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Excellence in Education 2015

Ohio Magazine recognizes outstanding educators at colleges and universities across the state.

Each year, we recognize more than 100 educators at colleges and universities throughout Ohio with our Excellence in Education honors. Institutions of higher learning nominated those who appear on the list for being inventive, inspiring and instrumental to helping their students learn and grow. We are proud to support and honor these educators for their academic achievement, their dedication to teaching and the difference they make in the lives of their students.

Ahmed Abdel-Mohti, Ph.D.
Civil Engineering
Ohio Northern University

Laurel Anderson, Ph.D.
Botany-Microbiology
Ohio Wesleyan University

Jenna Beck, JD

Paralegal, Law and Real Estate
Sinclair Community College

Nora Beerline, MA
English

Rhodes State College

Timothy Beitzel, RN, MSN

Nursing
University of Mount Union

Dottie Bely, MA

Developmental Language Arts
Sinclair Community College

Sarah Berry, Ph.D.
Biomedical Humanities
Hiram College

Phil Bessler, BSEE, MBA
Business
Baldwin Wallace University

Kristina Bogdanov, MFA
Fine Arts
Ohio Wesleyan University

Philip Brady, Ph.D
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English
Youngstown State University

Gerald Brown, Ph.D.
Electrical Engineering
Cedarville University

Michael Burchett, MA

General Education
Ohio Christian University

Eugene Burns, Ph.D.
Natural Sciences
Shawnee State University

Beth Campbell, JD, LLM

Sociology
Kent State University

Thomas Cavanaugh, BA
Allied Health
Fort College-Centerville

Aleda Chen, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Pharmacy Practice
Cedarville University

Rebecca Chism, Ph.D.

Modern & Classical Language Studies
Kent State University

Daniel Ciamarra, Ph.D.
Education
Cincinnati Christian University

Danielle Cordaro, Ph.D.
English
University of Mount Union

Kay Cornelius, M.Ed.
Mathematics
Sinclair Community College

Christine Crish, Ph.D.

Pharmaceutical Sciences, Anatomy & Neurobiology
Northeast Ohio Medical University

John Croft, BBA
General Education
University of Northwestern Ohio

Martina Cucchiara, Ph.D.
History
Bluffton University

Ramesh Dangol, Ph.D.
Management
Youngstown State University

Jaydip Das Gupta, Ph.D.

Biology
Lakeland Community College

Julie Davis, Ph.D.
General Education
Fort College-Centerville

Anna Davis, Ph.D.
Mathematics
Ohio Dominican University

Matthew Decker, MA
Psychology
Ohio Christian University

Courtney DeMayo, Ph.D.
History
Heidelberg University

Brian Derico, Ph.D.
English

Cincinnati Christian University

Darrell DiFabio, MBA
Engineering
Lakeland Community College

Melissa Dyer, RN, MSN, MBA
College of Nursing
Kent State University

David Eastman, Ph.D.
Religion
Ohio Wesleyan University

Pamela Faber, DA
Biology
Heidelberg University

Andrea Faber, MS
Mathematics
Rhodes State College

Tom File, MD
Internal Medicine
Northeast Ohio Medical University

Kristen Finley Sobota, Pharm.D., BCPS, CGP

Pharmacy Practice
Ohio Northern University

Brooke Gialopsos, Ph.D.
Criminology
Mount St. Joseph University

Joseph Green, Ph.D.

Psychology
The Ohio State University Lima Campus

Jim Guerrina, MBA
Business & Accounting
Fortis College Online

Jeanna Haggard, MS

Food & Nutrition
Bluffton University

Steve Harnish, Ph.D.

Mathematics
Bluffton University

David Hartwig, Ph.D.
English
The Ohio State University Lima Campus

Ty Hawkins, Ph.D.

English & Director of the University Honors Program
Walsh University

Angela Heaton, PT, MS.Ed.
Allied Health/Physical Therapy
Rhodes State College

Kathy Hendrickson, RN, MSN

Nursing
Aultman College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Gregory Hicks, ATS
HVAC & Auto A/C
University of Northwestern Ohio

Eric Higgins, MS

Criminal Justice Management
Union Institute & University

David Hogan, DA

History
Heidelberg University

John Johnson, Ph.D.

Biological Sciences
Kent State University

David Johnson, Ph.D.

Botany-Microbiology
Ohio Wesleyan University

Debbie Kasper, Ph.D.
Environmental Studies
Hiram College

Philip Kim, D.Sc.
Business
Walsh University

Earl Kissell, MA
Accounting & Financial Management
Hiram College

Dawn Kitchen, Ph.D.
Anthropology
The Ohio State University Mansfield Campus

Dr. Alan Kolp, Ph.D.
Religion
Baldwin Wallace University

Kim Krause, MFA
Vice President for Academic Affairs, Academic Dean
Art Academy of Cincinnati

Megan Kraynok, Ph.D.
Psychology, Sociolgy & Criminal Justice
Ohio Northern University

Gene Kritsky, Ph.D.
Biology
Mount St. Joseph University

James Landis, MD, Ph.D.
Biology
Lakeland Community College

Terry Larson, MA
Dental Health Sciences
Sinclair Community College

James Leightenheimer, MA

Communications
Cedarville University

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

Jamie Leslie, Ph.D.
Nursing
Mount St. Joseph University

Stephen Logan, MA
English
Columbus State Community College

Melissa Logue, MA
Modern Languages
Columbus State Community College

Lisa Marshall, Ph.D.

Communication, Media & Theatre
Muskingum University

Elizabeth Meacham, Ph.D.
Philosophy & Religious Studies
Ursuline College

Dore Meinholtz, Ph.D.

Chemistry
Wilmington College

Rick Miller, JD, MA
Humanities
Columbus State Community College

Paul Moke, JD, Ph.D.
Criminal Justice & Political Science
Wilmington College

John Mortensen, DMA
Music
Cedarville University

Amy Murdoch, Ph.D.
Education
Mount St. Joseph University

Darryl Nester, Ph.D.
Mathematics & Computer Science
Bluffton University

Ellen Novar, MBA
Marketing
Wilmington College

Louis Oliphant, Ph.D.
Computer Science
Hiram College

Kirsten Osbun-Manley, Resident Artist
Theatre Arts, Music
Ohio Northern University

Sr. Rosaria Perna, MFA
Art
Ursuline College

Dana Peterson, Ph.D.
Anatomy, Neurobiology & Histology
Northeast Ohio Medical University

Matthew Phillips, MBA

Accounting
Ohio Northern University

Karsten Piep, Ph.D.
Interdisciplinary Studies
Union Institute & University

Rachael Pohle-Krauza, Ph.D., RDN
Human Ecology
Youngstown State University

Andrea Price, MSN, RN
Nursing
Walsh University

Alicia Prieto Langarica, Ph.D.
Mathematics & Statistics
Youngstown State University

Jake J. Protivnak, Ph.D.
Counseling, Special Education & School Psychology
Youngstown State University

Susan Ray, MD
Internal Medicine
Northeast Ohio Medical University

Stephanie Ream, MA
General Education
University of Northwestern Ohio

Jeffery Richardson, Ph.D.
Geology
Columbus State Community College

Amy Rockwell, RN, MSN
Nursing
Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing

Dan Ross, MEM
Geography
Kent State University

Carol Shreiner, Ph.D.
Chemistry
Hiram College

Kristin Smith, MA
Business & Human Resources
Fortis College Online

Steve Stiles, AAB
Information Technology
Rhodes State College

James Strode, Ph.D.
Sport Management
Ohio Dominican University

Steve Szeghi, Ph.D.
Economics
Wilmington College

Peter Terry, BM, MM, DMA
Information Technology & Music, Music Theory, Composition
Bluffton University

Mark Thomas, MFA
Studio Arts & Liberal Arts
Art Academy of Cincinnati

John Thrasher, MFA
Art
The Ohio State University Mansfield Campus

Jon Tomlinson
Healthcare Administration
University of Northwestern Ohio

Kristine C. Turko, Ph.D.
Psychology & Neuroscience
University of Mount Union

Timothy Ulbrich, Pharm.D, R.Ph.
Workforce Development & Pharmacy Practice
Northeast Ohio Medical University

Cynthia Veraldo, Ed.D.
Sport Management
Mount St. Joseph University

Jennifer Vokoun, BFA, MA, MFA
Humanities
Walsh University

Alice J. Walker, Ph.D., M.Ed., PC, LICDC-CS
Human Services
Lakeland Community College

Jennifer Walker, MA, AT, ATC
Athletic Training
Wilmington College

Donald Wallenfang, Ph.D.
Humanities
Walsh University

Richard Wernick, MBA
Business & Accounting
Fortis College Online

Peggy J. Wilfong, Ph.D.
Department of English, Literature & Modern Languages
Cedarville University

Paige Williams, MFA
Painting & Foundations
Art Academy of Cincinnati

Kristen Williams, Ph.D.
Education
Heidelberg University

Robert Woodward, Ph.D.
Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Mount Union

Gerry Wuchter, Ph.D.
Mathematics
University of Mount Union

Glenda Y. Nieto Cuebas, Ph.D.
Modern Foreign Languages
Ohio Wesleyan University

Jay Young, Ph.D.
Business
Ohio Dominican University

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