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December 18, 2020 at 9:50 am

Jellison, Duerr Recognized for Media Mentions

Katherine Jellison, portrait

Dr. Katherine Jellison

Ohio University News reports that two College of Arts & Sciences professors are among the top 10 media newsmakers in a story headlined OHIO faculty recognized for elevating University’s profile through the media.

Every year since 2015, Ohio University community members have gathered at the annual Faculty Newsmakers Gala to celebrate hundreds of OHIO faculty who promote their research, expertise and overall excellence of our University through their interactions with the press….

#2 Katherine Jellison, history professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was mentioned 451 times in the media in 2019. She has been a newsmaker all five years, making the top 10 list four times. Jellison is an expert in gender in politics, women’s history, contemporary U.S. politics, marriage and wedding customs and first ladies. She is quoted regularly on Melania Trump and her role as the First Lady. One major news mention included Jellison discussing the First Lady growing into her role, yet not delving into the associated politics. Jellison has been honored with numerous awards including the Excellence in Feminist Pedagogy Award, the University Professor Award and designation as a Fellow in the Charles J. Ping Institute for the Teaching of the Humanities. She has also received several research grants and fellowships, including awards from the Smithsonian Institution and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.

#8 Janet Duerr, associate professor of biology and molecular cellular biology in the College of Arts and Sciences, was mentioned 73 times in the media in 2019. This is Duerr’s first time being named a newsmaker. Her expertise is in molecular cellular biology, teaching laboratory genetics, fundamentals of animal cell biology, and biological sciences, among others. The majority of Duerr’s media mentions come from being quoted in a story about the first complete wiring diagram of an animal’s nervous system. Her laboratory research uses a model organism, the small soil nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, to examine the development and function of the nervous system.

Read more about the top 10 at Ohio University News.

Janet Duerr, portrait

Dr. Janet Duerrjellison


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