Curriculum Vitae

Anne B. James, PhD, OTR/L
Professor
Associate Director of Occupational Therapy
abjames@pugetsound.edu

 

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Adult Learning, 2005.
    • Dissertation: Self-Regulated learning in a field-based setting: Metacognitive and motivational strategies used by occupational therapy fieldwork students to develop clinical competence
    • Major Advisor: Marijke T. Kehrhahn, Ph.D.
    • University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut.
  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, 1987.  Emphasis on physical dysfunction/motor control.
    • Thesis: Effects of bilateral grasp on grip strength in hemiparetics
    • Major Advisor: Catherine A. Trombly, Sc.D., OTR, FAOTA
    • Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, Occupational Therapy, 1978.
    • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

 

Certifications and Licensure

  • National Board for the Certification of Occupational Therapists (NBCOT; 1979 to present)
  • Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) of the Adult with Hemiplegia (1985)
  • Washington State Occupational Therapist License (current)

 

Courses Recently Taught

  • OT 600: Foundations in Occupational Therapy
  • OT 633a: Performance Adaptations
  • OT 639: Biomechanical Approaches to Treatment of Adult Physical Dysfunction
  • OT 645: Treatment of Adult Neurological Disorders
  • Chair and reader for student research projects

 

Key Community and University Service

  • Member, University of Puget Sound Institutional Review Board
  • Member of the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Commission for Continuing Competence and Professional Development.
  • Reviewer of papers submitted for presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference.
  • AOTF Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Leadership Team
  • Past item-writer and reviewer for the National Board for the Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Exam

 

Awards and Honors 

Faculty of the Month. Student Government Association, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT (2002)

 

Book Chapters

James, A. B. (In Press for Spring 2013). Restoring the role of the independent person. In M. V. Radomski & C. A. Trombly Latham (Eds.), Occupational therapy for physical dysfunction (7th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

James, A. B. (In Press for Spring 2012). Activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living. In: Schell, B. A. B., Gillen, G., & Scaffa, M. (Eds.), Willard and Spackman’s Occupational Therapy (12th ed).  Philadephia:  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

James, A. B. (2009). Activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living. In: Crepeau, E. B., Cohn, E. S., &  Schell, B. A. B. (Eds.),  Willard and Spackman’s Occupational Therapy (11th ed).  Philadephia:  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

James, A. B. (2008). Restoring the role of the independent person. In M. V. Radomski & C. A. Trombly Latham (Eds.), Occupational therapy for physical dysfunction (6th ed., pp. 774-816). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

James, A. B., & Kehrhahn, M. T. (2005). Professional development. In K. A. Sladyk & S. E. Ryan (Eds.), Ryan’s occupational therapy assistant: Principles, practice issues, and techniques (4th ed., pp. 560-570). Thorofare, NJ: Slack.

James, A. B. (2003).  Biomechanical frame of reference. In: Crepeau, E. B., Cohn, E. S., &  Schell, B. A. B. (Eds.),  Willard and Spackman’s Occupational Therapy (10th ed., pp. 240-242).  Philadephia:  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Holm, M. B., Rogers, J. C., & James, A. B.  (2003)  Interventions for activities of daily living.  In: Crepeau, E. B., Cohn, E. S., &  Schell, B. A. B. (Eds.),  Willard and Spackman’s Occupational Therapy (10th ed., pp. 491-533).  Philadephia:  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

James, A. B. (2001). Service-Learning: Linking the Classroom to Practice.  In K. A. Sladyk (Ed.), Clinician to educator: What experts know in occupational therapy.  Thorofare, NJ: Slack.

James, A. B., & Kehrhahn, M. T. (2001) Professional development and socialization. In K. A. Sladyk & S. E. Ryan (Eds.)., Ryan’s occupational therapy assistant: Principles, practice issues, and techniques (3rd ed., pp. 465-476). Thorofare, NJ: Slack.

Holm, M. B., Rogers, J. C., & James, A. B.  (1998)  Treatment of activities of daily living.  In:  M. E. Neistadt & Crepeau, E. B. (Eds.), Willard and Spackman’s Occupational Therapy (9th ed., 323-364).  Philadephia:  Lippincott.

James, A. B.  (1996)  Evaluation and interventions for the performance components components:  The sensorimotor component.  In:  K. O. Larson, L. W. Pedretti, R. G. Stevens-Ratchford (Eds.),  ROTE:  Role of occupational therapy with the elderly:  A self-paced clinical course.  Bethesda, MD:  The American Occupational Therapy Association.

James, A. B. (1996) Evaluation and interventions for the performance components components:  The sensorimotor component.  In:  K. O. Larson, L. W. Pedretti, R. G. Stevens-Ratchford (Eds.),  ROTE:  Role of occupational therapy with the elderly (2nd ed. 548-572). Bethesda, MD:  The American Occupational Therapy Association.

James, A. B., Lossing, C. A., Sailer, S. G., & Irish, R. (1993). Rehabilitation: Occupational therapy.  In S. Hansen, & M. Swiontkowski (Eds.), Orthopaedic trauma protocols (pp. 51-64). New York:  Raven Press.

 

Journals/Newsletters (peer-reviewed)

James, A. B. (2011, March). Identifying and overcoming barriers to learning research in occupational therapy through participatory action research. AOTA’s Education Special Interest Section Quarterly, 21(1), 1-2.

Monsey, M., Ioffe, I., Beatini, A., Lukey, B., Santiago, A., & James, A. B. (2003). Increasing compliance with stretch breaks in computer users through reminder software. Work, 21(2), 107-111.

James, A. B. (2001). Clinical interpretation of “Occupational Therapy Goal Achievement for Persons with Postacute Cerebrovascular Accident in an On-Campus Student Clinic”. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 55, 43-45.

Glauner, J., Ekes, A. M., James, A. B., & Holm, M. B. (1997). Theoretical and technical competence and appropriate education for use of nine physical agent modalities. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 51, 767-774 .

Lawler, A. L., James, A. B., & Tomlin, G. S. (1997). Educational techniques used in occupational therapy treatment of cumulative trauma disorders of the elbow, wrist and hand. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 51, 113-118.

Furth, H. J., Holm, M. B., & James, A. B. (1994).  Reinjury prevention follow-through for clients with cumulative trauma disorders.  American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 48, 890-898.

Atwood, S., Holm, M. B., & James, A. B. (1994). ADL capabilities and values of long-term care facility residents.  American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 48, 710-716.

 

Abstracts

James, A. B. (2005). Self-regulated learning in a field-based setting: Metacognitive and motivational strategies used by occupational therapy fieldwork students to develop clinical competence (Doctoral Dissertation, University of Connecticut, 2005). Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(6A), 2066.

 

ON-LINE PUBLICATIONS

A. B. James & B. A. B. Schell (Eds.) Resources for instructors for Willard & Spackman’s occupational therapy (11th ed.). At http://thePoint.lww.com/Crepeau11e

 

PEER-REVIEWED PRESENTATIONS

2012           Bilics, A., White, J., & James, A. B. AOTF-sponsored program: Scholarship of teaching and learning. Workshop at the American Occupational Therapy Association 92nd Annual Conference and Exposition. Indianapolic, IN [4/29/2012].

2011           James, A. B. Self-regulated learning: Strategies to enhance student development in professional degree programs. Paper presentation at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2011 Annual Conference: Transforming the Academy through the Theory and Practice of SoTL. Milwaukee, WI [10/23/11]

2010           James, A. B. Identifying and overcoming barriers to understanding research using participatory action research with occupational therapy students. Poster presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association 90th Annual Conference and Exposition. Orlando, FL [4/29/2010].

2009           James, A. B., & Stevens-Nafai, E. Changes in critical thinking during level II fieldwork. Research paper accepted for presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association 89th Annual Conference and Exposition. Houston, TX [4/25/2009].

2009           James, A. B. Identifying and overcoming barriers to understanding research using participatory action research with occupational therapy students. Poster presentation at the AOTF Scholarship of Teaching and Learning pre-conference institute at the American Occupational Therapy Association 89th Annual Conference and Exposition. Houston, TX [4/22/2009].

2008           Stevens-Nafai, E., & James, A. B. Development of critical thinking during level II fieldwork. Paper presented at the Massachusetts Association of Occupational Therapy Conference 2008. Westford, MA. [9/26/2008]

2005           James, A. B. Self-regulated learning: Educational strategies to enhance fieldwork students' clinical competence. 3-hour workshop presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association 85th Annual Conference and Exposition. Long Beach, CA.  [5/15/2005]

2004           James, A. B. Promoting clinical competence in fieldwork through self-regulated learning strategies. Paper presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association 84th Annual Conference and Exposition. Minneapolis, Minnesota. [5/22/04]

2003           James, A. B. & Bell, A. A.  Facilitating students’ critical thinking during level I fieldwork through onlinedDiscussion. American Occupational Therapy Association 83rd Annual Conference and Exposition. Washington, D.C. [6/8/03]

2002           Bell, A.  A.. & James, A.  B. Assessment and facilitation of student critical thinking in online discussions. 22nd Annual Lily Conference on College Teaching. Oxford, Ohio.

2002           James, A. B. Linking classroom to clinic through reflective activities during fieldwork. World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) World Congress. [6/28/02]

2002           James, A. B. Advancing clinical reasoning through a listserv discussion. World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) World Congress. [6/27/02]

2001                  Heinrich, K., James, A. B., Sweitzer, F, & Wetherbee, E. Don’t build your CASTL on sand: Promoting the scholarship of teaching and learning. Connecticut Consortium to Enhance Learning and Teaching (CCELT) 7th Annual Conference, Willimantic, Connecticut.

2001           James, A. B. Linking classroom to clinic through reflective activities during fieldwork I.  American
Occupational Therapy Association 2001 Annual Conference and Exposition.  Philadelphia, PA.

2001           James, A. B., &  Flinn, N. Task-oriented approach to sensorimotor treatment: Application and teaching strategies.  American Occupational Therapy Association 2001 Annual Conference and Exposition.  Philadelphia, PA.

2000           James, A. B.  Learning listservs: Linking theory and experience through listserv discussion.  Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching – New England.  Boston, MA.

2000           Heinrich, K. T., Demers, D., &  James, A. B. Work smart: Turn your teaching into scholarship. Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching – New England.  Boston, MA.

2000           James, A. B. & McGowan, S. P. Service learning: Creating an optimal match between students and sites.  Solutions Center, California State University, Fresno, Experiential Learning Conference. Fresno, CA. 

1999           James, A. B. Traditional approaches to sensorimotor dysfunction:  Pertinent or passé?  American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Exposition.  Indianapolis, IN.  Also presented at the Northeast Occupational Therapy Educators Professional Association for Development, Springfield, MA.

1998           James, A. B., Holm, M. B., & Rogers, J.  Treatment and documentation strategies for managed care.  American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Exposition.  Baltimore, MD.

1989           James, A. B.  Providing effective burn care in a community setting
Washington Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Seatac, WA.

1987           James, A. B.  Reflex sympathetic dystrophy:  Managing a complex clinical problem
Massachusetts Association of Occupational Therapy Annual Conference, Bedford, Massachusetts.

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

2006           James, A. B. Self-regulated learning in a field-based setting. Poster presentation in a workshop, Enhancing adult learning: A walk-about immersion in nine research studies.CAEL (Council on Adult and Experiential Learning) 2006 International Conference, Boston, MA.

2002           James, A. B.  Promoting critical thinking through online discussion during level I fieldwork.
Network or OT Educators Professional Association for Development (NOTEPAD) 5th Annual Educator’s Conference. Longmeadow, MA.

2002, 2001, & 2000          James, A. B.  Contemporary and traditional approaches to sensorimotor treatment. Two course lectures and two labs, Springfield College, Springfield, MA.

1996           Holm, M. B. & James, A. B.  Establishing intervention outcomes for cumulative trauma disorders

                  Sponsored by the Occupational Therapy Association of the Republic of China.

                  Three-day workshop given in Taipei, Taiwan, 4/22 - 4/24/96 and Tainan, Taiwan, 4/25 - 4/27/96.

1994           James, A. B.  The painful hemiplegic shoulder

                  One-day workshop for The Occupational Therapy Registry.  Seattle, WA

1992           James, A. B.  Occupational therapy for rheumatoid arthritis

                  Lecture in a one-day workshop, "An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis".  Seattle, WA

1991           James, A. B. Treatment of the painful hemiplegic shoulder

                  Eight hour workshop with lab for the Occupational Therapy Department, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Seattle, WA.

1991           James, A. B.  Therapeutic management of extensor tendon repairs

                  Lecture in a one-day workshop on the management of tendon injuries, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

Yearly         James, A. B. & Nakamura, D.  Therapeutic management of burn patients

1989/90       Course lecture, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

Yearly         James, A. B., Dutcher, K, & Nakamura, D. Wound healing & therapeutic management of

1989/90       burn patients, Course lecture, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington.

 

OTHER PRESENTATIONS

2002           James, A. B. & Oliver, P. Using quantitative methods to study teaching and learning. University of Hartford Faculty Development Workshop, West Hartford, CT.

2000           James, A. B. Using listservs as an educational tool. Northeast Occupational Therapy Educators Professional Association for Development, 3rd Annual Conference, Longmeadow, MA.

1995           Majsak, M. S. & James, A. B. An integrated approach to the hemiplegic shoulder

   to            Two-day continuing education workshop (lecture & patient demonstration) sponsored by

1990           Current Clinical Concepts.  Given in the following locations:

                  Bryn Mawr, PA - 1995
                  Roanoke, VA - 1994
                  Orlando, FL - 1992
                  Milwaukee, WI - 1992
                  San Francisco, CA - 1991
                  Port Jefferson, New York - 1991
                  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 1990

1992           James, A. B. Therapeutic management of fingertip amputations
                  Lecture in a one-day workshop on the management of wrist and hand injuries. University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

1985           James, A. B. Splinting & positioning the hemiplegic upper extremity (lecture/lab).
                  Physical Dysfunction course for occupational therapy students, Boston University.  Boston, MA.

1985           James, A. B.  NDT (Bobath) treatment of adult hemiplegia
                  Physical Dysfunction course for occupational therapy students, Boston University, Boston, MA.

1984           James, A. B. Orthopedic shoulder injuries:  Evaluation and treatment
                  Occupational therapy students, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts.

1984           James, A. B.  Occupational therapy for the multi-trauma patient: A case study
                  Third Annual Northeast Regional Occupational Therapy Student Conference, Durham, New Hampshire.