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Brenda M . Coppard, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Associate Dean, SPAHP Office of Assessment - Dr. Coppard oversees programmatic assessment within SPAHP.

Professor

Brenda Coppard

Contact

School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
Occupational Therapy or Rehabilitation (Master of Science)
Graduate School
Dean's Office - Pharmacy, OT, PT
Faculty - Pharmacy, OT, PT
Occupational Therapy Faculty
Office of Assessment Faculty
HLSB - Hixson Lied Science Building

Brenda M . Coppard, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Associate Dean, SPAHP Office of Assessment - Dr. Coppard oversees programmatic assessment within SPAHP.

Professor

Dr. Coppard is a Professor of Occupational Therapy and currently serves as the Associate Dean for Assessment in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.   Dr. Coppard is a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission and the American Council on Education.  Dr. Coppard holds a BA from Creighton University, a MS in Occupational Therapy from Rush University and a PhD in Higher Educational Administration from University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Dr. Coppard teaches courses in the entry-level and post-professional Occupational Therapy Doctoral program.  Her research interests include educational outcomes and issues related to the American professoriate and academic chair role.
 

Research Focus

Educational Outcomes and Assessment, Interprofessional Education, Higher Educational Administration, Program Development, Academic Chair Role

Department

Occupational Therapy

Position

Professor

Articles

  • Journal of Allied Health
    Coppard, B., Mu, K., Domina, A., Thinnes, A., & Becker, S.  (submitted). A historical cross professions perspective on the fellowship in occupational therapy.  Journal of Allied Health. 2019
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Spill, G.R., Vente, T., Frader, J., Smith, S., Giacino, J., Zafonte, R., Coppard, B., & Jensen, G.  (2019).  Futility in rehabilitation.  PM&R, 11(4), 420-428.
    Vol. 11, Issue 4, p. 420-428 2019

  • Vol. 1, Iss. 2, p. online 2017
  • Mu, K., Coppard, B.M., Bracciano, A., & Bradberry, J.C.  (2014).  Comparison on on-campus and hybrid student outcomes in occupational therapy doctoral education.  American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68 (Supplement 2), S51-S56
    Vol. 68, Supp. 2, p. S51-S56 2014
  • Assessing and Improving the Teaching and Learning Processes in Academic Settings.  In GM Jensen * E Mostrom (Eds), Handbook of Teaching and Learning for Physical Therapists, p. 83-96 2013
  • Strategies for planning and implementing interprofessional education. In G.M. Jensen & E. Mostrom (Eds.), Handbook of Teaching and Learning for Physical Therapists (3rd Ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier., p. 100-121 2013
  • Coppard, B.M., Coover, K., & Faulkner, M. (2012). Use of medications by elders. In R.L. Padilla, S. Byers-Connon, & H.L. Lohman (Eds.). Occupational Therapy with Elders (3rd Ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier, p. 169-181 2012
  • Coppard, B.M., Higgins, T., Harvey, K.D., & Padilla, R. (2012). Working with elders who have orthopedic conditions. In R.L. Padilla, S. Byers-Connon, & H.L. Lohman (Eds.), Occupational Therapy with Elders (3rd Ed.). St. Louis:  Elsevier. , p. 299-311 2012
  • Bracciano, A., Lohman, H., Coppard, B.M., Bradberry, J.C., & Easley, C. (2011). Development of a hybrid distance occupational therapy program in Alaska. Journal of Allied Health, 40(2), 90-95.
    Vol. 40, Iss. 2, p. 90-95 2011
  • Mu, K., Lohman, H., Scheirton, L.S., Cochran, T., Coppard, B.M., & Kokesh, S.R. (2011). Improving client safety: Strategies to prevent and reduce practice errors in occupational therapy. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 65(6), 69-76.
    Vol. 65, Iss. 6, p. 69-76 2011
  • Doll, J., Bracciano, A., Coppard, B.M., Mu, K., & Matthews, A. (2010). Fostering cultural competency, clinical reasoning and leadership through international outreach. Occupational Therapy in Healthcare 24(1), 74-85. 
    Vol. 24, Iss. 1, p. 74-85 2010

Publications

  • American Occupational Therapy Association
    Henderson, Whitney; Coppard, Brenda; In: American Journal of Occupational Therapy; 2018 Supplement 1; v.72. 1-1. (1p) (Abstract) ISSN: 0272-9490 AN: 134729953
    72, p. 1 2018

Editing and Reviews

  • Elsevier
    Coppard, B.M., & Lohman, H.  (2020).  Introduction to Orthotics - A Clinical Reasoning & Problem-Solving Approach (5th ed). St. Louis: Elsevier., p. 519 2019
  • Introduction to Orthotics: A Clinical-Reasoning and Problem-Solving Approach (4th Ed). 2015
  • Introducting to Splinting: A Clinical-Reasoning and Problem-Solving Approach (3rd Ed) 2008
  • Introduction to Splinting: A Clinical-Reasoning and Problem-Solving Approach (2nd Ed) 2001
  • Introduction to Splinting: A Critical-Thinking and Problem-Solving Approach 1996

Presentations

  • "A Historical Cross-Professions Perspective on the Fellowship in Occupational Therapy, by B. Coppard, K. Mu, A. Domina, A. Thinnes, and S. Becker. Innovations in OT/PT Education Summit, Omaha, NE, June 28, 2019. 2019
  • "Distance Education in OT: Comparison of On-campus and Hybrid Student Outcomes", by L. Jensen, K. Lally, A. Bracciano, B. Coppard, A. Domina, A. Lampe, A. Meyer, & Y. Qi.  Innovations in OT/PT Education Summit, Omaha, NE, June 27, 2019. 2019
  • "Occupational Therapy Private Practice: Essential Knowledge, Skills and Dispositions", by M. Turner, S. Preuss, S. Fisher, S. Troia, A. Murphy, C. Apadaca, Y. Qi and B. Coppard.  Innovations in OT/PT Education Summit, Omaha, NE, June 27, 2019. 2019
  • Presentation on behalf of the Teaching and Learning Center, Creating a Syllabus 101. 2018
  • Presented "Identifying Instructional Methods for Development of Clinical Reasoning in Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Education" with Whitney Henderson, Brenda M. Coppard, & Yongyue Qi at the 2018 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo in Salt Lake City, UT 2018
  • Occupational Therapy Private Practice: Essential Knowledge, Skills and Dispositions. 2018 AOTA Conference and Expo, Salt Lake City, UT, poster presentation with S. Troia, OTS. 2018
  • Tune Up Your Syllabus, then Supercharge It!, Creighton University TLC presentation with J.N. Font-Guzman, & B. Kokensparger. 2018
  • "Creighton Gallup Survey Results 2016: Helping CU Graduates Achieve Great Jobs and Great Lives", by Brenda M. Coppard, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA and Valerie Calderon, PhD. 2018
  • Creighton University - Gallup Surveys of Alumni and Students: Year Three Results, Findings and Recommendations; presented with Valerie Calderon, PhD, Sr. Consultant, Gallup 2018
  • Comparison of On-Campus & Hybrid Student Outcomes in Doctoral Occupational Therapy Education 2017

Consulting

  • OT Consulting
    Consultant
    Consulting for accreditation preparation.
    Moravian College
    2019 - 2019
  • OT Consulting
    Consultant
    Consulting for accreditation preparation.
    Kean University
    2019 - 2019
  • OTD consulting
    consultant
    Consulting for feasibility of offering an OTD program.
    Saginaw Valley State University
    2019 - 2019
  • ACOTE Accreditation Preparation
    Consultant
    Florida International University - MSOT Program
    2018 - 2018
  • OTD Assessment Plan
    Consultant
    Xavier University
    2018 - 2018
  • Remington Colleges
    National Board Member
    Remington Colleges
    2014 - 2015