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Susan Skees Hermes OTD, MS, OTR/L, BCP

Dr. Susan Skees Hermes
  • Assistant Professor
  • OTD, Occupational Therapy, Boston University, Boston, 2017
  • MS, Occupational Therapy, Boston University, Boston, 2006
  • BA, Occupational Therapy, Eastern Kentucky University, 1984


Contact Information

  • Department: Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
  • Office: Dizney 119
  • Mailing Address: Dizney 103
  • Email:
  • Phone: 859-622-7372


Susan Skees Hermes, OTD, OTR/L, BCP has 34 years of clinical experience working with all ages and populations. Her expansive areas of practice include mental health, inpatient rehabilitation,  school based, home health, outpatient, skilled nursing settings, management, education, and consulting. Dr. Hermes is Board Certified in Pediatrics (BCP) through the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).  She has also received certifications in the following: administration of the Southern California Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT), Training for Occupational and Physical Therapist in Early Intervention (TOPSEI), Certified Educator Infant Massage (CEIM), and Handwriting Without Tears Level 1. She has participated in data collection for the Sensory Processing Measure, the Goal-Oriented Assessment of Lifeskills (GOAL), and the Print Tool. She has previously been a presenter at the World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress (Montreal, Canada & Yokohama, Japan), the American Occupational Therapy Annual Conference (Philadelphia, Nashville, Salt Lake City, New Orleans), and at the Kentucky, Massachusetts, Nevada, Arizona, and Florida state occupational therapy conferences. Her current research interests include: school based collaborative practice, occupational therapy professional development in the people’s republic of China, interprofessional intergenerational care and learning programs, occupational therapy’s role in disaster preparedness and response, and professional association leadership development.


Subject  TitleDatesLocationTerm
OTS 850Management Principles for OT  Internet Classes Summer 2022
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