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

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

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

Professor
Associate Dean, SPAHP Office of Assessment - Dr. Coppard oversees programmatic assessment within SPAHP.
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Omaha Campus

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Occupational Therapy

Position

  • Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • College of Professional and Continuing Education

Teaching Activity

  • ILD 819, American Professoriate
  • MSOT 543, Instructional Methods & Evaluation
  • OTD 406, Management & Program Development
  • POTD 500, Introduction to Clinical Doctoral Studies
  • POTD 531, American Professoriate (elective)
  • POTD 565, Instructional Methods & Evaluation

Biography

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.  She 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, the Ed.D. program and the Master's in Occupational Therapy/Rehabilitation Science program.  She has over 30 years of experience in teaching health professions, both in traditional, hybrid and online formats.  Her research interests include educational outcomes, issues related to the American professoriate and academic chair role.
 

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • , Vol. 11, Issue 4, 420-428
  • , Vol. 1, Iss. 2, online
  • , Vol. 68, Supp. 2, S51-S56
  • , 83-96
  • , 100-121
  • , 169-181
  • , 299-311
  • , Vol. 40, Iss. 2, 90-95
  • , Vol. 65, Iss. 6, 69-76
  • , Vol. 24, Iss. 1, 74-85

Publications

  • , 72, 1

Editing and Reviews

  • , 519

Presentations

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

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

Current Research Projects

  • Strategies for Graduates with Student Debt Exceeding $100,000

Awards and Honors

  • OT Consulting, 2019
  • OT Consulting, 2019
  • OTD consulting, 2019
  • ACOTE Accreditation Preparation, 2018
  • OTD Assessment Plan, 2018
  • Remington Colleges, 2014