OCU Faculty Earn Doctorates

Ohio Christian University seeks qualified faculty of the highest caliber. In the spring semester, three faculty in the College of Adult and Graduate Studies earned doctorates. These faculty lead the way in demonstrating life-long learning for their students.

Dr. Adu Bonna has served as an adjunct faculty member since 2011. He earned the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Applied Management & Decision Sciences with a concentration in Finance from Walden University. He also holds the Master of Arts degree in Financial Economics from Ohio University. Dr. Bonna is the founder and president of Lifeline Financial and Tax Services LLC in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Bonna is a member of Columbus Society of Chartered Financial Analysts and a level 3 candidate of the CFA program. His research and teaching interests are in areas of investment analysis and management, corporate governance and ethics, quantitative and financial analysis, and financial management. The title of his dissertation is The Impact of Corporate Governance on Corporate Financial Performance.

Dr. Deborah Burd has served as an adjunct faculty member since 2008. She earned the Doctor of Ministry degree in Transformational Leadership from Ashland Theological Seminary.  She also holds a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Education from Regent University and the Master of Education degree in Educational Administration from Ashland University. She has experience in writing and revising online curricula and also teaches online for Colorado Christian University. The title of her dissertation is The Story of Calling to Servant Leader Ministry

Dr. Robert Freeborough has been an adjunct faculty member since early 2012. He earned the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Organizational Management and Leadership from Capella University. He also holds the Master of Divinity and Master of Business Administration degrees from Regent University. Dr. Freeborough has experience as a civil engineer using sophisticated technology in satellite mapping and aerial photography as well as an executive pastor in several churches. He currently serves as a senior consultant at Mappings International. The title of his dissertation is Exploring the Affect of Transformational Leadership on Nonprofit Leader Engagement and Commitment.

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 College of Adult and Graduate Studies offers 12 campus locations in Ohio and Georgia as well as online degree programs.