Professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Faculty and Staff
Hometown : Estes Park, CO
Joined Chatham : 2012
Academic Areas of Interest
teaching and learning, distance education, research methods and methodology, Occupational Adaptation theoretical frame of reference, Relative Mastery Measurement Scale
Personal Areas of Interest
hiking, reading, snowshoeing, music performance, reverse carpentry, and cooking for an irregular parade of younglings.
Dr. Krusen is an adjunct for Occupational Therapy at Chatham University and an associate professor in the School of Occupational Therapy at Pacific University in Oregon. She received her master’s and doctoral degrees from Texas Woman’s University in 1982 and 2001, respectively. Krusen received her BS in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University. Her research interests include teaching and learning, qualitative methods of research, and the constructs of the Occupational Adaptation theoretical frame of reference. She has received university grants for education and distance technology, community outreach, and international education. She has published papers in peer-reviewed journals and has a book chapter addressing aging and disability. In addition to teaching Methods of Evaluation online for Chatham, she currently teaches the following courses for Pacific University: Practitioner as Educator; Leadership, Advocacy, and Ethics; Adults with Physical Challenges; and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Aging Research. Dr. Krusen lives primarily in Colorado, where she enjoys hiking, reading, snowshoeing, music performance, reverse carpentry, and cooking for an irregular parade of younglings.