Ohio Life

2014 Excellence in Education Honorees

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

Ann Abraham, Ph.D.
Chemistry
Kent State University

Samuel Adu-Poku, Ph.D.
Art
Youngstown State University

Eugene Alesandrini, M.A.
Communication, Media and Theatre
Muskingum University

Catherine Amoroso Leslie, Ph.D.
Fashion
Kent State University

Linda Barclay, Ph.D.
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Walsh Univeristy

Debra Belcher, PT, DPT
Physical Therapy
Sinclair Community College

Tracey Boggs, M.Ed., RT
Radiologic Technology
University of Rio Grande

Thomas Boniface, M.D.
Orthopedics
Northeast Ohio Medical University

Kimberly Borst, M.F.A.
Theatre Performance
Sinclair Community College

Mary Beth Brown, MRC, BM
Allied Health
Sinclair Community College

Monica Burdick, Ph.D.
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Ohio University

Siew Chat "Kitty" Burroughs, Ph.D.
General Studies Writing
Bowling Green State University

Joan Carletta, Ph.D.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Akron

Lynette Carpenter, Ph.D.
English
Ohio Wesleyan University

April Carpenter, MBA
Management
Sinclair Community College

Marc Cullen, Ph.D.
Massage Therapy
Hocking College

Shelley Delaney, M.F.A.
Theater
Ohio University

Scott Dunfee, M.A.
GIS/GPS
Hocking College

Mary Ann Edwards, DBA
Business
Mount St. Joseph University

Joseph Ezzie, M.A.
Business
Walsh University

Edward Foley, Ed.D.
Business Administration
Cuyahoga Community College

Susan Fosnight, R.Ph., CGP, CPS
Geriatrics/Pharmacy Practice
Northeast Ohio Medical University

Lawrence M. Gales, Ph.D.
International Business and Management
University of Cincinnati

Nancy M. Gamso, D.M.A.
Music
Ohio Wesleyan University

Kurt Grannan
Graphic Design
Mount St. Joseph University

Virginia Gregg, Ph.D.
Psychology
Heidelberg University

Ali Hajjafar, Ph.D.
Mathematics
The University of Akron

Clara (Jean) Hall, Ph.D.
Deaf Interpretive Services & American Sign Language
Cuyahoga Community College

Jennifer Hall, Ph.D.
Foreign Languages & Cultures
University of Mount Union

Daniel Hare, M.S.
Criminal Justice
Columbus State Community College

Janet Hartley, Ph.D.
Management
Bowling Green State University

Leslie Heaphy, Ph.D.
History
Kent State University at Stark

Martha Hendricks, Ed.D.
Education
Wilmington College

Gary Holliday, Ph.D.
Curricular and Instructional Studies
The University of Akron

Karen Holtgrefe, DHS, PT, OCS
Physical Therapy
Mount St. Joseph University

Mary Hovanec, M.A.
History
Cuyahoga Community College

Molly Jameson-Cox, Ph.D.
Psychology
Youngstown State University

Charles Jarrett, Ph.D.
Sociology
Ohio University Southern

Edna Kaneshiro, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
University of Cincinnati

George Kanieski, M.A.
English
Cuyahoga Community College

Theresa Kegley, M.Ed.
Mathematics
Columbus State Community College

Robyn King-Van Dyne, Ph.D.
Business Administration
University of Northwestern Ohio

Uma Krishnan, Ph.D.
English
Kent State University

Sharon Kubasak, Ph.D.
English
Baldwin Wallace University

Annissa Langworthy, M.S.
Anatomy & Physiology/Biology
Stark State College

Richard L. Leavy, Ph.D.
Psychology
Ohio Wesleyan University

Marsha Lewis, Ph.D.
Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
Ohio University

Jean Libben, M.Ed.
Math
Hocking College

Mark Lucas, Ph.D.
Physics & Astronomy
Ohio University

Susan Luken, M.S.
Biology
Sinclair Community College

Ivory Lyons, Ph.D.
Philosophy & Religious Studies
University of Mount Union

Kate Magsamen-Conrad, Ph.D.
Communication
Bowling Green State University

Susan Mann, Ph.D.
Marketing & Business Administration
University of Northwestern Ohio

Todd Alan Matteson, M.F.A.
Art
Lourdes University

Jenner Mbobi, M.A.
Mathematics
Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Bethany McFann, MSN, RN
Nursing
University of Rio Grande

Ursula McTaggart, Ph.D.
English
Wilmington College

Andy Merolla, Ph.D.
Communication Arts & Sciences
Baldwin Wallace University

Mark Mitchell, AAS
Automotive Technology
Columbus State Community College

Randall Molmen, M.S.
Computer Science
Baldwin Wallace University

Melissa Muller, Ph.D.
Psychology & Neuroscience
University of Mount Union

Jacqueline Mumford, Ph.D.
Education
Walsh Univeristy

Tim Murnen, Ph.D.
Teaching & Learning
Bowling Green State University

Ryan Musgrave, M.S.
Athletic Training
Heidelberg University

C. Alan Newman, J.D.
Law
The University of Akron

Pam Nicodemus, M.S., RVT
Veterinary Technology
Miami Jacobs Career College - Troy

Julie O'Reilly, Ph.D.
Communication and Women's & Gender Studies
Heidelberg University

Nancy Orel, Ph.D.
Gerontology
Bowling Green State University

Karin Petruska, Ph.D.
Accounting & Finance
Youngstown State University

Kathy Pittman, Ph.D.
English
Hocking College

Julie Posey, M.S.
Biological Sciences
Columbus State Community College

Andy Rasmussen, Ph.D.
Biology
Mount St. Joseph University

Kathy Renfro, M.Ed.
Mathematics
Lakeland Community College

Kim Risley, Ph.D.
Biology
University of Mount Union

Mary Kathryn Robinson, Ph.D.
History, Geography & Political Science
Lourdes University

Rocco Rotello, Ph.D.
Pharmaceutial Sciences
Cedarville University

Randy Ruchotzke, M.A.
Mathematical Sciences
Kent State University

Tammy Schakett, Ph.D.
Entrepreneurship
Ohio Northern University

Kelly Selby, Ph.D.
History
Walsh University

Govind Shanadi, Ph.D.
Communication
University of Mount Union

Amy Shriver Dreussi, Ph.D.
Applied and General Studies
The University of Akron

Mark Caleb Smith, Ph.D.
History and Government
Cedarville University

Meryl F. Soto-Schwartz, Ph.D.
English
Lakeland Community College

Rick Sparks, Ph.D.
Education
Mount St. Joseph University

David Sperling, M.D.
Family & Community Medicine
Northeast Ohio Medical University

Jill Stephens Fleisher, Ph.D.
Sociology
Baldwin Wallace University

Carole Stokes-Brewer, Ph.D.
Social Work
Union Institute & University

Peter Tandler, Ph.D.
Chemistry
Walsh University

Linda Tecklenburg, M.Ed.
Athletic Training
Wilmington College

Ken Temple, AAS
Natural Resources Law Enforcement
Hocking College

Harold Thirey, M.S.
Agriculture
Wilmington College

Bradley R. Trees, Ph.D.
Physics & Astronomy
Ohio Wesleyan University

Chris Tucci, M.F.A.
Theatre/School of Music & Theatre
Heidelberg University

Susan M. Wadkowski, M.S.
Biology
Lakeland Community College

Ruigang Wang, Ph.D.
Chemistry
Youngstown State University

Sarah Waters, D.M.A.
Music
Ohio Northern University

Julia M. Watson, M.A.
Psychology
Lakeland Community College

Paula M. White, Ph.D.
Education
Ohio Wesleyan University

Jacob White, Ph.D.
Chemistry
University of Rio Grande

Jeri Whiteus, MSN, RNC
Nursing
Central Ohio Technical College

Jason R. Winters, MBA
Business
University of Rio Grande

Jennie Wood, Ph.D.
Nursing
Youngstown State University

Jake Zimmerman, Ph.D.
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Ohio Northern University