Faculty & Staff in Education

Education Office Information
Department Chair:
Dee Knoblauch & 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 Coordinator
Phone: 614-823-1214
Email: gmiller@otterbein.edu

Carrie Blosser Scheckelhoff

Carrie Blosser Scheckelhoff

Associate Professor


Carrie is a reading teacher and literacy teacher educator. She has taught first grade (Maracaibo, Venezuela) and grades 5-8 reading intervention and special education (Creston, Ohio). She is trained in Orton Gillingham reading intervention. Carrie has taught a variety of literacy methods, reading intervention, assessment, and research design courses since 1994. Her research interests focus on struggling readers and the use of multimedia performative ethnography to tell their stories.

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K. Daniel Cho

Professor


Daniel is a philosopher. He specializes in psychoanalysis in a variety of disciplinary contexts.

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Dee Knoblauch

Dee Knoblauch

Professor, Department Chair, and Education Graduate Director


Dr. Dee Knoblauch is a professor and the Education Graduate Director at Otterbein University, where she primarily teaches Educational Psychology; Equity Literacy: Why Race and Culture Matter in our Schools; Integrated Curriculum for Grades 4/5; 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 two of her favorite pastimes are watching her daughters’ sports teams and reading.

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Grace Mcdaniel

Grace McDaniel

Assistant Professor


Grace McDaniel received her undergraduate degree from Capital University, Columbus, OH in Elementary Education (1-8) with additional certification in Learning Disabilities (K-12), Kindergarten, and Reading (K-12). She received a Master’s Degree from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH in the area of Educational Leadership and attained a certificate in Supervision. For 11 years, Grace taught Primary LD (Learning Disabilities) at Prairie Norton Elementary for the South-Western City Schools District a later taught 3rd grade classroom with inclusion students in…

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Allison Mcgrath

Allison McGrath

Associate Professor


Dr. Allison McGrath is a former middle school special education teacher. Her teaching experience mostly involved working with individuals with high incidence disabilities. During her 13 years teaching 8th grade special education, Dr. McGrath taught self-contained and co-taught mathematics as well as co-taught science. At Otterbein, Dr. McGrath teaches undergraduate and graduate courses for individuals seeking an Intervention Specialist licensure. She also teaches Exceptional Children, an introduction to special education course for adolescent education majors. Additionally, Dr. McGrath enjoys connecting…

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Diane Ross

Diane Ross

Professor


Diane was a middle-grade 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 15 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 four grandsons with whom she loves to spend time.

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Bethany Vosburg Bluem

Bethany Vosburg-Bluem

Associate Professor


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 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…

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Paul Wendel

Paul Wendel

Professor & Department Chair


Paul Wendel joined Otterbein in 2012 following 3 years in postsecondary education and 18 years as a high school physics and mathematics teacher. Dr. Wendel researches science education and studies classroom management. Dr. Wendel is a full-time bicycle commuter who enjoys running, gardening, and working toward sustainable living.

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Fred Fastenau

Frederick H. Fastenau

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.

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Amy Featherstone

Amy Featherstone

Graduate Education Advisor


Amy Featherstone works with practicing teachers who are interested in taking graduate level classes, as well as people exploring a career change, who have already earned a bachelor's degree and would like to pursue a teaching license. She also coordinates professional development opportunities for teachers with area school districts. She loves helping students and trying to make the transition going back to school easier.

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Belle

Belle Machado

Graduate Assistant


Belle Machado is an MAT Candidate specializing in English and Science. She got her Bachelor's in Writing and Literature from the University of California Santa Barbara. She loves helping her fellow students, whether it is at her desk in the education department, by phone call, or through email.

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Gaby

Gaby Miller

Administrative Coordinator


Gaby has worked in several different areas at Otterbein University before she landed in the Education Department where she thoroughly enjoys helping education students navigate the path to becoming a licensed teacher. She loves attending campus sporting and theater events and looks forward to reading the Common Book and hearing the author speak every fall.

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Part Time Faculty in Education

Linda Amici

Part-Time Faculty in Education


Christina Aprile

Part-Time Faculty in Education


Kristin Bourdage

Part-Time Faculty in Education


Sheila Ciferno

Part-Time Faculty in Education


Vincent DeTillio

Part-Time Faculty in Education


Toby Scott Fischer

Part-Time Faculty in Education


Katherine Fisher

Part-Time Faculty in Education


Louise Ford

Part-Time Faculty in Education


Cathy Gongwer

Part-Time Faculty in Education


Marianne Hesseltine

Part-Time Faculty in Education


Kathy Hinton

Part-Time Faculty in Education


Carrie Hung

Part-Time Faculty in Education


Roberta Linder

Part-Time Faculty in Education


Bethany Martens

Part-Time Faculty in Education


Catherine Morrison

Part-Time Faculty in Education


Marcha Waddle Pittro

Part-Time Faculty in Education


Kimberly Rostorfer

Part-Time Faculty in Education


Tolulope Sulaimon

Part-Time Faculty in Education


Denise Thrasher

Part-Time Faculty in Education


Kelly Walk

Part-Time Faculty in Education


Jill Williams

Part-Time Faculty in Education


Carol Young

Part-Time Faculty in Education