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Dr. Donald Kallembach

Program Director / Clinical Assistant Professor for Master of Occupational Therapy 262.951.3128 Charles Street Hall 105


Occupational Therapy


Dr. Kallembach has worked in a wide range of academic and clinical practice settings in both occupational therapy and human services settings, including social services agencies, acute medical settings, community-based mental health and a wide range of rehabilitation and developmental settings.  His academic experience includes serving as both instructional faculty and administrator, in social service and occupational therapy higher education programs.
His teaching interests include, mental health occupational therapy, interventions emphasizing music, performance and visual arts, and wellness, intervention development that emphasizes student strength and individual skill sets and the philosophical and theoretical foundations of occupational therapy.  


  • Occupational Therapy Doctorate- Chatham University, Pittsburg, PA
  • Masters of Arts in HealthCare Ethics- Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO
  • Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy- Springfield College, Springfield, MA
  • Bachelors of Music Education- Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL

What is your teaching style?

Because much of adult learning depends on a re-framing understanding, I attempt to teach in a transformative style.  Whatever students need to help them think differently and integrate new information into a transformed view of themselves and the world around them, I attempt to do. 
To do this, I share personal experience, clinical stories, and theories to promote understanding and challenges create teachable moments.  

What should students know about you?

I am passionate about occupational therapy and about education.  I believe students should focus on and develop their strengths to help them grow in other areas.  And, if you talk to me, I will listen.  

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