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

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

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

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

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Occupational Therapy

Position

  • Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • Graduate School

Teaching Activity

  • OTD 401 Research Project Implementation II
  • OTD 574, Professional Competency
  • 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.  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.
 

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

  • Emotional Intelligence in Campus vs. Hybrid-based Health Professional Programs; Paid Fieldwork in Occupational Therapy; Educational Outcomes & Team Teaching

Awards and Honors

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