Carol Haertlein Sells, Ph.D., OTR, FAOTA

Professor, Associate Chair

[Image] Carol Haertlein Sells

Enderis Hall, Room 929
Phone: (414) 229-6922
Fax: (414) 229-5100


Occupational Science & Technology


  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Marquette University, 1993
  • M.S., Administrative Leadership, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1980
  • B.S., Occupational Therapy, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1973

Speaker Topics

  • Life Skills Programs for Veterans
  • Mental Health Needs of Veterans
  • Mental Illness and Community Success

Interests & Expertise

Dr. Haertlein Sells current research focuses on the occupational needs of military veterans and interventions related to life skills and community success. She is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Recent Publications

Plach, H., & Haertlein Sells, C. (2013). The occupational performance needs of young veterans. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67, 73-81.

Beck, C. E., Gonzales, F., Haertlein Sells, C., Jones, C., Reer, T., Wasilewski, S., & Zhu, Y. (2012). The effects of animal-assisted therapy on wounded warriors in an occupational therapy life skills program. US Army Medical Department Journal, April-June, 38-45.

Haertlein, C. A., & Stoffel, V. C. (2011). Adaptive strategies for people with psychiatric disabilities and other mental health needs. In C. Christiansen & Matuska, K.(Eds.), Ways of Living: Adaptive Strategies for Special Needs (4th ed). (Chapter 15, pp. 405-429). Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association.

Haertlein Sells, C., Stoffel, V. C., & Plach, H. (2011). Substance-Related Disorders. In C. Brown & V.C. Stoffel (Eds.), Occupational therapy in mental health: A vision for participation. (Chapter 15, pp. 192-210). Philadelphia: F.A.Davis Company.

Haertlein Sells, C., & Stoffel, V. C. (2010). Use of Evaluation Data in an Outcomes-Oriented Approach. In J. Hinojosa, P. Kramer, & P. Crist (Eds.), Evaluation: Obtaining and Interpreting Data, 3rd Edition (Chapter 16, pp. 337-362). Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association.