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Research and Graduate Studies

A Message from Senior Associate Dean Ann Paulins

I am delighted to welcome you to the Research and Graduate Studies website for The Gladys W. and DPaulinsavid H. Patton College of Education. The Patton College has a storied history of graduate education and research that has built its foundation as a community of scholars. Our graduate students and faculty members are important elements of this continuing legacy.

Whether you are a faculty member, graduate student, undergraduate honors student, or collaborator with someone from the aforementioned group, this website is designed to provide you with information and resources to enhance your scholastic endeavors.

I’d like to share a bit of insight about my philosophy of scholarship…

At the spring 2013 Patton College Graduate Education Association conference, I shared with participants “3 C’s of intellectual courage” … create, converse, and collaborate. I encourage you to think of scholarly pursuits as creative endeavors. Seek to share your research ideas with others; those conversations often improve research design and expand research questions that can be addressed through data collection and analysis. Collaborations magnify the opportunities each scholar can embrace and introduce synergies into their creative learning endeavors. It takes courage to embark on new areas of inquiry –and sometimes ‘push the envelope’ to embrace and promote new ways of thinking. As senior associate dean for research and graduate studies, I am positioned to facilitate and support your intellectual courage.

This website is designed to provide resources for scholars, whether undergraduate honors students, graduate students, or faculty. If you are unable to find resources that you need for your scholarship pursuits, please feel free to contact me (or suggest additional resources that I can provide here). Additionally graduate students should find the links and items posted on this site useful as they navigate project, thesis, and dissertation processes.

Finally, I encourage you, regardless of your standing or rank, to become engaged in the learning opportunities that are afforded at Ohio University. The Patton College offers ongoing research forums, learning communities, and Center activities that enrich co-curricular aspects of programs of study. I look forward to seeing you at these events and interacting with you within The Patton College community!

Ann Paulins, Ph.D.

For more information, please contact:
Ohio University
The Patton College of Education
Office of the Dean
McCracken Hall 133
Athens, OH 45701-2979