- Amanda Janice
- Annie's MPA experience
- Beverly Jones
- Cedar Falls
- Chesterhill Produce Auction
- Crescent's MPA Experience
- DoE Good Neighbors
- ECO 2 Capture
- Ghost Blind
- Jeffrey Finkle
- Jennifer Bowman
- Mary's MSES Experience
- Master of Public Administration
- Michael Zimmer
- Nathan's MSES Experience
- Pierce Run part II
- Robert Gordon
- Thomas' MPA Experience
- Trenia Twyman
- Zero Waste Initiative
Master of Public Administration Student Amanda Janice
The Master of Public Administration program at Ohio University is an interdisciplinary two-year program offered through the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, and is available in two flexible formats. The MPA program is designed to be responsive to students at all levels (from novice to career-service professionals), students in disparate geographic locations, and students in various employment circumstances. The program equips graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to address difficult social problems, meet complex challenges, and enhance public value. Listen to student Amanda Janice as she describes her experience.
"My OHIO MPA Experience" by Annie White
Learn about Annie White's unique experience in the MPA program at OHIO's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs and what it has done for her.
"The Voinovich School is.." by Beverly Jones, Visiting Fellow
Listen as how Beverly Jones, Visiting Fellow with OHIO's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs describes the positive impact of the Voinovich School
Ellen Grinsfelder talks about the positive impact the Small Business Development Center at the Voinovich School has had on her business, the Inn at Cedar Falls.
Chesterhill Produce Auction
The Chesterhill Produce Auction operates out of Chesterhill, Ohio. Ohio University's Voinovich School and Small Business Development Center has worked with the Auction to help produce a viable, sustainable business. The Auction now provides a sense of community to those who participate.
"My OHIO MPA experience" by Crescent Gallagher
Follow Crescent Gallagher, MPA student at Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs to see what his experience entailed and how he maximized the opportunities.
DoE Good Neighbors
Through a grant provided by the DOE Office of Environmental Management Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office, Ohio University is engaging in a variety of public outreach and applied environmental science tasks at the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PORTS) facility in Piketon, Ohio as DOE executes the decontamination and decommissioning of the site. These tasks are focused on engaging the public and developing solutions to existing environmental concerns at the site and are designed to inform decision-making related to cleanup and risk reduction at the PORTS facility. OU’s work benefits the public by providing information to DOE that contributes to the cleanup occurring more expeditiously, more efficaciously, and more cost-effectively (i.e. faster, better, cheaper). This will accelerate the repurposing of the facility for other industrial uses resulting in economic benefits to surrounding communities. Produced by Brice Nihiser.
ECO 2 Capture
Dave Bayless, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ohio University talks about the process of developing the company ECO 2 Capture at a University, working to commercialize the technology, and the journey of an academic becoming an entrepreneur.
Ghostblind Industries, a company located in Marietta, Ohio has worked with TechGROWTH Ohio to secure venture capital funding and business assistance services. Founded by hunting enthusiasts Chet Burdette and Kevin Pottmeyer, the company's signature hunting blinds utilize lightweight, reflective panels to create a fool-proof camouflage in any landscape. Based on its potential to attract a large market, create jobs and contribute to the regional economy, GhostBlind Industries was a prime candidate for TechGROWTH Ohio support.
"The Voinovich School is..." by Jeffrey Finkle, Appalachian New Economy Partnership Fellow
Jeffrey Finkle, President/CEO of the International Economic Development Council and the Appalachian New Economy Partnership Fellow at Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs describes what the Voinovich School is in his own words.
"The Voinovich School is..." by Jennifer Bowman, Environmental Project Manager
Jennifer Bowman, Environmental Project Manager with Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs describes what the Voinovich School is in her own words.
"My OHIO MSES Experience" by Mary Alexis Leciejewski
Ohio University's Environmental Studies program is a unique multidisciplinary program. Follow along with Mary Alexis Leciejewski as she navigates the program.
Master of Public Adminsitration
Follow along with two students for their first year in the Ohio University Master of Public Administration program housed within the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. Students in this program are part of project teams working on real world projects, applying their classroom knowledge to real life situations.
"The Voinovich School is..." by Michael Zimmer, Executive in Residence
Michael Zimmer, Executive in Residence at Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs describes what the Voinovich School is in his own words, and the tremendous change it is having on the region and state.
"My OHIO MSES Experience" by Nathan Daniel
Ohio University's Environmental Studies program is a unique multidisciplinary program. Follow along with student Nathan Daniel as he discusses his thesis project and outcome.
Pierce Run part II
Ben McCament, Watershed Coordinator for the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, discusses the importance of efforts to clean up acid mine drainage along Pierce Run in the Raccoon Creek Watershed.
"The Voinovich School is ..." by Robert Gordon, Project Manager
Robert Gordon, Project Manager at Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs describes the Voinovich School in his own words.
"My OHIO MPA Experience" by Thomas Raabe
Learn about the experience of Thomas Raabe, an MPA student at Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
"The Voinovich School is..." by Trenia Twyman
Trenia Twyman, with Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs describes what the Voinovich School is in her own words.
Zero Waste Initiative
The Appalachian Ohio Zero Waste Initiative (AOZWI) collaborates with communities to build local wealth and environmental health by increasing waste diversion and supporting the development of a zero waste economy. AOZWI was formed in 2010 in response to a number of challenges in Southeast Ohio: low recycling rates, high rates of illegal dumping, and burning. The AOZWI is coordinated by Rural Action in partnership with the Voinovich School of leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University and funded by the Sugar Bush Foundation, a supporting organization of the Ohio University Foundation. Photos by Darcy Holdorf, audio and production by Jenna Smith