Robert Harper, EdD

Associate Director, Online Master's Degree and Certificate Programs, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

Field Service Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-7258


Dr. Rob Harper, EdD, is an assistant professor and associate director for the Online Master’s Degree and Certificate Programs in Medical Education. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, in partnership with the University of Cincinnati College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services (CECH), offers graduate-level accredited programs for physicians and other healthcare providers involved with or interested in medical teaching and learning or educational research.

Dr. Harper comes from a K-12 teaching and higher education background in leadership, teaching, and program administration. Most recently, he was an assistant professor in the Educational Leadership Program at the University of Cincinnati. He brings a unique perspective to the leadership of the online MEd program as he has served as an administrator, instructor, facilitator, and has been a student in online courses. This 360 perspective of online education will help inform and support the students, staff, and leadership of the MEd program. His research interests include online education, technology and online professional development, school leadership preparation, and social justice education.

Dr. Harper graduated from the Urban Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at the University of Cincinnati in June 2008.  His dissertation was titled, “The Professional Development Needs of Urban Principals in Ohio and Their Perceptions of Online Learning”. He completed his master’s degree in educational administration at the University of Cincinnati in 2005. Prior to pursuing his graduate level work, Rob was a music teacher for twelve years. His undergraduate work was completed in 1992 at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. 

BM: University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, OH, 1992.

MEd: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.

EdD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2008.