Pamalyn Kearney EdD, OTR/L
Pamalyn Kearney EdD, OTR/L
Interim Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy
Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
Mom, Wife, Occupational Therapist, Educator, Student, Community Member, Gardener, Family Member, and Friend
Pam stays very busy balancing her multiple roles. She is the mother of a ten year old daughter, and recently completed her doctoral dissertation. When she has time, Pam enjoys spending time with friends, camping, gardening, or reading.
Pam teaches in a variety of courses in both the MOT and DrOT programs. These include Clinical Medicine, OT Interventions I: Contextual Approaches, Evidence Based Practice, Enhancing Cultural Competence, Case Based Reasoning and Clinical Reasoning & Professional Development.
Pam completed her Doctor of Education degree at Widener University where she was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Her dissertation examined occupational therapy faculty perspectives regarding cultural competency education. She completed both her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy degree and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree at Thomas Jefferson University.
Pam currently works for General Healthcare Resources providing home environmental evaluations for the Philadelphia Corporation for the Aging. She has worked as an occupational therapist at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Rehab Affiliates/Jefferson Home Health, Methodist Hospital Homecare, and per diem in a variety of facilities. Pam has been an interventionist for the Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregivers' Health (REACH) and the Achieving Better Living for the Elderly (ABLE) research studies at Thomas Jefferson University
Clinical Practice & Research Interests
Cultural Influences on Occupational Therapy Practice, Clinical Reasoning of Occupational Therapists, Teaching and Learning Process, Older Adults
Selected Scholarly Activity
Kearney, P., Pitonyak, J., Blumberg, P. & Schroeder, S. (2011). Effective teaching for student learning in classroom environments: Strategies for clinicians in guest lecturer, adjunct or new faculty roles. Presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA.
Cohen, M & Kearney, P.J. (2010). Use of evaluation data to support evidence based practice. In J. Hinojosa, P. Kramer & P. Crist (Eds.), Evaluation: Obtaining and interpreting data, 3rd Ed. Bethesda MD: AOTA Press.
Blumberg, P., Kearney, P., Mostrom, A. & Peterson, A. (2010). Does learning-centered teaching promote grade inflation. Presentation at Lily East Conference. College Park, MD.
Davidson, D., Kearney, P. & Otty, R. (2010). Preparing the next generation of OT educators: Perspectives from three points on a continuum. Presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. Orlando, FL.
Vyas, H., Hameed, S., Kearney, P., Leeson, R. & Shah, K. (2008). Home modifications in an aging urban community. Poster presentation with students at the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. King of Prussia, PA.
Scheer, J. & Kearney, P. (2008, September). Educating for cultural competence: An evidence-based approach. Education Special Interest Section Quarterly, 18(3), 1-3.
Kramer, P., Ideishi, R.I., Kearney, P.J., Cohen, M.E., Ames, J.O. & Shea, G.B. (2007). Achieving curricular themes through learner centered teaching. Occupational Therapy in Health Care
Kearney, P. (2007). Literacy, health literacy, and the impact on the health of older adults. Poster presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. St. Louis, MO.
Kramer, P., Ideishi, R.I., Kearney, P.J., Cohen, M.E., Ames, J.O. & Shea, G.B. (2007). Learner-centered teaching techniques as a means of achieving curricular themes. Poster presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. St. Louis, MO.
Kearney, P., & Ideishi, R. (2007). Service Learning Embedded within a Curriculum. In Confronting Race in the Classroom and Community with Health Science Students panel presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.
Adams, M. & Kearney, P. (2007). Locating and using Evidence for Enhancing your Occupational Therapy Practice. Workshop presentation for Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association, District V. Philadelphia, PA.
Kearney, P.J., & Ideishi, R. (2006). Service Learning Embedded within a Curriculum: Exploring the Impact of Race & Culture on Health. Part of panel presentation entitled Confronting Race in the Classroom and Community with Health Professions Students at the Race & Pedagogy National Conference at the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA.
Cohen, M. & Kearney, P.J. (2005). Use of Evaluation Data to Support Evidence Based Practice. In P. Kramer & J. Hinojosa (Eds.), Evaluation: Obtaining and Interpreting Data. AOTA Press.
Kearney, P.J., Shaw,G. & Gitlin, L. (2005). Trajectory of Dementia and Impact on Families. In L. Gitlin & M. Corcoran (Eds.), Home Environmental Skill-building Program (ESP): An OT Guide to Working with Dementia Caregivers.AOTA Press.
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