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Karen L. Probst

  • Assistant Professor
    Occupational Therapy Program

Dr. Karen Probst, is a 2004 graduate of Gannon University, where she received her Masters of Science in occupation therapy. Dr. Probst returned to Gannon University in Erie Pennsylvania and earned her post-professional doctorate in 2020. She is an accomplished professor at Gannon University, Erie Campus where she works closely with colleagues to educate the next generation of occupational therapists. Before her career as a professor, she worked as a licensed occupational therapist for over ten years in New York and Pennsylvania, concentrating in geriatrics, adult physical dysfunction, and pediatrics. During that time, she assisted hundreds of clients in their recovery process to regain the highest level of independence possible with self-care and activities of daily living. Currently, she serves as an assistant professor at Gannon’s Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences while also advising students and the Student Occupational Therapy Association. Dr. Probst’s passion for service and inter- and intra-professional collaboration continues with a pro-bono therapy clinic at the Gannon Wellness Center at Chosen Mission Pavilion in Erie, PA. The clinic currently provides occupational and physical therapy services to the underinsured and underserved population both locally and in Valladolid, Mexico with plans in the works to add nursing services as well. In addition to managing her busy career, she is also a wife and the proud mother to four children, Samantha, Mason, Rachel, and Jacob.   

Certified Ergonomic Analysis Specialist, CEAS 

Pillars with Purpose Grant: Chosen Wellness Clinic, $5,000, May 2022. Probst, K. & Lewis, C.

Current Courses:

Occupational Therapy Intervention: Physical Disabilities I

Occupational Therapy Intervention: Physical Disabilities II

Past Courses: 

Analysis of Human Movement

Occupational Role Acquisition

Gerontology

Neurorehabilition Techniques

First Year Seminar

Gannon University - Occupational Therapy Doctorate, 2020

Gannon Universtiy - Masters of Occupational Therapy, 2004

Gannon University - Bachelor of Health Science, 2003

American Occupational Therapy Association

Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association

 

Creating Positive Attitudes Starts with Teachers – ppOTD Capstone

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

  • Probst, K., Delbrugge, L., Hammond, O., & Wallace, G. Advancing Intraprofessional Collaboration in the OT Curriculum: A Multiuniversity Design. Short Course. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. April, 2023. Kansas City, MO.
  • Wertz, G., Schoenfeld, A., Smith, N., Mihna, T, Lewis, C. & Probst, K. Gannon Wellness Clinic at C.M.P. Outreach Pavilion – A Collaborative Interprofessional Pro Bono Expansion Story. Presentation for the Pro Bono Network Conference. Virtual Conference, March, 2023.
  • Probst, K., Delbrugge, L., Hammond, O., & Wallace, G. Assessing Self-Perceived Intraprofessional Collaboration between OT and OTA Students Using Virtual Case Studies. Poster Presentation. Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. September, 2022. Lancaster, PA.
  • Probst, K. & Lewis, C. Power Mobility: Teaching and Reaching the Community in a New Way. Oral Presentation. Beyond the Classroom, Community-Engaged Teaching and Research Conference: June, 2022. Erie, PA.
  • Rinas, M., Fort, C., Salem, E., Lewis, C. & Probst, K. PT Pro Bono Enhanced by OT and Restructured to Meet Community Needs. Presentation for the Pro Bono Network Conference. Virtual Conference, March, 2022

OTHER PRESENTATIONS

  • Probst, K. Advanced Career Exploration in Occupational Therapy. Invited Speaker at North East High School. November 2022
  • Probst, K. Early  Career Exploration in Occupational Therapy. Invited Speaker at North East Elementary School. October 2022
  • Probst, K. Why Choose Occupational Therapy. Invited Speaker at Cathedral Preparory School. March 2022.

Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Student/Faculty Liaison

Student Occupational Therapy Association Advisor, Gannon University

Director of Ergonomics Occupational Therapy Student Program, Gannon University

Gannon Wellness Clinic - Co-founder

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