Chatham University

Occupational Therapy (MOT) Faculty and Staff

Ingrid Provident EdD, OTR/L

Ingrid Provident

IProvident@chatham.edu
Assistant Professor
Hometown : Pittsburgh PA
Joined Chatham : 2010

Academic Areas of Interest

Mentoring, Professional Development , and the Scholarship ofTeaching

Personal Areas of Interest

Biking, Kayaking, Reading, Quilting,

Personal Website : Visit Website

Biography

I was educated and trained as an occupational therapist via a non-traditional route. I was first awarded an Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy degree in 1983 which allowed me to practice as a Certified and Licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA/L). While working full-time as a COTA/L, in Pittsburgh, PA, I flew to New York City on weekends for three years, to pursue and obtain my Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy degree, which I earned in 1987 from Dominican College. During the next several years, I worked at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, in the areas of stroke rehabilitation, burn care and outpatient hand rehabilitation. experiences for the Mercy Hospital System. Through my responsibilities of educating fieldwork students and teaching new clinicians, I realized my desire to teach and enrolled in a Master of Science in Education program at Duquesne University which I earned in 1995. This degree marked the beginning of my transition from the clinic to academia. For the next several years, I taught at Duquesne University in the Occupational Therapy Department where I also earned my Doctorate in Education. At Duquesne University, I further assumed the responsibilities of Academic Fieldwork Coordinator in addition to teaching, which I performed full time until June of 2010. I was asked to teach in the OTD program at Chatham and I enthusiastically agreed as I was anxious to further my own experience in an online environment and to teach clinicians who are motivated to further their own development. I am now teaching full-time at Chatham with responsibilities in both the Entry-level Master's program and the online OTD Program. Beyond being an OT, my husband and I are raising two teenagers, our daughter is a sophmore in college studying to be an elementary school teacher and our son is a junior in High school. our family enjoys traveling, cooking together and relaxing away from the demands of work.

Education

  • Doctorate of Education, Ed.D., Instructional Leadership, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA , 2004
  • M.S. Master of Science in Educational Studies, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, 1995
  • B.S. Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, Dominican College, Orangeburg, NY, 1987
  • Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy, Mount Aloysius Jr. College Cresson, PA 1983

Publications

  • Colaianni, D. & Provident, I. (2013). The use of occupation in hand therapy. In D. Pierce (Ed.), Occupational Science for Occupational Therapy. Throrofare, NJ: SLACK
  • Provident, I. (2012) Wrist and Hand in Brunnstrom’s Clinical Kinesiology: Emphasis on Functional Movement, 6th Edition. FA Davis Publisher 254-313.
  • Provident, I. (2012) Activities of Daily Living: Functional Anatomy of the Upper Extremity in Brunnstrom’s Clinical Kinesiology: Emphasis on Functional Movement, 6th Edition. FA Davis Publisher 617-633.
  • Provident, I. Hansen, A., & Muñoz, J.P. (2010) Providing Voice to Vulnerable Populations through Service Learning infused in an Occupational Therapy program Service Learning in Occupational Therapy: Philosophy and Practice. Jones and Bartlett Publishers,.91-123
  • Benson, J. Provident, I. & Szuc, Kimberly (2013) An Experiential Learning Lab Embedded in a Didactic Course: Outcomes from a Pediatric Intervention Course. Occupational Therapy in Health Care 27 (1) 46-57
  • Provident, I., Colmer, M. (2013) Muscular Dystrophy Summer Camp: A Case Study of a Non-Traditional Level I Fieldwork using a Collaborative Supervision Model. Work Journal 44 (3) 337-404
  • Eckel, E., Schreiber, J. & Provident, I. (2012) Community Dwelling Elderly Women and Meal Preparation. Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics 30(4):344–360.
  • Salls, J., Provident, I., & Dolhi C. (2012). Outcomes of an online post professional doctorate degree in occupational therapy. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 10(2).
  • Benson, J., Smitsky, D. & Provident, I. (2012) The Deep Pressure and Proprioceptive Technique (DPPT) Versus Non-Specific Child-Guided Brushing: A Case Study. Journal of Occupational Therapy Schools and Early Intervention 4:3-4. 204-214
  • Colianni, D. , Provident, I., (2010) The Benefits of and Challenges to the Use of Occupation in Hand Therapy , Occupational Therapy in Health Care, Vol. 24, No. 2, 119-129.
  • Schreiber, J., Stern, P., Marchetti, G., Provident, I., (2009) Strategies to Promote Evidence Based Practice in Pediatric Physical Therapy: A Formative Evaluation Pilot Project in Physical Therapy, 918-933.
  • Schreiber, J. , Stern, P., Marchetti, G., Provident, I., Turocy, P. (2008) School Based Pediatric Physical therapist’s Perspectives on Evidenced based Practice in Pediatric Physical Therapy, 292-302.
  • Provident, I. (2006) Outcomes of Selected Cases from the American Occupational Therapy Foundation’s Curriculum Mentoring Project. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 60, 563-576.
  • Provident, I., Vines, D. & Grinonneau, L. (2005) Teaching for Interdisciplinary Understanding in Allied Health Professions, Journal of Allied Health, Vol 34, No. 2. http://www.asahp.org
  • Provident, I. (2005) Mentoring: A Role to Facilitate Academic Change, Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, Vol. 3, No. 2.
  • Provident, I. M., & Joyce-Gaguziz, K. (2005) Creating an Occupational Therapy Level II fieldwork experience in a county jail setting. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 59, 101-106
  • Crist, P., Munoz, J., Hansen, A.M., Benson, J. & Provident, I. (2005) The Practice Scholar Program: An Academic Practice-Scholar Partnership to Promote the Scholarship of “Best Practice” in Crist, P. & Kielhofner, G. (Ed) The Scholarship of Practice: Academic-Practice Collaborations for Promoting Occupational Therapy. New York: Haworth Press.
  • Munoz, J.P., Provident, I. , Hansen, A.M., (2004), Educating for Community based Practice: A Collaborative Strategy, Occupational Therapy in Health Care, Vol. 18:1/2, 151-170.

Awards

  • Creative Teaching Award, Duquesne University, 2001
  • CORO Health Sciences Fellowship, Jewish Healthcare Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA, 2001
  • Summer Institute on Teaching with Technology Award, Incorporating online education in a traditional Administration Course, Duquesne University, 2001
  • Coalition for Allied Health Leadership Fellowship, Washington D.C.,2004
  • Dean’s Award of Teaching Excellence, Duquesne University, 2005
  • Academic Educator Award, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association, 2005
  • Faculty Technology Fellowship, Chatham University, Awarded April 2012- April 2014

Presentations

  • Provident, I. Occupational Therapy in the United States of America: Emerging Trends to meet the Centennial Vision presented at Ridgeville View Academy, for Kenya Occupational Therapy Association Meeting, South B. Nairobi Kenya. July 6, 2013
  • Provident, I. Transformative Development: Creating Your Professional Development Plan presented at Tumaini University Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College, for Tanzanian Occupational Therapy Association, Moshi Tanzania, Africa. June 22-24, 2011
  • Crist, P., Muñoz, J.P., Hansen, A., Provident, I., & Benson, J. Enabling the practice-scholar role: Strategies for engagement, a 1 hour paper presented at the Canadian Occupational Therapy Annual Conference, Whitehorse Yukon. July, 2008
  • Crist, P., Muñoz, J.P., Hansen, A., Provident, I., & Benson, J. The practice-scholar transformation: From concept to professional engagement, a 1 hour paper presented at the Canadian Occupational Therapy Annual Conference, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. July, 2007.
  • Provident, I., Crist, P. (IUT) –International Conference on Improving University Teaching, Poster Presentation “ A Model to “Bridge the Gap” Between Practice and Education” Duquesne University, Pittsburgh PA. USA. July 2005
  • Provident, I., Munoz,J., Hansen, A.M. IUT – International Conference on Improving University Teaching, Paper Presentation “Educating for Community-Based Practice: A Collaborative Strategy” Duquesne University, Pittsburgh PA. USA. July 2005
  • Provident, I. Eckel, E., Salls, J., Transformative Learning in Online Post Professional OTD Students, American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Baltimore MD, April 2014
  • Provident, I. Bednarski, J., Barton, R., Dolhi, C., Provident, I. Discover and Develop your Role as an OT Consultant: Promote Health and Wellness in your Community, American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Baltimore MD, April 2014
  • Sullivan,C., Amini,D., Carr, C., Costa,D., Otty, R., Provident, I., Tools of the Trade: Educational Strategies for New Faculty, Workshop presented at American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, April 2013
  • Koontz, L., McKeon, K., Kliendienst, L., Heacock, R., & Provident, I Occupational Impacts of Internet Usage for Geriatric People, Poster Presentation presented at American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN April 2012
  • Talega, E., Provident, I. Comparing Driver’s Reaction Times: Developing Norms for the Vericom Stationary Reaction Timer, Poster Presentation presented at American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Orlando Florida, May 2010
  • Crist, P., Hansen, A., Benson, J., Provident, I. & Muñoz, J.P., Becoming a Practice- Scholar: Transforming One’s Professional Development Vision Into Rewarding Habits and Outcomes. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference Long Beach California April 2008
  • Crist, P., Benson, J., Hansen, A., Muñoz, J.P., & Provident, I. Practice-Scholars: Enriching occupation-based, practice-relevant scholarship.. Contributor to a 1½ hour educational workshop presented at the Society for the Study of Occupation Research Conference, Albuquerque, NM, October, 2007.
  • Crist, P., Benson, J., Hansen, A., Muñoz, J.P., & Provident, I. On becoming a practice-scholar: A new approach to the practitioner role. Contributor to a 3 hour educational workshop presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, April 2007.
  • Provident, I., Hansen, A., & Muñoz, J.P. Situated learning to produce evidence-based community programming. Co-presenter at a 1½ educational workshop presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, April 2007.
  • Provident, I., Henry, K. “ How is Occupation Integrated Into Treatment During Fieldwork?: The perspectives of OT students” Poster Presentation- presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference St. Louis, MO April 2007
  • Crist, P., Provident, I., Golden, A. Entry level Academic Preparation for the Fieldwork Educator Role: Professional Implications” presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference St. Louis, MO April 2007
  • Crist, P., Provident, I., Shoemaker, M. Henry, K. Empower your Future: Fieldwork Education Strategies for Personal Satisfaction and Professional Success presented at AOTA / NBCOT National Student Conclave, Pittsburgh, PA November 2007
  • Provident, I. “ The Use of Evidence-Based Assignments in Fieldwork” presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference Charlotte, NC April 2006
  • Provident, I., Kastulukas, V., Lucas, C. “Occupation Based Fieldwork: Where are we?” presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference Minneapolis, MN May 2004
  • Provident, I. "The effects of Mentoring on Curriculum Change through the AOTF Curriculum Mentoring Program" presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference Washington, DC June 2003
  • Provident, I. Poster Presentation - “Interdisciplinary Student Presentation” - presented at Association of the Schools of Allied Health Conference- Daytona Beach, FL, February 1998
  • Provident, I. Nickel, L. Costigan, C. McCloskey, C. Kiss, C. International Fieldwork: An Academic Fieldwork Coordinator’s Perspective, POTA Pittsburgh, PA October 2013
  • Provident, I., Dolhi, C., Bednarski, J., Barton, R. Consultant role for Promoting OT in your Community. POTA Conference, Lancaster, PA, September 2012
  • Provident, I., Summer Camp: Level I Community Wellness Fieldwork Opportunity, POTA Conference, Lancaster, PA, September 2012
  • Provident, I., Aryee,P., Donohew,M., Kassay, J., Speece, C., International Fieldwork: Incorporating a Global Experience Into Practice. POTA Conference, Lancaster, PA, September 2012
  • Stuart, A, Provident, I. Mentoring Experienced Clinicians into Online Faculty Roles, POTA Conference, Erie PA, October 2011
  • Provident, I., Eckel, E., & Salls, J., The Transformational experiences of Post Professional Doctoral Education, POTA Conference Erie PA, October 2011
  • Berkebile, N., Matthews, K., Mackey, K., Papakie, S., & Provident, I. The Efficacy of Summer Camp Based Therapeutic Interventions, Faculty /Student Poster Presentation POTA Conference Erie PA, October 2011
  • Koontz, L., McKeon, K., Kliendienst, L., Heacock, R., & Provident, I Occupational Impacts of Internet Usage for Geriatric People, Faculty /Student Poster Presentation POTA Conference Erie PA, October 2011
  • Provident, I. Tenner, E., Comparing Driver’s Reaction Times: Developing Norms for the Vericom Stationary Reaction Timer, Presented at Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Pittsburgh PA October 2009.
  • Provident, I., Judge, K. “ Occupational Therapy Curricular Themes in Level II Fieldwork” Presented at Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Conference Harrisburg, PA October 2007
  • Provident, I., Henry, K., Fink, D. “Evaluating the degree to which Occupation and Evidence-Based Practice is being used in Fieldwork” presented at West Virginia Occupational Therapy Association Conference Morgantown, WV October 2006
  • Provident, I., Fink, D. “Students & Therapists Use of Evidence-Based Practice on Fieldwork” presented at Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Conference- Pittsburgh, PA October 2006