Meet the Dean
Welcome to the website of the School of Professional Studies! I trust you will return frequently to read about School programs as well as to stay informed about the achievements of our faculty, students, and alumni.
The School of Professional Studies focuses on the connection between theory and practice with an emphasis on experiences that develop caring and competent professionals. Faculty accept and promote accountability. We are used to asking ourselves tough questions and requiring that they be answered in a clear and intellectually honest fashion We value connected approaches to teaching and learning and distinguish ourselves through collaborative efforts within and across departments, outreach to the community, and practical inquiry. Our students are provided with the knowledge and skills to succeed in their lives as members of a family, a professional workplace, and a community.
I encourage current and prospective students to access departmental web sites to find out more about specific professional courses of study at the University. We have a long, proud tradition of preparing practically-minded graduates who are able to apply what they have experienced and learned at Otterbein. Please take the time to review carefully everything that our School programs have to offer. Barbara Schaffner, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.P.
Dean, School of Professional Studies