Pamela Kasyan-Howe, OTD, OTR/L, EdS

Doctoral Coordinator, Assistant Professor, OT Programs


Miami, FL


College of Health Sciences


Acute Care
Adult Rehabilitation
Chronic Disease Management
Clinical Education
Dementia Care
Hand Therapy
Healthcare Higher Education
Higher Education
Higher Education Leadership
Long Term / Rehabilitation Nursing
Neurological Rehabilitation
Spinal Cord Injuries
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Vision Rehabilitation
Wound Management


Doctor of Occupational Therapy, South University
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Florida International University
Bachelor of Arts in Education, University of Florida

Research Interests

Fieldwork Education
Student Accommodation
Legal and Ethical Concerns

Dr. Pamela Ann Kasyan-Howe received a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Florida in 1993, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Florida International University in 1997, and a post professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from South University in 2016. She received an Education Specialist degree for Computing Technologies in Education from Nova Southeastern University, and completed the Certificate in Hand and Upper Quadrant Rehabilitation from Medical College of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University. Dr. Kasyan-Howe’s oral capstone defense was to develop strategies to accommodate students in higher distance education.

She has clinical experience in traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, neuro, movement disorders, dementia, acute care, work hardening, orthopedics, upper quadrant rehabilitation, and hand therapy and serving clients in acute care, inpatient, outpatient and long-term care environments. Dr. Kasyan-Howe has published and presented consistently at local, state, and national levels. She has served the profession consistently at a local level as president and recorder of Region 7 South, state level as president and recorder of FLOTEC and as fieldwork Special Interest Section for the Florida Occupational Therapy Association, and nationally on American Occupational Therapy Association’s Council for Opportunity in Education committee to revise the student evaluation of fieldwork experience (SEFWE).