Dr. Otey joined College of the Ozarks in 2019 after over 20 years at Texas A&M University, most recently in the Zachary Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His prior teaching posts included Engineering Design Graphics Program and the Department of Agricultural Engineering. Dr. Otey has co-authored textbooks on engineering graphics and has written papers in the areas of agricultural engineering, computer-aided design, and engineering education. His consulting work includes industrial equipment installation and hydrology site analysis. Dr. Otey is an U.S. Army veteran.