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Olga Dietlin

Olga Dietlin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Student Development, Guest Instructor for Christian Formation and Ministry, Program Director of HESD

On Faculty since 2020



olga.dietlin@wheaton.edu

Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL
Master of Science, Mental Health Counseling (2017)
Three semesters of clinical internship at the University Counseling Center

The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
Doctor of Philosophy, Higher Education (2004)
Dissertation: A Comparative Analysis of Student Affairs Administrators' Competencies and
Professional Development Opportunities in the United States and the United Kingdom
Dissertation of the Year Award for Outstanding Research, Southern Association for College Student Affairs (2004)
Doctoral Internship in Student Affairs – Dublin City University, Ireland

Master of Education, Higher Education (1997)
Freedom Support Act Fellow (one of four national recipients of graduate study grant of $30,000)

Eastern Ukraine University
Teacher Specialist, Russian and English Languages, and Literature (07/1996)
Summa Cum Laude (5.0/5.0 GPA)

Dietlin, O., & Chien, J. (in progress). Embracing the digital world. In J. Swank & C. Barrio Minton (Eds.), Critical incidents in counselor education: Teaching, supervision, research, and leadership and advocacy. Washington, DC: American Counseling Association.

Bayne, H., Impellizzeri, J., Michel, R., & Dietlin, O. (In press). Impact of the 2016 Presidential election on politically divided relationships. Counseling and Values Journal.

Dietlin, O., Loomis, J., & Preffer, J. (2019). Pedagogy of authenticity in the online learning environment: An interdisciplinary overview. In L. Kyei-Blankson, J. Blankson., and E. Ntuli (Eds.), Care and culturally responsive pedagogy in online settings (pp. 214-229). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Dietlin, O., Maslowe, K., & Hahn, L. (2019). Neuroscience of connection: How supportive relationships grow our brains (birth through college years). In Daniels, K. N., & Billingsley, K. (Eds.), Creating caring and supportive educational environments for meaningful learning (pp. 1-19). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Dietlin, O. (2018), Nonverbals in my world. In J. Jordan, B. Perkins, and R. W. Lee (Eds.), Handbook of experiential teaching in counselor education: A resource guide for counselor educators (pp. 99-103). North Charleston, SC: CreateSpace

Dietlin, O. (2018). What is professional counseling? Piecing the puzzle together In J. Jordan, B. Perkins, and R. W. Lee (Eds.), Handbook of experiential teaching in counselor education: A resource guide for counselor educators (pp. 321-324). North Charleston, SC: CreateSpace

Byrd, T., & Rybalkina, O. (2012). Biblical multiculturalism: Moving forward in deed and in truth. In S. Joeckel & T. Chesnes (Eds.), The Christian college phenomenon: Inside America’s fastest growing institutions of higher learning (pp. 221-231). Abilene, TX: Abilene Christian University Press.

Braskamp, L. A., Elliot, K., Rybalkina, O., Shea, R., & Songco, E. (2010). Uncovering initiatives around the world that foster holistic student development. Journal of College and Character, 11(3), 2-12.

Rybalkina, O. (Spring, 2010). Student affairs around the world. NASPA Leadership Exchange, 22-27.

Rybalkina, O. (2006). Competence in student affairs administration: Perspectives from the United Kingdom and the United States. In K. J. Osfield (Ed.), The internationalization of student affairs and services in higher education: An emerging perspective (pp. 37-48). Washington, DC: NASPA.

Hamer, L., Prettyman, S., Brown, L. Rybalkina, O., Mthethwa-Sommers, S., & Bell, M. (2002). Collaborative learning and improvisation: Our storied experience. In E. Mirochnik, (Ed.), Passion and pedagogy: Relation, creation, and transformation in teaching (pp. 177-197). New York: Peter Lang.

International

Dietlin, O. (2019). Preparing professionals for student affairs/student services: Global trends and local opportunities. The 5th Conference of Ukrainian American Association of College Educators (International Training Program, BASS), Bukovel, Ukraine.

Dietlin, O., & Vensel, S. (2018). Empathy, authenticity, and human flourishing: Insights from counseling and neuroscience. 20th International Leadership Association Global Conference, West Palm Beach, FL.

Dietlin, O., & Knebel, T. (2015). From A to Z: Interactive tools for virtual and traditional classrooms. Virtual workshop at the Inaugural Training Conference of Ukrainian American Association of College Educators, Bukovel, Ukraine.

National Conferences – Peer-reviewed

Bayne, H., Dietlin, O., & Michel, R. (2019). A missing piece? Political identity in counselor education and practice. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision bi-annual conference. Seattle, WA.

Preffer, J., Dietlin, O., Ladd, R., Suarez, E., & Vuncannon, J. (2019). Building communities of care in counselor education online: Challenges and best practices. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision bi-annual conference. Seattle, WA.

Bayne, H., Dietlin, O., & Impellizzeri, J. (2019). Political identity and polarization: Implications for counseling. Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling annual conference. Colorado Springs, CO.

Bayne. H., Dietlin, O., Michel, R., & Impellizzeri, J. (2019). Strategies for addressing politically divided relationships in counseling. American Counseling Association National Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Dietlin, O., Preffer, J., Hull, C., & Loomis, J. (2017). Authentic voices in online counselor education: Perspectives from students and faculty. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision bi-annual conference. Chicago, IL.

Dietlin, O. (2017). Phenomenology or grounded theory? Method selection made easy (easier). Association for Counselor Education and Supervision bi-annual conference. Chicago, IL.

Dietlin, O., & Henry, P. (2017). Neuroscience of connection: A transformative power of relationships in college students' lives. American College Counseling Association annual conference. Tampa, FL.

Dietlin, O., & Dyben, A. (2016). Phenomenology and grounded theory: Specificity, distinction and implications for counseling research. Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC) annual conference. Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Dietlin, O. (2015). Faith, friendship and fellowship among women raising children with special needs: A phenomenological inquiry. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision biannual conference. Philadelphia, PA.

Dietlin, O. (2014). As I am, so I teach: Cultivating authenticity in online education. 7th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Virginia Tech University, Roanoke, VA.

Rybalkina, O., & Dyben, A. (2013). The world is a classroom: Embracing the challenge of integrating study abroad in counselor education. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision bi-annual conference. Denver, CO.

Tadlock-Marlo, R., & Rybalkina, O. (2013). Breaking ice, reducing heat: Diverse teaching strategies in research and statistics. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision biannual conference. Denver, CO.

Rybalkina, O., & Dyben, A. (2013). Experiential learning abroad as part of graduate and continuing counselor education. American Counseling Association annual conference, Cincinnati, OH.

Du Mee, C., & Rybalkina, O. (2012). From our collections to our connections: Integrating Biblical multiculturalism and academic library service. Association of Christian Librarians annual conference. West Palm Beach, FL.

Rybalkina, O. (2010). Psychosocial and theological aspects of identity in college students. Third Annual “Christians on Diversity in Academy” Conference, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA.

Rybalkina, O., & Byrd, T. (2008). On multiculturalism: Defining the tone and direction of the conversation in the academy. Association of Christians in Student Development Annual Conference, Cedarville, OH.

Rybalkina, O. (2007). Coalition building for intercultural education: A panoramic view. Association of Christians in Student Development Annual Conference. St. Paul, MN.

Rybalkina, O., & Searle, M. A. (2006). Making it real: An intentional approach to staff development and professional growth. Association for Christians in Student Development. Marion, IN.

Rybalkina, O. (2006). Involving the uninvolved: Revisiting cultural humility as a framework for diversity training. Association for Christians in Student Development Annual Conference. Marion, IN.

Rybalkina, O. (2005). Beyond cultural competence, towards cultural humility: Clarifying the direction for cross-cultural training. National Christian Multicultural Student Leaders Conference. Wheaton, IL.

Rybalkina, O. (2005). A Biblical framework for diversity training. Association for Christians in Student Development. Portland, OR.

Rybalkina, O. (2004). Professionalism in student affairs: The case of the United State and Great Britain (Dissertation of the Year Presentation). Southern Association of College Student Affairs annual conference. Chattanooga, TN.

Rybalkina, O. (2004). Competence in student affairs administration: Perspectives from the United Kingdom and the United States. The Association for the Study of Higher Education annual conference, International Forum. Kansas City, MO.

Rybalkina, O., & Välimaa, J. (2004). Fantastic, fair, or false? Challenges in conducting a comparative study. The Association for the Study of Higher Education annual conference, International Forum. Kansas City, MO.

Rybalkina, O. (2004). Core competencies in student affairs administration: U.S./U.K. perspectives. The National Association of Student Affairs Administrators’ 10th International Symposium, Denver, CO.

Rybalkina, O. (2004). Global roundtable: Extraordinary students in extraordinary times. The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators’ annual conference, Denver, CO.

Rybalkina, O. (2003). Access and student academic development: The Eastern European scenario. The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators’ 9th International Symposium, St. Louis, MO.

Rybalkina, O. (2003). Global roundtable: Exploring student wellness around the world. The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators’ annual conference, St. Louis, MO.

Rybalkina, O. (2002). Global roundtable: Examining preparation of student affairs professionals worldwide. The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators’ annual conference, Boston, MA.

Rybalkina, O., & Meabon, D. (2001). Internationalizing higher education programs through comparative education courses: A national perspective. The Association for the Study of Higher Education annual conference, Richmond, VA.

Rybalkina, O. (2001). Student affairs models and approaches: Translating the concepts overseas. The Association for the Study of Higher Education annual conference, Richmond, VA.

Rybalkina, O., & Rasmussen, J. (2001). A Decade of change in Eastern Europe: Student affairs developments. The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators’ annual conference, Seattle, WA.

Ludeman, R., & Rybalkina, O. (2001). In search of universality in student affairs: A global perspective. The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators’ annual conference, Seattle, WA.

Hubler, S., Crust, S., & Rybalkina, O. (2001). Global student affairs roundtable: Setting priorities in diverse geographical contexts. The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators’ annual conference, Seattle, WA

Barton, T., Cutcher, K., Godinho Adams, N., Martin, R., Ogawa, M., & Rybalkina, O. (Appears in alphabetical order). (2000). Living in the margins: The risky business of finding me in the academy. The AERA Research on Women and Education SIG Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Rybalkina, O. (2000). Restructuring or “destructuring?” Student affairs in FSU. The National Association of Student Personnel Administration Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Rybalkina, O., & Poplin Gosetti, P. (2000). Student affairs in the Newly Independent States: A Post-Soviet perspective. The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators annual conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Prettyman, S., Hamer, L., Rybalkina, O., Mthethwa-Sommers, S., Brown, L., & Bell, M. (1999). Dissonance and delight: Responses to alternative approaches in higher education. American Educational Studies Association Annual Meeting, Detroit, MI.

Hamer, L., Prettyman, S., Brown, L., Rybalkina, O., Mthethwa-Sommers, S., Bell, M. (1999). Composing a course: An ethnography. Ethnography in Education Research Forum, Philadelphia, PA.

State presentations – peer-reviewed

Dietlin, O., Loomis, J., Preffer, J. (2018). Caring and congruence: The online classroom experience (poster session). Florida Counseling Association annual convention, Tampa, FL.

Dietlin, O. (2016). Soul support: Spiritual resources for Christian women raising children with special needs (poster session). Florida Counseling Association annual convention, Orlando, Fl.

Dietlin, O., & Dwarika, S. (2014). Counseling is okay but… Attitudes toward counseling among Black male college students (poster session). Florida Counseling Association annual convention, Tampa, FL.

Dietlin, O., & Zavala, J. (2014). The mother’s heart: Raising children with special needs (poster session). Florida Counseling Association annual convention, Tampa, FL.

Fairclough, J., Joseph, L., & Rybalkina, O. (2013). “Where does my help come from?” Attitudes towards counseling among today’s African American male colleges students (poster session). Florida Counseling Association annual convention, Tampa, FL.

Rybalkina, O., Searle, M. A. (2006). Professional development professionally done. National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. Florida Drive-in Conference. Orlando, Fl.

Local – peer-reviewed

Loomis, J., & Dietlin, O. (2019). Caring and congruence: The online classroom experience (poster session). Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference at Palm Beach Atlantic University. West Palm Beach, FL.

Dietlin, O., Ruiz, E., & Tagliola, L. (2019). The world of apps: A child’s mind, behavior, and technology. Christian Schools of Palm Beach County Staff Development Day. West Palm Beach, FL.

Dietlin, O. (2018). Rigor and rest: Reflections from the sabbatical experience (faculty panel). Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference at Palm Beach Atlantic University. West Palm Beach, FL. 

Dietlin, O., & Maslowe, K. (2018). How caring relationships shape our brains. Christian Schools of Palm Beach County Staff Development Day. Boca Raton, FL.

Deitlin, O., & Loomis, J. (2017). Authenticity in online education: A quest for best practice. Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference at Palm Beach Atlantic University. West Palm Beach, FL.

Rybalkina, O., & Dyben, A. (2013). International immersion programs as a part of graduate training: Trends from a national review. Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference at Palm Beach Atlantic University. West Palm Beach, FL.

Webinars

Roberts, D., & Rybalkina, O. (2010). I moved abroad! Psychosocial and career reflections from colleagues working overseas. NASPA webinar.