Deanne W. Otto, Ph.D. is the Director of Education at the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center for Human Capital Development (ATIC) in Beavercreek, OH. With over thirteen years experience in curriculum development, educational testing and measurement, and teaching at the university level in statistics, education, and remote sensing. She has worked as a biostatistician, statistical consultant, and psychometrician as well as an educational mentor and dissertation committee chair. While attending the University of North Dakota's John D. Odegard Center for Aerospace Sciences in pursuit of her Master’s degree, she was a NASA Space Grant Fellow and while attaining her Doctorate was recipient of the Kovnick Scholarship Award. Dr. Otto also was a Captain in Civil Air Patrol and was a Minnesota Wing unit Aerospace Education Officer.
Dr. Otto was born in Perth Amboy, NJ and graduated from East Brunswick High School in 1986. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from Trenton State College now known as The College of New Jersey. Her received her Masters of Science in Space Studies and Remote in 1991 and her Doctorate in Teaching and Learning with an emphasis in Research Methodologies & Statistics from the University of North Dakota in 1997.
As Director of Education at ATIC Dr. Otto facilitate and coordinate the development of degree and certificate program with ATIC’s partnering colleges and universities, determines curriculum appropriateness and development of curriculum content. Dr. Otto also teaches courses within the Advanced Technical Intelligence Certificate and degree programs.
Dr. Otto retains Adjunct Assistant Professor with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide and Dayton Extension Campus (2001 – Present), teaching courses at on-ground facilities and virtually through ERAU Worldwide online. Courses include graduate level courses in Earth Observation and Remote Sensing, Space Habitation and Life Support Systems as well as Aviation and Aerospace Operations Research, and Aviation Education Foundations. She also advises on graduate research proposals and mentors graduate student's Capstone projects. Dr. Otto is also a Staff member and Graduate Mentor for Walden University, Worldwide (2007 - Present) providing mentoring for graduate students and serving on dissertation committees for Ph.D. and Ed.D.
Dr. Otto’s past professional appointments include Associate Academic Dean, Everest University (formerly Florida Metropolitan University), Melbourne, Florida (2004 - 2006), Psychometric and Research & Measurement Consultant, Data Recognition Corporation-Psychometric Services, Education Division, Maple Grove, Minnesota (2001 - 2002). Biostatistician, Office of Research. University of Maryland, School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland (1998 - 2000), and Research Analyst, American College of Cardiology - Scientific and Research Services, Bethesda, Maryland (1998 - 1999).
Otto, D. W. (December 1998). Membership profile reveals Fellow's needs. Cardiology: 27;12.
Otto, D. W. (1998). Education Update: Training Programs in adult cardiology, pediatric cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, and post-fellowship training (preceptorship) in adult cardiology. JACC: ACC Committee Report: 32 (4): 1137-65.
Otto, D. W. (October 1996). Total Quality Management (TQM) in Education. NRMERA Conference proceedings.
Tapp, R.M., Watrous, D.L., and Williams, J.D., et al. (September 1995). Predictors of racial diversity. NRMERA conference proceedings.
Collins, T.L. Otto, D. W., Fitzpatrick, M.A., and Derogatis, L.R. (May 2000). The relationship between sexual distress, sexual functioning, psychological symptoms and general well-being in a community sample of women. Second Annual Nursing Week Research Poster Exhibition. Baltimore: University of Maryland, School of Nursing.
Derogatis, L. R., Otto, D.W., Collins, T.L. and Fitzpatrick, M.A. (May 2000). Development of the Female Sexual Dysfunction Scale (FSDS): Second Annual Nursing Week Research Poster Exhibition. Baltimore: University of Maryland, School of Nursing.
Beller, G. (1999). The American College of Cardiology Training Outcomes Survey of recently trained cardiology Fellows: Physician Workforce Advisory Committee Report. JACC.
Tracey, C. (1999). ACC/AHA/ACP Writing Committee to Revise the 1994 Competency Statement on EP, Catheter Ablation, and Cardioversion. Survey construction and interpretation.
Limacher, M. (1998). The ACC Professional Life Survey: Career decisions of women and men in cardiology. JACC: ACC Committee Report. 32 (3): 827-35.Publication Review Work: Chapter reviewer for the 1999 Dartmouth Atlas of Cardiovascular Health Care.
Investigator’s Handbook (unpublished work). University of Maryland, School of Nursing, Office of Research (April 2000).
Cover photography (May 1999). Jet Letter: 45; 5.
IEEE Potentials magazine (September 1992). Production and layout editor.
AWARDS: 1999 to 2008: Marquis Who's Who of American Women1996 to 1997: University of North Dakota Alumni Kovnick Scholarship.January 1991 to December 1991: National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) Space Grant Fellowship.
AFFILIATIONS: American Statistical Association since 1997. American Educational Research Association since 2003. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development since 2004..