This year’s recipient of the Concordia University Wisconsin Ronald L. Berg Faculty Laureate award is Dr. Christine Moser. This 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.
Dr. Moser is a Full Professor of Occupational Therapy in the Department of Health Professions. She serves as the faculty advisor to Pi Theta Epsilon, the OT National Honor Society. She was responsible for establishing a chapter on Concordia’s campus in 2015. Prior to her role as faculty advisor of Pi Theta, she worked with students to establish a Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) on campus in 1994, and served as faculty advisor for 20 years.
Dr. Moser’s academic preparation includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Mount Mary College (now Mount Mary University) in Milwaukee; a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology and a Ph.D. in Urban Education/Exceptional Education from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Additionally, she completed a specialty certification in Sensory Integration and is certified to administer the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test.
Her research interests include sensory integration, sensory processing, and handwriting. She currently writes a quarterly column known as Reviews, Tools, and Resources in the peer reviewed Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention. For the past 6 years she has invited students to write with her which has resulted in over 30 students becoming published authors. Her professional background includes serving as a school based therapist for 20 years, working in early intervention, and hospital based therapy. Dr. Moser has taught in the Occupational Therapy Department for 22 years. Her specialty is pediatrics. She has designed and taught a variety of pediatric courses over the years and this fall will add teaching pediatrics at the doctoral level to her accomplishments. She has been active on campus serving on the Faculty Senate, Futures Committee, Faculty Development Committee, graduation marshal, and currently on the Rank and Promotion Committee.
Dr. Moser and her husband, Mike (retired engineer) are the proud parents of two adult sons, Joe (2005 CUW grad) and Christopher, and 4 grandchildren, Matthew (6), Nate (3), Ada (18 months) and Luke (11 months).
Christy and Mike reside in Glendale, Wisconsin.