Dr. Griffiths joined the CSM faculty summer 2012, and teaches coursework related to psychosocial issues in occupational therapy. Dr.Griffiths earned a BSOT,from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington in 1976, and a Masters degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma in 1995. Dr.Griffiths completed her OTD from Creighton University in 1999. Dr. Griffiths has also earned advanced certification as a Master Practitioner of Neurolinguistic Programming. Since 1977, her area of OT practice has been mental health. Most of her research has focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning, and in 2005, she completed a multifaceted study examining the national status of the OTD degree. Dr.Griffiths completed a US West Fellowship in 1997 and a senior efellowship in 2007, in computer technology and higher education. Dr. Griffiths has served as the AOTA Education Special Interest Section Chairperson from 2001-2004 as well as on the AOTA Commission on Education. Dr. Griffiths was inducted into the AOTA Roster of Fellows in May 2002. She has additionally served on the AOTA Recognitions and Awards committee from 2004-2007. Dr. Griffiths has been the Internet Editor for the peer reviewed journal, Occupational Therapy and Health Care since 2003. Dr. Griffiths is the co-author of the book, A Professional Legacy focused on the Eleanor Clarke Slagle lecturers and has also contributed chapters to other textbooks in occupational therapy.
Dr. Callie Watson, OTD, OT/L, instructs courses across the entire curriculum including introduction to occupational therapy, theory, management, activity analysis, health promotion and life span patterns. She has presented locally, nationally and internationally. Her presentations center on service learning, mental health, communication, writing with APA formatting, occupational therapy advocacy and health promotion. Dr. Watson has authored several chapters in occupational therapy textbooks concerning clinical reasoning and service learning. Dr. Watson holds a B.S. in psychology from Hastings College, a B.S. and O.T.D. from Creighton University. She joined CSM faculty in 2004.
Dr. Cristy Daniel OTR/L, has taught courses in kinesiology, theories of motor learning, adult life span, activity analysis, and Level I and II fieldwork. She has presented at the state and national level on designing successful fieldwork experiences. Dr. Daniel earned her B.S. in Occupational Therapy from Creighton University and a Masters in Health Services Administration from College of Saint Francis. She is currently working on her Doctorate in Education at the College of Saint Mary. She joined the CSM faculty in 2005.
Dr. Kristin Hass, OTD, OTR/L, ABD, has taught coursework that includes foundations of health care, healthcare ethics, theory, research, assessment, clinical reasoning, therapeutic reasoning, educational principles, advanced theory and health promotion. She earned a B.S. in Mathematics and Biology from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, a Masters in Occupational Therapy from Midwestern University, Post-Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine and is currently pursuing doctoral studies at the College of Saint Mary. Dr. Haas joined the University in 2003.
After serviing as an adjunct faculty member from 2009-2011, Melissa Kimmerling, MOT, OTR/L, was promoted to a full time faculty position in the occupational therapy department in the summer of 2011. She first became part of the CSM community as a student, earning her BA in General Studies in 2006 and her Masters in Occupational Therapy in 2007. Professor Kimmerling also holds certifications in Physical Agent Modalities and Kinesiotaping as well as clinical experience in Acute Care, Acute Rehabilitation, and Skilled Nursing. She is also currently enrolled in CSM’s EdD program with anticipated graduation in May 2013.
Mary Smith, MOT, OTR/L, teaches courses in adult and elderly lifespan, management and leadership, introduction to occupational therapy, occupational performance capacity, assessment and performance lab, and selected studies. She has over 10 years of clinical experience with an emphasis on inpatient adult acute rehabilitation. Professor Smith is certified in both physical agent modalities and kinesiotaping. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, a B.S. in Occupational Therapy from Creighton University and a PBMOT from College of Saint Mary. She is currently pursuing her Ed.D. with an emphasis in healthcare education. She joined CSM in 2010.
Maureen Hoppe, MA, OTR/L, has taught courses in gerontology, adult lifespan lab, occupational performance capacity lab, cognition and perception, as well as fieldwork courses. She has extensive experience in geriatrics and occupational therapy management. Professor Hoppe earned a BSOT from Creighton University in 1993 and a Masters of Arts in Health Education as well as a Graduate Certificate of Specialization in Gerontology from the University of Nebraska Omaha. Professor Hoppe is certified in physical agent modalities and is currently pursuing her Ed.D. with an emphasis in health professions education. Professor Hoppe joined the CSM faculty in 2007.