Ohio Dominican University Names New Vice President for Academic Affairs

Theresa Holleran, Ph.D.


Columbus, OH (43219) – Ohio Dominican University (ODU) has appointed Theresa Holleran, Ph.D., to be its Vice President for Academic Affairs. The announcement was made Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. Dr. Holleran most recently served as Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs.  

In her new role, Dr. Holleran, a 1976 alumna of then-Ohio Dominican College, will manage and facilitate all academic programs, including the curriculum as well as faculty and student progress. She also will oversee the Registrar’s Office, library, Academic Resource Center, Academic Advising Center, Transfer Program Articulation, and the Center for Instructional Technology and eLearning.  

“I am honored to follow in the footsteps of the many great leaders who have held this position throughout Ohio Dominican’s impressive history,” said Dr. Holleran. “I look forward to working with the University’s leadership, faculty, staff and students to preserve and extend ODU’s legacy of academic excellence, guided by our Catholic and Dominican tradition.” 

Dr. Holleran joined the Ohio Dominican faculty in 1986 as a Mathematics and Computer Science instructor. She also served as a professor of Computer Science, and as chair of the Division of Mathematics, Computer and Natural Sciences. 

“Through her history as a student, as a faculty member and an administrator, Dr. Holleran has served ODU and its mission with unwavering dedication, loyalty and commitment,” said ODU President Peter Cimbolic, Ph.D. “I am confident that under her leadership and guidance, we will further enhance the academic landscape at ODU and prepare our students to become the leaders of tomorrow.” 

Dr. Holleran has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Ohio Dominican College, Master of Science in Computer Science from Bowling Green State University, and a doctorate in Education from The Ohio State University. She holds an Ohio Professional Certification in Mathematics and Physical Education (Grades 7-12) as well as Advanced Certification in Religious Education from the Columbus Diocese.  

Dr. Holleran was named to the 1990 Who’s Who in the Computer Industry. She is widely published with most of her research centered on the use of technology to improve learning. 

She is a member of the Association for Computing in Machinery (ACM), International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). 

Dr. Holleran is a resident of Columbus, Ohio. 

Ohio Dominican University is a four-year private comprehensive liberal arts and master’s institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic Dominican tradition. The University has approximately 2,700 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 42 majors as well as seven graduate degree programs. Ohio Dominican uses a student-centered approach, with a commitment to quality teaching and learning.