Teaching Excellence

The Concordia University Wisconsin Ronald L. Berg Faculty Laureate Award is an honor bestowed by the Concordia faculty on one of its own in recognition as the Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year. The recipient exemplifies Concordia as a way of life, is a model of Christian life, excels in teaching, engages in scholarship, and supports the community life of the campus. We are pleased to announce this year’s recipient, Dr. Carrie Scheel.

Dr. Carrie ScheelDr. Carrie Scheel, EdD, OT/L, CPE, is the Chair and Full Professor of Occupational Therapy at Concordia University and co-owner of ErgoWISE Solutions, LLC. Dr. Scheel has been with the occupational therapy program since its inception 24 years ago.

Dr. Scheel holds her EdD in Educational Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service from Cardinal Stritch University, a Master’s degree in Human Kinetics (Biomechanics and Psychology) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and her Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from Mount Mary University.

Dr. Scheel’s research which focuses on the field of ergonomics and motor control, has resulted in many presentations and publications on related topics.

Dr. Scheel has over 30 years of experience in work injury solutions including work hardening, functional testing, lean ergonomics for office and industry, and other prevention services. She works with a variety of companies providing ergonomic consultation, early intervention, and on-site return to work programs. She is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) and holds her green belt in six sigma.

Dr. Scheel has 3 sons: Brennan, 26, Kenton, 23, and Cameron 20. She also has two rescued beagles that share her Grafton, Wisconsin home.

Congratulations, Dr. Scheel!