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Dr. Susan Ohrablo Adjunct Professor, St. Thomas University and Director of Instructional Technology Academic Programs
(Administrator With Faculty Rank as Associate Professor)

Dr. Susan Ohrablo

"Understanding the critical role that faculty play in a student's academic career, I wanted to contribute to the development of students' academic knowledge and professional development."


Degrees Held:

  • Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership – Nova Southeastern University, 2009
  • MS in Counseling – SUNY Oneonta, 1984
  • BA in Psychology – SUNY Binghamton, 1983
  • AA in Humanities – Westchester Community College, 1981

Career Highlights:

  • Author of "High-Impact Advising: A Guide for Academic Advisors"
  • Internationally recognized subject matter expert in academic advising

In which online degree program do you teach?

Ed.D. in Leadership and Innovation.

What qualities make someone particularly successful in this field?

Strong interpersonal skills. Effective communication and problem-solving skills. Analytical thinking and creativity.

Why did you start teaching?

My passion for supporting college students spans over 30 years. I've had the pleasure of working with students as a student services professional in the areas of academic advising, counseling, and career development. Understanding the critical role that faculty play in a student's academic career, I wanted to contribute to the development of students' academic knowledge and professional development.

What advice would you give to those considering this degree program?

Approach your studies as you do your professional obligations. Treat it as a job. Typically, professionals do not approach their supervisors and ask for an extension on a deadline or an exception to a requirement. Similarly, you should enter the program with a goal of maximizing your learning experience and the value it will add to your professional life. Graduate studies are designed for you to strengthen skill-sets and develop new competencies. Take advantage of all that the program, faculty and support personnel have to offer you.

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