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Welcome to the Ohio University Lancaster Campus. Ohio University Lancaster offers the academic foundation of a university education, the convenience of a small campus setting, the affordability of state-assisted tuition, and relevant education for today's competitive job market. We also provide convenience throughout Fairfield County by offering students the option to attend classes on the Lancaster Campus or Pickerington Center. Situated on 113 acres on the northern edge of Lancaster, the campus serves students from throughout central Ohio. A variety of associate's and bachelor's degree programs can be completed on the Lancaster Campus. Ohio University also offers more than 250 majors, which you can begin in Lancaster or Pickerington and finish in Athens, at another regional campus or online.

Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington Senior Maci Sollie was honored with the Emerging Athena award by the Lancaster-Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce. Internationally, Athena Leadership Awards honor professional excellence and community service.  They also recognize female leaders for actively assisting other women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills. The Emerging Athena recognizes an up-and-coming community leader for her efforts.

Patrick Drumm

Dr. Patrick Drumm, Associate Professor of Psychology and  Interim Division Coordinator of the Arts & Sciences Division was recently published in the following peer-reviewed journal publication:

Drumm, P., & Jackson, D. Generating questions: Processing time changes between early adolescence and young adulthood. Psychology of Language and Communication 2017, Vol. 21, No. 1, 16-33.



Dr. Robert M. Klein, Ohio University Lancaster Interim Associate Dean was recently published in the following peer-reviewed journal publication:

Hartman, S., Hines-Bergmeier, J., Klein, R. (2017). Informal STEM learning: The state of research, access, and equity in rural early childhood settings. Science Education & Civic Engagement: An International Journal, 9(2), 32-39.

Dr. Linda Trautman, Assistant Professor of Political Science, was recognized as the campus Phi Theta Kappa Professor of Year at the June 2011 Honors Convocation in Lancaster. Dr. Trautman teaches a variety of courses in American politics. She researches and is professionally active in the areas of political socialization, redistricting and electoral and legislative politics.

Dr. Linda Trautman, associate professor of political science, presented at the 2017 Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) as part of a roundtable featuring scholarship on voting laws and the 2016 presidential election.  The title of the roundtable was “Did it Matter in the End:  Assessing the Impact of Restrictive Voting Laws in the 2016 Presidential Election.” Trautman also presented a paper on new co-authored research on Identity Politics in the 2016 Presidential Election as the lead author on the research.

In addition, Dr. Trautman presented at the 2017 Western Political Science Association Conference held in Vancouver; presenting research on Racial Advocacy and Bill Sponsorship in State Legislative Politics and engaged in a working discussion about the 2016 Presidential Election.




Congratulations to Communication Studies Professor - Dr. Candice Thomas-Maddox - selected as the recipient of the Dean’s Special Recognition Award for her tireless work for the betterment of this campus and in the service of the students and the Ohio University Lancaster community.


Ohio University Lancaster Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice & Sociology, Jennifer L. Steele, Ph.D., was recently published in the following peer-reviewed journal publication:

Steele, Jennifer L., & Peralta, Robert. 2017. Are polydrug users more physically and verbally aggressive? An assessment of aggression among Mono vs. Polydrug users in an university sample. Forthcoming Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

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October 18, 2017

The Investiture of Ohio University’s 21st President, M. Duane Nellis featured Ohio University Lancaster Professor of English Scott Minar’s poem written to commemorate the investiture ceremony.

October 16, 2017

The Ohio University Lancaster Volleyball team heads into this weekend’s Ohio Regional Campus Tournament as the second seed after a strong regular season finishing 10-2 overall with a 6-1 record in the conference.

October 13, 2017

Ten faculty members from Ohio University Lancaster were among those celebrated at Ohio University’s third annual Faculty Newsmakers Gala.

October 05, 2017

The 90 minute ceremony will feature Ohio University Lancaster’s Professor of English Scott Minar’s poem written to commemorate the investiture ceremony.

September 28, 2017

Ohio University Lancaster offers future students the opportunity to visit talk with current students, staff and faculty; tour the facilities and experience the campus firsthand at a series of visit days throughout the year.