Kari C. Inda, Ph.D., OTR, CEAS

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Professor and Chairperson, Occupational Therapy Department

Email: indak@mtmary.edu
Phone: (414) 930-3238


Education:

  • Nova Southeastern University, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Occupational Therapy
  • Mount Mary College, Master of Science (M.S.) Occupational Therapy
  • Mount Mary College, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Occupational Therapy
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College, Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Occupational Therapy

"I oversee the operations of the occupational therapy program since 2009. I bring my wealth of experience in adult physical disabilities rehab to the courses I teach, including Neuroscience, Neurorehabilitation, Orthopedics, Physical Medicine and Kinesiology. I love watching students develop into competent, creative health care professionals. Our program promotes development of the whole person, so our graduates can make a positive impact with the people they serve."

Presentations (recent):

Carey, P., Fleming-Castaldy, R. P., Inda, K. C., and Provident, I. Effective Preparation for the NBCOT®'s OTR® & COTA® Exams. 90 minute panel presentation webinar, May 2020.

Inda, K. C. The Art and Science of Item Writing. Two day workshop. Tampa, FL, March 2020.

Inda, K. C. Foundations of Item Writing: Constructing Exam Items to Enhance High Stakes Exam Performance. 90 minute webinar, August 2019.

Inda, K. C. Constructing Exam Items to Enhance Certification Exam Performance. Three-part webinar series, May 2019.

Inda, K. C., and Stapelman, K. Implementation of a Case-Based Learning Model to Promote Clinical Reasoning in Preparation for Level II Fieldwork. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Expo. New Orleans, LA. April 2019.

Inda, K. C. Strategies to Enhance Certification Exam Performance in Occupational Therapy Candidates. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, April 2016.

Olson, J. E., & Inda, K. C. Closing the Gap between Practice, Education, and the Professional DoctorateAmerican Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, April 2016.

Inda, K. C. Teaching for the Test: Strategies to Enhance Certification Exam Performance in Occupational Therapy Students". American Occupational Therapy Association Education Summit, October 2013.

Awards & Honors:

  • Teaching Excellence Award, Mount Mary University, 2018-2019
  • Heritage Award, Mount Mary University, February 2014
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College, Local 212 Alumni Excellence Award, April 2012
  • Nova Southeastern University, Golden Apple Award, 2007
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Mount Mary College, 2004-2005

Publications (recent):

Siegelman, R. & Inda, K. C. (2020). Introduction. In O'Sullivan, Siegelman, Schaffer, & Sutlive, National physical therapy examination review & study guide (23rd ed.)  TherapyEd, Ltd. 

Fleming-Castaldy, R. P. (2019). National OT certification exam review & study guide. (9th ed.). Evanston, IL: TherapyEd. Contributor to multiple chapters of book.

Fleming-Castaldy, R. P. & Inda, K. C. (2019). Section II: Principles of successful test-taking and exam preparation. In R.P. Fleming-Castaldy Occupational therapy course manual (Edition 6.0). Evanston, IL: TherapyEd. 

Professional Memberships:

  • American Occupational Therapy Association, 1991 – present
  • Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association, 1991 – present
  • World Federation of Occupational Therapists, 2010 – present


Grants and Research:

  • Inda, K. C. (Principal Investigator): Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Five-year, $3.25 million grant to support diversity efforts through the creation of the PromOTe Success Scholars. July 2020.

  • Current research: Relationship between critical thinking skills and certification exam performance in occupational therapy students and candidates.