Deanne Otto

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
Ph.D. Education

With Walden University since 2007. Areas of expertise are Teaching & Learning, specifically in the areas of: 1) Research Methods & Statistics, 2) Foundations of Education, and 3)Educational Testing & Evaluation. Over 25 years of experience in Teaching & Learning, including quality control, operations research, and modeling & simulation, as well as Instructional Systems Design and distance learning management systems expertise including Blackboard™, Canvas, and Desire2Learn™. My experience includes over 22 years of college and university instructional experience at the graduate level in statistics and education and over 15 years of program management. This includes over 20 years of experience in statistical analysis, both quantitative and qualitative, with medical school faculty, staff, and students, dissertation students as chair and second chair as their methodologist, to also include combining, cleaning, and analyzing large multivariate data sets for the US Air Force. I have over 12 years of experience in clinical trials and grant application and participation including experience performing study design in clinical research with physicians, nurses, and medical students at Boonshoft School of Medicine as the Associate Director of Medical Education and other institutions. I am recognized as a member of the Society for Military Engineers with additional experience including three years at AFIT’s Center for Cyberspace Research as well as the development of cybersecurity curriculum for local area college and university programs. And most recently as a Statistician with the Air Force Research Labs (AFRL).


PhD, University of North Dakota

MS, University of North Dakota

BS, Trenton State College

Postbaccalaureate Certificate, Wright State Research Institute – Wright State University

Awards / Honors

NASA Space Grant Fellow, NASA, 1991

Air Force STEM Awards: AF Outstanding Engineer, , 2013

Finalist for the (ISC) 2 GISL Award (US Government I), , 2012


Otto, D. W., Conway, K. (2018). Hands on experience with Practice Based Learning and Improvement in the third year clerkship setting.. Wright State University Booshoft School of Medicine

Otto, D. W., Conway, K. (2018). The Who, What, When, and Why of synchronous and asynchronous delivery methods in the third year clerkship setting. Wright State University Booshoft School of Medicine