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OHIO Eastern awards faculty with emeritus status

Ohio University has recently awarded emeritus status to retired professors Dr. David Castle, formerly of Barnesville, OH, and Dr. Robert Galbreath of Triadelphia, WV, honoring their 43 years of combined service on the Eastern campus.  

Castle, who retired in 2020, spent 26 years as a history professor on the Eastern campus and 31 years in academia.  He was the recipient of the Professor of the Year award at Ohio University Eastern in 1998 and served as faculty chair from 2005-2011.  Many graduates who studied under his guidance pursued additional master’s, doctorate, and law degrees.

He is described by colleagues as a devoted faculty member whose commitment to high quality teaching was demonstrated by his teaching awards and exemplary student evaluations.  

Galbreath served as an associate professor of exercise physiology for 17 of his 38 years in academia before retiring in December 2020. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles in exercise/fitness and prostate related research.

Galbreath’s students have recognized him for providing excellent academic support and preparing them for success in the field and in the pursuit of further graduate education.  His colleagues reference him as a role model for his students, as well as his fellow faculty members.

“We are grateful for David and Robert’s extensive service to Ohio University Eastern,” David Rohall, OHIO Eastern Dean of Campus and Community Engagement, said. “Long term faculty who are committed to our students and connected to our community demonstrate why Ohio University Eastern is an outstanding educational opportunity for our area residents.”

Emeritus or emerita status in conferred upon a faculty member at the time of his or her retirement or posthumously. Each candidate’s academic record is evaluated with reference to length of service, quality of teaching and research or performance in the administrative position, overall contribution to the University and service to society beyond the University community.