Kate Turner, OTR/L, MAOT, OTD

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Kate Turner

Kate Turner joined the university’s occupational therapy program to serve as academic fieldwork coordinator in 2023. In the two years previous, she worked as an assistant professor in the OT program at the University of Mary in Billings, Montana, teaching a wide range of occupational therapy courses. In the five years before that (2016-21), she was an occupational therapist for Presbyterian Home and Services in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Turner's career in the profession began as an OT at the Woodbury Health Care Center in Woodbury, Minnesota, in 2015-16. She earned both a post-professional doctorate (2021) and a master’s degree in occupational therapy (2015) from Saint Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado.

She lives in Montana with her husband Jeff and their three children, Lilly, William, and Jane, and attends Harvest Church. The family plans to relocate to the Newberg area this fall. Kate enjoys cooking, reading, walking, and time with family and friends.