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Executive Vice President and Provost

Interim President David Descutner

David Descutner, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost 

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Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching


Five OHIO professors honored in magazine's 'Excellence in Education' issue


Five Ohio University faculty members are among the more than 65 educators from across the state being recognized in Ohio Magazine’s annual “Excellence in Education” issue. These professors include:


Professor of Music, Roger Braun
Senior Lecturer in Chemisty and Biochemistry, Klaus Himmeldirk
Lancaster Campus Associate Lecturer, Pamela Kaylor
Associate Professor of Mathematics, Bob Klein 
Assistant Professor in Chemistry and Biochemistry, Lauren McMills


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Recipient selection is based on excellence in teaching and meritorious academic pursuits both inside and outside the classroom, as acknowledged by peers and students, including: teaching practices and innovations, influences on curriculum, student mentoring, colleague mentoring, and scholarship with respect to teaching. Each award recipient will hold the title of Provost Teacher for three years and will receive $1,000 annually ($3,000 total) during that time.



Full-time Group II faculty from one of Ohio University's campuses.  


Selection Committee

The Provost Award for Excellence in Teaching Selection Committee evaluates applicants. The committee, selected by the associate provost for faculty and academic planning is composed of four Group II faculty, one undergraduate student, and one graduate student. Faculty members on the committee serve three-year rotating terms. Students serve one-year terms. The committee can select one faculty for the award annually. However, the committee may choose not to give the award if no applicants meet the award standards. 



All faculty, alumni, and students of Ohio University may nominate. Announcements inviting nominations will be sent out campus-wide during fall semester of each year.

Group II faculty may be identified by the following titles: Lecturer, Associate Lecturer, or Senior Lecturer
If you are unsure whether or not the teacher you wish to nominate is in the Group II classification you may wish to check the person's regional campus, department, or school website.

Nominations will be accepted through September 28, 2016 via the online nomination form. (click here)


Notification of Nomination 

All faculty who are nominated will be notified via an e-mail sent to their OHIO email address.

Application Information

Click here to go to the application information page.

Selection Process

The committee can select up to four finalists based on the merit of their portfolios. Once selected, the committee observes each finalist in the classroom; interviews each finalist; and interviews his/her department chair, school director, or division coordinator. The committee will then make a determination as to which, if any, will receive the award.

The winner will be notified after the selection process is complete and will be recognized at an appropriately designated event/ceremony.

If you have questions, please contact Howard Dewald, Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Planning at or at 740-593-2577.

Click here to view our current Provost Teachers.

Click here to view photos from our September 6, 2016 Awards Ceremony.