Kathleen Eglseder | Towson University


Clinical Assistant Professor

Education

ScD, Occupational Science, Towson University, 2015

M.S., Curriculum and Instruction, McDaniel College, 2005

Graduate Certificate, Hand and Upper Quarter Rehabilitation, Drexel University, 2003

Lymphedema Certification, Academy of Lymphatic Studies, 2001

B.S., Occupational Therapy, Dominican College, 2001

A.A., Occupational Therapy, Community College of Baltimore County, 1996

Areas of Expertise

Adult Physical Rehabilitation

Spinal Cord Injury

Sexuality and Disability

Kate Eglseder ScD, OTR/L, CLT is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational
Therapy and Occupational Science.  Mrs. Eglseder has over 20 years of experience in
physical rehabilitation with a focus on spinal cord injury and upper extremity trauma. 
Her research interests involve the impact of disability on the occupation of sexual
expression and implications for clients, their partners, and healthcare practitioners.

Select Publications

  • Eglseder, W. A. (2018). Atlas of upper extremity trauma: A clinical perspective. K. Eglseder (Ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Springer.
  • Eglseder, K. & Webb, S.  (2018).  Sexuality education and implications for quality of care for
    individuals with adult onset disability:  A review of current literature.  American Journal of Sexuality Education, 12(4), 423-450.
  • Eglseder, W.A. (2018). Atlas of upper extremity trauma: A clinical perspective. K. Eglseder (Ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Springer
  • Eglseder, K., Webb, S., & Rennie, M. (in press). Sexual functioning in occupational therapy education:
    A survey of programs. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy.
  • Eglseder, K., & Webb, S. (2018). Sexuality education and implications for quality of care for
    individuals with adult onset disability: A review of current literature. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 12(4), 423-450.
  • Eglseder, K. (2017). Sexuality research in occupational therapy education: Enhancing knowledge
    and comfort in address sexuality. SIS Quarterly Practice Connections. August, 28-30.
  • Eglseder, K. (2017). The lived experiences and occupations of intimate partners of individuals
    with spinal cord injury related to sexuality – abstract. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71, 1.
  • Eglseder, K., & Demchick, B. (2017). Sexuality and spinal cord injury. The lived experiences of
    intimate partners. Occupational Therapy Journal of Research, 1-7.
  • Eglseder, K. (2016). Addressing sexuality in the clinic: Simple steps for practitioners. OT Practice, 21(17), 21-23.
  • Eglseder, K. (2016). The lived experiences and occupations of intimate partners of individuals
    with spinal cord injury related to sexuality. Proceedings of the Society for the Study of Occupation, USA, 21-22.
  • Eglseder, K. (2009). Occupational justice as a quality indicator for occupational therapy services.
    Occupational Therapy in Healthcare (23), 288-301.
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Select Presentations

  • Lawson, S., Eglseder, K. (2018). Promoting integration and reasoning through faculty led authentic learning experiences. Poster presentation conducted at the American Occupational Therapy Association Conference,
    Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Eglseder, K. (2017). The lived experiences of intimate partners of individuals with SCI. Poster presentation conducted at the American Occupational Therapy Conference, Philadelphia,
    PA.
  • Eglseder, K. (2017). The lived experience of individuals with spinal cord injury related to their first
    sexual experience post injury
    . Poster presentation conducted at the Maryland Occupational Therapy Association Conference,
    Timonium, MD.
  • Eglseder, K. (2017). Sex and Disability. Invited Presenter. Presentation conducted at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation
    Network Research Meeting, Baltimore, MD.
  • Eglseder, K. (2016). The Lived Experiences and Occupations of Intimate Partners of Individuals with SCI
    related to Sexuality.
    Poster Presentation conducted at the society for the Study of Occupation, Portland
    Maine.
  • Eglseder, K. (2016). Using Theoretical Models in Framing Research. Poster presentation conducted at the American Occupational Therapy Conference, Nashville,
    TN.
  • Eglseder, K. (2016). The Lived Experiences and Occupations of Intimate Partners of Individuals with Stroke
    related to Sexualit
    y. Poster presentation conducted at the Maryland Occupational Therapy Association
    Conference, Pikesville, MD.
  • Eglseder, K., & Webb, S. (2016). Sexuality and Disability. Presentation at the Maryland Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Pikesville,
    MD.
  • Eglseder, K. (2015). Maryland Occupational Therapy Legislative Update. Presentation conducted at the University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore,
    MD.
  • Eglseder, K. (2015). Using Theoretical Models in Framing Research. Poster presentation conducted at the Maryland Occupational Therapy Association Conference,
    Towson, MD.
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Department Service

  • 2016-Present: Graudate Committee
  • 2013-Present: Library Liaison
  • 2017-Present: OT Advisor
  • 2014-2017: Faculty Advisor – Pi Theta Epsilon Delta Lambda
  • 2016-2017: Pre-OT Advisor
  • 2015-2016: Undergraduate Committee
  • 2015-2016: Fieldwork Committee

College Service

  • 2017-Present: College Counsel
  • 2012-Present: Intra-Professional Showcase Committee
  • 2014-2015: CHP Faculty Development Committee
  • 2013-2014: CHP Faculty Development Committee-Secretary


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