Margaret Kasimatis, Carroll University

Dr. Margaret Kasimatis

Clinical Associate Professor of Health and Medicine 262.524.7356


Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) Occupational Therapy (MOT) Physical and Health Education


Dr. Kasimatis is still a Bear’s fan despite living in Wisconsin over 30 years. She is married with three adult children scattered from San Francisco to NYC to London. She and her husband have two goofy but charming rescue dogs. Dr. K. loves historical fiction and published her first novel, Not Pink, in April 2018.


  • Loyola University, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, 1988

Areas of Specialization

Health psychology, substance abuse, text anxiety, mild cognitive impairment and dementia management

Scholarly and Professional Achievements

  • Certified instructor in QPR suicide prevention
  • Certified in hypnotherapy
  • Multiple presentations and publications on management of math anxiety and test anxiety
  • Novelist and poet

Service to Carroll University and Profession

  • Developed and runs test anxiety workshops for undergraduate students
  • Coordinates student coaches offering cognitive training to elderly partners in the Waukesha community 
  • Ran caregiver support group through Curative Care, 2013-2016
  • President of Stone Bank School Board, 1995-2000

What is your teaching style?

Keeping health care-oriented students grounded in liberal arts, i.e. connecting theory and research to (gasp) the real world; encouraging consideration of the patient’s personal and cultural contexts; developing health science students’ skills in diagnosis, rapport building and behavior change. That translates into a combination of lecture, illustrative anecdotes, practicing clinical skills with me and with classmates and group projects that build clinical reasoning and skills.
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