Amy E. Mayer, OTD, OTR/L
Amy E. Mayer, OTD, OTR/L

Amy E. Mayer, OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Academic Appointments


  • Occupational Therapy


  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Health Systems Management
  • Occupational Therapy Management and Program Development
  • Physical Rehabilitation I: Evaluation

Publications and Presentations


  • Burns, T.L., Mayer, A.E., Washington-Krauth, S.M., Walters, R.W., Arouni, A.J., Design and Feasibility of a Hatha Yoga Intervention for Smoking Cessation. doi: 10.1017/jsc2014.21., Journal of Smoking Cessation, 2014
  • Bartholomew, T.M., Cragg, J.K., Hays, J.T., Matthews, A., Peel, C. & Padilla, R. Working with elders who have cardiovascular conditions. In Padilla, R., Byers-Cannon, S. & Lohman, H. (Ed.) Occupational therapy with elders: strategies for the COTA. Maryland Heights MO:, Elsevier/Mosby, 3rd ed., pp. 242-253, 2012


  • Mayer, A. & Carpenter, H. Yoga as an occupation-based activity: The effects of using occupation-based principles in delivering a yoga class versus traditional yoga class instruction. Poster session presented at the Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association, Omaha, NE., 2014
  • Mayer, A. & Davis, J. Create Innovative Multimedia Learning Activities to Achieve High-Level Analytic and Practice Skills in the Classroom. American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference, Baltimore, MD., 2014
  • Matthews, A. An Introduction to Myofascial Release. Nebraska Massage Therapy Association. Omaha, NE., 2012
  • Matthews, A. Yoga for Every Body. CSW Women’s Summit Creighton University. Omaha, NE., 2012
  • Matthews, A. Economic Concepts in Occupational Therapy. Alumni Weekend Creighton University. Omaha, NE., 2011
  • Feldhacker, D., Mu, K., Jensen, L., Peck, K. & Matthews, A. Outcomes Evaluation of the China Honors Interprofessional Program. Poster presentation at Midwestern Global Health Conference. Omaha, NE., 2011
  • Matthews, A. & Young, J. Extremity Peripheral Nervous System: Anatomy, Traditional OT Care and Complimentary Treatment Options Continuing Education Offering for OTs at Central Community College in Grand Island, NE., 2010

Awards and Honors

  • Kizer Light of Wellness Award, 2015
  • School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Excellence in Education Teaching Award, 2015
  • Educator of the Year, Occupational Therapy, 2013
  • Magis Moderator of the Year Award, 2012