Dr. Cassie B. Barlow joined Southwestern Ohio Council on Higher Education in 2017 at the Director of the Aerospace Professional Development Center (APDC). The APDC is focused on workforce development needs across Ohio, primarily in the aerospace and defense industry and STEM disciplines.
Dr. Barlow is familiar with leading multiple activities. She was the 88th Air Base Wing and Installation Commander, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (AFB), OH. In that role, she commanded one of the largest air base wings in the Air Force with more than 5,000 Air Force military, civilian, and contractor employees. Dr. Barlow retired from active duty with the US Air Force as colonel in 2014.
Dr. Barlow was commissioned in 1988 as a distinguished graduate of Georgetown University, Washington, DC. Following graduation, she attended Information Management Technical School at Keesler AFB, MS.
Dr. Barlow earned a Bachelor of Psychology degree from Georgetown University, Washington, DC; Master of Clinical Psychology degree from Chapman University, Orange County, CA; and Ph.D. from Rice University, Houston, TX. She also earned master degrees in Military Operational Art and Science, Air Command and Staff College, AL, and in National