Dana Howell

Dana Howell, Ph.D., OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Department Chair and Foundation Professor


  • B.S. Colorado State University
  • OTD Creighton University
  • Ph.D. University of Idaho, Adult Education

Research/Academic Interests

  • Interprofessional practice and education
  • Qualitative research
  • Rehabilitation


Dr. Howell’s work can be found in several journals including:
  • American Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Journal of Interprofessional Care
  • Occupational Therapy in Healthcare
  • British Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Journal of Hand Therapy
  • Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Studies
  • Journal of Clinical Nursing
  • Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice
She has also co-authored books and book chapters including:

Associations/Affiliations/Work History

  • Founding Editor, Journal of Occupational Therapy Education
  • Contributing Editor, Potential Patterns, Journal of Allied Health
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program, University of Kentucky


  • 2018-2020 EKU Foundation Professor
  • Roster of Fellows, American Occupational Therapy Association (FAOTA)
  • EKU University Fellows Award
  • Jean Steffan Smith Faculty Teaching Award