Dr. David Rouch, DTE, came to Ohio Northern University as a faculty member in the Department of Technological Studies in the Fall of 1988 and served as the department chair from 1997 until 2013. Dr. Rouch aspires to serve others and provide access to rewarding careers for all those he encounters. His passion is for molding the next generation of leaders to become Technologically Literate and make a difference in their world. Professionally, he has been selected to give numerous International, National, State and Local presentations relating to his fields of expertise and has been elected to leadership positions in all levels of those professional organizations. He has also been recognized as Distinguished Technology and Engineering Educator by ITEEA in 2013 and has received the Laureate award from Epsilon Pi Tau.
On the personal side, Dr. Rouch enjoys spending time with his wife, Gretchen and 2 sons and 2 daughters. Over the years he has been very active in his kid’s lives as athletic coach, and supporting them in their many athletic activities, both in high school and college. He enjoys serving as a Sunday School teacher and Deacon at his church and with his spare time participates in outdoor activities such as biking, hunting, camping, fishing, and DIY type activities such as designing and building fine furniture, restoring antiques, automobiles, and home construction.
- PhD 1989 The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
- MS 1980 Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois
- BS 1979 Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
- Computer Aid Design
- Technology and Society
- Fluid and Mechanical Systems
- Arduino Microcontrollers and VEX robotics
- STEM Education
- Alternative Energies
- Rapid prototyping
- Handicap mobility design