In recognition of their commitment to teaching and their scholarly and creative contributions, the Ohio Dominican University Board of Trustees has approved the promotions of four faculty members for the 2024-25 academic year. The following promotions of the below individuals took effect July 1, 2024. 

  • Anna Davis, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Mathematics – Promoted to Professor (already tenured)
  • Kristall Day, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Education – Promoted to Professor (already tenured)
  • Natalie Kompa, Ed.D.
    Associate Professor of Public Relations – Promoted with Tenure
  • Kelsey Squire, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of English – Promoted to Professor (already tenured)

“I am continuously impressed by the commitment and passion of our faculty here at Ohio Dominican, and congratulate Dr. Davis, Dr. Day, Dr. Kompa and Dr. Squire on their well-deserved promotions,” said ODU Acting President and Provost Dr. Shonna Riedlinger. "I am proud to celebrate these outstanding educators who have exemplified ODU's dedication to equipping our students with the knowledge they need to lead successful careers and fulfilling lives."

About the Faculty

Anna Davis, Ph.D.
Dr. Anna Davis joined Ohio Dominican University in 2005. She received her Ph.D. in Mathematics in the area of Geometric Topology from the University of Kentucky. In addition to topology, Dr. Davis is interested in cognitive psychology, connections between mathematics and art, and effective uses of technology in the classroom. Her publications reflect her varied interests, as her articles have appeared in mathematics as well as education journals. Most recently, she has been leading a project related to the flipped classroom, and enjoys involving students in her research activities.

Kristall Day, Ph.D.
Kristall Day, Ph.D., BCBA, is a Professor in the Division of Education with a specialization in Special Education. Dr. Day has served as a middle and high school intervention specialist and has experience teaching children with mild through intensive disabilities. She currently has licenses in special education, music education, principal grades 5 through 12 and she is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She has also completed the 2-year LEXIA training for Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS), which is an International Dyslexia Association (IDA) accredited program on the Science of Reading. Dr. Day's research interests include high-leverage teaching practices for students with disabilities, formative instructional practices, development of inclusive teacher preparation programs, and learning strategies for supporting teacher candidates in writing effective goals. 

Natalie Kompa, Ed.D.
Dr. Natalie Kompa has taught Public Relations courses at ODU since 2002. During her time, she has created several Public Relations and Marketing Communications courses, including two focused on how to use new technologies in public relations. Dr. Kompa previously served numerous companies in executive PR management roles, including serving as a manager in the public affairs department for Borden, Inc. and as vice president of public relations at Huntington Bancshares, Inc. She formed her own consulting business in 1997 where she worked with mid- to large-size companies on enhancing their visibility. Dr. Kompa presents regularly on the effectiveness of public relations and the impact of the Internet.

Kelsey Squire, Ph.D.
Dr. Kelsey Squire joined ODU in 2012 where she has taught first-year writing, American Literature and courses for ODU's online M.A. in English program, and serves as ODU's Core Program director. Dr. Squire's scholarly work focuses on representation of regional people and places in the late 19th and early 20th-century American literature. She has served as President of the Reception Study Society, and as a Guest Editor / Editorial Board member of The Willa Cather Review. Dr. Squire has published in Cather Studies on Cather’s novel "The Professor's House," and has conducted research on Cather at the University of Nebraska and Red Cloud archives as a Woodress Visiting Fellow. She recently served as co-director of the 69th Annual Willa Cather Spring Conference in Red Cloud, Nebraska.