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Kari Inda

Kari C. Inda, Ph.D., OTRKari Inda
Professor and Chairperson, Occupational Therapy Department

Phone: (414) 930-3238
Fax: (414) 256-0194


  • Nova Southeastern University, Doctor of Philosophy in Occupational Therapy
  • Mount Mary College, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
  • Mount Mary College, Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College, Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy

"I oversee the operations of the occupational therapy program since 2009. I teach adult physical disabilities coursework, including Neuroscience, Neurorehabilitation, Orthopedics, Physical Medicine and Kinesiology. I love watching students develop into competent, creative health care professionals. Our programs encourages growth of the whole person so our graduates can make a positive impact with the people they serve."


"Teaching for the Test: Strategies to Enhance Certification Exam Performance in Occupational Therapy Students" American Occupational Therapy Association National Educator's Summit, October, 2013

Awards & Honors:

  • Heritage Award, Mount Mary University, February 2014
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College, Local 212 Alumni Excellence Award, April 2012
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Mount Mary College, 2004


"Occupational therapy course manual" TherapyEd. Contributing author, 2014

"National physical therapy examination review & study guide (15th ed.)"  International Educational Resources, Ltd. Contributing author, 2013

"Section II: Principles of successful test-taking and exam preparation study hints"  R. P. Fleming-Castaldy (Ed). Occupational therapy course manual (5th ed.), 2012

"National OT certification exam review & study guide." Version 4.0 TherapyEd. Contributing author, 2012

Professional Memberships:

  • American Occupational Therapy Association, 1991 – present
  • Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association, 1991 – present
  • World Federation of Occupational Therapists, 2010 – present

Grants and Research:

  • Completed research, June 2013: Relationship between critical thinking skills and certification exam performance of occupational therapy students.

  • Completed two grants, June 2014 and August 2014 to fund a newly designed hospital simulation lab within the occupational therapy department.