Chatham University

Occupational Therapy (MOT) Faculty and Staff

Ingrid Provident EdD, OTR/L FAOTA

Ingrid Provident

IProvident@chatham.edu
AssociateProfessor
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. 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 the proud parents of two young adults and 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

Awards

  • Fellow -American Occupational Therapy Association Awarded April 2015
  • Faculty Technology Fellowship, Chatham University, Awarded April 2012- April 2014
  • Academic Educator Award, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association, 2005
  • Dean’s Award of Teaching Excellence, Duquesne University, 2005
  • Coalition for Allied Health Leadership Fellowship, Washington D.C.,2004
  • 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
  • Creative Teaching Award, Duquesne University, 2001

Presentations

  • Lape, J., & Provident, I. Demonstrating Impact of OT: Aligning Evidence-Based Projects with the Triple Aim of Healthcare & the Centennial Vision, Professional Presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. April 2016
  • Palmer, E., Baist, H. & Provident I. Globally Connected Workforce: A Step Toward the Centennial Vision: Connecting the United States and Kenya. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Nashville TN, April 2015
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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