Otterbein Experts Bureau

Our experts are available to respond to inquiries from journalists, conference organizers, civic organizations and more. The expert profiles below contain biographical information and media files to help you find the most relevant expert for your needs. Use the search bar to refine your search by name, expertise or affiliation.

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Meet Our Experts

Kyriacos Aristotelous

Kyriacos Aristotelous, Experts Bureau

Professor of Business, Accounting, & Economics


Suzanne Ashworth

Suzanne Ashworth, Experts Bureau

Professor of English & the WGSS Program


Heidi Ballard

Heidi Ballard, Experts Bureau

Associate Professor of Sociology, Criminology and Justice Studies


Jennifer Bennett

Jennifer Bennett, Experts Bureau

Associate Professor & Department Chair of Biology & Earth Science


Ryan Berndt

Ryan Berndt, Experts Bureau

Professor & Department Chair, Mathematics & Actuarial Science


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Tammy Birk, Experts Bureau

Associate Professor of English & Director of the WGSS Program


Sheri Birmingham

Sheri Birmingham, Experts Bureau

Professor & Department Chair of Equine Science


Jefferson Blackburn Smith

Jefferson Blackburn-Smith, Experts Bureau

Vice President of Enrollment Management


Andrew Yoak

Andrew Calinger-Yoak, Experts Bureau

Assistant Professor of Biology and Earth Science


Elena Caruthers

Elena Caruthers, Experts Bureau

Assistant Professor of Engineering


Megan Chawansky

Megan Chawansky, Experts Bureau

Assistant Professor of Sport Management


John chovan

John D. Chovan, Experts Bureau

Associate Professor of Nursing & Chief Nurse Administrator


John Comerford President

John Comerford, Experts Bureau

President of Otterbein University


Susan Constable

Susan Constable, Experts Bureau

Professor & Department Chair of Education


Carla Corroto

Carla Corroto, Experts Bureau

Professor of Sociology


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Anthony DeStefanis, Experts Bureau

Associate Professor of History


Kristina Escondo

Kristina Escondo, Experts Bureau

Associate Professor of Spanish


Joan Esson

Joan Esson, Experts Bureau

Professor & Department Chair of Chemistry


Meredith Frey

Meredith C. Frey, Experts Bureau

Professor & Department Chair of Psychology


Heckler Wendy Sherman

Wendy Sherman Heckler, Experts Bureau

Provost & Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs Division


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Michael Hoggarth, Experts Bureau

Professor of Biology and Earth Science


Michael Hudoba

Michael Hudoba, Experts Bureau

Assistant Professor of Engineering


Jonathan Johnson

Jonathan Johnson, Experts Bureau

Associate Professor & Department Chair of Art


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Michael A. Levin, Experts Bureau

Professor of Marketing


Paul Longenecker

Paul Longenecker, Experts Bureau

Senior Instructor of Health and Sport Sciences


Kristy Mccray

Kristy McCray, Experts Bureau

Associate Professor of Health and Sport Sciences


Nichelle McNabb

Nichelle McNabb, Experts Bureau

Professor of Communication


Susan Millsap

Susan Millsap, Experts Bureau

Professor of Communication


Bridget Newell

Bridget Newell, Experts Bureau

Interim Associate Provost for Graduate Studies


Aida Odobasic

Aida Odobasic, Experts Bureau

Assistant Professor of Economics


Alex Rocklin

Alex Rocklin, Experts Bureau

Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion


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Noam Shpancer, Experts Bureau

Professor of Psychology


Deborah Solomon

Deborah Solomon, Experts Bureau

Associate Professor of East Asian History, & Department Chair of History and Political Science


Kevin Svitana

Kevin Svitana, Experts Bureau

Professor of Biology of Earth Science


Paul Wendel

Paul Wendel, Experts Bureau

Professor & Department Chair of Education


Media inquiries can be directed to:

Jenny Hill 
Director of Communications
jhill@otterbein.edu 
(614) 823-1284
(614) 370-3221 (cell)

Media Resources

Otterbein Fast Facts:

Location: Westerville, Ohio
Founded: 1847
Control: Private not-for-profit
Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities
Size & Setting: Four-year, small, highly residential
Enrollment: 3,000
President: John Comerford, Ph.D.
Colors: Tan and Cardinal
Mascot: Cardinal