Faculty & Staff in Education
Education Office Information
Department Chair: Susan Constable & Paul Wendel
Location: Roush Hall 430, 27 S. Grove St.
Hours: Monday – Friday (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Contact: Gaby Miller, Academic Administrative Assistant
Professor & Department Chair
Dr. Constable taught in public schools for ten years before earning a Ph.D. in Literacy, Language and Cognition from The Ohio State University. Her research interests include early literacy acquisition, struggling readers, and teacher education. Her favorite part of this job is working with Otterbein students and children from the community in the Otterbein Summer Reading Clinic.
Dr. Dee Knoblauch is a professor and the Education Graduate Director at Otterbein University, where she primarily teaches educational psychology, multicultural education, and 21st Century technology and curriculum. Her research interests include motivation, multicultural education, children/adolescent literature, and creativity. Dee is a former physical education / health high school teacher and collegiate coach, and she currently stays involved by coaching and watching her daughters’ sports teams.
Diane was a middle graders teacher for 17 years. She now teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses in middle childhood education and multicultural education. In addition to her passion for teaching, Diane has been traveling to Uganda for the past 10 years with Otterbein students to develop libraries and work with young adolescent girls on menstrual hygiene management, sexual reproductive health, and empowerment. Diane has two sons and three grandsons with whom she loves to spend time.
Bethany (Dr. B.) is a former high school teacher who taught social studies and coached soccer for 14 years in Kettering, OH. She currently enjoys teaching a variety of students through the general methods courses for the AYA-MA program as well as the PreK-12 social studies methods courses. Her research interests and passion revolve around deepening her knowledge about sustainability education and sharing it with others. What Dr. B. loves most about what she does here at Otterbein is her…
Associate Professor & Department Chair
Paul Wendel is a member of Otterbein's Experts Bureau. To speak with an expert, please contact Director of Communications Jenny Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-370-3221. Expert Profile Paul Wendel taught high school physics and mathematics for 18 years while earning master’s degrees in physics (Kent State, 2003) and education (University of Akron, 1998). Upon completing his Ph. D. in Curriculum & Instruction (Kent State, 2008), he joined the physics faculty of Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, where he taught education, science,…
Coordinator of Teacher Candidate Supports
Fred Fastenau is a former elementary teacher, elementary and middle level principal, and central office administrator. He was an Education Association executive working in education policy at the state and national level. He has taught graduate level courses in School Law, Education Leadership, Human Behavior in Education Administration, and Introduction to Education Administration. He is a licensed Superintendent, School Business Manager, Principal and Teacher.
Part Time Faculty in Education