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Jenifer Cushman

Dr. Jenifer Cushman

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Zanesville Campus welcomes Dean Jenifer Cushman


Ohio University Zanesville faculty and staff are pleased to welcome Dr. Jenifer Cushman as dean of the Zanesville Campus this week.

Cushman joins Ohio University from Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa., where she served as dean of International Education and associate professor of German. She earned her doctorate from Ohio State University in Germanic Languages and Literatures.

Cushman is also a proud graduate of the United States Peace Corps ESL Teacher Training, which she completed in Vladimir, Russia. In addition, she brings experiences as a Fulbright scholar and an ACE Fellow to her new role.

Add to this impressive resume, her publication and presentation record in the research areas of global learning pedagogy, undergraduate learning outcomes related to Germanic languages, and undergraduate global studies and it is clear that Cushman will bring new ideas for collaboration and innovative education initiatives to Ohio University Zanesville.  

“We are delighted that Dr. Cushman will be joining the Ohio University leadership team as dean of Ohio University Zanesville,” said Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit. “Her international experience and research in improving student learning outcomes will provide a perspective to the campus that will enhance the way we prepare students to enter the workforce and to be competitive in the global community.”

“I am honored to have been selected as the dean at Ohio University Zanesville,” said Cushman of her new appointment, “and I look forward to working with members of the campus and local community as we prepare students for 21st century challenges.”

Cushman and her spouse, Matthew Dingo, their children, Halina and Jakub Dingo, along with Matthew’s mother, Barbara Dingo, will join the Zanesville Muskingum County community as they reside in Zanesville.