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Faculty and Staff

The Department of Occupational Therapy Education is interested and committed to helping every student become the professional they aspire to be!

With diverse clinical, teaching, service, and research experience, KU faculty are in strong position to advise, teach, and mentor across all of the department's academic programs.

Department Faculty

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Dory Sabata, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Department Chair
Director, Entry-Level Degree Programs in Occupational Therapy
Clinical Associate Professor

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Joan Augustyn, OTD, OTR/L
Clinical Assistant Professor

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Janis Davis
Clinical Associate Professor

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Lauren Foster, OTD, OTR/L
Clinical Assistant Professor

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Wendy Hildenbrand, Ph.D., MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA
Director, Complementary Learning Pathways Program
Clinical Assistant Professor

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Jane Hughes, OTD, OTR/L
Clinical Assistant Professor

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Lisa Mische Lawson, Ph.D., CTRS
Director, Doctoral Program in Therapeutic Science

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Rebecca Nicholson, OTD, OTR/L
Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
Capstone Coordinator
Director, Post-Professional Program in Occupational Therapy
Clinical Assistant Professor

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Jeff Radel, Ph.D.
Director for Faculty and Student Development
Associate Professor

Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, School of Health Professions

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Kelli Reiling Ott, OTD, OTR/L
Academic Program Developer
Clinical Assistant Professor

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Laurie Steen
Clinical Instructor

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Alice Zhang
Assistant Professor


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Jaime Skultety, MPA
Experiential Learning & Administrative Coordinator

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Bobbi Stidham, M.A.
Administrative Program Manager

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Jennifer Tanquary, M.A.
Administrative Officer

Last modified: Sep 18, 2020
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Mailing Address:
KU Dept. of Occupational Therapy Education
Mail Stop 2003
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160

The KU Department of Occupational Therapy Education main office is located in Robinson Hall, room 3033, on the University of Kansas Medical Center campus in Kansas City, Kansas. Please contact the department to schedule a campus visit.

Current KU undergraduate students: for advising on the KU Lawrence campus, please contact Robin Merritt in the KU Undergraduate Advising Center.