Mark Schmeler is Director of the Continuing Education Program in the Department of Rehabilitation Science & Technology. He is the course director for the International Seating Symposium and directs several other continuing education venues including web-based post-professional education and training. He also directs a national contract to develop Assistive Technology Clinics within the Veterans Administration's Polytrauma System of Care. Schme is the co-developer of the Functional Mobility Assessment and manages a registry of large data related to mobility outcomes. He has over 25 years of clinical practice experience and continues to practice as an Occupational Therapist and Assistive Technology Professional in the Center for Assistive Technology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center which he helped establish and directed until 2005. His graduate teaching responsibilities are in the area of assistive technology policy, funding, and management as well as clinical applications of wheelchair seating and mobility applying case-based and evidence based practice. His area of research is in the development and application of functional outcomes measures, product development, and telerehabilitation. He also works closely with national organizations as an advocate for appropriate access to assistive technology devices and services. He served on the RESNA Board of Directors and is a RESNA Fellow.
PhD, OTR/L, ATP
Director, Continuing Education Program (RSTCE)