Faculty Experts Roundup

Faculty news from November includes a White House climate report, newly published books, and literary awards.

November 17, 2023



Photo of Geoff Dabelko sitting in a conference room

Dr. Geoff Dabelko, professor in the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service, co-authored the Climate Effects on U.S. International Interests chapter in the fifth National Climate Assessment report released by the White House. Multiple media events are scheduled, and Dabelko was quoted in Inside Climate News following the report’s release.

It was an honor to be asked by NOAA to participate as one of the 200-plus authors, most of whom are US government scientists.

Dr. Geoff Dabelko
  • The most recent book by English Professor Dr. Paul Jones has been chosen by the Poe Studies Association to win the 2022 Patrick F. Quinn Award, which recognizes an outstanding monograph published in a given year. The book, Poe, Queerness, and the End of Time, explores Edgar Allen Poe’s works in terms of queerness and offers queer readings of some of Poe’s most well-known texts.
  • Dr. Courtney Koestler, associate professor and director of the OHIO Center for Equity in Mathematics and Science, and Dr. Mathew Felton-Koestler, interim department chair of Teacher Education, co-authored “Understanding Finances,” a children’s book series geared towards upper elementary and middle school children designed to help them see math (and data, specifically) as being important and relevant to their lives. This is the third in a series. Koestler and Felton-Koestler have also published books about using math to explore social justice for early and upper elementary students.
  • Dr. John McCarthy, dean of the College of Health Sciences and Professions, published a paper in the Journal of Augmentative and Alternative Communication. The paper, Design of Aided Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems for Children with Vision Impairment: Psychoacoustic Perspectives, was co-authored by McCarthy’s former doctoral student who is now a research director at Nationwide Children's Hospital, and others. The research represents collaboration across institutions including the University of Nebraska.
  • Dr. Jeffrey A. (Jeff) Russell, associate professor of athletic training and director of the Science and Health in Artistic Performance (SHAPe) Clinic, attended the 33rd annual International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) conference in Columbus, where he was invited to be part of a panel to discuss dancer safety. Dance Magazine published an article about the panel.
  • On Nov. 16, Mark Turner, assistant professor of journalism, was a panelist in a webinar, Covering Modern Conflicts, sponsored by the Armenia Project and The American University of Armenia. This webinar focused on the challenges of media coverage of three modern wars: Ukraine, AzArm, and Gaza. A panel of international journalists and media scholars talked about informing and engaging audiences about armed global conflict, with Turner exploring media theories at play in the ongoing coverage.