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August 02, 2018 : Paul Abraham returns as associate dean at Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington.


PaulAbrahamPaul Abraham, Ph.D., finished a five-year term as the Ohio University Eastern campus dean and returns to the Lancaster campus to reprise his role as associate dean.


"The Lancaster campus has a long history of access to excellence serving this community. I look forward to again working with its faculty, staff, and students," said Abraham.


Abraham’s accomplishments at the Eastern campus include a highly successful, year-long 60th Anniversary celebration, highlighted by a gala in October, where it was announced that more than $300,000 had been raised for new scholarships, and the Women in Leadership event held in April. He is also credited for increased partnership with Belmont College on RAPIDS workforce development grant funding and associate to bachelor degree advising agreements; joining into the Ohio Valley Higher Education Research Consortium of regional colleges; facilitating regional partnership with Tech Growth Ohio resulting in the annual Shark Contest for area college students; serving as the initial lead for the regional STEM Learning Ecosystem cooperative with several area school districts, businesses and community agencies; and serving as president of St. Clairsville Sunrise Rotary.


"We are thrilled to have Paul return to help lead us forward," said James M. Smith, Ph.D., dean for the Lancaster campus. "His vast knowledge and wealth of experience will greatly benefit both the Lancaster Campus and Pickerington Center."


Abraham earned his Doctorate and Master’s degree in mathematics from Kent State University and a Bachelor’s degree from Youngstown State University. His work in mathematics centers on functional analysis with a particular focus on the Vitali-Hahn-Saks theorem. Abraham also has published and presented on topics relating to mathematics education.


Prior to joining Ohio University, Abraham was an associate professor of mathematics at Kent State University at Stark where he also served as the interim assistant dean of academic affairs.


Abraham replaces Robert Klein, an associate professor of mathematics, who served as the interim associate dean at Ohio University Lancaster in 2017.