OCU Faculty Members Earn Doctorates

Ohio Christian University seek 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. 

Dr. Rick Christman serves as the Vice President for Student Development and faculty member for OCU. He has been an integral part of the university since 2008. Christman earned his Doctor of Education degree in Organizational Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University. He also holds a Master of Arts in Ministry and Master of Arts in Advanced Leadership Studies from Indiana Wesleyan University. His dissertation title is College Student Leadership: Examing the Relationship that Spiritual Well-Being and Gender have with the Leadership Practices of College Student Leaders. Christman is also the Senior Pastor at Good Shepherd Wesleyan Church in Jackson, Ohio.

Dr. Deshea Simon has served as an adjunct faculty member at Ohio Christian University since 2011.  She has recently received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Information Technology degree from Capella University.  Simon also holds a Master of Science in Information Systems degree from Strayer University. Her course work included security, network architecture, and system design and her dissertation is entitled Information Systems Program Graduates: A Qualitative Case Study of Graduates’ Preparation and Job Needs.

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 Adult and Graduate Degree Programs offer 12 campus locations in the surrounding region as well as online degree programs.