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Ohio Dominican is strengthened by the leadership of our outstanding and dedicated Board of Trustees, administrative staff and faculty members.

  • Connie Gallaher

    Office of the President

    Connie Gallaher is the 17th president of Ohio Dominican University.

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  • Current Students Academics

    Full-Time Faculty

    Ohio Dominican faculty members excel in their fields, enjoy teaching and are dedicated to their students’ success.

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  • Career Services for Student Alumni

    Staff Directory

    Our staff provides exceptional support to students, families, alumni and the entire ODU community.

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  • Board of Trustees
    • Imali Abala, Ph.D. (Faculty Representative)
    • John Barker
    • Janet Bay, MD
    • John Cadwallader, JD
    • Grady Campbell
    • Adam Default
    • Sister Gemma Doll, OP
    • William G. Ebbing
    • Pam Ellis
    • Connie Gallaher (President)
    • Gilda Jackson
    • John Kelley III ’05 (MBA)
    • Sister Anne Kilbride, OP
    • Patrick J. McCurdy, Jr. ’75
    • Jim O’Connor
    • Sister Susan Olson, OP
    • Valerie Peters Cardwell ’83
    • The Hon. Judge Guy L. Reece II
    • Fred Takavitz (Chair)
    • Amy Thomas ’07/’14 (MBA) (Secretary)
    • Pat Tiberi
    • Sister Patricia Twohill, OP (Prioress)
    • Thomas Winters, Esq. ’72
    • James (Matt) Yuskewich ’74
  • Emerita/Emeritus Faculty
    • Sister Ruth Caspar, OP, Professor of Philosophy (1968)
      PhD, MA, University of Notre Dame
      BA, Ohio Dominican College
    • Quentin Colgan, Professor of Philosophy (1984) 
      PhD, Duquesne University
      MA, St. Louis University
      MA, University of Notre Dame
      BA, MDiv, St. Meinrad
    • Jill C. Dardig, Professor of Education (1978)
      EdD, MEd, University of Massachusetts
      AB, Mount Holyoke College
    • Darlene Erickson, Professor of English (1989)
      PhD, Miami University
      MA, Western Michigan University
      BA, Aquinas College
    • Barbara A. Finan, Professor of Theology (1979)
      PhD, Marquette University
      MA, Aquinas Institute of Theology
      BA, Ohio Dominican College
    • Sister Joan Franks, OP, Professor of Philosophy (1971)
      PhD, University of Toronto
      MA, The Ohio State University
      BA, Ohio Dominican College
    • Robert Franz, Associate Professor of Education (1972)
      MAT, Michigan State University
      BA, St. Charles Borromeo College
    • Sister Roberta Miller, OP, Associate Professor of Sociology (1977)
      PhD, The Ohio State University
      MA, Hunter College
      BA, College of New Rochelle
    • Mary Lee Peck, Professor of Education (1989)
      PhD, MA, The Ohio State University
      BSE, The Ohio State University
    • William A. Vensel, Associate Professor of Theatre (1970)
      MA, Villanova University
      BA, St. Ambrose College
    • Joanne F. Vickers, Professor of English (1977)
      PhD, MA, The Ohio State University
      BA, Ohio Dominican College

    Note: Rank listed is at time of retirement.

Leadership Team

Blair, Jeffrey

Athletic Director


Alumni Hall, Room 218

  • M.B.A., University of Findlay
  • B.S., University of Findlay

Brockman, Tom
Tom Brockman

Associate Vice President for Marketing & Public Relations

Marketing & Public Relations

Erskine Hall, Room 111

  • M.B.A., Tiffin University 
  • B.A., University of Mount Union

Gallaher, Connie
ODU 17th President Connie Gallaher


President's Office

Erskine Hall 238

  • M.S. Nursing Administration, The Ohio State University College of Nursing
  • B.S. Nursing, The Ohio State University College of Nursing

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Martinez, Manuel
Manuel Martinez

Vice President for Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs

Erskine Hall 240

  • Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
  • M.A., University of Cincinnati
  • M.B.A., University of Miami
  • B.B.A., University of Miami

Morris, Heather
Heather Morris

Executive Assistant to the President and Vice President of Academic Affairs

President's Office and Academic Affairs

Erskine Hall, Room 238

Naughton, John
Naughton, J

Vice President for Enrollment & Student Success


Griffin Student Center, Room 278

  • M.B.A., Wheeling Jesuit University

Rodack, Alvin

Vice President for Finance and Administration & Chief Financial Officer

Finance and Administration

Erskine Hall, 238

  • M.B.A., The Ohio State University
  • B.S., The Ohio State University 

Theve, Chris

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Information Technology

Spangler Learning Center, Room 224

  • MBA, Ohio Dominican University
  • BS, Ohio Dominican University

Thomas, Amy
Amy Thomas

Director of Human Resources

Human Resources

Erksine Hall 136

  • M.B.A., Ohio Dominican University
  • B.S., Ohio Dominican University

Traffas, OP, Sister Diane
Diana Traffas

Vice President for Mission and Identity

Mission and Identity

Erskine Room 103

  • M.A., Wichita State University, Wichita Kansas

  • B.A., Marymount College  Salina Kansas

Weiner, Christie Flood
Weiner, C

Associate Vice President for Advancement and Director of Alumni Relations

University Advancement & Alumni Relations

Erskine Hall, suite 105

  • B.A., Ohio Dominican College