Ohio University

Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

A Message from Senior Associate Dean Ann Paulins

Ann Paulins

Welcome to the Research and Graduate Studies website for The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education. The Patton College has a strong 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. Helpful information is provided here; for the most timely news and resources, please follow me on Twitter @AnnPaulins.

The Patton College resides in McCracken Hall, a beautifully functional, recently renovated building located at the base of Jefferson Hill. One of the distinguishing features of this state-of-the-art building is a Thesis/Dissertation Room (room 126). This room is for the exclusive use of students who are defending thesis or dissertation proposals and final documents. The room is spacious and equipped to handle observers, who are encouraged to attend the final defense presentations. Please be aware of our system for reserving the room, and make use of the forms located on the Student Affairs website.

Whether you are a faculty member, graduate student, undergraduate honors student, or collaborator with someone from the aforementioned group, there are opportunities to engage with others in efforts to enhance your research foundation. Please make an effort to attend as many of our research forums (sponsored by the Research and Graduate Studies Committee from noon-1 on selected Fridays) food is always served; the events are open to the public. Our Patton College research forums, along with many other research-related events are announced on the Vice President for Research Calendar. Additionally, watch for event announcements on the E-Boards located throughout McCracken Hall.

Additionally, I am pleased to share with graduate students and faculty in The Patton College the opportunity to apply for funds to support your research activities. There are funds (up to $1000 per year, and dependent on availability) that can support thesis and dissertation research. Additionally, you can also apply for funds to support research before you have begun the thesis or dissertation. Instructions for applying are found by clicking on the heading Graduate Student & Faculty Research Fund, to the right. Mark your calendar for the two review cycle deadlines: October 15 and April 15.

The Patton College typically offers support to students who travel to present research. Students are eligible for $150 to $350 to support their conference and travel expenses (reimbursed upon return), depending on the scope of the research and the extent to which other funds are sought, and limited to availability. Complete details are provided in the Qualtrics Student Travel Application form, available in the Graduate Student Information page (to the right).

Finally, please mark your calendars for Thursday, April 9 -- the date of Ohio University's 2020 Research and Creative Activities Expo, held in the Convocation Center. All students who complete research - and especially those who have received funding and/or traveled to present their work - should participate. 

You will see email and Twitter announcements from me about the aforementioned items and about other important deadlines, funding opportunities, and events as they happen.

Ann Paulins, Ph.D.