Staff in The Otterbein Graduate School


Erica Van Dop

Professor & MSAH Program Director

Professor Erica Van Dop is an Instructor in the Department of Health & Sport Sciences and has served as the Master of Science in Allied Health Program Director since Summer 2020. Prior to coming to Otterbein, she worked in the fitness industry for 10 years. Erica honed her skills in Kinesiology at Wheaton College, continued at Purdue University in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and is currently a doctoral candidate at The Ohio State University studying Health and Human Behavior…

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Dee Knoblauch


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.

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Terry Magas

Executive Assistant to the Associate Provost of Graduate Studies

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Bridget Newell

Interim Associate Provost for Graduate Studies

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Jeff Smith

Associate Professor

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