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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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2019-2020 ODU Board of Trustees

The ODU Board of Trustees. Pictured: (Back Row L-R) The Hon. Judge Guy Reece II, John Barker, Jim O’Connor, Sterling Hedrick, MD, Charles Gehring, Patrick McCurdy Jr. ’75, Thomas Winters, Esq. ’72 (Middle Row L-R) Loren Brown, Grady Campbell, Ronald Carstens, Ph.D. (Faculty Representative), Pat Tiberi, John Cadwallader, JD, Amy Thomas ’07/’14 (MBA) (Secretary), William Ebbing, Shawn Moore ’20 (Student Representative) (Front Row L-R) John Kelley III ’05 (MBA), Sister Anne Kilbride, OP, Sister Gemma Doll, OP, Robert Gervasi, Ph.D. (President), Pam Ellis, Sister Susan Olson, OP, Janet Bay, MD, James “Matt” Yuskewich ’74 (Chair), and Fred Takavitz. Not pictured: Gilda Jackson, Robert Gorman, Monsignor Joseph Hendricks, Valerie Peters Cardwell ’83, and Sister Pat Twohill, OP (Prioress).

  • 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
    • James “Matt” Yuskewich ’74 (Chair)
  • 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
Blair

Athletic Director

Athletics

Alumni Hall, Room 218

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

Cooper, Mark
Mark_Cooper_2018

Vice President for Advancement and External Relations

Advancement, Marketing & Public Relations

Erskine Hall, Room 238

  • B.A., Ohio State University

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Gervasi, Robert
ODU President Robert Gervasi

President

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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Kurth, Christine
Christine Kurth

Chief Information Officer

Information Technology

Spangler Learning Center, Rm. 107

  • MBA, Franklin University
  • BA, Capital University

Martinez, Manuel
Manuel Martinez

Acting 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

Graduate Admissions

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
Rodack

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
Diane_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