mattingly, B., & Marshall, A. (2011). Where the heart is. Paper presented at the Tenth Annual Alternative Strategies for Educating Students At-Risk Conference, Kentucky Educational Collaborative for State Agency Children, Richmond, KY.

Marshall, A. (2011). A study of transitions of youth at risk in nontraditional education programs. Poster session presented at Eastern Kentucky University Annual Occupational Therapy Research Day, Richmond, KY.

Marshall, A., Pierce, D., Fehringer, E., Nolan, R., Painter, R., Powell, N., & Summers, K. (2011). A study of transitions of youth at risk in nontraditional education programs. Poster session presented at the Tenth Annual Society for the Study of Occupation: USA Conference, Park City, UT.

Powell, N. W., & Marshall, A. (2011). The relationship factor: A vital element for making or breaking successful transitions for youth at risk. Reclaiming Youth, 20, 13-21.

Gibson, R. W., Nochajski, S. M., Schefkind, S., Myers, C., Sage, J., & Marshall, A. (2010). The role of occupational therapy in transitions throughout the lifespan. OT Practice, 15(11), 11-14.

Marken, D., Pierce, D., Baltisberger, J., & Marshall, A. (2010). Raising grandchildren: Influence on a grandmother’s daily life. Poster presented at the 17th Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. Santiago, Chilé.

Marshall, A. (2010). Book review: Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, Psychopathology and function (4th ed.) by Bette Bonder. 26, 418-419.

Marshall, A., Myers, C., & Pierce, D. (2010). The historic therapeutic use of the physical environment by occupational therapists in the United States. Paper presented at the 17th Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapy. Santiago, Chilé.

Marshall, A., Painter, R., & Brewster, A. (2010). Introduction to “who cares”: Building enhanced services for student transition. Paper presented at the 9thAnnual Alternative Strategies for Educating Students At-Risk Conference, Kentucky Educational Collaborative for State Agency Children, Richmond, KY.

Marshall, A., Powell, N., Pierce, D., Fehringer, E., & Nolan, R. (2010). A statewide study of transitions of youth at risk in nontraditional educational programs in the U.S. Paper presented at the 17th Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapy. Santiago, Chilé.

Myers, C., Marshall, A., Summers, K. (2010). Transition to school and beyond: Occupational therapy’s role. Paper presented at the Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Carrollton, KY.

Marshall, A., Brewster, A., & Ferguson, P. (2010). Best practices in transition. Paper presented at the Graduate KY Conference, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY.

Nolan, R., Pierce, D., Powell, N., Fehringer, E., & Marshall, A. (2010). A statewide study of transitions of youth at risk in nontraditional educational programs. Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children Conference and Expo, Nashville, TN.

Shordike, A., O’Brien, S. P., & Marshall, A. (2010). From altruism to participation: Bridging academia and borderlands. In S. Algado, N. Pollard, & F. Kronenberg (Eds.), Occupational therapy without borders: Meeting individuals’ and society’s occupational needs (2nd ed.) (pp. 329-338). London: Churchill Livingstone.

Blakeney, A., & Marshall, A. (2009). Water quality, health and human occupations. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 63, 46-67.

Marshall, A. (2009). (PI). Internal grant for related costs of research in KECSAC BEST study. Kentucky Educational Collaborative for State Agency Children, $2,500.

Pierce, D., (Project Investigator) (2009). With A. Marshall (Co-Investigator), Development of model transition practices within the Kentucky Educational Collaborative for State Agency Children. Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice, $10,000.


Shirley O’Brien, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

O'Brien - online doctor of occupational therapy programs (OTD)

  • PhD Educational Policy Studies & Evaluation, University of Kentucky
  • MS in Occupational Therapy, Rush University
  • BS in Occupational Therapy, Temple University

Shirley Peganoff O'Brien received the 2016-2018 EKU Foundation Professorship, the highest honor for teaching excellence at EKU. She is a seasoned faculty member at the university.  Her work experience has primarily been in the area of pediatrics, school-based practice, advocacy for children and families and the biological foundations of occupation. She has presented and published in these areas. Shirley has continuous service in the American Occupational Therapy Association,  state associations and other professional groups.

Scholarship

Myers, C.T. & O’Brien, S.P (2015).  Teaching interprofessional collaboration in the health sciences:Using online education across institutions. Occupational Therapy in Healthcare, 29(2), 178-185.

Vaught, E. L., Wittman, P., & O'Brien, S. (2013). Occupational behaviors and quality of life:  A comparison study of individuals who self-identify as adult children of alcoholics and non-adult children of alcoholics. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 18(1), 43-51.

O’Brien, S. P. (Panelist), Tyner-Wilson, M. (Panelist), Parsons, P. (Panelist), WEKU radio show - Eastern Standard, "Autism Awareness", Eastern Kentucky University, Regional, Invited. (April 30, 2015).

O’Brien, S.P., Marken, D.M., Bennett, K. Student Perceptions of the Occupation of Scientific Writing. Poster Presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference.  Nashville, TN.  (April 18, 2015).

O’Brien, S.P. and Huang, W. Engaged Learning in Online Education. Poster Presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference.  Nashville, TN.  (April 16, 2015).

McClellan, E., O’Brien, S., Howell, D., & Skubik-Peplaski, C.  Enhancing client outcomes in health reform:  The role of OT in primary care. Poster Presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference.  Nashville, TN.  (April 16, 2015).

O’Brien, S. P., EKU Autism Certificate Program 2015 workshop, "Self Regulation and Sensory Modulation and Autism Spectrum Disorders", Dizney 242 - EKU Richmond, KY, Regional, Invited. (April 9, 2015).

O’Brien, S. P., Central Kentucky Educational Cooperative OT PT Work Group, "Data Progress Monitoring and Assessment", Lexington KY, Regional, Invited. (March 19, 2015).

O'Brien, S. P., Myers, C. T. (Presenter & Author), Human Development Institute Seminar, "Understanding the Role of Occupational Therapy in Early Childhood and Middle School Transitions", Cold Stream Campus  Lexington, KY, State, Invited. (February 6, 2015).

Skidmore, J. Cranfill, T. B; O'Brien, S. P; Hughes, C; Mahanna-Boden, S. K., Annual Conference of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association., "Augmentative & Alternative Communication in the Intensive Care Unit: A Pilot Study.", American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Orlando, FL,  (November 2014).

Hardman, L., Skubik-Peplaski, C., O'Brien, S. P., Myers, C. T.  KY Exceptional Children's Conference, "Making Sense of It: Sensory Processing Strategies for Children and Families", KY Department of Education, Louisville, KY, state, invited, No, Continuing Education, 25 participants, Professional. (November 23, 2014).

O'Brien, S. P; Davenport, A., Evans, K. Bundy, M. B., Wittman, M. P. , OCALICON - Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence, "Motivation and Meaning of Driving for Individuals with ASD", Columbus, OH, regional, refereed, No, Presented, Poster Presentation. (November 20, 2014).

Cranfill, T. B; O'Brien, S. P., 2014 Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators (SRATE), "Playing Well Together: Benefits of Interprofessional Practice in Educator Preparation", South Carolina Association of Teacher Educators (SCATE), Isle of Palms, South Carolina, regional, published in proceedings, refereed, No, Accepted. (October 17, 2014).

O'Brien, S. P; Logsdon, D., Cullens, L., Miller, V., Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, "Performance evaluation in schools: Updates shaping practice", Lexington, KY, state, refereed, Yes, Health Care, All EKU Service Region, Presented. (September 19, 2014).

O’Brien, S. P., Wittman, P., Howard, F., Reed, L. Osbon, A., Hall, J. & Bennett, K. (2014).  Sensory-based groups in mental health. Research Paper at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. Baltimore, MD. (April 5, 2014).

O’Brien, S., & Cranfill, T. (2014). Interprofessional collaboration: OT & SLP service learning experiences. Poster Presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. Baltimore, MD.

Howard, F., Hall, J., Reed, L., Osbon, A., O’Brien, S., & Wittman, P. (2014). The efficacy of sensory-based interventions in improving arousal levels of patients in adult psychiatric units. Short Course (3 hours) Presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference.  Baltimore, MD.

Wittman, P., O’Brien, S., and Bennett, K. (2014). Merging professional worlds: Project collaboration in scholarship. Poster Presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. Baltimore, MD.

Osbon, A. (Presenter & Author), Saunders, T. (Presenter & Author), Howard, F. (Author Only), Hall, J. (Author Only), O'Brien, S. P. (Author Only), Reed, L. (Author Only), Combs, B. (Author Only), Bentley, D. (Author Only), & Wittman, M. P. (Author Only). Implementation of sensory strategies in mental health programming. Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference.  Bowling Green, KY.

Cranfill, T. B. (Presenter & Author), & O'Brien, S. P. (Author Only). American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Perceptions of interprofessional practice, ASHA, Chicago, IL, national, refereed, No, Accepted. (November 14, 2013).

O'Brien, S. P., & Ellis, K. 2013 Infant Toddler Conference, Sensory teams: Collaborating for success in early childhood, Lexington, KY, state, invited, Birth Through Preschool, All EKU Service Region, Published, Workshop. (July 25, 2013).

Myers, C. T. (Presenter & Author), & O'Brien, S. P. (Presenter & Author). CKSEC Summer Institute, Evidence based practice for school aged therapy, Central Kentucky Special Education Coop (CKSEC), Lexington, KY, regional, invited, Health Care, All EKU Service Region, Continuing Education, Professional. (July 11, 2013).

Howard, F. (Presenter & Author), Hall, J. (Presenter & Author), Wittman, M. P. (Presenter & Author), O'Brien, S. P. (Author Only), & Osbon, A. (Author Only). American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, The efficacy of sensory-based interventions in improving mood & arousal levels of patients in an adult psychiatric unit, San Diego, CA, national, refereed, (April 25, 2013).

O'Brien, S. P. In-service Training for Related Services, Sensory processing & vestibular input:  Considerations for school-based practice, Fayette County Public Schools, local, invited, (April 19, 2013).

Myers, C. T, & O'Brien, S. P. 4th Annual meeting the Therapy Needs of Infants, Toddlers and Children with Disabilities in Rural Counties, Evidence based practice in pediatric therapy, Lexington, KY, invited, Continuing Education, 100 participants. (March 9, 2013).

Bibb, S. I., O'Brien, S. P., & Custer, M. G. (2012). LoAD books: Using e-technology to facilitate children’s reading skills. (1st ed., vol. 22, pp. 1-4). Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association Technology Special Interest Section Quarterly.

Miller, V., O'Brien, S. P., OCALICON, "The Sensory Profile and Activity Choice of a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Case Study", Columbus, OH.

Custer, M. G., O'Brien, S. P., Pitts, D. G. (2012). “Dash”-ing to Occupation-based practice in hand therapy", 4th Annual Kentucky Appalachian Rural Rehabilitation Network KARRN, "Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association, Richmond KY.

Howard, F., Hall, J., Combs, B., Osbon, A., Reed, L., O'Brien, S. P., Wittman, M. P., Maynes, L. (2012). "Sensory Groups in Mental Health: Transforming modulation", Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

O'Brien, S. P. (2012). "Authentic Engagement in Critical Thinking with Professional Issues", EKU QEP 5th Annual Celebration, EKU - Noel Studio, Richmond, KY.

Howard, F., Hall, J., Wittman, M. P., O'Brien, S. P., Osbon, A., "The Efficacy of Sensory-Based Interventions in Improving Mood & Arousal Levels of Patients in an Adult Psychiatric Unit", American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

O'Brien, S. P., Myers, C. T., (2012). "Fine Motor Skills in Play and Daily Routines", Infant-Toddler Institute, University of KY Human Development Institute, Lexington, KY.

Vaught, E., Wittman, M. P., & O'Brien, S. P. (2012). Occupational Behaviors and Quality of Life:  A Comparison Study of Individuals Who Self-identify as Adult Children of Alcoholics and Non-Adult Children.  International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation. http://www.psychosocial.com/

Wittman, M. P., O'Brien, S. P. (2012). Restoring Hope:  Educating today's human services and social work professionals, "Autism Spectrum Disorders", Hazard Community and Technical College, KY.

Wittman, M. P., O'Brien, S. P., Hall, J., Osbon, A., & Reed, L. In Gannett Company (Ed.), Feeling Better (4th ed., vol. 5, pp. 14-15). Hoffman Estates, IL: Today in OT. TodayinOT.com

Custer, M., & O’Brien, S. (2011). Client satisfaction: An important construct for outcome research. Paper presented at the Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Louisville, KY.

Custer, M., & O’Brien, S. (2011). Rehab outcomes: What matters most for client satisfaction. Paper presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Myers, C., & O’Brien, S. (2011). Making sense of it: Sensory processing strategies for young children and families. Poster presented at the Kentucky Infant-Toddler Annual Conference, Lexington, KY.

Myers, C., & O’Brien S. (2011). Structuring sensory needs of infants, toddlers, and families in context. Invited presentation at the 2011 Infant Toddler Institute, Lexington, KY.

O’Brien, S. (2011). Moving RtI into evidence based practice: Considerations for OTs and PTs in Kentucky. Invited workshop at the Wilderness Trail Educational Cooperative, Somerset, KY.

O’Brien, S. P. (2011). Professional socialization: Internalizing the AOTA Centennial Vision. OT Practice, 16(9), 15-16.

O’Brien, S., Effgen, S., Kleinert, J., & Myers, C. (2011). Collaboration and inter-institutional offerings: Enhancing online learning with Campus Pack. Poster session presented at the Kentucky Converging Trends Conference, Erlanger, KY.

O’Brien, S., Effgen, S., Myers, C., & Kleinert, J. (2011). Collaboration in Web 2.0: An inter-institutional case study. Poster session presented at the Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Louisville, KY.

Cranfill, T., & O’Brien, S.  (2010). Interdisciplinary experiences: Learning through collaboration. Kentucky Speech and Hearing Association, Louisville, KY.

Myers, C., & O’Brien, S. (2010). Making sense of it: Sensory processing strategies for young children and families. The 45th Annual Kentucky Exceptional Children’s Conference, Louisville, KY

Myers, C., & O’Brien, S. (2010). Understanding sensory processing: Strategies to support the needs of infants, toddlers and families. Kentucky 2010 Infant Toddler Institute, Lexington, KY.

O'Brien, S. P. (Principal) (2010).  Interdisciplinary service learning for successful social participation in childhood occupations. Eastern Kentucky University Quality Enhancement Program Grant, Eastern Kentucky University, $9,600.00.

O’Brien, S., & Myers, C. (2010). Constructing sensory-based learning environments: Sensory processing for children. Kentucky Association for Early Childhood Education, Lexington, KY.

Shordike, A., O’Brien, S. P., & Marshall, A. (2010). From altruism to participation: Bridging academia and borderlands. In S. Algado, N. Pollard, & F. Kronenberg (Eds.), Occupational therapy without borders: Meeting individuals’ and society’s occupational needs (2nd ed.). (pp. 329-338). London: Churchill Livingstone.

Obrien, S. (2009). KY Campus Compact Service Learning Course Mini Grant, Awarded and funded ($3000).


Doris Pierce, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

Doris Pierce - online doctor of occupational therapy programs (OTD)

  • PhD in Occupational Science, University of Southern California
  • MA in Occuptional Therapy, University of Southern California
  • BS in Occupational Therapy, Ohio State University

Doris Pierce, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is EKU's Endowed Chair in Occupational Therapy.  In this position she addresses five primary goals: produce original scholarship within occupational science and therapy, seek external funding, contribute to the growth of the culture of scholarship in the Department, provide students opportunities to work with a nationally known scholar, and enhance the reputation of the Department within the field.

Scholarship

Pierce, D. (Principal Investigator) (2012-2015).  With Cathy Csanyi (Co-Project Director).  Ohio Occupational Therapy Transition Outcomes Study (Ohio-OTTO).  Ohio Department of Education, Office of Exceptional Children, $160,000.

Pierce, D. (2013).  Occupational science for occupational therapy.  Thorofare, NJ: SLACK, Inc.

Pierce, D. (2013, October).  The persistence of partition and the danger of epistemic closure in occupational science.  Paper presented at the Society for the Study of Occupation: USA, Lexington, KY.

Wright-St Clair, V. A., Pierce, D., Bunrayong, W., Rattakorn, P., Vittayakorn, S., Hocking, C., & Shordike, A. (2013).  Cross-cultural understandings of festival food-related activities for older women in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Eastern Kentucky, USA and Auckland, New Zealand. Journal of Cross-cultural Gerontology, 28, 103-119.  doi:10.1007/s10823-013-9194-5

Marshall, A., Powell, N., Pierce, D., Nolan, R., & Fehringer, E. (2012).  Youth and administrator perspectives on transition in Kentucky’s state agency schools.  Child Welfare, 91, 97-118.

Estes, J. & Pierce, D. (2012). Pediatric therapists' perspectives on occupation-based practice.  Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 19, 17-25.   doi:10.3109/11038128.2010.547598

Marken, D., Pierce, D., & Baltisberger, J. (2010).  Grandmothers’ use of routines to manage custodial care of young children.  Occupational and Physical Therapy in Geriatrics, 28, 360-375.

Pierce, D., & Summers, K. (2011).  Sleep: An exciting new frontier in occupation-based practice.  In T. Brown and V. Stoeffel (Eds.), Occupational therapy in mental health: A vision for participation (pp. 736-754). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis.

Orentlicher, M., & Pierce, D.  (2013, July).  Transitions from school to adulthood.  2013 AOTA Specialty Conference: Advancing School-based Practice, Minneapolis, MN.

Asher, A., Caroll, T., Crabtree, L., Orentlicher, M., Pierce, D., & Schefkind, S. (2013, April).  Best practices in the transition from school to adult life.  Workshop at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Conference, San Diego, CA.

Schneider, A., Pierce, D., Thompson, M. (2012).  The first ten years: A descriptive analysis of presentation abstracts of the SSO:USA, 2002 to 2011.  Poster presentation at the Society for the Study of Occupation: USA, Portland, OR.

Luebben, A., Peters, C., Pierce, D., Price, P., & Royeen, C. (2012, April).  Drivers of Change for Occupational Therapy: Innovations in the Profession in 2050.  Workshop at the American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Summers, K., Rudd, L., Pierce, D., Schefkind, S., Jackson-Pena, H. (2012, April).  School-based transitions: Research to practice.  Short course offeredat the American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Pierce, D. (2013, September).  Occupational science: Four levels of knowledge for occupational therapy.  Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Department of Occupational Therapy, Fieldwork Educators’ Conference.

Pierce, D. (2013, August).  The Ohio-OTTO Study.  Columbus Area Pediatric Occupational Therapy Meeting, Columbus, Ohio.

Pierce, D. (2013, June).  The Ohio-OTTO Study.  Ohio Association of Educational Service Centers, Columbus, Ohio.

Pierce, D. E., & Estes (2012). Pediatric therapists' perspectives on occupation-based practice. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy (19), 17-25.

Pierce, D. E. (2012). Promise. Journal of Occupational Science, 19, 298-311.

Marshall, A. C., Pierce, D. E., Fehringer, E. K., Nolan, R., Painter, R., Summers, K. (2012). "A Two-phased Study of Transitions of Youth at Risk in Nontraditional Education Programs", American Occupational Therapy Association, Indianapolis, IN.

Pierce, D. E. (2012). "Buzz session: Uncovering sleep disturbances in elders", American Occupational Therapy Association, Indianapolis, IN.

Pierce, D. E. (2012). "Drivers of Change for Occupational Therapy: Innovations in the Profession in 2050", American Occupational Therapy Association, Indianapolis, IN.

Pierce, D. E. (2012). American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, "School-based transitions: Research to practice.” Indianapolis, IN.

Pierce, D. E. (2012). Society for the Study of Occupation: USA, "The first ten years: A descriptive analysis of presentation abstracts of the SSO:USA, 2002 to 2011", Portland, OR.

Marshall, A. C., Powell, N., Pierce, D. E., Nolan, R., & Fehringer, E. K. (2012). Youth and administrator perspectives on transition in Kentucky's state agency schools. Child Welfare/ Child Welfare League of America, 91(3), 95-116. www.cwla.org Youth and Administrator Perspectives on Transition in Kentucky's State Agency School.

Marshall, A., Pierce, D., Fehringer, E., Nolan, R., Painter, R., Powell, N., & Summers, K. (2011). A study of transitions of youth at risk in nontraditional education programs. Poster session presented at the Tenth Annual Society for the Study of Occupation: USA Conference, Park City, UT.

Miller, E., Lemaster, E., & Pierce, D. (2011). Describing observances of wedding anniversaries among married couples living in the United States. Paper presented at the Celebration of Scholarship of Occupational Therapy Graduate Students and Faculty, Portsmouth, OH.

Miller, E., Lemaster, E., & Pierce, D. (2011). Describing observances of wedding anniversaries among married couples living in the United States. Poster session presented at the Tenth Annual Society for the Study of Occupation: USA Conference, Park City, UT.

Pierce, D. (2011). Occupational science for occupational therapy. Keynote presentation, Saint Louis University Twenty-Fourth Annual Midwest Deans’ Occupational Therapy Research Conference, Saint Louis, MO.

Pierce, D. (2011). Occupational science for occupational therapy: A sneak peek. Paper presented at the Kentucky Occupational Therapy Foundation Lunch with a Scholar,Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Louisville, KY.

Pierce, D. (2011). Occupational science for occupational therapy. Keynote lecture presented at Shawnee State University Annual Research Day of the Occupational Therapy Department, Portsmouth, OH.

Wright-St Clair, V., Bunrayong, W., Vittayakorn, S., Rattakorn, P., Hocking, C., Shordike, A., & Pierce, D. (2011). Cross-cultural understandings of preparing food: Deriving knowledge from elder women in Thailand, USA, and New Zealand. Paper presented at the Fifth Annual Asia-Pacific Occupational Therapy Congress, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Mankey, T., Orentlicher, M., Pierce, D., & Schefkind, S. (2011). Are you ready to provide occupational therapy transition services? Workshop presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Mankey, T., Pierce, D., & Summers, K. (2011). Developing occupational therapy secondary transition services through research: Strategies in three states. Workshop at the Fifth Annual Secondary Transition State Planning Institute Charlotte, NC.

Pierce, D. (2011).  Promise: The 10th Ruth Zemke Lecture in Occupational Science. Keynote for the Society for the Study of Occupation: USA, Park City, UT.

Summers, K, & Pierce, D. (2011).  A national pilot study of exemplary transition services to adolescents. Paper presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Summers. K., & Pierce, D. (2011). Enhancing school-based practice with transition activities. Workshop presented at the Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Louisville, KY.

Nolan, R., Pierce, D., Powell, N., Fehringer, E., & Marshall, A. (2010). A statewide study of transitions of youth at risk in nontraditional educational programs. Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children Conference and Expo, Nashville, TN.

Estes, J., & Pierce, D. (2010).  Therapists’ perceptions of the dynamics of occupation in practice. Paper presented at the 17th Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapy Santiago, Chile.

Marken, D., Pierce, D., Baltisberger, J., & Marshall, A. (2010). Raising grandchildren: Influence on a grandmother’s daily life. Poster presented at the 17th Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists Santiago, Chilé.

Marshall, A., Marken, D., & Pierce, D. (2010). Raising grandchildren: Influence on a grandmother’s daily life. Poster presented at the 17th Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapy Santiago, Chile.

Marshall, A., Myers, C., & Pierce, D. (2010). The historic therapeutic use of the physical environment by occupational therapists in the United States. Paper presented at the 17th Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapy, Santiago, Chile.

Marshall, A., Powell, N., Pierce, D., Fehringer, E., & Nolan, R. (2010). A statewide study of transitions of youth at risk in nontraditional educational programs in the U.S. Paper presented at the 17th Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapy, Santiago, Chile.

Pierce, D. (2010).  AOTA SSSIS Exchange Table: Strategies for building OT transition services for adolescents. Roundtable presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Pierce, D. (2010). Journal editors’ perspectives on publishing occupational science. Paper presented at the joint meeting of the Canadian Society for Occupational Science and the Society for the Study of Occupation: USA, London, Ontario, Canada.

Pierce, D. (2010). Occupational science for occupational therapy. Keynote presentation at the Ph.D. Symposium of the Occupational Therapy Department of Colorado State University, Colorado Springs, CO.

Pierce, D. (2010). Weaving a research strand into your career: Three paths. AOTA/NBCOT Student Conclave, Louisville, KY.

Price, P., & Pierce, D. (2010). What is the relationship of occupational science to occupational therapy? Forum presented at the joint meeting of the Canadian Society for Occupational Science and the Society for the Study of Occupation: USA, London, Ontario, Canada.

Pierce, D., Atler, K., Baltisberger, J., Fehringer, E., Hunter, E., Malkawi, S., Parr, T. (2010). Occupational science: A data-based American perspective. Journal of Occupational Science, 17(4), 204-215.

Pierce, D., Wright St. Clair, V., Bunrayong, W., Hocking, C., Rattakorn, P., Shordike, A., & Vittayakorn, S. (2010). Respecting regional culture in an international multi-site study: Methods of the elder women’s food preparation study. Paper present at the Combined SSO:USA and CSOS conference, London, Ontario.

Shordike, A., Hocking, C., Pierce, D., Wright-St. Clair, V., Vittayakorn, S., Rattakorn, P., & Bunrayong, W. (2010). Respecting regional culture in an International multi-site study: A derived etic method. Qualitative Research, 10 930 333-357.


Colleen Schneck, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Schneck - online doctor of occupational therapy programs (OTD)

  • ScD in Therapeutic Studies, Boston University
  • MS in Occupational Therapy, Boston University
  • BS in Occupational Therapy, Eastern Michigan University

Colleen Schneck has worked in pediatric occupational therapy for over 20 years in a variety of settings including school systems. Her area of expertise includes sensory processing problems in children and adolescents. She has presented and published on topics of interest to pediatric occupational therapists and school system personnel.

Scholarship

Schneck, C. M. (2015). Prewriting and Handwriting Skills. In Jane Case-Smith and J. O’Brien (Ed.), Occupational Therapy For Children And Adolescents. St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier.

 Schneck, C. M. (2013). Best Practices in Visual Perception and Academic Skills to Enhance Participation. In G. F. Clark and B. E. Chandler.Best Practices for Occupational Therapy in Schools. Bethesda, MD: AOTA.  

Schneck, Colleen M. (Principal), Myers, Christine Teeters (Co-Principal), Effgen, S (Co-Principal), (2013-2018). PREPaRE: Preparing Related Services Personnel for Rural Employment. Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education, $1,179,174.

Schneck, C. M. (2012). "Motor Groups in EI and Schools", Pediatrics Annual Conference SoPAC, Orlando, Flordia.

Schneck, C. M. (2012). "Teacher Perceptions of Handwriting Without Tears Program Implementation: Evidence to Support Collaboration", American Occupational Therapy Association, Indianapolis, IN.

Schneck, C. M; Fiss, A. (2012). "The Use of Motor Groups in the Educational Setting", NYC Department of Education, New York City, NY.

Schneck, C. M., Shasby, S. (2012). "Handwriting Intervention: Issues and Evidence", Virginia Occupational Therapy Association, Richmond, VA.

Schneck, C. M., Shasby, S. (2012). "Implementing the Handwriting Without Tears Program in the Preschool Setting", Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association, Louisville, KY.

Schneck, C. M., Brandenburge-Shasby, S., Myers, C. T., & Smith, M. A. (2012). The Handwriting Without Tears Versus Teacher-Designed Handwriting Instruction in First Grade Classrooms. Journal of Occupational Therapy Schools and Early Intervention (2).

Schneck, C. M., Shasby, S., Myers, C. T., & Smith, M. L. (2012). Handwriting Without Tears versus Teacher-Designed Handwriting Instruction in First Grade Classrooms. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, and Early Intervention:  Innovations in Practice, Theory and Research, 5(1).

Schneck, C. M., Shasby, S. B., Myers, C. T., & Smith, M. A. (in press).  The effectiveness of the Handwriting Without Tears program in a first grade classroom.  Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention: Innovations in Practice, Theory & Research.

Myers, C. T., Schneck, C., Effgen, S. K., Shasby, S. B., & McCormick, K. M. (2011).  Factors associated with therapists’ involvement in children’s transition to preschool. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 65, 76-85.

Schneck, C. M., Shasby, S. (in press).  Commentary on collaboration in school-based practice: Positives and pitfalls.  Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention:  Innovations in Practice, Theory & Research.


Anne Shordike, Ph.D., OTR/L

Shordike - online doctor of occupational therapy programs (OTD)

  • PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies
  • MOT in Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman's University
  • BA in Art, San Francisco State University

Anne Shordike's teaching and research includes Occupational therapy in
Mental health, occupation and health in the community, culture and diversity and occupation.

Scholarship

Wright-St Clair, V. A., Pierce, D., Bunrayong, W., Rattakorn, P., Vittayakorn, S., Shordike, A, & Hocking,C. (2013). Cross-cultural understandings of preparing food: Deriving knowledge from elder women in Thailand, USA and New Zealand. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology.

Hocking, C., Shordike, A., Vittayakorn, S., Bunrayong, W., Rattakorn, P., Wright-St. Clair, V., &     Pierce, D. (2013). Different ways of doing food: The methods, findings and implications of the international multisite study of preparing and sharing food. In D. Pierce (Ed.), Occupational science for occupational therapy. Thorofare, NJ: Slack.

Shordike A. (2013). Occupation and archetype:Occupation as the agent of transformation and healing in myth and story. Paper presented at the Society for the Study of Occupation: USA, 10/15,  Lexington, KY.

Shordike, A & Marshall, A. (2013). Diversity and culture as an integral and explicit part of occupational science and occupational therapy education, Poster presented at the Society for the Study of Occupation: USA, 10/15, Lexington, KY.

Pierce, D., & Shordike, A. (2011), Chautauqua Lecture, "Elder women making family through celebratory foods: Kentucky, New Zealand, Thailand", Eastern Kentucky University.

Hocking, C., Asaba, E., Duque, L., Lim, M., Navarette, E., O’Halloran, D., Shordike, A., Sinclair, K., & Thomas, Y. (2011).  Global OT: The relationships between occupation and wellbeing/health. Paper presented at the Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy conference, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Shordike, A., Vittayakorn, S., Bunrayong, W., Hocking, C., Wright St-Clair, V. Rattakorn, P, & Pierce, D. (2011). International multi-site research to uncover cultural diversity in occupation. Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Conference Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Shordike, A., O’Brien, S. P., & Marshall, A. (2011). From altruism to participation: Bridging academia and borderlands.  In S. Algado, N. Pollard, & F. Kronenberg (Eds.), Occupational therapy without borders: Meeting individuals’ and society’s occupational needs (2nd ed.). (pp. 329-338). London: Churchill Livingstone.

Wright St-Clair, V., Bunrayong, W., Vittayakorn, S., Hocking, C., Shordike, A., Rattakorn, P., & Pierce, D. (2011). Cross-cultural understandings of preparing food: Deriving knowledge from elder women in Thailand, USA and New Zealand. Paper presented at the Fifth Annual Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Conference Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Pierce, D., Wright-St. Clair, V., Shordike, A., Hocking, C., Vittayakorn, S., Rattakorn, P., & Bunrayong, W. (2010).  Respecting regional culture in an international multi-site study:  Methods of the elder women’s food preparation study. Paper presented within The Institute, at the joint meeting of the Canadian Society for Occupational Science and the Society for the Study of Occupation: USA, London, Ontario, Canada.

Shordike, A. (2010). Occupation, participation and health. Maseno University, Kisumu, Kenya. Also presented in different universities/community colleges in and around Kisumu, Kenya.

Shordike, A. (2010). Oral histories of persons with disability: A collaboration of occupational therapists, persons living with disability and oral historians. Poster for 15th World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress Santiago, Chile.

Shordike, A., & Fister, S. (2010). Health and occupation for Latino immigrants in Kentucky. Paper for 15th World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress Santiago, Chile.

Shordike, A., Hocking, C., Pierce, D., Wright-St. Clair, V., Vittayakorn, S., Rattakorn, P., & Bunrayong, W. (2010). Respecting regional culture in an International multi-site study: A derived etic method. Qualitative Research, 10 930 333-357.


 

Camille Skubik-Peplaski, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, BCP

Camille Skubik-Peplaski online doctor of occupational therapy programs (OTD)

  • Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Kentucky
  • MS in Occupational Therapy, Wayne State University
  • BS in Occupational Therapy, Eastern Michigan University

Throughout her 30 + years as an occupational therapist Dr. Skubik-Peplaski has worked in school-based practice, pediatric rehabilitation and adult rehabilitation, and has also held administration and management positions. Her research interests include  occupation-based practice, occupational therapy practice framework, reimbursement, client-centered practice and the therapy environment.

Scholarship

Skubik-Peplaski, C., Howell, D.M., & Hunter, B. (2015). Environmental influences on occupational therapy practice on an inpatient stroke rehabilitation program.Occupational Therapy in Health Care. Early Online, 1-13.

Skubik-Peplaski, C., Howell, D.M., Hunter, B., & Harrison, A. (2015). Occupational therapists’ perceptions of environmental influences on practice at an inpatient stroke rehabilitation program: A pilot study. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 33(3), 250-262.

Skubik-Peplaski, C., Howell, D., & Harrison, A. (2014) Becoming occupation-based: A case study. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 28(4), 431-443.                                                                                                     

Skubik-Peplaski, C., Carrico, C., Nichols, L., Chelette, K. & Sawaki, L.  (2012) Behavioral, neurophysiological and descriptive changes following occupation-based intervention. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66, e107-e113.  

Skubik-Peplaski, C., Rowles, G., & Hunter, E.  (2012). Environmental influence on occupation-based interventions in inpatient rehabilitation.  Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 26(1), 33-47.                                               

Skubik-Peplaski, C., Paris, C., Boyle, D. R., & Culpert, A, Hale, J., Tudor, L., Hunt, E. (2009).  Applying the occupational therapy practice framework: Cardinal Hill occupational participation process (2nd ed.).  AOTA Press: Bethesda, MD.     

Skubik-Peplaski, C. (2007).   David:  Increasing Motivation for Participation.  In G. Kielhofner, (2007).  Model of Human Occupation (4th ed.)  (pp. 355-361).  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins:  Philadelphia, PA.                            

Skubik-Peplaski, C., Paris, C., Boyle, D. R., & Culpert, A. (2006).  Applying the occupational therapy practice framework:  Cardinal Hill occupational participation process.  AOTA Press: Bethesda, MD.                                                       

Gentile, P., Skubik-Peplaski, C., Harvison, N., (2003). Overview of Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Part II, Administration & Management. Special Interest Section Quarterly, American Occupational Therapy Association, 19(2), 1-4.                                                                                           

Skubik-Peplaski, C. (2002).  Increasing volition during sensory integration intervention.  In G. Keilhofner, (Ed.), Model of human occupation (3rd ed.). (pp.472-478).  Philadelphia, PA:  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.