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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 18, 2019  
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Faculty and Administration


Program Directors

Allied Health Joan Rocks
Business Eric Lloyd
Education Kristin Reninger
Educational Mathematics Jeffrey Smith
Nursing Patricia F. Keane
Nursing, Clinical Nurse Leader Karen Hughes
Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice John Chovan
Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Alicia Ribar
Nursing, Nurse Anesthesia Brian Garrett
Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) to 
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Mary W. McKelvey

Faculty - Departments of: Allied Health: Business, Accounting and Economics; Education; Educational Mathematics; and Nursing

Kyriacos C. Aristotelous, 1993-
Professor in the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1993
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1989
M.A., University of Delaware, 1988
B.S., Iowa State University, 1986
Research interests:
International trade; economic development and growth; applied macroeconomics.

Kay Ball, 2010-
Associate Professor in the Department of Nursing
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, 2009
M.S.A., Central Michigan University, 1987
B.S.N., Otterbein University, 1983
Research interests:
Surgical smoke evacuation compliance; occupational hazards; workplace hazards.

Robert Braun, 2011-
Assistant Professor in the Department of Health & Sport Sciences
Ph.D., The University of Toledo, 2012
M.P.H., George Washington University, 2002
B.S., The Ohio State University, 1994
Research interests:
Health equity - elimination of health disparities among racial/ethnic minorities

Daniel Cho, 2006-
Associate Professor in the Department of Education
Ph.D., UCLA, 2006
M.A., Pepperdine University, 2000
B.A., UCLA, 1999
Research interests:
Expanding the boundaries of educational philosophy; examining the pedagogical function of culture; rethinking the purpose of school; and pedagogy in contemporary society.

John Chovan, 2011-
Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing
D.N.P., The Ohio State University, 2011
M.S.N., The Ohio State University, 2007
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1990
M.S., The Ohio State University, 1984
B.S., The Ohio State University, 1982
B.S., The Ohio State University, 1980
Research interests:
Psychiatric and mental health nursing, palliative care, nursing models, gerontology, holistic nursing, health care systems, leadership, quantitative/qualitative research, thinking and learning, technology.

Susan D. Constable, 2004-
Associate Professor in the Department of Education
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1997
M.S., State University of New York at Cortland, 1989
B.A., State University of New York at Cortland, 1985
Research interests:
Contexts for early literacy learning; effective literacy schools; adolescent literacy.

Don E. Eskew, 1993-
Professor in the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1993
M.A., University of Kansas, 1987
B.S., Indiana University, 1982
Research interests:
Compensation; recruitment; training; organizational behavior in management; perceived fairness of human resources policies and procedures.

Kim Fischer, 2004-
Associate Professor in the Department of Health & Sport Sciences
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1994
M.A., Michigan State University, 1979
B.A., The College of Wooster, 1978
Research interests:
Exercise physiology, health and fitness.

Brian E. Garrett, 2009-
Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing and Assistant Director of the CRNA Program
B.S.N., The Ohio State University, 1996
M.S.N., University of Cincinnati, 2003
Research interests:
Practice barriers for Advanced Practice Nurses, Pharmacology and Physiology.

Jacqueline Haverkamp, 2006-
Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing
D.N.P., The Ohio State University, 2012
M.S.N., Otterbein University, 2004
A.S.N., Otterbein University, 1981
B.S.N., Franklin University, 1997
Research interests:
Research involving the comparison of nursing characteristics (especially education levels) to better patient outcomes (in particular to morality rates, failure-to-rescue rates, infections rates, and medication errors); comparing nurse competency levels (eg: clinical ladders) with outcomes.

Kirk Hummer, 2006-
Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing
D.N.P., Otterbein University, 2013
M.S.N., Otterbein University, 2008
M.B.A., The University of Dayton, 1993
B.S.N., Thiel College, 1985
Research interests:
Emergency and urgent care practice; procedural skills for APRNs; healthcare administration.

Sunhwa Jung, 2007-
Assistant Professor in the Department of Education
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2003
M.A., Ewha Womens University, 1993
B.A., Ewha Womens University, 1986
Research interests:
Early childhood special education.

Patricia F. Keane, 1989-
Professor in the Department of Nursing
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1995
M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania, 1977
B.S.N., Boston College, 1973
Research interests:
Qualitative research; women’s health; violence against women (physical abuse, rape, etc.).

Clare Kilbane, 2007-
Associate Professor in the Department of Education
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2000
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1997
B.S.E., University of Dayton, 1993
Research interests:
Technology integration; digital portfolios; 21st Century pedagogy.

Deanne E. Knoblauch, 2004-
Assistant Professor in the Department of Education
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2004
M.A., The Ohio State University, 2003
M.A., Eastern Michigan University, 1987
B.S., Bowling Green State University, 1983
Research interests:
Teacher education; multicultural education; teachers’ sense of efficacy.

Paul Longenecker, 2012-
Senior Instructor in the Department of Education
Ph.D., Kennedy-Western University, 2004
M.B.A., University of Toledo, 1989
B.S.N., University of Toledo, 1982
Associate Degree, Owens Technical College, 1977
Research interests:
Leadership, non-profit management, organizational culture, end-of-life care.

Grace McDaniel, 1996-
Assistant Professor in the Department of Education
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2012
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1987
B.S., Capital University, 1983
Research interests:
Multicultural education, teacher education, education of homeless and students in poverty.

Mary W. McKelvey, 1984-
Professor in the Department of Nursing
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1996
M.S., The Ohio State University, 1974
B.S.N., Tuskegee Institute, 1971
Research interests:
Stress and coping in minority (e.g. Black and Hispanic) families; economic concerns of women in the U.S.; psychological adaptation (e.g. depression, feeling of well-being, self-esteem) to stressors (e.g. divorce).

Shelley Payne, 2010-
Assistant Professor in the Department of Health & Sport Sciences
Ph.D., University of Indianapolos, 2010
M.S., University of Indianapolis, 1997
B.A., DePauw University, 1995
Research interests:
Lower extremity biomechanics, ACL rehabilitation, Student learning and Self-Directed Learning Readiness, Team-Based Learning.

Kathryn Plank, 2012-
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning; Assistant Professor in the Department of Education
Ph.D., Penn State University, 1996
M.A., Penn State University, 1988
B.A., Kent State University, 1986
Research interests:
Scholarship of educational development, scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL), program assessment, diversity, team teaching, course design, and online learning.

Kristin Reninger, 2007-
Assistant Professor in the Department of Education
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2007
M.S., SUNY College at Potsdam, 1995
B.A., SUNY College at Potsdam, 1993
Research interests:
Classroom discourse and reading comprehension.

Alicia Ribar, 2005-
Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing,
Ph.D., Duquesne University - 2012
M.S., Wright State University - 1998
B.S.N., The University of Toledo/Medical College of Ohio - 1991
Research interests:
Nutritional factors affecting health, childhood obesity and metabolic disorders.

Karen S. Robinson, 1988-
Professor in the Department of Education
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1975
M.A., University of Alabama, 1971
B.A., University of Montevallo, 1969
Research interests:
Early literacy; technology in elementary classrooms; early childhood curriculum development.

Joan E. Rocks, 1992-
Associate Professor in the Department of Health & Sport Sciences
Ph.D., University of Toledo, 2004
M.S., Canisius College, 1987
B.S., Marietta College, 1986
Research interests:
Student learning and teaching pedagogies that would enhance the transfer of information from the classroom to the clinical setting.

Diane Ross, 2001-
Associate Professor in the Department of Education
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2004
M.A. Ed, The University of Akron, 1990
B.S., The College of Wooster, 1980
Research interests:
Social justice; educational technology, middle childhood education.

D. Peter Sanderson, 2001-
Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1991
M.S., Bowling Green State University, 1977
B.S., Bowling Green State University, 1976
Research interests:
Computer Science Education, Software Engineering, Human-Computer Interaction, Service Learning.

Barbara H. Schaffner, 1985-
Dean of the School of Professional Studies and the Graduate School, Professor in the Department of Nursing
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1992
M.S.N., Indiana University, 1981
B.S.N., University of Cincinnati, 1977
Research interests:
Research on nursing interventions; child health; alternative therapies; primary care (pediatric practitioner).

Carrie Scheckelhoff,  2009-
Assistant Professor in the Department of Education
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1997
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1993
B.A., Hiram College, 1989
Research interests:
21st century multidimensional literacy practices in elementary classrooms.

Wendy Sherman Heckler, 2007-
AVPAA and Dean of University Programs, Professor in the Department of Education
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2001
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1997
B.S., The Ohio State University, 1991
Research interests:
Science education.

Charles G. Smith, 2000-
Professor in the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1989
M.A., The University of Cincinnati, 1983
B.A., John Carroll University, 1970
Research interests:
Dispute resolution; union certification election; labor-management cooperation; transformation of business systems.

Henry C. Smith, III, CMA, 2001-
Associate Professor in the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, 1994
M.B.A., Troy State University, 1977
B.S., Virginia Military Institute, 1966
Research interests:
Capital budgeting issues for information technology; management control systems; managerial/ cost accounting systems; fraud detection and investigation; financial distress/bankruptcy.

Jeffrey P. Smith, 2000-
Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1995
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1989
B.S.E., The Ohio State University, 1986
Research interests:
Use of technology in the teaching and learning of mathematics, Cognitively Guided Instruction in Mathematics.

Susan Thompson, 1986-
Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1998
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1983
B.S., University of Dayton, 1981
Research interests:
Developmental mathematics.

Zengxiang Tong, 1991-
The John A. Patton Endowed Chair of Educational Mathematics, Professor in the Department of Mathematics
Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1991
M.S., Shichuan University, 1982
B.S., Nanking University, 1966
Research interests:
Fuzzy mathematics, optimal control, functional analysis, educational mathematics.

Marjorie A. Vogt, 1990-
Professor in the Department of Nursing
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2000
M.S., The Ohio State University, 1990
B.S.N., Carlow College, 1977
Research interests:
Quantitative/qualitative research; children with chronic illness; diabetes; oncology; camp nursing; nursing administration; pediatric practitioner; pediatric/family practitioner; women’s health; global health.

Bethany Vosburg-Bluem, 2013-
Assistant Professor in the Department of Education
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2012
M.A., The Ohio State University, 2012
M.A., Wright State University, 2001
B.S., Wright State University, 1988
Research interests:
Sustainability and environmental education in the social studies curriculum; sustainability education in teacher education; integrating sustainability education into the general curriculum.

Adele Weiss, 2000-
Associate Professor in the Department of Education
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1984
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1976
B.S., The Ohio State University, 1974
Research interests:
Exceptional children with an emphasis on learning disabilities, multicultural education, literacy and developing global awareness in the undergraduate population.

Paul J. Wendel, 2012-
Assistant Professor in the Department of Education
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2008
M.A., Kent State University, 2003
M.S., University of Akron, 1998
B.S., Kent State University, 1988
Research Interests:
Evolution Education, Physics Education, Classroom Management

Dennis J. Whalen, 2000-
Associate Professor in the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2000
M.B.A., Syracuse University, 1986
B.S., University of Scranton, 1982
Research interests:
Derivative securities; market microstructure; earnings announcements; capital structure.

Retired Faculty

Barbara B. Cornett
Professor of Nursing/Emeriti

Marlene Deringer
Associate Professor of Education/Emeriti

Joan Pryor McCann
Professor of Nursing/Emerti

Patricia Ryan
Professor of Education/Emeriti

Elizabeth Siebert
Professor of Nursing

Ann E. Teske
Professor of Nursing

John Volkmar
Associate Professor of Business, Accounting, and Economics