Dr. Kalyn Briggs

Contact Information

Director of Academic Fieldwork
Ph.D. Texas Woman’s University
M.S. University of Mary
Phone: 406.657.1164
Office: Office 208, Charles Morledge Science Building
Email: kalyn.briggs@rocky.edu

Biography

Dr. Briggs has been an occupational therapist for over 15 years, receiving her Master of Science degree from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND in 2002, and her PhD in occupational therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 2012. Dr. Briggs’s practice area of experience is with the adult population, specifically adults with neurological conditions. Her research interests and experience include stroke and stroke rehabilitation, and more recently addressing rural health care needs of adults with neurological conditions.

Dr. Briggs was recently appointed the Young Professional Coordinator for the Academic Education Special Interest Section at AOTA, and was a part of the inaugural class of AOTA’s academic educator mentor program. She has a passion for teaching and learning in the field of occupational therapy, and is excited for the many opportunities that are available for growing occupational therapy in the state of Montana and the region.  

Dr. Briggs is a Montana native, born and raised in Glendive, with family still residing there. She is married and has a 5 year old son and 22 year old step-daughter. Dr. Briggs will serve as the Director of Academic Fieldwork for the Rocky Mountain College, Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program and teach Anatomy Clinical Lab, Neuroscience and the adult-based content.