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Elizabeth Osika, Ph.D.

Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning
(317) 955-6095
Marian Hall, Room 108B

Elizabeth Osika

With over 20 years of experience in higher education, Dr. Osika brings a wealth of knowledge in faculty development, instructional best practices, administration of online programs, and academic computing. Based on previous administrative positions and having served as a tenured professor, she understands what it takes to be effective in and out of the classroom.

In her role, as Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning, Dr. Osika primary responsibility is to continually develop our faculty so they have an impactful, engaging, and productive career at Marian from hire to retire. Liz also works closely with our academic programs to assure Marian is providing our students a distinctive and relevant education steeped in the liberal arts tradition.


  • Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, Purdue University, West Lafayette
  • M.S. Instructional Design, Purdue University Northwest
  • M.A. Labor and Industrial Relations, University of Illinois, Urbana
  • B.S.  Business Administration, University of Illinois, Urbana

Prior Positions

  • Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Marian University
  • Associate Professor of Education, Chicago State University
  • Interim Associate Dean, Library and Instructional Services, Chicago State University
  • Director of Academic Computing, Purdue University Northwest

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Osika, E. & Kheiry, M. (2020, October) Impacting Inclusivity: How a certificate changed a campus. Presentation for LEAP Indiana’s Fourth Mondays Series, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Saam, J., Hison, E., Osika, E., & Metzer, S. (2020, October) Capturing Student Learning through Alternative Assessments to Improve Academic Integrity and Equity. Presentation at the Assessment Institute, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Osika, E. (2018, April) Online Speech in College Courses. Invited Speaker at the Consortium for Urban Education April Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Osika, E. (2016, September) A Research-Based Approach to Analyzing Performance Issues. Presentation at the Chicago Chapter of the International Society of Performance Improvement, Oak Forest, IL.
  • Osika, E., Johnson, R.& Buteau, R. (2010) When Going Online Isn’t Going. In Mukerji, S. & Tripathi, P.(eds). Cases on Innovations in Educational Marketing: Transnational and Technological Strategies. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Osika, E., Johnson, R. & Buteau, R. (2009). Factors Influencing Faculty Use of Technology in Online Instruction: A Case Study. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 12,
  • Osika, E. (2006). The Concentric Support Model: A Model for the Planning and Evaluation of Distance Learning Programs. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 9.

Community Engagement

  • Member, Commission for Continuing Legal Education, Indiana Supreme Court


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