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OHIO Honors Task Force

Dr. Nellis at a podium, delivering his inauguration speech The OHIO Honors Task Force is a group comprised of various faculty and administrators at Ohio University. President Nellis has charged the group with developing a plan for the creation of an expanded honors program as he outlined in his inaugural address. The new OHIO Honors program will complement the Honors Tutorial College by offering innovative honors learning experiences to undergraduates from all majors across Ohio University. Based on the latest research in teaching and learning, OHIO Honors will synthesize high-impact curricular and co-curricular learning experiences and foster interdisciplinarity and innovation. The program will enhance the University’s intellectual environment for faculty as well as students, serving as a sandbox for interdisciplinary collaboration and experimental course design.


OHIO Honors Task Force Members

  • Lysa Burnier, Professor, Political Science
  • Carey Busch, Acting Dean, University College
  • Margaux Cowden, Director, Manasseh Cutler Scholars Program
  • Eddith Dashiell, Associate Professor, Scripps College of Communication
  • Marlene De La Cruz-Guzman, Director, Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention
  • Haley Duschinski, Director of the Center for Law, Justice and Culture
  • Garrett Field, Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology Musicology
  • Cary Frith, Interim Dean, Honors Tutorial College
  • Laura Harrison, Associate Professor, Counseling and Higher Education
  • Dennis Irwin, Dean, Russ College of Engineering and Technology
  • Sally Marinellie, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Health Sciences Professions
  • Pete Mather, Professor, Counseling and Higher Education
  • Joe McLaughlin, Faculty Senate Chair
  • Candi Morris, Senior Director, Instructional Design and Strategic Program Initiatives
  • Laura Myers, Chief of Staff, Provost’s Office
  • Julie Paxton Pagan, Professor, Economics
  • Nukhet Sandal, Director of Global Studies
  • Elizabeth Sayrs, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost
  • Jason Stoner, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Management Systems
  • Morgan Vis-Chiasson, Chair, Environmental and Plant Biology
  • Shiyong Wu, Director EBI, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Valerie Young, Chair, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering