UIndy OT & PT add to faculty ranks

CHS logoDr. Stephanie P. Kelly, dean of the University of Indianapolis College of Health Sciences, recently announced the addition of several new faculty members in the university’s School of Occupational Therapy and Krannert School of Physical Therapy. These faculty members will begin their teaching assignments in Fall 2015.

School of Occupational Therapy

Sally Wasmuth, PhD, MS, MA, OTR earned her occupational therapy degree from Indiana University in 2011. She also holds a Master of Arts in Critical and Philosophical Studies of Biology (2007) and PhD (2012) from University of Exeter in Exeter, England.  Wasmuth comes to UIndy after completing a post-doctoral fellowship at the Roudebush Veterans Administration Center in Indianapolis.  Her primary research and practice interests are in the areas of mental health and addictions. She will join UIndy as an assistant professor in the entry-level Master of Occupational Therapy and Doctor of Occupational Therapy programs.

Jeffrey Loveland, OTD, MS, OTR, FAOTA earned both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy  from Wayne State University in 1982 and 1991, respectively. In 2005, he earned a Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine.  He has a long history in academia but comes most recently from clinical practice in home health.  His areas of interest are related to older adults, obesity and fall prevention.  He will join UIndy as an associate professor in the entry-level Master of Occupational Therapy and Doctor of Occupational Therapy programs.

Krannert School of Physical Therapy

Connie Fiems, DHS(c), MPT, NCS  earned her physical therapy degree from Northwestern University in 1994. She will graduate with her Doctor of Health Science from UIndy in August 2015.  Fiems, who is a neuro clinical specialist, will join the KSPT faculty as an assistant professor and will teach and conduct research primarily in the area of neurologic physical therapy.

Heather Freeman, DHS, MPT earned her Master’s of Physical Therapy degree from Bradley University in 2004 and her Doctor of Health Science degree from UIndy in 2009.  Freeman joins UIndy as an assistant professor from her position at the Shelbourne Knee Center where she has served as the Research Coordinator/Medical Writer since 2005.  She will be teaching lower extremity coursework in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

Kimberly Kraft, DPT, MPT, CHT earned her master and doctoral physical therapy degrees from Emory University in 1996 and 2009, respectively.  She is a Certified Hand Therapist and comes to UIndy from the Hand to Shoulder Therapy Center in Indianapolis. Kraft will join the KSPT faculty as an assistant professor and will teach upper extremity coursework in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

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