OCU Faculty Earn Doctorates

Ohio Christian University seeks qualified faculty of the highest caliber. In the fall semester, two OCU faculty earned doctorates. These faculty lead the way in demonstrating life-long learning for their students.

Alumnus Dr. Ralph Hux serves as an affiliate faculty member and has been teaching for OCU since 1994. He earned a Doctor of Ministry degree in Evangelism/Discipleship from Asbury Theological Seminary. He also holds a Master of Divinity from Asbury and a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries from OCU. During his ministry, Dr. Hux has served in pastoral roles at Liberty Road Community Church in Lexington, KY and the University Church on the campus of OCU. Currently he serves as the General Secretary for The Churches of Christ in Christian Union (CCCU) where he has served in administrative capacities since 1997. He has published several articles for The Evangelical Advocate. His dissertation evaluated the effectiveness of assimilation strategies of the CCCU.

Dr. M. Teresa Trascritti has been an adjunct faculty member since 2008. She earned the Doctor of Education degree in Leadership and Master of Arts in Christian Counseling from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. She also holds a Master in Public Administration degree from the University of Central Florida. Dr. Trascritti has contributed to the Ministry Leader’s Training Packet for Free Methodists of Southern California, written course material for OCU, Belhaven University and Palm Beach Atlantic University, and has written numerous book reviews for Amazon.com. The title of her dissertation was Marriage Mentoring with Couples in Marital Crisis: A Qualitative Study.

Ohio Christian University is one of the fastest growing universities in Ohio. Over the past five years enrollment has grown 400 percent. With a heritage dating back to 1948, Ohio Christian University offers a complete education that develops students intellectually, professionally and spiritually. OCU offers degree programs designed to equip students to become leaders in their careers, communities, families and in the world. Students enrolled in OCU’s traditional undergraduate program attend classes at its main campus in Circleville, Ohio. OCU’s AIM Adult Program offers 12 campus locations in the surrounding region as well as online degree programs.