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Jonathan Dr. Jonathan Agensky

Political Science /  agensky@ohio.edu
International Relations, Global Governance




Bhutta Dr. Khurrum S. Bhutta

Operations Management | bhutta@ohio.edu
Operations Management, Quantitative Analysis, Project Management




Dr. Amy E. Chadwick

Chadwick Dr. Chadwick is an assistant professor at Ohio University specializing in health communication and environmental communication. She currently is a member of the School of Communication Studies at Scripps College of Communication as well as affiliated faculty in communication and development studies program at the Center for International Studies.

Dr. Chadwick received her education at Penn State University with research interest in persuasion, message design, health communication, and environmental communication. Dr. Chadwick has a holistic approach in reaching out to audiences with aims of raising awareness in critical issues related to health and the lived environment

Chawla Dr. Devika Chawla

Communications Studies| chawla@ohio.edu
Performative and narrative approaches to marital and family identity in the South Asian context, Interpretive research practices, Performance and ethnography, and postcolonial studies





cheng Dr. Hong Cheng

Journalism | chengh@ohio.edu
International advertising, global branding, and social marketing.




chimeli Dr. Ariaster Chimeli

Economics | chimeli@ohio.edu
Environmental economics, Energy economics and Microeconomics.








ciekawy Dr. Diane Ciekawy

Anthropology | ciekawy@ohio.edu
Political anthropology, Colonialism development and underdevelopment, Religion, Anthropology of healing, Africa




Dr. Geoffrey Dabelko

Environmental Studies | dabelkog@ohio.edu
Climate change, natural resources, and security as well as environmental pathways to confidence- and peace-building, with a special emphasis on water resources.



grijalva Dr. Mario Grijalva

Biomedical Sciences | grijalva@ohio.edu
Multidisciplinary approach to infectious disease control in Ecuador, South America.





Steve Howard Dr. Steve Howard

Media Arts and Studies  howard@ohio.edu

Research methods/field methods in Africa; participatory research methods, Islam in Africa, Communication in the Muslim World, Rural development in Africa, social movements in Africa, Islam and socio-cultural change, children and African development.



Theo Hutchinson

Dr. Theodore Hutchinson

Education | hutchinj@ohio.edu
Philosophies of Education, Radical democratic community, anti-bias education, and pluralism (race, social class, gender and sexual orientation)




ice Dr. Gillian Ice

Social Medicine | iceg@ohio.edu
Human biology, Aging, Stress, Long-term care to grand parenting




Brad-Jokisch Dr. Brad Jokisch

Geography | jokisch@ohio.edu
Population, environment and development, impacts of population change in Latin America (Ecuador).




kim_1 Dr. Yeong-hyun Kim

Geography | kimy1@ohio.edu
Globalization, World-city politics and international labor migration




Derek Dr. Derek Kauneckis 

Leadership and Public Affairs | kaunecki@ohio.edu
Voinovich School of Leadeship and Public Affairs




Kingori-Md Dr. Caroline Kingori

Social & Publich Health | kingori@ohio.edu
HIV/AIDS and mental health among people of African descent and immigrants; alcohol and drug use, community based participatory research, other sexually transmitted infections, health literacy and physical activity, instrument design and testing, program planning, implementation, community coalition-building; and monitoring and evaluation.


Jieli-Li Dr. Jieli Li

Sociology | lij@ohio.edu
Sustainable Development, Social Change, Comparative Institutions, Democratization, Social Movements, and Conflict Resolution.




James Mosher Dr. James Mosher

Political Science | mosherj@ohio.edu 
College of Arts and Sciences

Musaraj Dr. Smoki Musaraj

Sociology and Anthropology / musaraj@ohio.edu Anthropology of Money and Value, Cash Economies, Bubbles and Crashes, Postsocialist Transformations, Corruption and the Rule of Law, Speculation in Construction




Julia Paxton Dr. Julia Paxton

Economics | Website | paxton@ohio.edu
Poverty, Development economics, International agricultural development, Microfinance




saar Dr. Assan Sarr

History / sarr@ohio.edu Women in African History, Modern Africa, Modern Africa's political and social history, Land tenure, Peace and conflict in Africa





steve_scanlan Dr. Stephen Scanlan

Sociology | Website | scanlans@ohio.edu
Environmental sociology; globalization; hunger and food insecurity; poverty and global inequality; gender and development; social movements and social change



smucker_1 Dr. Thomas Smucker

Geography | smucker@ohio.edu
Social and environmental change, land tenure, rural livelihood and resource management, and household and community strategies for coping with drought in East Africa





Takaaki Suzuki Dr. Takaaki Suzuki

Takaaki Suzuki is the Director of Asian Studies in the Center for International Studies. He is also a Professor of Political Science at Ohio University.

His work is primarily in the field of International Relations and Comparative Politics, with a regional specialization in East Asia. 



Dr. Elizabeth Edna Wangui

Interim Director
Geography | wangui@ohio.edu


Rural livelihoods in Africa with an emphasis on the intersections of gender, environment and development. Recent research focus has been on pastoralism and climate change adaptation in Southern Kenya and Northern Tanzania.



Myra-Waterbury Dr. Myra Waterbury

Political Science | waterbur@ohio.edu
Transnational ethnic relations, nationalism and politics, Diasporas and migration, politics of citizenship and democratization


whitson_1 Dr. Risa Whitson

Geography/Women's Studies | whitson@ohio.edu
Gender and development, Social geographies, informal sector, Argentina





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