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January 24, 2015 at 1:14 pm

Ohio Magazine Names Lucas to Excellence in Education List

Dr. Mark Lucas

Dr. Mark Lucas

Dr. Mark Lucas, Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy, is one of five Ohio University professors recognized in Ohio Magazine’s annual “Excellence in Education” section.

The magazine’s “Excellence in Education” section, published each December, features faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the state of Ohio who were nominated for their outstanding achievements in higher education. Criteria for this honor include:

  • An individual’s teaching excellence
  • Participation in professional development activities
  • Interest in student success outside the classroom or laboratory
  • Distinction as a member of the academic community

Mark Lucas is an  and is being recognized for his keen concern for students’ learning.

A faculty member who is consistently rated at the top by both his peers and his students, Lucas coordinates the non-calculus physics sequence, makes continual improvements to course material and delivery, and trains new faculty. In addition, Lucas coordinates LON-CAPA, a computer-assisted homework system used for all department service courses, as well as other OHIO departments and high schools from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati.

A STEM leader at Ohio University and beyond who is sought after for his expertise, Lucas serves as a liaison for local K-12 schools, for OHIO’s regional campuses in physics, and for other organizations.

“Our main goal here at Ohio University is to transform students through education, and there are a lot of excellent educators who pour a lot of energy and time into that task,” Lucas said. “It is great that there are some ways in which this effort is recognized.”

–Excerpted from Compass

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