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Ohio University to honor Distinguished Professor Steven Evans on Feb. 3

Published: December 2, 2021 Author: Staff reports

Ohio University will honor Distinguished Professor Steven Evans on Thursday, February 3 during the Distinguished Professor Portrait Unveiling and Lecture.

Students, faculty, staff, and area residents are invited to attend this event in the Baker University Center Ballroom, beginning with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the portrait unveiling and lecture at 7:00 p.m.

Evans, who is Distinguished Professor of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and the co-director of Ohio University’s Center for Intervention Research in Schools, was announced as the 2019 Distinguished Professor. His portrait unveiling and public lecture were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Ohio University is proud to finally be able to host this event for Distinguished Professor Steven Evans,” Ohio University President Hugh Sherman said. “Dr. Evans is internationally-known for his research in childhood mental health and treatment for adolescents with ADHD and related problems. I am looking forward to his lecture, and I invite the Ohio University community to join us for this special event.”

Throughout his career, Dr. Evans has focused on ways to help children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems. His career includes working as an elementary school teacher, operating a variety of school mental health programs in a diverse assortment of school districts, conducting research, and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. Central to all of this work has been his commitment to partnering with K-12 schools.

During the Feb. 3 lecture, Dr. Evans will share stories and lessons learned from this work.

The Distinguished Professor Award is the highest distinction for faculty members at Ohio University. Established in 1958 by Edwin and Ruth Kennedy as a designated component of the John C. Baker Fund, the award recognizes exceptional research and scholarly or artistic achievements. Since the award’s inception, it has been understood that recipients also must be conscientious teachers.

“It is a tremendous honor to receive this award and have the opportunity to present this lecture to the Ohio University community,” Dr. Evans said.  “I am looking forward to sharing some of the latest advances in approaches to helping children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems.”

Students, faculty, staff and areas resident who would like to attend the lecture and portrait unveiling can register online at this registration page.