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2012 Excellence in Education Honorees

Ohio Magazine recognizes outstanding teachers at colleges and universities around the state.

Ariel Acebal, Ph.D.
Air Force Institute of Technology
Engineering Physics

Patricia Ahearne-Kroll, Ph.D.
Ohio Wesleyan University
Religion

James M. Anderson, Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University
Pathology, Macromolecular Science, Biomedical Engineering

Hala Annabi, Ph.D.
Ohio University
Management Information Systems

John Anthony, D.M.A.
Ohio Christian University
Music

Reuel Barksdale, M.S.A.
Columbus State Community College
Business Programs

Kristi Barnes, Ph.D.
Ohio University-Southern
Psychology

Patrick J. Bateman, Ph.D.

Youngstown State University
Management

Mary Ellen Batiuk, Ph.D.
Wilmington College
Social and Political Studies

Charlotte Belland, M.F.A.
Columbus College of Art & Design
Animation

Mary Ellen Benedict, Ph.D.
Bowling Green State University
Economics

Stanley Blake, Ph.D.
The Ohio State University-Lima
History

Patricia Boehm, Ph.D.
University of Mount Union
Music

Penelope Bove, Ph.D.

Walsh University
Social and Behavioral Sciences, Sociology

David Bright, Pharm.D.
Ohio Northern University
Pharmacy Practice

Neil Browne, Ph.D.
Bowling Green State University
Economics

Seth Brownlee, Pharm.D.

Northeast Ohio Medical University
Pharmacy Practice/Pharmacotherapy

Martha Castañeda, Ph.D.
Miami University
Teacher Education

Kim Caudill, B.S.

Hocking College
GeoEnvironmental Science

Mike Caudill, Ph.D.
Hocking College
GeoEnvironmental Science

Xudong Chen, Ph.D.
Baldwin-Wallace University
Economics

Jennifer Clevinger, Ph.D.

Walsh University
Math and Sciences, Biology

Betty Clifford, M.S.

Lake Erie College
Mathematics

Alfred Cohoe, M.A.
Ohio Northern University
Psychology, Sociology and Criminal Justice

Claudia Coulton, Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University
Social Work

Paula Dancie, B.F.A.

Kent State University
Fashion Design and Merchandising

Jennifer Dragoo, M.A.

Columbus State Community College
Developmental Education

Greg Dudash, M.D.

Sinclair Community College
Allied Health Department

David Dumpe, Ph.D.

Kent State University
Finance/Business Administration

Adam C. Earnheardt, Ph.D.
Youngstown State University
Communication

Robert Ekey, Ph.D.

University of Mount Union
Physics and Astronomy

Christine Raimonde Evenson, M.Ed.

Columbus State Community College
Interpreting Education Program

Michael Flamm, Ph.D.
Ohio Wesleyan University
History

Erin Flynn, Ph.D.
Ohio Wesleyan University
Philosophy

Gerald Gannod, Ph.D.
Miami University
Computer Science and Software Engineering

George Garrison, Ph.D.
Kent State University
Pan-African Studies

Mary Giffin, Ph.D.
Walsh University
English

Priscilla Gitimu, Ph.D.

Youngstown State University
Human Ecology

Gary Golden, M.B.A.

Muskingum University
Business/Marketing

Michael Gruich, D.C.
Stark State College
Anatomy and Physiology

Kelly Hall, M.A.

Ohio University-Southern
Equine Studies

Marty Hanlin, M.Ed.

Hocking College
E-Commerce and Web Design

Gary Hanson, M.A.

Kent State University
Journalism and Mass Communication

Ken Henson, M.F.A.

Art Academy of Cincinnati
Studio Art

Dana Jankus, M.S.

University of Phoenix-Cleveland Campus
Natural Sciences

Eva Kahana, Ph.D.

Case Western Reserve University
Sociology

Catherine Kenny, Ph.D., R.R.T.

Lakeland Community College
Respiratory Therapy

Kenneth King, Ph.D.

University of Cincinnati
Psychology

Timothy Kinsella, Ph.D.
Ursuline College
Master’s of Liberal Studies/Ursuline Studies

Tom Koehnle, Ph.D.
Hiram College
Biology

Denise Kohn, Ph.D.
Baldwin-Wallace University
English

Robert Kolesar, Ph.D.
John Carroll University
Mathematics

Greg Kremer, Ph.D.
Ohio University
Mechanical Engineering

Judy Kreye, M.S.N., Ph.D.

Walsh University
Nursing

Erin Gentry Lamb, Ph.D.

Hiram College
Biomedical Humanities

Diana Leakas, M.S.
Sinclair Community College
Design

Nicholette Leanza, M.Ed
University of Phoenix-Cleveland Campus
Social Sciences

Paul Lecat, M.D.

Northeast Ohio Medical University
Medicine

Fabio Leite, Ph.D.
The Ohio State University-Lima
Psychology

Cynthia Lepeley, Ph.D.

Heidelberg University
Spanish

Eugene Linton, Ph.D.

Ashland University
Director of Professional Development

Chung-Chiun Liu, Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University
Chemical Engineering

John Phillip Lomax, Ph.D.
Ohio Northern University
History, Politics and Justice

Mark Lucas, Ph.D.

Ohio University
Physics & Astronomy

Sharon Luke, M.S.

University of Mount Union
Physician Assistant Studies

Sarah Mabey, Ph.D.
Hiram College
Environmental Studies

Hazel Marie, Ph.D.

Youngstown State University
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Deborah Marinski, Ph.D.

Ohio University-Southern
History

David Markwardt, Ph.D.

Ohio Wesleyan University
Zoology

Jay Martin, Ph.D.
Ohio Wesleyan University
Health and Human Kinetics

April Mason, M.A.
Lakeland Community College
English

Scott Mason, Ph.D.
University of Mount Union
Chemistry

Constance McClure, M.F.A.

Art Academy of Cincinnati
Fine Art

Judith McDaniel, Ph.D., J.D.

Union Institute & University
Arts

Dwight McElfresh, Ed.D.
Ashland University
Dean, Founders School of Continuing Education

Lois Melina, Ph.D.
Union Institute & University
Interdisciplinary Studies/Ethical and Creative Leadership

Philip Metres, Ph.D.
John Carroll University
English

Laura Micciche, Ph.D
University of Cincinnati
English and Comparative Literature

Martha Montgomery, M.A.T.
Terra State Community College
Engineering Technologies and Mathematics

Jacqueline Morris, Ph.D.
Baldwin-Wallace University
Biology

Sue Mota, J.D.

Bowling Green State University
Legal Studies

Karen Motley, M.B.A.

Sinclair Community College
Health Information Management

Helen Muga, Ph.D
University of Mount Union
Engineering

Jane Myong, Ph.D.
Sinclair Community College
Chemistry

Frank Navratil, Ph.D.

John Carroll University
Economics and Finance

Beth Novak, M.F.A.
Ohio University
Media Arts and Studies

Douglas Palmer, Ph.D.

Walsh University
Global Learning, Humanities, History

Jennifer Pauley, Ph.D
Shawnee State University
English/Humanities

Alan Pocaro, M.A., M.F.A.
Art Academy of Cincinnati
Fine Art

Kim Riley, M.B.A., C.P.A., C.F.A.
Ohio University-Southern
Business and Accounting

Alan Rocke, Ph.D.

Case Western Reserve University
History

Merideth Sellars, M.S.

Columbus State Community College
Biological and Physical Sciences

Robin Shura, Ph.D.

Hiram College
Sociology

Dave Siefert

Sinclair Community College
Management

John Sikula, Ph.D.
Ashland University
Director of Adult Studies & Veterans Services

Jonathan Smalley, Ph.D.
Ohio Northern University
Civil Engineering

Brett Smith, Ph.D.
Miami University
Management

Dale Smith, Ph.D.
Bowling Green State University
Physics and Astronomy

Tabrina Smith, Ph.D.
Lake Erie College
Mathematics

Michael Snarr, Ph.D.
Wilmington College
Honors, Social and Political Studies

Kenneth Snead, Ph.D.

Bowling Green State University
Accounting/MIS

Andrew Sommers, Ph.D.

Miami University
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Roxanne Sorrick, Ph.D.

Hiram College
Education

Eric Steinberger, M.B.A.

Terra State Community College
Liberal Arts and Public Services

Albert Sumell, Ph.D.
Youngstown State University
Economics

Thomas Suter, M.F.A.

Ohio University-Southern
Art

Thomas Sutton, Ph.D.
Baldwin-Wallace University
Political Science

Beth Sutton-Ramspeck, Ph.D.
The Ohio State University-Lima
English

Ric Sweeney, M.B.A.
University of Cincinnati
Business/Marketing

Susan Taft, Ph.D.
Kent State University
Nursing

Soichi Tanda, Ph.D.
Ohio University
Biological Sciences

Don Troike, Ph.D.
Wilmington College
Biology

Richard VanVoorhis, D.Ed
Youngstown State University
Counseling, Special Education and School Psychology

Jeffery Weir, Ph.D.
Air Force Institute of Technology
Operational Sciences

Edward White, Ph.D.
Air Force Institute of Technology
Mathematics and Statistics

Paige Williams, M.F.A.

Art Academy of Cincinnati
Fine Art

Robin Williams, R.T., M.B.A.

Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Radiography

Brenda Wirkus, Ph.D.
John Carroll University
Philosophy

Dexter Woods, J.D.

Ohio Northern University
Business Administration

Elisabeth Young, M.D.
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Medicine

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