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Dr. Barbara Trube
December 01, 2016 : OUC’s Trube announced as Regional Campus Outstanding Professor Award Recipient for 2016

Dr. Mary Barbara Trube, Professor of Education for Ohio University-Chillicothe’s campus, is the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Professor Award for Ohio University’s regional campuses.


The award, given annually, formally recognizes faculty members from any of OHIO’s five regional campuses who have demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Not since 2006 has an OUC faculty member received this prestigious accolade.


“We are so honored to have Dr. Trube as a colleague and are proud to be able to recognize her educational, professional and service-related accomplishments,” said Dr. Martin Tuck, Dean of OUC. “She is truly deserving of this award and continues to make significant contributions to the Early Childhood Education programs at OUC as well as helping to forge international partnerships and global impact.”


Dr. Trube’s most noteworthy accomplishments over the past three years have included her work in content based approaches to academic literacy in English with Chinese educators as well as authoring, co-authoring and writing numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed volumes on mentoring. She has helped to develop partnerships at the local and state levels by contributing to the Pike, Lawrence, Scioto (PILASCO) and Ross County early childhood venue of workshops and professional development for educators and assisted in planning the 2016 Ohio University Symposium for Education Diplomacy.


“It’s an honor to just be recognized,” said Trube. “I’m just glad that [Ohio University] Chillicothe had a nominee who was recognized by the faculty from the other campuses as a professor whose achievements warranted this award.”


Bringing an international approach to education and service at OUC, Dr. Trube was instrumental in facilitating the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Beijing International Studies University and Ohio University. She has also researched and contributed to more than 12 teaching resources published for more than 200 China, Canada, United States English Immersion (CCUEI) affiliated schools in China with collaboration from Chinese, Canadian and American educators.


Her hands-on approach with her students and the extensive knowledge she has in the realm of mentoring, education and innovative course development and presentation have set her apart from others in her field.  She serves as an advisor, mentor, and coach to the students at OUC during their time on campus and after graduation. She is also a collaborative partner with both Ohio University’s Patton College of Education as well as with the other regional campuses.


“The best part of my job is working with and being energized by the students here who have great promise of being outstanding educators,” Trube noted. “The work that we do [in education] is important and the students work tirelessly to accomplish all the tasks and assignments we give them to ensure their future success as educators. I thoroughly enjoy being a part of that and seeing them succeed.”


Dr. Trube has served as a professor at OUC for 15 years and is engaged in highly integrated teaching, scholarship and service at the university.