Kathleen Foley, BSOT, MS, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Kathleen Foley PortraitProfessor and Director, School of Occupational Therapy
Joined Brenau University: 2013

Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT

Master of Science, Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Doctor of Philosophy, Higher Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Service Commendations-American Occupational Therapy Association, 2018 & 2019

Roster of Fellow-American Occupational Therapy Association, 2017

The Elsie Holmes McKibbin Lectureship Award-Alabama Occupational Therapy Association, 2011

Neurorehabilitation of adults and older adults


OT626/OT636: OT Adults & Older Adults; OT665: Clinical Conditions-Adults & Older Adults; OT803: Foundations of Occupation 1; OT865 Conditions Across the Lifespan; OT826/826L Occupations of Adults & Older Adults

Maintaining independent living in older adults


Foley KT, & Brown CJ. (2019)  Chapter 21: Rehabilitation. In: Harper GM, Lyons WL, Potter JF, eds. Geriatrics review syllabus book 1: A core curriculum in geriatric medicine, 10th ed. New York: American Geriatrics Society.

Phipps S, & Foley KT. (2019). Chapter 25: Understanding client-centered practice. In: Jacobs K, & McCormack, G, eds. The occupational therapy manger, 6th ed. Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.

Foley KT, & Brown CJ. (2016). Rehabilitation. In: Medina-Walpole A, Pacala JT, Potter JF, eds. Geriatrics review syllabus: A core curriculum in geriatric medicine, 9th ed. New York, NY: American Geriatrics Society.

Brown, CJ, Foley, KT, Lowman, JD, MacLennan, PA, Razjouyan, J, Najafi, B, Locher, J, Allman, RM. (2016). Comparison of post hospitalization function and community mobility in hospital mobility program and usual care patients: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Internal Medicine, 176(7), 921-7.

Sheppard, KD, Ford, CR, Sawyer, P, Foley, KT, Harada, CN, Brown, CJ, & Ritchie, CS. (2015). The interprofessional clinical experience: Interprofessional education in the nursing home. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 29(2), 170-2.

Foley, KT, Morrison, MT, &  Hattori, Y. (2014). Etiology, symptoms, and progression of neurocognitive disorders. In G.M. Giles (Series Ed.) & Corcoran, M.A. (Vol. Ed.), Neurocognitive disorder (NCD): Interventions to support occupational performance. (pp. 47-64). Bethesda: American Occupational Therapy Association.


Gentry, J., Myers, T., Rankin, L., Shepard, K., & Foley, K.T. Activities of daily living strategies to age in place. Poster Presentation (April 2019). American Occupational Therapy Association Conference & Expo, New Orleans, LA.

Early Mobility in Acute Care: The Value of OT (November 2017). AOTA/NBCOT National Student Conclave, Birmingham, AL

Gittens, K., Guy, K., Hopkins, P.B., Merriman, F., Wood, J., Craig, J.W., & Foley, K.T. Coping strategies used by grandparents as primary caregivers to grandchildren. Poster Presentation (April 2016). American Occupational Therapy Association Conference & Expo, Chicago, IL

Aguilar EM., Fox K, Holz OM, Layne, A, & Foley, KT.  Perspectives of older women on toileting. Poster Presentation (April 2015). American Occupational Therapy Association Conference & Expo, Nashville, TN


Officer, Secretary (2016-2019). American Occupational Therapy Association. Bethesda, MD.

Appointed Member, Bylaws, Policies, & Procedures Committee (2014-2016). American Occupational Therapy Association. Bethesda, MD.

Peer Reviewer, Annual Conference (2018-2019). American Occupational Therapy Association. Bethesda, MD.