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

Scott Allen, Ph.D.
John Carroll University
Management, Marketing and Logistics

Rainee Angles, M.A.
Southern State Community College
Speech and Theatre

Martha Armstrong, Ph.D.
Ohio Dominican University
Social Work

William Armstrong, M.A.
Lakeland Community College
Mathematics

Jacqueline Augustine, Ph.D.
The Ohio State University at Lima
Biology

Linda Barclay, Ph.D.
Walsh University
Counseling and Human Development

Frank Barnhart, M.F.A.
Columbus State Community College
Communication and Theater

Julia Basham, M.Ed.
Southern State Community College
Computer Science

Marcia Baxter Magolda, Ph.D.
Miami University
Educational Leadership

Carolyn Behrman, Ph.D.
The University of Akron
Anthropology

Denise Ben-Porath, Ph.D.
John Carroll University
Psychology

Marianna B. Bettman, J.D.
University of Cincinnati
College of Law

Deborah Bice, Ph.D.
Kent State University at Ashtabula
English

Jean Blake, M.S.N., M.B.A.
Central Ohio Technical College
Nursing

Marvin Bovia, B.A.
Davis College
Business/Technology

Kris Bowman, R.R.T., B.S.N., M.Ed.
Central Ohio Technical College
Nursing

Herb Broda, Ph.D.
Ashland University
Curriculum and Instruction

Michelle Bussard, M.S.N.
Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing
Nursing

Tony Camechis, B.A.
Hocking College
Public Safety Services

Beth Canfield-Simbro, Ph.D., M.P.H.
University of Mount Union
Health and Public Health

Jamie Capuzza, Ph.D.
University of Mount Union
Communication and Gender Studies

Daniel Chaney, M.A.
Columbus State Community College
Modern Languages

Connie Clark, M.Ed.
Columbus State Community College
Dental Hygiene

John M. Colombi, Ph.D.
Air Force Institute of Technology
Systems and Engineering Management

Chad Cook, Ph.D.
Walsh University
Physical Therapy

Jeff Daubenmire, M.Ed.
Hocking College
Music and Theater

Jennifer Day
Sinclair Community College
Business Information Systems

Ana de Freitas Boe, Ph.D.
Baldwin-Wallace College
English

Kristin Dietsche, Ph.D.
Union Institute and University
Writing and Research Initiative

Anna Dollar, Ph.D.
Miami University
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Elisha Dumser, Ph.D.
Ursuline College
Art History and Ursuline Studies

Eric Dunn, M.B.A.
Sinclair Community College
Engineering Technology Design

Sandra Ekstrand, M.S., S.P.H.R.
University of Mount Union
Management and Human Resource Management

Kathryn G. Ertter, M.S.
Lakeland Community College
Medical Laboratory Technology

Deborah R. Evans, B.A.
Stark State College
Physical Therapist Assistant

Robert Eveslage, R.R.T., M.S.
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Biology

David Fankhauser, Ph.D.
University of Cincinnati
Biological Science

Andrew Feight, Ph.D.
Shawnee State University
History

Matthew Fickus, Ph.D.
Air Force Institute of Technology
Mathematics and Statistics

Mark Anthony Friend, Ph.D.
Air Force Institute of Technology
Operational Sciences

David Garrison, J.D.
Ohio Christian University
Business

Kenneth Ghee, Ph.D.
University of Cincinnati
Africana Studies

Sr. Cynthia Glavac, Ph.D.
Ursuline College
English and Ursuline Studies

Paul Govekar, D.B.A.
Ohio Northern University
Management

Anjali Gray, Ph.D.
Lourdes University
Biology and Health Sciences

Joseph Green, Ph.D.
The Ohio State University at Lima
Psychology

Carol Gregory, Ph.D.
Baldwin-Wallace College
Sociology

Larry Griffin, D.M.A.
Ohio Wesleyan University
Music

Danielle Grunenwald Gruhler, Ph.D.
Kent State University
Teaching, Learning, Curriculum Studies

Virginia Hamilton, M.A.
Shawnee State University
Math Education

Tom Harvey, D.B.A.
Ashland University
Finance

Amy Hatfield, M.S.
Columbus State Community College
Mathematics

Tracey Hawkins, M.B.A.
University of Cincinnati
Accounting

Stephen Hollender, Ph.D.
Baldwin-Wallace College
Foreign Languages and Literature

Sandra Hrometz, Ph.D.
Ohio Northern University
Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences

Sadhan Jana, Ph.D.
The University of Akron
Polymer Engineering

Joseph G. Johnson, Ph.D.
Miami University
Psychology

Elizabeth Juelich-Velotta, M.S.
Walsh University
Service Learning

Edward Kahn, Ph.D.
Ohio Wesleyan University
Theatre and Dance

Keith Kallay, M.B.A.
Lakeland Community College
Accounting

Lisa Kenyon, Ed.D.
Wright State University
Biological Sciences and Teacher Education

William T. Kerrigan, Ph.D.
Muskingum University
History

Sami Khorbotly, Ph.D.
Ohio Northern University
Electrical and ComputerEngineering and Computer Science

David Killen, B.A.
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Audio/Video Production

Nathan Klingbeil, Ph.D.
Wright State University
Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Michael Kovach, Ph.D.
Baldwin-Wallace College
Biology and Geology

Timothy Lawson, Ph.D.
College of Mount St. Joseph
Statistics

Laurence Lazofson, M.S.E.E., M.A.F.M.
DeVry University
College of Business and Management

Loren Lease, Ph.D.
Youngstown University
Sociology and Anthropology

Susan Lisko, D.N.P.
Youngstown University
Nursing

John Marazita, Ph.D.
Ohio Dominican University
Psychology

Kristen Marcussen, Ph.D.
Kent State University
Sociology

Richard Martin, M.I.S.M.
DeVry University
College of Engineering and Information Sciences

Bernie Matt, Ph.D.
Wilmington College
Religion, Philosophy and English

Laurel A. Mayer, Ph.D.
Sinclair Community College
Political Science/Humanities, Government and Modern Language

John McBratney, Ph.D.
John Carroll University
English

Richard McEwing, Ed.D.
Youngstown University
Educational Foundations, Research, Technology and Leadership

Donald McFall, M.B.A., M.S.
Kent State University
Accounting

Ronald Mendel, Ph.D., M.A., B.S.
University of Mount Union
Exercise Science

Mitchell Metzger, Ph.D.
Ashland University
Psychology

Bonnie Milne Gardner, Ph.D
Ohio Wesleyan University
Theatre and Dance

Loree Miltich, Ph.D.
Union Institute and University
M.A. Program

Gus Morris, B.B.A.
Hocking College
Computer Science

Jacqueline Mumford, Ph.D.
Walsh University
Educational Technology

Joseph Musser, Ph.D.
Ohio Wesleyan University
English

Michael Nichols, Ph.D.
John Carroll University
Chemistry

Joseph Nolan, Ph.D.
Union Institute and University
M.Ed and Ed.D. Program

Jacqueline Novak, Ph.D.
Walsh University
Biology

Patricia O’Connell, Ph.D
Lourdes University
Business and Leadership

Tony Ortiz, M.Ed.
Wright State University
Athletic Training/Health, Physical Education, Recreation

Jean Paddock, Ph.D.,
Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Chemistry

Connie Philips, M.S.
Central Ohio Technical College
Information Technology

Joseph Phillips, M.B.A.
DeVry University
College of Business and Management

Mason Posner, Ph.D.
Ashland University
Biology/Toxicology

Peter Robinson, Ph.D.
College of Mount St. Joseph
History

Richard Robyn, Ph.D.
Kent State University
Political Science

Ivanka Sabolich, Ph.D.
Kent State University
Sociology

Peter Schneller, Ph.D.
University of Mount Union
Education

Jennifer Scott, Psy.D.
Union Institute and University
Psy.D. Program in Clinical Psychology

Craig Semsel, Ph.D.
Lakeland Community College
History

Drew Shannon, Ph.D.
College of Mount St. Joseph
English and Modern Languages

Ken Shull, M.A.
Southern State Community College
Accounting/Business

William Slattery, Ph.D.
Wright State University
Earth and Environmental Sciences

Karen Slovak, Ph.D.
Ohio University Zanesville
Social Work

Brett Smith, Ph.D.
Miami University
Business/Institute for Entrepreneurship

Roger Smith, M.Ed.
Davis College
Mathematics

John Sullins, Ph.D.
Youngstown University
Computer Science and Information Systems

Doug Sutton-Ramspeck, M.F.A.
The Ohio State University at Lima
English

Lance Svehla, Ph.D.
The University of Akron
English

Jennifer Swartz, Ph.D.
Lake Erie College
English

Eric Swenson, Ph.D.
Air Force Institute of Technology
Aeronautics and Astronautics

Troy Thompson, B.B.A.
Hocking College
Health and Nursing

Margaret Trim, M.S.
Central Ohio Technical College
Biological and Physical Sciences

Sivakumar Venkataramany, Ph.D.
Ashland University
Management

Mark Vopat, Ph.D.
Youngstown University
Philosophy and Religious Studies

Regina M. Williams, M.A.
Central Ohio Technical College
Early Childhood Education

Ben Williamson, M.Div.
Ohio Christian University
Religion

Mary Rose Zink, Ph.D.
Wilmington College
Psychology

Phil R. Zoladz, Ph.D.
Ohio Northern University
Psychology and Sociology

Janet Mannheimer Zydney, Ph.D.
University of Cincinnati
Curriculum and Instruction