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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 Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice & Sociology, Jennifer L. Steele, Ph.D., was recently published in two peer-reviewed journal publications:

Steele, Jennifer. “Race and General Strain Theory: Examining the Impact of Racial Discrimination and Fear on Adolescent Marijuana and Alcohol Use.” IN.  Substance Use and Misuse.

Peralta, Robert L., Steward, Breanna C., Steele, Jennifer L., and Wagner, Fernando A. “Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs in Emerging Adulthood: Differentiating Sex from Gender.” IN. Addiction Research and Theory.



Ohio University Lancaster Campus faculty Paul Young, Terri Green, and Debra Dunning recently published a book called Grit to Teach and the Mindset to Stay: Do You Have What It Takes?: 50 Critical Questions to Ask Yourself. This book was developed and written to help high school and college-level aspiring educators discern and confirm their career choice to become teachers. It is a companion book to any introductory education class textbook and a stand-alone, must-read for aspiring teachers engaged in their student teaching experience or related seminars. The book’s purpose is to improve students’ deliberate practice of thinking and acting like a teacher. The authors lead readers through self-reflective exercises and activities to 50 questions in 10 chapters focusing on professional attitudes, mindset, habits, professionalism, initiative, reading and writing, public speaking, personal care, preparation, and personal responsibility.



Much of the book’s content has been used to support the growth and development of education majors at Ohio University Lancaster Campus. Additionally, Young is a retired principal, and a past president of the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the National After School Association. Green is a retired teacher, literacy specialist, and an advisor to the OU-L Student Education Association. Dunning is a specialist in collaboration, early childhood programming and leadership, kindergarten readiness, developmentally appropriate practice, diversity, and parenting education.



Congratulations to Chip Spangler who has been named a Fall Semester Student of the month. The Social Work major is employed as the Head Baker at Four Reasons Bakery and Deli for the last 19 years. He volunteers his time at the Fairfield County Jail and the Southeastern Correctional Complex where he was awarded their Volunteer of the Year Award. Spangler is also a member of OUL's Social Work student organization and serves as an alternate representative at Student Senate.



Congratulations to Maci Sollie  who has been named a Fall Semester Student of the month. The Early Childhood Education major is President of OSEA, a member of the Executive Board of the Fairfield Association for the Education of Young Children, presented at the Ohio Association for Young Children Conference. She volunteers her time providing a free tutoring program as a karate teacher at the Lancaster Karate Club. Sollie is also the recipient of the Charles Kilburger and Dorothy Entman Scholarships.

Lisa Skeens

Dr. Lisa Skeens is presenting a paper titled "Primary Intuition: A Method to Reduce Violent Relationships" at the Ohio National Association of Social Worker's Conference in Columbus, Ohio.


Congratulations to Ohio University Lancaster Lecturer of Communication Studies Dr. Pamela Kaylor. Kaylor was one of four finalists for the inaugural Provost Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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February 17, 2017

Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington offers numerous late start courses in February, March and April for students looking to expand their course load or fill out their schedules with a new class.

February 16, 2017

The opening for the exhibit with reception is Monday, February 20, at 3:30 p.m., Alden Library on the Athens Campus of Ohio University.

February 13, 2017

Two Ohio University Lancaster Student-Athletes reached individual milestones as part of the men’s and women’s basketball teams.

February 13, 2017

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February 08, 2017

Darryl Van Leer presents his one-man show, "Roadhouse Lounge," at 3:30 p.m. at the Wagner Theatre.