Assistant Professor, Clinical

406N Atwell Hall
453 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: 614-292-8167

Primary Professional Areas of Interest

  • Clinical Education
  • Pediatrics
  • Adaptive Sports

Research Focus

My primary professional area of interest is supporting students and educators in the use of evidence-based practice as well as innovative ways to push occupational therapy into the community. I am a board certified pediatric occupational therapist with expertise in sensory integration, feeding and aquatics which feeds my clinical teaching and research in adaptive sports.

Courses Taught

  • Doctoral Capstone Experience, OCCTHER 7389
  • Capstone Preparation, OCCTHER 7710
  • Occupational Therapy for the Young Child, OCCTHER 7310/7311
  • Independent Study: Pediatric Specialization, OCC THER 7610

Recent Research

Kemp, EL & Crabtree JL (July, 2018).  Differentiating fieldwork settings: Matching student characteristics to demands.  Occupational Therapy in Healthcare (32)3.  Doi: 10.1080/07380577.2018.1491084

Recent Presentations

Kemp, EL, Domina, . Darragh, AR, & Mu, K. (April 2019). The Doctoral Capstone Experience.  Academic Leadership Council, Program Directors Meeting, AOTA National Conference, New Orleans. 

Kemp, E. L., Reifenberg, G., Schmidt, E.  (2019, April).  Collaborative Practitioner-Student Partnerships for Implementing Evidence Based Practice During Level II Fieldwork.  AOTA National Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Kemp, EL, Stahr, K, & Clutter, J (2018, April).  Para-adaptive Rowing: An Innovative Community Partnership, AOTA National Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.


  • 2000: B.S., Allied Health Professions/Occupational Therapy, The Ohio State University
  • 2007: M.S., Occupational Therapy, Boston University
  • 2016: Doctorate of Occupational Therapy, Indiana University

My Research Links

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