Kathryn Elizabeth Blose, BA, MOT

Director Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

School of Health Sciences
Occupational Therapy Assistant



  • BA from University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • MOT from Texas Women's University

Research & Publication


  1. Autism Training Center News, Vol.2 No. 4, winter 1988, Sensory Integrative Therapy
  2. Article on Assertiveness Training in Woburn MA, Local paper 1989
  3. Presented on Occupation Therapy in the Psychiatric Managed Care Environment, Woburn, MA 1997
  4. Occupational Therapy and the Addiction Patient, Woburn, MA 1997
  5. Presented to the Boston Area Clinical Coordinator Meetings on Interviewing Students for Affiliations, February 1997
  6. Presented at Boston University on the Collaborative Model of Fieldwork Education, October 1996
  7. Presented at Boston University on Occupational Therapist Dealing with Psychiatric and Addiction Patients in at Psycho-Social Setting, April 1997
  8. Presented at the West Virginia State Occupational Therapy Association meeting.  Paper entitled, Redefining Appalachian Myths as Strengths for Occupational Therapy Students   1998.
  9. Presented at statewide fieldwork conference co-sponsored by The College of West Virginia and West Virginia University.
  10. Presented Paper: Home Health Visits in Appalachia, A Privilege, A Problem, as part of The Appalachian Vision series at The College of West Virginia, October 1999
  11. Presented Paper: Appalachian Myths as Strengths at Great Southern Occupational Therapy Conference, October 2000.
  12. Presented Paper:  Recognizing, Psychosocial Diagnosis in a Physical Rehab Environment presented at The AOTA conference in Washington, DC, 2003
  13. Above paper also presented at the WVOTA Conference in Charleston, West Virginia, October 2002
  14. Presented Poster: The Occupation of Marriage and Implications of it’s Denial to the Gay Population Presented at the national occupational therapy conference in Long Beach, California, May 2005
  15. Presented the Elizabeth Baker Devereaux Lecture at the West Virginia State Occupational Therapy Association Conference, The Culture of Occupational Therapy, October 2005
  16. Developed student’s tract for the WVOTA Conference., 2004
  17. Serve on the National Accreditation Committee, Roster of Accreditors (RAE) for the American Occupational Therapy Association 2004-2008.
  18. Presented at the AOTA National Conference, Long Beach, CA. Short Course Recognizing Personality Disorders in Occupational Therapy Students with Dr. Yvonne Randall. 2008
  19. Presented at the AOTA National Conference, Houston, Texas. Panel Presentation on Multicultural Issues in Occupational Therapy. 2010
  20. Presented a seminar at the Mid-Atlantic Financial Aid Professionals annual meeting in 2015 on Workplace Ergonomics. Held in Charleston, WV


  1. Served on Promotion and Tenure Committee for clinical faculty at Marshall University, 1987-1989
  2. Serviced on search committee for PTA faculty position, College of West Virginia 2000.
  3. Served on search committee for the chair of the occupational therapy department at West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, 1999
  4. Member of the American Occupational Therapy Association 1995 to Present.
  5. Member of the West Virginia Occupation Therapy Association
  6. Serviced as secretary and newsletter editor for The West Virginia Occupation Therapy Association.
  7. Appointed to The Roster of Accreditors for the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education 2002-2005.  Second Term 2005-2008
  8. Served on the advisory board for West Virginia University OT Program 2003
  9. Board Member for Raleigh County Humane Society 2002- 2006
  10. Board Member for Summers County Humane Society 2007-present.
  11. Board Member for Services of the Heart, South Barre, MA, 2005-2015 Consulting Occupational Therapist for Center for Holistic Health
  12. Executive Planning Board for VA disability day, 2003-2014; Board member active in planning and implementing state wide disability day in conjunction with VA hospital.
  13. Serve on Community Advisory Board for HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital 2010-2012
  14. Serve on round table for Critical Thinking 2015-present University of Charleston
  15. Serve on Nursing Program Admissions Committee (for weekend program in Beckley) 2014 to present, University of Charleston

Interests and Hobbies

Showing dogs, Ireland, Reading and Science Fiction