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Faculty Focus – Dr. Suzanne Cromlish

June 29, 2021

Suzanne Cromlish

  • Title: Assistant Professor of Instruction

  • Department: Health Services Administration

  • Campuses Served: Lancaster, Chillicothe and Southern

  • Background Experience: 25 years of experience in corporate healthcare 

    • CEO/Administrator of a skilled nursing facility and of an assisted living facility campus, which included an independent senior living apartment complex and a community center.  

  • Degrees/University/Dates:

    • Ph.D., Management, Designing Sustainable Systems, Case Western Reserve University 

    • MBA & MHA (Masters in Healthcare Administration), Pfeiffer University

Teaching Experience

     "Prior to her position at Ohio University, Dr. Cromlish was an Assistant Professor of Management at Saint Xavier University in Chicago where she was also the Director of High School Outreach Programs.  She designed, created and taught a one credit hour Dual Enrollment Introduction to Business Class at area high schools."

Dissertation Research

    Dr. Cromlish's "research interests include positively impacting Employee Owned organizations & empowering the 99%. Her dissertation research, producing dramatic findings, has been presented at numerous international, national, & regional conferences."

Entrepreneurial Spirit 

     Dr. Cromlish and her husband were "small business owners for (over 30) years as they developed, marketed, & taught  “Officer Safety Hand Signals” Train the Trainer Courses for Law Enforcement at Police Academies nationwide."

Interesting Facts   

      "As a volunteer Sign Language Interpreter, (Dr. Cromish) has interpreted for U.S. Presidents and First Ladies: Ronald Reagan, the late Elder and George W. Bush, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, Vice President Walter Mondale, and many Governors, Senators, & celebrities."

Hobbies and Activities

     "Dr. Cromlish and her husband, David, together enjoy having daily devotionals, watching Documentaries, reading non-fiction books, playing golf, riding their tandem 8 speed bicycle, & driving their decorated Mini-Cooper!" The Cromlish family was given the nickname "The Chirpys”  because their mission is to “chirp up” or bring joy to the world!



Email: cromlish@ohio.edu

Office: 740-681-3320