Jul 17, 2018  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Faculty


Michele Acker, 1997-
Professor of Psychology
B.A., Eckerd College, 1989
M.A., University of Michigan, 1990
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1994
 

Kyriacos C. Aristotelous, 1993-
Professor of Economics
B.S., Iowa State University, 1986
M.A., University of Delaware, 1988
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1989
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1993
 

Suzanne M. Ashworth, 2003-
Associate Professor of English
B.A., Miami University, 1992
M.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1994
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2000

Donald T. Austin, 1999-
Professor of Art
B.A., College of Wooster, 1980
M.A., Western Carolina University, 1986
 

Kay Ball, 2010-
Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Otterbein College, 1983
M.S.A., Central Michigan University, 1987
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, 2009
 

Heidi R. Ballard, 2003-
Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
B.A., The Ohio State University, 1986
M.A., University of New Mexico, 1990
Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1996
 

Geoffrey Barstow, 2013-
Instructor of Religion and Philosophy
B.A., Hampshire College, 2001
B.A., Kathmandu University, 2005
M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School, 2008

University of Virginia, (Ph.D. anticipated 2013)

James A. Bates, 2004-
Associate Professor of Music
B.M.E., University of Louisville, 1983
M.M., Indiana University, 1992
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2002
 

Gregory Bell, 1996-
Professor/Technical Director of Theatre and Dance
B.A., Morehead State University, 1973
M.F.A., University of Minnesota, 1976

Jennifer Bennett, 2010-
Assistant Professor of Biology and Earth Sciences

B.S., La Roche College, 1997
M.S., Duquesne University, 2000
Ph.D., Duquesne University, 2007
 

Ryan Berndt, 2008-
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.A., University of Chicago, 1996
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2003
 

Tammy Birk, 2002-
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Miami University, 1987
M.L.S., The Ohio State University, 1990
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1993
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2011

Sheri Birmingham, 2007-
Assistant Professor of Equine Science
B.S., Otterbein College, 2001
D.V.M., The Ohio State University, 2005
 

Mayra Bonet, 2011-
Assistant Professor of Modern Languages
B.A., University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras, 1984
B.A., University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras, 1986
M.A., University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras, 1988
Ph.D., University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedreas, 1998

Sarah S. Bouchard, 2004-
Associate Professor of Biology and Earth Sciences
B.A., Kalamazoo College, 1995
M.S., University of Florida, 1998
Ph.D., University of Florida, 2004
 

James U. Bowling, 2006- 
Associate Professor of Art
B.S., The Ohio State University, 1983
M.F.A., Kent State University, 2002

Robert Braun, 2011-
Assistant Professor of Health and Sport Sciences
B.S., The Ohio State University, 1994
M.P.H., The George Washington University, 2002
Ph.D., The University of Toledo, 2012

Duane G. Buck, 1991-
Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences
B.S., Lawrence Institute of Technology, 1975
M.A., Wayne State University, 1977
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1993
 

Steffanie Burk, 2013-
 Instructor of Equine Science
B.A., Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, 2005
M.Ed., Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, 2007
University of Kentucky, (Ph.D. anticipated 2013)

Phyllis L. Burns, 2006-
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Western Michigan University, 1984
M.A., Western Michigan University, 1998
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2006

Susan A. Butz, 2005-
Instructor of Nursing
R.N., Diploma Graduate, Grant Hospital School of Nursing, 1977
B.S.N., Otterbein College, 2001
M.S.N.,Otterbein College, 2004
 

Maria S. Calderone, 1984-
Professor of Equine Science
B.A., Earlham College, 1968
D.V.M., The Ohio State University, 1983

Louise Captein, 2009-
Associate Professor of Art
Hogeschool Holland, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Degree, 1988
Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Degree, 1991
 

Norman R. Chaney, 1970- (1964-1966)
Professor of English
B.A., Indiana Central College, 1960
M.A., Indiana University, 1963
B.D., Yale Divinity School, 1964
M.A., University of Chicago, 1969
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1975

Ruth A. Chavez, 1993-
Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., The Ohio State University, 1975
M.S., The Ohio State University, 1978
 

Amy D. Chivington, 1989-
Professor of Music
B.M.E., Otterbein College, 1969
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1986
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1990

Daniel Cho, 2006-
Associate Professor of Education
B.A., UCLA, 1999
M.A., Pepperdine University, 2000
Ph.D., UCLA, 2006
 

Susan D. Constable, 2004-
Associate Professor of Education
B.A., State University of New York College, 1985
M.S, State University of New York College, 1989
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1997
 

Allan D. Cooper, 1993-
Professor of History and Political Science
B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1974
M.A., University of Wisconsin, 1976
Ph.D., Atlanta University, 1981

Barbara B. Cornett, 1983-
Professor of Nursing
B.S., University of Maryland, 1971
M.S., The Ohio State University, 1976
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1989

Beth Rigel Daugherty, 1984-
Professor of English
B.A., Mt. Union College, 1972
M.A., Rice University, 1978
Ph.D., Rice University, 1982

Dennis F. Davenport, 2001-
Professor of Music
B.A., Princeton University, 1975
M.M., Austin Peay State University, 1990
D.M.A., University of Oregon, 1995

Evelyn Davis-Walker, 2008-
Assistant Professor of Art
B.A., Otterbein College, 2000
M.F.A., Marywood University, 2007

Brian Day, 2011-
Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting
B.B.A., Niagara University, 1977
M.B.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1992

Jonathan DeCoster, 2013-
Instructor of History and Political Science
B.A., University of Massachusetts, 2005
M.A., Brandeis University, 2008
Brandeis University (Ph.D. anticipated 2013)

Jeff Demas, 1999-
Associate Professor of Communication
B.S., Ohio University, 1975
M.S., Ohio University, 1991
Ph.D., Ohio University, 2000

David K. Dennis, CPA 1990-
Professor of Business, Accounting and Economics
B.S., B.A., The Ohio State University, 1966
M.B.A., Wright State University, 1969
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 1975
 

Marlene Lansman Deringer, 1987-
Associate Professor of Education
B.A., Otterbein College, 1969
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1973
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1998

Beth Derringer, 2013-
Instructor, Academic Support Center
B.E., University of Toledo, 1990
M.A., The Ohio State University, 2010
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2002

Anthony DeStefanis, 2008-
Assistant Professor of History and Political Science
B.A., Rhode Island College, 1992
M.A., The College of William and Mary, 1996
Ph.D., The College of William and Mary, 2004
 

Danielle Docka-Filipek, 2013-
Instructor, Sociology and Anthropology
B.A., Knox College, 2002
University of Minnesota (Ph.D. anticipated 2013)

Kristy Drobney, 2013-
Instructor, Academic Support Center
B.A., Miami University, 1996
M.S., Miami University, 1999
Ph.D., Miami University, 2012

Karen L. Eckenroth, 1998-
Associate Professor of Music
B.M., Pennsylvania State University, 1986
M.M., Pennsylvania State University, 1995
D.M.A., University of Arizona, 1999

Paul Eisenstein, 1996-
Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Professor of English  
B.A., The Ohio State University, 1989
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1991
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1996
 

Don E. Eskew, 1993-
Director MBA Program, Professor of Business, Accounting and Economics
B.S., Indiana University, 1982
M.A., University of Kansas, 1987
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1993

Joan M. Esson, 2007-
Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Baldwin-Wallace College, 1994
Ph.D., The University of Michigan, 1999
 

Kim E. Fischer, 2004-
Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education and Coordinator of the Health Promotion and Fitness Program
B.A., College of Wooster, 1978
M.A., Michigan State University, 1979
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1994
 

Meredith Frey, 2007-
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Ursuline College, 2000
M.A., Case Western Reserve University, 2005
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 2006
 

Patricia A. Frick, 1993-
Professor of English
B.A., University of Rochester, 1973
M.A., University of Toronto, 1974
Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1979

Mary D. Gahbauer, 1996- (PT, 1989-1995)
Professor of Life Science
MB ChB, Leeds University Medical School, ENGLAND, 1972
MRCP, Royal College of Physicians, London, 1978

Carmen J. Galarce, 1987-
Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures
State Professor Degree, Universidad de Chille, 1977
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1981
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1983

Martha Z. Gallegos, 2010-
Associate Professor of Spanish
B.A., Towson State University
M.A., University of Arizona, 1978
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1988

Brian E. Garrett, 2009-
Visiting Instructor of Nursing and Assistant Director of the CRNA Program
B.S.N., The Ohio State University, 1996
M.S.N., University of Cincinnati, 2003
 

James F. Gorman, 1979-
Professor of English
B.A., John Carroll University, 1973
M.A., Ohio University, 1977
Ph.D., Ohio University, 1983

Marcus Green, 2009-
Assistant Professor of Political Science
B.A., California State University, 1995
M.A., University of Toronto, 1996
Ph.D., York University (Canada), 2007

Robin Grote, 2012-
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.A., San Diego State University, 2005
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 2010

Miranda Hallett, 2010-
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
B.A., Bard College, June 1999
M.A., Cornell University, July 2006

William V. Harper, 1997-
Professor of Mathematics
B.S., The Ohio State University, 1974
M.S., The Ohio State University, 1976
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1984

Denise Y. Hatter-Fisher, 1991-
Professor of Psychology
B.A., Saint Augustine’s College, 1980
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1982
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1985
 

Jacqueline J. Haverkamp, 2007-
Assistant Professor of Nursing
A.S.N., Otterbein College, 1981
B.S.N., Franklin University, 1997
M.S.N., Otterbein College, 2004

Carrigan Hayes, 2009-
Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry
B.S., Ohio Northern University, 2002
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2007
 

Terry A. Hermsen, 2004-
Associate Professor of English
B.A., Wittenberg University, 1972
M.F.A., Goddard College, 1988
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2003

Nicholas A. Hill, 1997-
Professor of Art
B.F.A., Michigan State University, 1974
M.A., The University of Iowa, 1976
M.F.A., The University of Iowa, 1977

Michael A. Hoggarth, 1992-
Professor of Biology and Earth Science
B.S., Seattle Pacific College, 1977
M.S., University of North Alabama, 1980
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1988

Ioan Hrinca, 1997-
Professor of Mathematics
M.S., University “Al. I. Cuza”, lasi, Romania, 1978
Ph.D., Ohio University, 1996
 

Zhen Huang, 1991-
Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Fujian Norman University, 1982
M.S., University of Iowa, 1987
M.S., University of Iowa, 1989
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1991

Timothy Huffman, 2001-
Visiting Instructor of Music
B.M., Heidelberg College, 1981
M.M., The Ohio State University, 1985 

Glenna S. Jackson, 1992-
Professor of Religion and Philosophy
B.A., University of Dubuque, 1967
Ph.D., Marquette University, 1993

Thomas R. James, 1980-
Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
B.A., Otterbein College, 1968
M.A., Ohio University, 1971
Ph.D., Ohio University, 1974
 

Jerry A. Jenkins, 1972-
Professor of Chemistry
B.A., Anderson University, 1966
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1970

Amy E. Johnson, 2003-
Associate Professor of Art
B.A., SUNY at Geneseo, 1996
M.A., Tufts University, 1998
Ph.D., University of Delaware, 2004
 

Jonathan Johnson, 2009-
Assistant Professor of Photography and Digital Media
B.A., University of Alaska, 2002
M.A., Minnesota State University, 2005
M.F.A., University of Iowa, 2009

Robert W. Johnson, 1987-
Professor of Theatre and Dance
B.A., Bowling Green State University, 1977
M.A., West Virginia University, 1982
M.F.A., The Ohio State University, 1985
 

Dean H. Johnston, 1995-
Professor of Chemistry
B.A., The College of Wooster, 1988
M.S., Northwestern University, 1989
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1993

Eric K. Jones, 2006-
Associate Professor of Communication
B.S., Clarion University, 1993
M.S., Kutztown University, 1995
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 2002
 

Abhijat J. Joshi, 2003-
Associate Professor of English
B.A., Gujarat University-India, 1988
M.A., Gujarat University-India, 1990
M.F.A., University of Texas, 2002

Sunhwa Jung, 2007-
Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., Ewha Womens University, Seoul, Korea, 1986
M.A., Ewha Womens University, Seoul, Korea, 1993
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2003
 

Patricia F. Keane 1989-
Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Boston College, 1973
M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania, 1977
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1995

Jean P. Kelly, 2003-
Assistant Professor of Communication
B.F.A., The Ohio State University, 1985
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1990
Ph.D., Ohio University, 2003

Leesa J. Kern, 1999-
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
B.A., Miami University, 1988
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1992
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1999
 

Clare Kilbane Cleary, 2007-
Associate Professor of Education
B.A., University of Dayton, 1993
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1997
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2000

Christina M. Kirk, 1992-
Professor of Theatre and Dance
B.F.A., University of Illinois, 1985
M.F.A., Columbia University, 1991

Deanne E. Knoblauch, 2004-
Associate Professor of Education
B.S., Bowling Green State University, 1983
M.Ed., Eastern Michigan University, 1987
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2004
 

Margaret M. Koehler, 2004-
Associate Professor of English
B.A., Wesleyan University, 1995
Ph.D., Emory University, 2003

Robert N. Kraft, 1988-
Professor of Psychology

B.A., Grinnell College, 1975
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1980
 

Shannon K. Lakanen, 2004-
Associate Professor of English
B.A., University of Tampa, 1995
M.A., Florida State University, 1997
Ph.D., Ohio University, 2002

Simon K. Lawrance, 1991-
Professor of Biology and Earth Science
B.A., Earlham College, 1975
M.Phil., M.S., Yale University, 1984
Ph.D., Yale University, 1986

Jeffery S. Lehman, 1996-
Professor of Biology and Earth Science
B.S., Manchester College, 1987
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1994
 

Halard L. Lescinsky, 1996-
Professor of Biology and Earth Science
B.A., Williams College, 1985
Ph.D., University of California, 1995

Michael A. Levin, 2008-
Assistant Professor of Business, Accounting and Economics
B.S., University of Oklahoma, 1993
M.A., University of Iowa, 1998
Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 2008
 

David Levine, 2008-
Associate Professor of Education
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1978
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1985
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1995
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1999

Yiyuan Liu, 2013-
Instructor of Business, Accounting & Economics
B.Eng., University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, 2003
B.Econ, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, 2003
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (Ph.D. anticipated 2013)

John T. Ludlum, 1980-
Professor of Communication
B.A., Capital University, 1972
M.A., Miami University, 1974
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1993
 

Melissa J. Lusher, 2004-
Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance
B.F.A., Carnegie Mellon University, 1993
M.F.A., Carnegie Mellon University, 1997

Shirine L. Mafi, 1986-
Professor of Management

B.B.A., Marshall University, 1977
M.B.A., Marshall University, 1978
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2000
 

Bruce G. Mandeville, 2005-
Assistant Professor of Equine Science
Diplome superieur de la langue francaise Sorbonne Paris, France
B. Comm, University of British Columbia
LL.B., University of British Columbia

Elisabeth C. Marr, 2006-
Assistant Professor of Biology and Earth Sciences

B.A., Williams College, 1986
M.S., University of California, 1992
M.D., University of California, 1997
 

Mary W. McKelvey, 1984-
Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Tuskegee Institute, 1971
M.S., The Ohio State University, 1974
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1996

Nichelle D. McNabb, 2003-
Associate Professor of Communication
B.A., Central Michigan University, 1991
M.A., Central Michigan University, 1993
Ph.D., University of Nebraska, 2004
 

Jennifer Merkowitz, 2008-
Assistant Professor of Music
B.A., University of Richmond, 2002
B.S., University of Richmond, 2002
M.A., University of Cincinnati-Conservatory of Music, 2004
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati-Conservatory of Music, 2007

Meredith Meyer, 2013-
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Bryn Mawr College, 2001
M.S., University of Oregon, 2005
Ph.D., Univeristy of Oregon, 2009

Andrew P. Mills, 1999-
Professor of Religion and Philosophy
A.B., University of Michigan, 1990
M.A., University of North Carolina, 1992
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1997
 

Susan P. Millsap, 1987-
Interim Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, Professor of Communication
B.A., West Chester State University, 1980
M.A., The University of Tennessee, 1982
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1995

Jeremy Moore, 2011-
Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Ohio University, 2004
M.S., Ohio University, 2008
Ph.D., Ohio University, 2011

Adriana Nenciu, 2009-
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S., University of Bucharest, Romania, 1997
M.S., University of Bucharest, Romania, 1998
M.S., University of Florida, 2004
Ph.D., University of Florida, 2006

Gina Osterloh, 2013-
Assistant Professor of Art
B.A., DePaul Unviersity, 1996
M.F.A., University of California, Irvine, 2007

Stephanie L. Patridge, 2005-
Associate Professor of Philosophy
B.A., The Ohio State University, 1996
M.A., University of Washington, 1999
Ph.D., University of Washington, 2006

Shelley Payne, 2010-
Assistant Professor of Allied Health, Health and Sport Sciences
B.A., DePauw University, 1995
M.S., University of Indianapolis, 1997

Kathryn Plank, 2012-
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning

Allen M. Prindle, 1989- (1987-1988)
Professor of Economics
B.S., The University of Wisconsin, 1970
M.S., Purdue University, 1972
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1977
 

Joan M. Pryor-McCann, 1991-
Professor of Nursing

B.S.N., University of Pittsburgh, 1976
M.N., University of Pittsburgh, 1978
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1985
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1995

Aaron Reinhard, 2012-
Assistant Professor of Physics
B.S., Valparaiso University, 2003
B.S.E.E., Valparaiso University, 2003
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2008

Levilson C. Reis, 2000-
Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Cultures
A.A., Edison Community College, 1989
B.A., University of South Florida, 1989
M.S., Tulane University, 1991
Ph.D., Florida State University, 1999
 

Kristin Reninger, 2007-
Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., State University of New York at Postdam, 1993
M.A., State University of New York at Postdam, 1995
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2007

Christina L. Reynolds, 1990-
Professor of Communication
B.S.C., Ohio University, 1979
M.S., The University of New Mexico, 1981
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1986
 

Alicia K. Ribar, 2005-
Assistant Professor of Nursing

B.S.N., The University of Toledo, 1991
M.S., Wright State University, 1994

Ph.D., Duquesne University, 2012

Michelle Riegler, 2011-
Instructor and Fitness and Recreation Coordinator
B.S., Eastern Michigan University, 1996
M.S., University of South Carolina School of Public Health, 1999 

David G. Robertson, 2002-
Associate Professor of Physics

B.S., University of California, 1984
Ph.D., University of California, 1990

Karen S. Robinson, 1988-
Professor of Education
B.A., University of Montevallo, 1969
M.A., University of Alabama, 1971
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1975
 

Joan E. Rocks, 1998- (1992-1997)
Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education/Director, Athletic Training Program
B.A., Marietta College, 1986
M.S., Canisius College, 1987
Ph.D., University of Toledo, 2004
 

Dennis M. Romer, 1988-
Professor of Theatre and Dance
B.A., Otterbein College, 1971
M.F.A., Wayne State University, 1974

Cynthia Laurie Rose, 1992-
Professor of Psychology
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1982
M.A., University of Cincinnati, 1985
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 1990
 

Louis H. Rose, 1991-
Professor of History and Political Science
B.A., Clark University, 1976
M.A., Princeton University, 1980
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1986

Diane A. Ross, 2001-
Associate Professor of Education
B.A., The College of Wooster, 1980
M.A.Ed., The University of Akron, 1990
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2004
 

Nicholas Ross, 2012-
Associate Professor (Piano), Music
M.S., University of Twente (the Netherlands), 1992
MMUS., Hogeschool Enschede, secor Muziek (Enschede, Netherlands), 1993
Ph.D., Rice University, 2002

Patricia M. Ryan, 1988-
Professor of Education
A.B., Ohio Dominican College, 1967
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1980
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1986

D. Peter Sanderson, 2001-
Professor of Mathematical Sciences

B.S., Bowling Green State University, 1976
M.S., Bowling Green State University, 1977
M.S., University of Pittsburgh, 1988 P
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1991
 

Barbara H. Schaffner, 1985-
Dean of the School of Professional Studies and the Graduate School

Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Cincinnati, 1977
M.S.N., Indiana University, 1981
Ph.D., The Ohio State University,1992

Carrie Blosser Scheckelhoff, 2009-
Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., Hiram College, 1989
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1993
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1997
 

Wendy Sherman Heckler, 2007-
AVPAA and Dean of University Programs, Associate Professor of Education
B.S., The Ohio State University, 1991
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1997
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2001

Joy Shoemaker, 2009-
Instructor of Nursing

B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1980
B.S.N, Otterbein College, 2000
M.S.N., Otterbein College, 2002
 

Noam Shpancer, 1999-
Professor of Psychology
B.A., University of Houston, 1991
M.S., Purdue University, 1996
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1998

Candy Sikes, 2012-
Instructor (Accounting), Business, Accounting and Economics
B.S., Nicholls State University, 2007
Ph.D., The University of Alabama, 2012 anticipated

Charles G. Smith, 2000-
Professor of Business, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
B.A., John Carroll University, 1970
M.A., The University of Cincinnati, 1983
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1989
 

Henry C. Smith, 2001-
Associate Professor of Accounting

B.S., Virginia Military Institute, 1966
M.B.A., Troy State University, 1977
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, 1994

Jeffrey P. Smith, 2000-
Associate Professor of Mathematical Science
B.S., The Ohio State University, 1986
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1989
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1995
 

Jeremy H. Smith, 1988-
Professor of English

B.A., Indiana University, 1976
M.A., Indiana University, 1979
Ph.D., Indiana University, 1985

Deborah Solomon, 2010-
Assistant Professor of Asian History
B.A., University of California, 1996
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2009

John Stefano, 1992-
Professor of Theatre and Dance
B.A., Pomona College, 1969
M.F.A., University of California, 1971
Ph.D., University of California, 1981

Karen Steigman, 2007-
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., University at Buffalo, 1994
M.A., University at Buffalo, 1998
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2007
 

Dan Steinberg, 2010-
Visiting Instructor of Communication
B.A., University of Berkeley, 1976
M.A., San Francisco State University, 1987

Kerry L. Strayer, 1999-
Associate Professor of Communication
B.A., Bluffton College, 1984
M.A., The University of Cincinnati, 1987
Ph.D., The University of Texas, 1995
 

Ann-Catherine Sullivan, 2011
Associate Professor of Health and Sport Sciences
B.A., Saint Michael’s College, 1988
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1997
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2000 

Gregory S. Sullivan, 2004-
Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education
B.A., Brooklyn College, 1982
M.B.A., Seton Hall University, 2002
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2005

Kevin Svitana, 2007-
Assistant Professor of Biology and Earth Sciences
B.S., Juniata College, 1981
M.S., West Virginia University, 1983
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2005
 

Nathaniel Tagg, 2007-
Assistant Professor of Physics
B.S., University of Lethbridge, 1993
M.S., University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 1996
Ph.D., University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 2001

John T. Tansey, 2002-
Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S., University of Massachusetts, 1991
Ph.D., Wake Forest University, 1997
 

Ann E. Teske, 2008-
Visiting Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Iowa, 1969
M.A., University of Iowa, 1971
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1980

Susan E. Thompson, 1986-
Professor of Mathematics
B.S., University of Dayton, 1981
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1983
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1998

David Todd, 2011-
Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing
B.A., The Ohio State University, 1993
M.A., Cleveland State University, 1997
M.F.A., Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, 2001
Ph.D., The University of Illinois, 2005 

Zengxiang Tong, 1991-
Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Nanking University, 1966
M.S., Sichuan University, 1982
Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1991

Uwe Trittmann, 2003-
Associate Professor of Physics
Diploma, University of Heidelberg, 1993
Dr.rer.nat. (Ph.D.), Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, 1996
 

Margaret A. Underwood, 2006- 
Assistant Professor of Music

B.M., State University of New York at Fredonia, 1994
M.M., The Ohio State University, 1999
D.M.A., University of Minnesota, in progress
 

William E. Vaughan, 1982-
Professor of Theatre and Dance
B.S.Ed., Otterbein College, 1971
M.A., University of Connecticut, 1974
 

Jeff Vasiloff, 2012-
Visiting Assistant Professor, Biology and Earth Sciences
B.A., College of Wooster, 1977
M.P.H., The Ohio State University, 1994
M.D., The Ohio State University, 2012

Marjorie A. Vogt, 1990-
Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Carlow College, 1977
M.S., The Ohio State University, 1990
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2000

John A. Volkmar, 2006-
Associate Professor of International Business
B.A., The Ohio State University, 1974
M.S., Temple University, 1996
Ph.D., Temple University, 2003
 

Bethany Vosburg-Bluem 2013-
Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Wright State University, 1988
M.Ed., Wright State Univeristy, 2001

M.A., The Ohio State University, 2012
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2012

Gayle A. Walker, 2000-
Professor of Music
B.A., Macalester College, 1984
M.M., University of Colorado, 1986
D.A., University of Northern Colorado, 1996

Teri Walter, 1985-
Professor of Health and Physical Education
B.S., Miami University, 1983
M.A., Miami University, 1985
Ph.D., University of Toledo, 1994
 

Hillary Warren, 2002-
Associate Professor of Communication
B.A., California State University, 1991
M.A., The University of Texas, 1993
Ph.D., The University of Texas, 1998
 

La Trice M. Washington, 2000-
Associate Professor of History and Political Science

B.A., Saint Augstine’s College, 1991
M.A., University of Virginia, 1994
Ph.D., Howard University, 2002

Alice Weimers, 2012-
Instructor, Department of History and Political Science
B.A., Columbia University, 2004
M.A., John Hopkins University, 2008
Ph.D., Candidate, John Hopkins University, 2012 anticipated

Adele B. Weiss, 1998-
Associate Professor of Education

B.S., The Ohio State University, 1974
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1976
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1984
 

Dennis J. Whalen, 2000-
Associate Professor of Finance

B.S., University of Scranton, 1982
M.B.A., Syracuse University, 1986
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2000

erica j. Whitaker, 2012-
Visiting Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences
B.A., Birmingham-Southern College, 1993
B.S., Birmingham-Southern College, 1993
M.S., The Ohio State University, 2004
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2011

Dana White, 1993-
Professor of Theatre and Dance

B.A., Bowling Green State University, 1986
M.F.A., University of Michigan, 1990
 

Rebecca White, 2007-
Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance
B.S., University of Wisconsin, 2001
M.F.A., University of Minnesota, 2005

Janice K. Windborne, 2006-
Associate Professor of Communication
B.S., University of Arkansas, 1979
M.A., Ohio University, 1995
Ph.D., Ohio University, 1999
 

Richard J. Yntema, 1992-
Associate Professor of History and Political Science
B.A., Calvin College, 1979
M.A., University of Chicago, 1980
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1992

Michael Yonchak, 2008-
Assistant Professor of Music
B.M.E., Youngstown State University, 2000
M.M., Youngstown State University, 2003
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2009

Anna Young, 2012-
Assistant Professor (Zoology), Biology and Earth Sciences
B.S. University of Arizona, Honors College, 2002

Ph.D., New Mexico State University, 2011

Charles E. Zimmerman, 1991-
Professor of Religion and Philosophy

B.A., Emory University, 1968
M.Div., Emory University, 1971
Ph.D., Emory University, 1984
 

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