University of Southern Indiana

Jessica Mason

Jessica Mason, MSOTR/L

Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy Program

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator of Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy Program


812-492-7813
Stone Family Center for Health Sciences - 3043

Accepts Office Hours by Appointment

About

Dr. Jessica Mason is an Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy and the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator. Her clinical expertise includes inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient, and school-based practice. She has been teaching in occupational therapy education since 2014 and serving as the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator since 2018. Dr. Mason is married and has 4 children. 

Education & Certifications

OTD, 2017, Eastern Kentucky University

MS, Occupational Therapy, 2006, University of Southern Indiana

BS, University of Southern Indiana, 2005

Scholarship

Dr. Mason’s research agenda is focused on educational outcomes for students in the classroom and the development of professional and technical skills of students related to the fieldwork experience. 

Selected Publications and Presentations

Mason, J., Hayden, C., & Causey-Upton, R. (in press). Fieldwork educators' expectations of level II occupational therapy students' professional and technical skills. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy.

Mason, J. & Dishman, K. (2020). Service-learning: Everyone deserves to play! Pedagogicon Conference Proceedings, 7. https://encompass.eku.edu/pedagogicon/2019/guidinggrading/7

Morgan, J. Arvin, M.K., Delp, J., Mason, J., & Phy, W. (2019, October). Interprofessional peer-teaching and learning among occupational and respiratory therapy students during an early mobility simulation. Respiratory Care, 64(10). http://rc.rcjournal.com/content/64/Suppl_10/3229773

 Laverdure, P., Grinnell, M., & Mason, J. (2020, May). Building community: Steps to address the fieldwork challenge. [Oral Webinar Presentation]. Academic Leadership Council Webinar Sponsored by the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Connerton, C, Theuri, S., Thomas, P., Mason, J., Dishman, K, Thompson, S. B., & Butler, R. (2020, May). Interprofessional education and wellness fair: Preparing for practice [Poster presentation]. Strengthening the Health Care Team Conference, Evansville, IN. Conference canceled due to COVID-19.

Mason, J., Dishman, K., Weir, S. & Wood, J. (2020, April). Executive functions: You need those! [Oral Presentation]. Indiana Occupational Therapy Association Spring Conference, Terre Haute, IN. Conference canceled due to COVID-19.

Mason, J. (2020, April). Cognition: Thinking from the beginning to the end. [Keynote Speaker, Oral Presentation]. Indiana Occupational Therapy Association Spring Conference, Terre Haute, IN. Conference canceled due to COVID-19.

Hughes, M.J., Howland, K., A., Mason, J., & Messer, M. (2020, March). Supporting OT Students with accommodations requests. [Poster Presentation]. AOTA Annual Conference & Expo, Boston, MA. Conference canceled due to COVID-19.

Dishman, K, Mason, J., & Arvin, M.K. (2020, February).  Service-learning:  Perspectives of assistive technology for participation in unified games. [Oral Presentation]. Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium, Evansville, IN.

Dishman, K, Mason, J., & Arvin, M.K. (2020, January). Motor skills participation through assistive technology innovation. [Oral Presentation]. ATIA Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Mason, J., Dishman, K, & Arvin, M.K. (2019, November). Everyone deserves to play! Adapting toys for switch access. [Oral Presentation]. Indiana Occupational Therapy Association State Fall Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Mason, J., Arvin, M.K., Delp, J., Morgan, J. & Phy, W. (2019, November). Interprofessional peer-teaching and learning among occupational and respiratory therapy students during an early mobility simulation. [Poster Presentation]. National AARC Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Mason, J., Arvin, M.K., Delp, J., Morgan, J. & Phy, W. (2019, October). Occupational therapy/respiratory therapy collaboration: Understanding roles and early mobility simulation. [Oral Presentation]. Collaborating Across Borders VII International Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Mason, J., Arvin, M.K., Delp, J., Morgan, J. & Phy, W. (2019, October). Occupational therapy/respiratory therapy collaboration: Understanding roles and early mobility simulation [Oral Presentation]. National AOTA Education Summit, Las Vegas, NV.

Laverdure, P., Mason, J., Smith, L., Stotz, N., Toussaint, L., VanCamp, A., & Varland, J. (October 2019). Addressing the c standards – sharing best practices to ensure compliance. [Oral Presentation]. National AOTA Education Summit Academic Leadership Council Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.

Mason, J., Dishman, K., & Arvin, M.K. (2019, May). Service-Learning: USI OT/OTA toy accessibility project. [Poster Presentation]. Regional EKU Pedagogicon Conference, Richmond, KY.

Mason, J., Arvin, M.K., Delp, J., Morgan, J. & Phy, W. (2019, May). Occupational therapy/respiratory therapy collaboration: Understanding roles and early mobility simulation. [Poster Presentation]. Regional Strengthening the Health Care Team Conference, Evansville, IN.

Mason, J., Dishman, K., & Arvin, M.K. (2019, February). USI OT/OTA toy accessibility project. [Poster Presentation]. Regional Strengthening the Health Care Team Conference, Evansville, IN.

Mason, J., Arvin, M.K., Delp, J., Morgan, J. & Phy, W. (2019, February). Occupational therapy/respiratory therapy collaboration: Understanding roles and early mobility simulation.  [Poster Presentation]. Regional USI Teaching and Learning Symposium, Evansville, IN.

Professional Organizations

American Occupational Therapy Association

Indiana Occupational Therapy Association


 


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