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Published: October 20, 2017 Author: E. J. Schodzinski

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio – Orman Hall, a highly recognized state expert on alcohol and drug abuse, has been selected as a Glidden Foundation Visiting Professor at Ohio University during the fall semester. 

The professorship program supports short-term academic appointments of accomplished individuals whose presence on campus will enrich the University’s academic environment. It also introduces visitors to the strengths and resources of Ohio University.

Nominated by Eastern Campus Dean Paul Abraham, Hall will be making presentations this semester at Ohio University Eastern, Ohio University Chillicothe, and the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs and the College of Health Sciences and Professions in Athens. 

A Lancaster resident, Hall served as executive director of the Fairfield County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services for many years before recent state level posts as director of the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addition Services, director of the Governor’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team and manager of specialized dockets for the Supreme Court of Ohio. He is currently working as a public health analyst/consultant for the Ohio High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.

Abraham is excited that Hall has been selected for the competitive visiting professorship. “I met Orman through OUE'S collaboration on the Ohio Valley Higher Education Research Consortium. He is an engaging and dynamic speaker and amazing resource in understanding data, trends and practices in drug addiction prevention and treatment. He will be making scheduled stops at the Eastern Campus to speak with a variety of faculty, staff, students, classes and community organizations throughout the fall semester.”

Hall is also looking forward to this opportunity at the Eastern Campus. "I am honored and excited to work with Dean Abraham and his staff. Opioid addiction continues to cause great harm in our state and throughout the Ohio Valley region. It is my hope that through Ohio University Eastern, we can raise awareness among students and the community and begin the important work of improving access to treatment and prevention services throughout the region."

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