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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

2010-2011 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 13, 2019  
2010-2011 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Faculty and Administration



Department Chairpersons

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Art Donald T. Austin
Business, Accounting and Economics Don E. Eskew
Chemistry and Biochemistry Jerry A. Jenkins
Communication Susan P. Millsap
Education Harriet R. Fayne
English Paul Eisenstein
Equine Science Bruse G. Mandeville
Foreign Languages Cristobal Sartori
Health and Sport Sciences Joan E. Rocks
History and Political Science Debora J. Halbert
Integrative Studies Amy E. Jessen-Marshall
Life and Earth Sciences Michael A. Hoggarth
Mathematical Sciences Zengxiang Tong
Music Craig R. Johnson
Nursing Barbara H. Schaffner
Physics and Astronomy David G. Robertson
Psychology Michele Acker
Religion and Philosophy Andrew P. Mills
Sociology Heidi R. Ballard
Theatre and Dance John Stefano

Faculty - Department of Education; Nursing; and Business, Accounting and Economics

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

Bruce C. Bailey, 1999-
Associate Professor of Business, Accounting and Economics
B.S., University of Connecticut, 1977
M.B.A., University of Michigan, 1979
Ph.D., SUNY at Buffalo, 1999
Research interests:
Marketing of consumer packaged goods, particularly food marketing; positioning of private label grocery brands.

Mary Ann Burnam, 1977-
Professor of Nursing
B.S., The Ohio State University, 1967
M.S., The Ohio State University, 1970
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1998
Research interests:
Education and teaching; women’s health; nursing history; women’s history and education; qualitative research; curriculum development and teaching.

Susan A. Butz, 2005-
Instructor of Nursing
R.N. Diploma Graduate, Grant Hospital School of Nursing, 1977
B.S.N., Otterbein College, 2001
M.S.N., Otterbein College, 2004
Research interests:
Critical care; emergency room care; nursing education and women’s health; end of life care.

Sharon L. Carlson, 1979-
Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Marquette University, 1964
M.S.N., University of Missouri, 1978
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1995
Research interests:
Human development (adult, aged); health promotion and the elderly; elder abuse; mental health issues; teaching metohodoligies, e.g. case studies; qualitative and quantitative research.

Ruth A. Chavez, 1993-
Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., The Ohio State University, 1975
M.S.N., The Ohio State University, 1978
Research interests:
Pediatrics, particularly medically fragile children.

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

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

Barbara B. Cornett, 1983-
Professor of Nursing
B.S., University of Maryland, 1971
M.S., The Ohio State University, 1976
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1989
Research interests:
Children’s mental health; public health; computers and health care.

David K. Dennis, CPA 1990-
Professor of Business, Accounting and Economics
B.S., B.A., The Ohio State University, 1966
M.B.A., Wright State University, 1969
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 1975
Research interests:
Visual representation and analysis of financial data sets; animation of complex accounting and business procedures; accounting education.

Marlene Lansman Deringer, 1987-
Associate Professor of Education
B.A., Otterbein College, 1969
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1973
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1998
Research interests:
Middle level education.

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

Harriet R. Fayne, 1980-
Professor of Education
B.A., Barnard College, 1969
M.A.T., Harvard University, 1970
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1979
Research interests:
Assessment; learning disabilities; urban education.

Wendy Sherman Heckler, 2007-
Associate Professor of Education
B.S., The Ohio State University, 1991
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1997
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2001
Research interests:
Science education.

Marsha M. Huber, 1986-
Associate Professor of Business, Accounting and Economics
B.A., Ohio University, 1981
M.B.A., Miami University, 1983
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2003
Research interests:
Restaurant industry accounting and tax issues.

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

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

Clare Ryan Kilbane, 2007-
Associate Professor of Education
B.S., University of Dayton, 1993
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1997
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2000
Research interests:
Instructional technology.

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

Shirine L. Mafi, 1986-
Associate Professor of Business, Accounting and Economics
B.B.A., Marshall University, 1977
M.B.A., Marshall University, 1978
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2000
Research interests:
Role of human resource development in improving quality in manufacturing services.

Grace A. McDaniel, 1996-
Academic Teaching Staff
B.S., Capital University, 1983
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1987
Research interests:
Science education; middle childhood education; differentation/gifted education; integration of technology with instruction.

Mary W. McKelvey, 1984-
Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Tuskegee Institute, 1971
M.S., The Ohio State University, 1974
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1996
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).

Eda L. Mikolaj, 1990-
Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Saint John College, 1957
M.S., The Ohio State University, 1962
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1983
Research interests:
Administration; nursing education; staff development; adult women students; end of life care; care of older adults; Italian health care system.

Allen M. Prindle, 1989- (1987-1988)
Professor of Business, Accounting and Economics
B.S., The University of Wisconsin, 1970
M.S., Purdue University, 1972
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1977
Research interests:
Microeconomics; state and local land issues.

Joan M. Pryor McCann, 1991-
Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Pittsburgh, 1976
M.N., University of Pittsburgh, 1978
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1985
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1995
Research interests:
Nursing theory (grand-middle range-micro); medical-surgical topics, especially pulmonary cardiac; legal and ethical issues; research; history of nursing, especially Florence Nightingale; global health care.

Kristen Reninger, 2007-
Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., SUNY College at Potsdam, 1993
M. S., SUNY College at Potsdam, 1995
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2007
Research interests:
Middle childhood education.

Alicia Ribar, 2005-
Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., The University of Toledo, 1991
M.S., Wright State University, 1994
Research interests:
Pediatric and women’s health; qualitative research; diabetes education; maternal-infant research; lactation education.

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

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

Jiten V. Ruparel, 1999-
Associate Professor of Business, Accounting and Economics
B.S., Faraday House, London, UK, 1962
M.S., University of Waterloo, 1977
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1998
Research interests:
International business strategy; cooperative strategies; strategic alliances; exit strategies; and corporate affinity.

Patricia M. Ryan, 1988-
Professor of Education
A.B., Ohio Dominican University, 1967
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1980
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1986
Research interests:
Differentiated instruction; urban education.

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

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

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

Marjorie A. Vogt, 1990-
Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Carlow College, 1977
M.S., The Ohio State University, 1990
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2000
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.

John A. Volkmar, 2006-
Associate Professor of Business, Accounting and Economics
B.A., The Ohio State University, 1974
M.S., Temple University, 1996
Ph.D., Temple University, 2003
Research Interest:
Cross-cultural management, international management and strategy, international human resources management.

Adele B. Weiss, 1998-
Associate Professor of Education
B.S., The Ohio State University, 1974
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1976
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1984
Research interests:
Special education; reading.

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