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October 4, 2019 at 12:35 pm

Newsmakers Gala Touts 112 A&S Faculty Researchers

2019 Top Faculty Newsmakers group photo

2019 Top Faculty Newsmakers

Applied research relevant to 21st century issues was on stage as College of Arts & Sciences faculty were recognized at Ohio University’s 2019 newsmakers gala.

Members of the Ohio University community gathered Oct. 3 to celebrate the hundreds of OHIO faculty who promote the research, expertise and overall excellence of the university through being mentioned in the media. This year, 112 faculty members in the College of Arts & Sciences were recognized as newsmakers, with five of them being awarded as a top newsmaker.

Six of the 18 top newsmakers spots, which include the faculty who have the top 10 most media placements and faculty who have been quoted in stories about the Associated Press’s Top 10 Stories of the year, were from the College of Arts & Sciences.

Receiving a top AP newsmaker award were Dr. Ryan Fogt, Associate Professor of Geography and Scalia Lab Director; Dr. Steven Miner, Professor of History; Dr. Sarah Poggione, Associate Dean of Arts & Sciences and Associate Professor of Political Science: Dr. Nukhet Sandal, Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science; and Dr. Tadeusz Malinski, the Marvin & Ann Dilley White Chair and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry.

Dr. Katherine Jellison, Professor and Chair of History, who had earned the top newsmaker spot for most mentions in the media the last two years, received the second top newsmaker spot this year.

From left, Carly Leatherwood, Katherine Jellison and M. Duane Nellis at the 2019 Newsmakers gala

From left, Carly Leatherwood, Katherine Jellison and M. Duane Nellis at the 2019 Newsmakers gala

Hosted by University Communications and Marketing in partnership with the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, the Faculty Newsmakers Gala debuted in the fall of 2015 as a means of honoring Ohio University faculty who elevate the university and raise its national and global profile through media coverage of their work and expertise and, in some cases, participation in OHIO’s Experts Directory.

This year’s gala celebrated 356 faculty members – representing 10 academic units on the Athens Campus and all five of OHIO’s regional campuses, as well as the academic center in Dublin – who were featured in more than 3,000 media reports during the 2018 calendar year.

A&S Faculty Newsmakers

  • Ziad Abu-Rish
  • Mark Alicke
  • Timothy Anderson
  • Tim Anderson
  • Stephen Bergmeier
  • Alyssa Bernstein
  • Bill Broach
  • Bekka Brodie
  • Geoff Buckley
  • Susan Burgess
  • DeLysa Burnier
  • Edmond Chang
  • Ryan Chornock
  • Doug Clowe
  • Elizabeth Collins
  • Brian Collins
  • David Crane (Glidden Visiting Professor)
  • David Curp
  • Mariana Dantas
  • Don Dudding
  • Haley Duschinski
  • Glenn Dutcher
  • George Eberts
  • Steven Evans
Ryan Fogt (center) at 2019 newsmakers gala

Faculty Newsmakers Gala, UCM, Univerrsity Communications Marketing

  • Ryan Fogt
  • Christopher France
  • Janis France
  • Claudia González-Vallejo
  • Alexander Govorov
  • Sherrie Gradin
  • Alonzo Hamby
  • Peter Harrington
  • Kenneth Hicks
  • Jennifer Hines
  • Mara Holt
  • Jana Houser
  • Akil Houston
  • Robert Ingram
  • Katherine Jellison
  • Joseph Johnson
  • Kelly Johnson
  • Veena Kasbekar (Chillicothe)
  • Brandon Kendhammer
  • Ian Klein
  • Gerard Krzic
  • Matthew Layton
  • Eric LeMay
  • Dina Lopez
  • Mark Lucas
  • Loren Lybarger
  • Amy Lynch
From left, Carly Leatherwood, Tadeusz Malinski and M. Duane Nellis at the 2019 faculty newsmakers gala

From left, Carly Leatherwood, Tadeusz Malinski and M. Duane Nellis at the 2019 faculty newsmakers gala

  • Tadeusz Malinski
  • Loran Marsan
  • Kevin Mattson
  • Jackie Maxwell
  • Joe McLaughlin
  • Alan McMillan
  • Zachary Meisel
  • Steven Miner
  • Dominik Mischkowski
  • Scott Moody
  • Dinty Moore
  • Molly Morris
  • James Mosher
  • Robin Muhammad
  • M. Geneva Murray (Women’s Center)
  • Ghirmai Negash
  • Holly Ningard
  • Art Oestrike
  • Tom O’Grady
  • Patrick O’Keeffe
  • Chester Pach
  • Julie Paxton
  • Daniel Phillips
Sara Poggione (center) at 2019 newsmakers gala

Sara Poggione (center) at 2019 newsmakers gala

  • Sarah Poggione
  • Viorel Popescu
  • Madappa Prakash
  • Beth Quitslund
  • Nicole Reynolds
  • Kimberly Rios
  • Cortney Rodet
  • Willem Roosenberg
  • Gar Rothwell
  • Jerome Rovner
  • Jay Ryu
  • Nukhet Sandal
  • Christopher Schwirian
  • Hee-Jong Seo
  • Joseph Shields
  • Ryan Shorey
  • Amritjit Singh
  • Kevin Spiker (Eastern)
  • Bianca Spriggs
  • Greg Springer
  • Anthony Stender
  • Alycia Stigall
  • Eric Stinaff
  • Barbel Such
  • Julie Suhr
  • Jason Thayer
  • Christopher Thompson
  • Daniel Torres
  • Ingo Trauschweizer
  • Art Trese
  • Richard Vedder
  • Morgan Vis
  • David Wanczyk
  • Julie White
  • Kelly Williams
  • Sarah Wyatt
  • Todd Young
  • Mirna Zakic
  • Peggy Zoccola

“Every mention of an Ohio University expert in the news has a direct impact on elevating our reputation,” said Carly Leatherwood, senior director of communication services at UCM who was one of the speakers at the event. “Our celebration this evening is our way of expressing gratitude to you and to every person who plays a role in promoting the great work that happens here.”

This year’s event marked the third time Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis attended the event. He congratulated and honored the faculty not only for their expertise but for their top-notch research efforts and innovative ways of preparing students for the world.

“Today we are not just celebrating your quotes in the media, but the overall expertise you bring to your respective fields, and more importantly to your students,” said Nellis. “It’s your dedication to improving our community and world through your vast knowledge in your area of study. The media attention means that you’ve been noticed and sought out for that academic expertise and dedication.”

Joining President Nellis was Ohio University Vice President for Research and Creativity Dr. Joseph Shields, who had the honor of presenting special recognition awards to 18 OHIO faculty newsmakers – the top 10 newsmakers of 2018 who earned the most media placements, as well as those who were quoted in media reports related to the Associated Press’ Top Stories of 2018.

“Our faculty members, 356 of you to be exact, represented Ohio University, showing that we not only provide a world-class education for our students, but we are at the forefront of advancing knowledge, culture, and civic engagement; and we demonstrate our commitment through our actions every day,” said Shields.

 

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