Catherine Killian

Catherine Killian

Clinical Instructor, Occupational Therapy

Office Phone



1919 W. Taylor St., 348 AHSB

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Office Hours

By appointment


Catherine Killian has expertise as a healthcare manager and a clinician in acute care, skilled nursing, outpatient and home health settings. Her role at the University of Illinois at Chicago is as an academic fieldwork coordinator, overseeing clinical fieldwork experiences. She is the lead instructor for OT 564: Leadership and Management in OT and a co-instructor for OT 555: Synthesis III. She also serves as guest lecturer for several courses.

Catherine is the professional development coordinator for education/research for AOTA’s Administration and Management Special Interest Section and a member of the Illinois Occupational Therapy Licensure Board. Her scholarly work focuses on leadership development, fieldwork education, and the role of occupational therapy in the primary care setting.

Catherine received her Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy at UIC, her Master of Education degree at Marshall University and completed her post-professional doctoral degree in occupational therapy at UIC in May, 2017 with a focus on occupational therapy leadership development.

Selected Grants

American Occupational Therapy Association, Validation of the Revised AOTA Fieldwork Performance Evaluations, Research faculty

Service to the Community

Catherine serves on the Department of Occupational Therapy committees for: Faculty Clinical Practice, Clinical-Academic Collaboration, Fieldwork Subcommittee, Archives and Library, OT Primary Care, and OT Clinical Opportunities. She is also on the College of Applied Health Sciences Clinical Education Committee.

Leadership in the Profession

State of Illinois, Illinois Occupational Therapy Licensure Board, Appointed member

American Occupational Therapy Association, Administration/Management Special Interest Group (AMSIS), Appointed member, Professional development coordinator for education/research


Doctorate, Occupational Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2017
Nursing Home Administrators Licensing Exam, 1994
Master of Education, Adult Education and Counseling, Marshall University, 1988
Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1981