Presidential Teacher Awards

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Presidential Teachers at Ohio University

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Jennifer  Chabot

2014-15 to 2016-17

Jennifer Chabot is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Public Health. Dr. Chabot is known for her tremendous enthusiasm and her encouragement of independent thinking. Dr. Chabot uses social media to connect with her students outside of the classroom and to help keep them actively exploring new ideas. Jennifer Chabot is a two time Presidential Teacher Award winner, also receiving the award for the 2006-07 to 2008-09 academic years.

 

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Haley  Duschinski

2014-15 to 2016-17

Haley Duschinski is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. She earned her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2004 and began teaching at Ohio University in 2005. Dr. Duschinski is the director of the Ohio University Center for Law, Justice, and Culture, which brings together faculty and students to whom share a common interest in the law’s role in cultural, political, and social life. In the spring, Dr. Duschinski gives her students the opportunity to study abroad in Northern Ireland where they can engage with the local population to learn firsthand about politics, law and human rights.

 

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Sarah  Wyatt

2014-15 to 2016-17

Sarah E. Wyatt is a Professor in the Department of Environmental and Plant Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Wyatt is seen as an innovator, mentor, and a strong advocate for undergraduate research. She is known for her ability to present complex material in a compelling manner using written and oral expressions as central components of her classroom teaching. Dr. Wyatt also received the Presidential Teacher Award for the 2007-08 to 2009-10 academic years, making this her second time winning the award.

 

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Brian  Hoyt

2013-14 to 2015-16

Professor Hoyt is recognized on the Lancaster campus by students and his colleagues as a teacher who has a genuine impact on students and their learning.  His courses are intelligently and creatively conceived to facilitate intensive interaction and dialogue and to allow students to assume a co-teaching role in presenting material to their peers.  He regularly uses a project-based pedagogy through which he connects course content to agencies and organizations in the Lancaster area. The selection committee appreciated the level of energy that he brought to his teaching and his skill in moving between various modes of teaching while keeping students engaged.

 

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Katarzyna  Marciniak

2013-14 to 2015-16

Katarzyna Marciniak is an Associate Professor in the Department of English. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in 1998 and is the co-editor of the series Global Cinema. Dr. Marciniak is a rigorous and effective teacher that explores difficult issues related to gender, race, class, religion, and immigration.

 

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Julia  Paxton

2013-14 to 2015-16

Julia Paxton is an Associate Professor of Economics at Ohio University where she teaches classes on poverty, altruism, and development economics.  Students in her classes are offered a number of experiential learning opportunities through games, experiments, and service learning projects in order to better understand economic theories on poverty.  These unique hands-on projects range from sharing meals with people experiencing homelessness to conducting Randomized Controlled Trials for estimating the most effective way to collect food for a local food pantry.

 

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Raymond  Frost

2012-13 to 2014-15

Raymond D. Frost is a Professor in the Management Information Systems department.  He is also the Director of Studies for College of Business students in the Honors Tutorial College (HTC).  Frost joined the College of Business in 1999.  His primary research areas are instructional pedagogy, information design, and database design.  He has received multiple teaching awards at both the College and University level.  Frost earned a doctorate in business administration and an M.S. in computer science at the University of Miami (Florida), and received his B.A. in philosophy at Swarthmore College.  He lives in Athens with his wife, Tere, and two boys, Raymond and Luke.

 

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Emilia  Alonso Sameno

2012-13 to 2014-15

Emilia Alonso Sameno is a Professor in the Department of Modern Languages. She is known for her research on speech perception and for her studies on second language acquisition.  Dr. Alonso-Sameno earned her Ph.D. in applied linguistics from the University de Sevilla in Spain.

 

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Harvey  Ballard

2011-12 to 2013-14

Associate Professor of Environmental and Plant Biology, Harvey Ballard was nominated by a committee of faculty within the Department of Environmental and Plant Biology. The PTA committee commended his "student centric" approach to teaching, in which he develops comfortable and respectful relationships.

Read more about the 2011-12 to 2013-14 PTA winners here.

 

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Frederick  Lewis

2011-12 to 2013-14

Associate Professor of Media Arts and Studies, Frederick Lewis was given this award for his significant role in transforming the curriculum of the Media Arts and Studies program."Fred's advanced narrative class has made a phenomenal impact on students.

Read more about the 2011-12 to 2013-14 PTA winners here.

 

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Nancy  Tatarek

2011-12 to 2013-14

Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Nancy Tatarek impressed the PTA committee with her creativity in the classroom through the use of innovative learning tools. Read more at:

Read more about the 2011-12 to 2013-14 PTA winners here.

 

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Lisa  Wallace

2011-12 to 2013-14

Wallace, who teaches on the Chillicothe campus, was nominated by two of her students, Neeley Clary and Rae Fout. The PTA committee saw Wallace as an excellent candidate because she has already become a highly respected teacher and mentor to other faculty in her short tenure at Ohio University.

Read more about the 2011-12 to 2013-14 PTA winners here.

 

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Debra  Henderson

2008-09 to 2010-11

Dr. Henderson "...is spectacular at student engagement...In her sociology classes, the material could be so theoretical, with the students never experiencing the (world's) problems. But she takes it beyond an educational level. Students go through the problems and (get involved to) help turn them around. It's amazing."

 

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Pramod  Kanwar

2008-09 to 2010-11

Dr. Kanwar is recognized for his exceptional research and national and international reputation as an elite mathematics scholar. While earning excellent student evaluations for his teaching methods, he has authored nine research articles and given 18 traditional research- and teaching-oriented presentations at regional, national and international conferences. He is praised for encouraging students to use critical thinking skills and for his implementation of the latest teaching technology in his courses.

 

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Brian Scott  Titsworth

2008-09 to 2010-11

In his scholarship, Dr. Titsworth uses quantitative methods to explore how communication is connected to students' learning experiences. He is the author or co-author on a number of peer-reviewed articles and other publications. The quality of his research, publication record, grant activities, and his teaching has drawn a number of doctoral students to work with him. To date, he has served as an adviser to 12 Ph.D. students.

 

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Connie  Esmond-Kiger

2007-08 to 2009-10

Connie Esmond-Kiger is an Associate Professor of accounting in the College of Business School of Accountancy. She is known for her extensive research on corporate financial reporting and accounting education. Dr. Esmond-Kiger received her Ph.D. in accounting from Indiana University and her MBA from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She is also a recipient of the 2014 Ohio Outstanding Accounting Educator Award.

 

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Sarah  Wyatt

2007-08 to 2009-10

Sarah E. Wyatt is a Professor in the Department of Environmental and Plant Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Wyatt is seen as an innovator, mentor, and a strong advocate for undergraduate research. She is known for her ability to present complex material in a compelling manner using written and oral expressions as central components of her classroom teaching.

 

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Jennifer  Chabot

2006-07 to 2008-09

Jennifer Chabot is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Public Health. Dr. Chabot is known for her tremendous enthusiasm and her encouragement of independent thinking. Dr. Chabot uses social media to connect with her students outside of the classroom and to help keep them actively exploring new ideas. Jennifer Chabot is a two time Presidential Teacher Award winner.

 

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Mary  Rogus

2006-07 to 2008-09

Mary Rogus is an Associate Professor in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism where she teaches TV News Producing and Broadcast News. She has over 20 years of experience working in local television news as an award winning reporter, and executive producer. Rogus has traveled to Ukraine and Indonesia to conduct workshops for television journalist in emerging democracies.

 

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Richard  Greenlee

2005-06 to 2007-08

Richard Greenlee is an Associate Professor and former chair of the Department of Social and Public Health in the College of Health Sciences and Professions. He is known for his extensive experience in social work education. He was also named an Appalachian Teaching Fellow in 2010 by the Appalachian Regional Commission. Dr. Greenlee went on to serve as the Interim Dean of Ohio University Zanesville and the Dean of Ohio University Eastern Campus.

Read more about the 2005-06 to 2007-08 PTA winners here.

 

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Daniel  Modaff

2005-06 to 2007-08

Daniel Modaff is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication Studies in the College of Communication. Dr. Modaff earned his Ph.D. in organizational communication from the University of Texas at Austin. He also co-developed a speech performance evaluation software.

Read more about the 2005-06 to 2007-08 PTA winners here.

 

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Raymond  Frost

2004-05 to 2006-07

Raymond D. Frost is a Professor in the Management Information Systems department.  He is also the Director of Studies for College of Business students in the Honors Tutorial College (HTC).  Frost joined the College of Business in 1999.  His primary research areas are instructional pedagogy, information design, and database design.  He has received multiple teaching awards at both the College and University level.  Frost earned a doctorate in business administration and an M.S. in computer science at the University of Miami (Florida), and received his B.A. in philosophy at Swarthmore College.  He lives in Athens with his wife, Tere, and two boys, Raymond and Luke.

 

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Arthur  Trese

2004-05 to 2006-07

Arthur Trese is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Plant Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri where he studied molecular plant-microbe interactions. Dr. Trese teaches a variety of plant biology classes such as Plants and People, and Plant Pathology.

 

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William  Condee

2003-04 to 2005-06

 

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Karen  Eichstadt

2003-04 to 2005-06

 

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Loreen  Giese

2003-04 to 2005-06

 

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Lois  Vines

2002-03 to 2004-05

 

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DeLysa  Burnier

2001-02 to 2003-04

DeLysa Burnier is Professor of Political Science. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her B.A. also is from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with highest distinction in political science. Her current research interests are gender and public administration, gender and leadership, teaching pedagogy, interpretive approaches to policy analysis, and political autobiography. Specifically, Dr. Burnier’s work is focused on the development of a care-centered public administration. Dr. Burnier’s areas of specialization are public administration, public policy, and American politics. She has published work on gender and public administration, gender and the New Deal, leadership, teaching pedagogy and interpretative approaches to public policy. Dr. Burnier was named the first ever Presidential Teacher at Ohio University in 2001. Her other teaching awards include the student-selected University Professor Award, the College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award, and the Jeanette Grasselli Outstanding Teaching Award. In 2006 she received the distinguished mentor award from the Honors College at Ohio University.

 

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Carolyn  Tice

2001-02 to 2003-04

Carolyn Tice served on the Department of Social Work faculty beginning in 1988 and was chair for eight years. At the time of her Presidential Teacher Award, she held the title of Associate Professor in the department. She served as chair of the Athens AIDS Task Force and was adviser to the social work honor society and student Habitat for Humanity association. Dr. Tice was twice named University Professor.