Staff in the Division of Academic Affairs

Matt Watson

Matt Watson

Institutional Data Analyst


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Gretchen Sasfy

Manager, Academic Affairs


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Katherine Reichley

Katherine Reichley

Academic Assessment & Accreditation Specialist


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Kristi North

Kristi North

Executive Administrative Assistant


Kristi North is the Executive Assistant in the Academic Affairs Office and is the first friendly face you see when walking into the office.    Each day, she assists in keeping the office running and the Provost on schedule, but also helps to plan large (and small) campus events such as Academic Honors Convocation and the Vernon Pack Lecture Series.  She even helped to spearhead the planning for a multi-day international conference hosted on Otterbein's campus in the summer of…

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Sean McLaughlin

Sean McLaughlin

Director of Institutional Research


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Jeff Ankrom

Associate Provost for Strategy & Planning


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Wendy Sherman Heckler

Wendy Sherman Heckler

Provost & Senior Vice President


Wendy R. Sherman Heckler began her career at Otterbein University as an Associate Professor of Science Education in 2007, and served as Director of Graduate Programs in Education from 2009 to 2012. She was Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of University Programs from 2012 to 2017. Sherman Heckler has taught courses in science teaching methods for pre-service and in-service teachers; master’s-level research methods; current issues in education; physical science; life science; integrative studies (energy and society); and…

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Kathryn Plank

Director of the Center for Teaching & Learning


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