Katherine M. Post
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn., 2004
  • Master of Science, College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, New York, N.Y., 1976
  • Bachelor of Arts, Upsala College, East Orange, N.J., 1974

Kathy Post has taught courses in human anatomy, neuroscience, and adult physical function. Her specialty area of practice is the application of assistive technology, products and devices that support people's abilities to participate in activities that are important to them.

Dr. Post has retired from full-time teaching but is still involved in coaching and tutoring students for national certification.

Research Interests

  • Assistive technology design and application
  • Universal design for learning
  • Students with disabilities
  • Coaching students for high stakes testing

Courses Taught

  • Clinical Human Anatomy I and II
  • Neuroscience and Occupation I and II
  • Occupation, Dysfunction, and Occupational Therapy Adaptation in Adults I
  • Research Project Design
  • Occupational Therapy Research Project

Certifications and Memberships

  • Has served as chair of Academic Policies and Standards Committee of the Faculty Senate
  • Has served as chair and member of numerous faculty search committees
  • American Occupational Therapy Association member since 1975
  • Active member of American Occupational Therapy Association's Academic Leadership Council
  • American Occupational Therapy Association's Technology Special Interest Section  Standing Committee member and quarterly newsletter editor, 2007-2010
  • Roster of Fellows, American Occupational Therapy Association, “for leadership in promoting technology utilization,” 1994
  • Former member of Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, serving on board of directors, and on the meetings, awards, and publications committees

Selected Works


  • Post, K. M. (2015). Occupational Therapy and Universal Design for Learning. Fact sheet for the American Occupational Therapy Association. Available at http://www.aota.org/-/media/corporate/files/aboutot/professionals/whatisot/cy/fact-sheets/udl%20fact%20sheet.pdf#sthash.OzZObQi3.dpuf.
  • Post, K. M., & Rainville, E. B. (2011). Universal Design for Learning: Making Classroom Activities and Curricula Usable for All. OT Practice, March 14, 12–14, 17.
  • Hartmann, K. D., Post, K. M., & Gardner, C. (2010). Technology Intervention, Using What Is There: Hidden Features and Functions of Operating Systems and Word Processing, OT Practice, May 24, CE-1–CE-8.
  • Post, K. M. (2009). Higher Education as Occupation: The Role of OT Practitioners in Supporting Students’ Participation in College Learning Environments. OT Practice, July 13, 13-16.
  • Post, K. M. (2008). Universal Design for Learning: Supporting Students’ Access to Learning and the Curriculum. Technology Special Interest Section Quarterly, 18 (4).


  • Post, K.M., Montemagni, E.A., & Cournoyer, L. (2015). Student Learning of Core Competencies in Healthcare Interprofessional Collaboration. Poster presentation at AOTA Annual Conference, Nashville TN, April 2015.
  • Montemagni, E.A., Post, K.M., & Cournoyer, L. (2013). Student Learning of Core Competencies in Healthcare Interprofessional Collaboration. Poster presentation at ASAHP Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, October 2013.
  • Technology and Assistive Technology: Finding and Using Evidence for Practice, 1-hour Tech Lab Session at AOTA Annual Conference, Orlando FL, April 2010.