portrait of Peter Cimbolic

Peter Cimbolic, Ph.D.

President (Retired), Ohio Dominican University | Executive Coach

Peter Cimbolic has spent his entire career in higher education in both the private and public sector, and has held key leadership positions in both academic and student affairs. He served as the President of Ohio Dominican University for seven years and retired from this position in 2017. Prior to his term of office at ODU, he served as provost at Bellarmine University, and then provost at Marywood University. He served at the Catholic University of America for 22 years, where he also held positions as vice provost and dean of graduate studies. In each of these positions, he simultaneously held the rank as a professor of psychology.

As a psychologist, Dr.Cimbolic has had an active career as both a clinician, professor, and scholar primarily in doctoral clinical psychology training programs. He is an internationally recognized scholar, who has published extensively and received a number of awards in recognition for his contributions to his field. He primarily taught in doctoral clinical psychology training programs while pursuing his scholarly interests. He was recognized as a master teacher with special interests in psychopathology, psychopharmacology, and assessment.

Earlier in his career, he directed university counseling centers concurrent with his academic appointments at the University of New Hampshire, North Texas University, and the Catholic University of America.

Having been trained as a psychologist, he recognizes the importance of person/environment interaction. This includes the recognition of skills/attributes/challenges within the individual, while simultaneously using environmental mapping to identify environmental factors/forces that may be influenced by one’s actions. As part of the coaching experience, he finds that the individual engages in thorough self-examination and reflection by reviewing their assets and liabilities.