Clinical Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
1919 W. Taylor St., 348 AHSB
Dr. Killian has expertise as a healthcare manager and a clinician in acute care, sub-acute care, skilled nursing, acute rehabilitation, outpatient and home health settings. Her role at the University of Illinois at Chicago is as a Clinical Assistant Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, overseeing clinical fieldwork experiences. She is also the lead instructor for OT 564: Leadership and Management in OT and a facilitator for Synthesis I and III. Additionally, she serves as guest lecturer for several courses.
Dr. Killian is a member of the Illinois Occupational Therapy Licensure Board and the Chicago Area Council of Occupational Therapy Directors. She has appointments on two American Occupational Therapy Association committees. Her scholarly work focuses on leadership skill development, fieldwork education, performance improvement and program development.
Dr. Killian 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.
American Occupational Therapy Association, Validation of the Revised AOTA Fieldwork Performance Evaluations, Research faculty
“Trends and Current Issues in Fieldwork Education, 2018”, Illinois Occupational Therapy Association Communique
Service to the Community
Dr. Killian 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, Leadership Community of Practice appointed facilitator, Special Interest Sections (SIS)
American Occupational Therapy Association, Advocacy and Policy Coordinator, Appointed member, Academic/Education Special Interest Group (AESIS)
Chicago Area Occupational Therapy Directors Group, Executive committee member
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