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Welcome from the Dean

Welcome from Dr. Bob Klein, Ohio University Eastern Campus Interim Dean


Bob Klein, PhDIt is my pleasure to welcome you to the Ohio University Eastern home on the web. Since 1957, the faculty and staff of the Eastern campus have been an integral part of the educational landscape of the Upper Ohio River Valley. Our alumni make a difference throughout the world, building on the skills, achievements, and values that grew out of their time here as a Bobcat.


On behalf of the Faculty, Staff, and Alumni of the Eastern campus, I invite you to explore the opportunities described on this website, to visit our beautiful campus, to talk to our friendly faculty and staff, and to consider joining our extensive Bobcat family.


Ohio University Eastern is your gateway to the expertise, talents, and resources of the entire Ohio University system. You can start and finish a two- or four-year degree on campus, online, or via the Ohio University Learning Network that allows students to attend live interactive classes taught by faculty from any of the eight Ohio University campuses and centers.


Whether you start here and stay here, or perhaps start somewhere else and complete your bachelors degree through our Bachelors of Science in Applied Management or Technical and Applied Studies, you will have access to the region’s most engaged and accomplished scholars to guide you and mentor your studies. More than 50% of Spring 2018’s graduating class engaged in an internship or early field placement under the mentorship of Ohio University Eastern’s faculty.


Perhaps you seek a “career ready” degree like Middle Childhood Education, Exercise Physiology, or Social Work, or a “career flexible” degree, like History or Human Biology, that prepares you for a range of 21st-century careers. Or perhaps you have a unique and exciting vision of a program that doesn’t exist, one that combines multiple fields—then our Bachelors of Specialized Studies degree fits that bill.


Students at Ohio University Eastern are engaged beyond the classroom. For instance, our array of student clubs and organizations offer chances to develop leadership skills and to find a community of peers with common interests.


As Interim Dean of the Eastern Campus, I have had the opportunity to meet alumni who met in the library, finding love and now celebrating several decades of marriage. I have also met alumni who realized their dreams to work as exercise physiologists by day and athletic coaches during the evenings. Great things happen at Ohio University Eastern, whether it’s finding love or finding your passion.


I hope that you will make an effort to visit the campus. Please stop by and say hello when you do. We look forward to seeing you.


Bob Klein, PhD
Interim Dean
Ohio University Eastern