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

  • Dr. Robert Gervasi named ODU's 16th President

    Office of the President

    Dr. Robert Gervasi is the 16th president of Ohio Dominican University.

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    Full-Time Faculty

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

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    Staff Directory

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

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  • Board of Trustees
    • John Barker
    • Janet Bay, MD
    • Loren Brown
    • John Cadwallader, JD
    • Grady Campbell
    • Ronald Carstens, Ph.D. (Faculty Representative)
    • Sister Gemma Doll, OP
    • William Ebbing
    • Pam Ellis
    • Charles Gehring
    • Robert Gervasi, Ph.D. (President)
    • Robert Gorman
    • Sterling Hedrick, MD
    • Monsignor Joseph Hendricks
    • Gilda Jackson
    • John Kelley III ’05 (MBA)
    • Sister Anne Kilbride, OP
    • Shawn Moore '20 (Student Representative)
    • Patrick McCurdy Jr. ’75
    • Jim O’Connor
    • Sister Susan Olson, OP
    • Valerie Peters Cardwell ’83
    • The Hon. Judge Guy Reece II
    • Fred Takavitz
    • Amy Thomas ’07/’14 (MBA) (Secretary)
    • Pat Tiberi
    • Sister Patricia Twohill, OP (Prioress)
    • Thomas Winters, Esq. ’72 (Chair)
    • James “Matt” Yuskewich ’74
  • Keeping the Flame: Ohio Dominican University Strategic Plan

    At its meeting on May 18, 2018 the ODU Board of Trustees endorsed the University’s five-year Strategic Plan, “Keeping the Flame.” Read more at the link below.

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  • 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

Gervasi, Robert
ODU President Robert Gervasi


President's Office

Erskine Hall 238

  • Ph.D., Ohio State University
  • M.B.A., The Wharton School
  • M.A., Ohio State University

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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

Reed, Sharon
Sharon Reed

Vice President for Student Development & Dean of Student Life

Student Development

Griffin Student Center, Room 247

  • M.Ed., Cleveland State University
  • B.S.E., University of Dayton

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 

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