Karla Danielle Reese, DHSc, OTR/L
 Title: Assistant Professor - Clinical
Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
 Dept: Health Sciences
 Office: HS 103
 Phone: 216-687-3661
 Email: k.reese@csuohio.edu
 Web: http://otafterdark.com
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. HS 103, Cleveland, OH 44115

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DHSc, Health Sciences (Education and Academia focus), Radford University, 2020
M.S., Health Sciences, Cleveland State University, 2016
Post-baccalaureate certificate, Occupational Therapy, Cleveland State University, 2002
B.S., Natural Resources, The Ohio State University, 1998
Brief Bio:
Dr. Reese is a clinical assistant professor and the academic fieldwork coordinator for the Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program at Cleveland State University. She has been an occupational therapist since 2003 working in skilled nursing, pediatric outpatient, and school settings. She received a post-baccalaureate certificate in occupational therapy and a Master of Science in Health Sciences from Cleveland State University. In 2020, she earned her Doctor of Health Sciences from Radford University with a concentration in higher education and academia. Dr. Reese is an active member of the Ohio Occupational Therapy Association, currently serving on the executive board as vice-president. Additionally, she is co-host and co-producer of OT After Dark, a podcast focusing on sexuality and intimacy for individuals with disabilities that has an established international audience.
Honors and Awards:
2022 Award of Merit, Ohio Occupational Therapy Association

2019 Outstanding Achievement in Teaching, Ohio Magazine's Excellence in Education Recognition Program

2017 Service Award, Ohio Occupational Therapy Association
Creative and Activities:
OT After Dark podcast
Professional Affiliations:
Ohio Occupational Therapy Association

American Occupational Therapy Association  

Society for the Study of Occupation  

World Federation of Occupational Therapists

American Public Health Association  

Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity
Professional Experience:
July 2010 - January 2017
HCR Manor Care: Occupational Therapist

September 2006 - June 2010
Lake County Educational Service Center: Occupational Therapist

January 2003 - August 2006
Achievement Centers for Children: Occupational Therapist
Professional Service:
May 2021-present: Ohio Occupational Therapy Association, Executive Board: Vice-president  

November 2017-June 2021: Ohio Occupational Therapy Association, Board of Trustees: Public Relations Co-Chair

November 2013-Present: Ohio Occupational Therapy Association, North Coast District: Public Relations Co-Chair

July 2015-June 2017: Ohio Occupational Therapy Association, Executive Board: Vice-president