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.

On a Deadline?
For inquiries, contact Director of Communications Jenny Hill at or (614) 823-1284. If you are a journalist, please inform us of deadline requests and we will respond promptly.

Meet Our Experts

Andrew Yoak Holds a Raccoon

Andrew Calinger-Yoak

Assistant Professor

Elena Caruthers

Elena Caruthers

Assistant Professor

Carla Corroto

Carla Corroto


Anthony Destefanis

Anthony DeStefanis

Associate Professor of History

Kristina Escondo

Kristina Escondo

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Joan Esson

Joan M. Esson

Professor & Department Chair

Media inquiries can be directed to:

Jenny Hill 
Director of Communications 
(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