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Community Engaged Scholars

Welcome to the Community Engaged Scholars Directory! This directory is a searchable listing of Ohio University faculty and staff who are knowledgeable subject-matter experts with a demonstrated a commitment to ethical community engagement.

The purpose of this directory is to:  

  • Provide a resource to external partners interested in engaging with Ohio University staff and faculty.
  • Increase awareness and recognition of community engaged faculty and administrators. 
  • Build a network to share professional development opportunities, networking events, and competitive state and national community engagement award opportunities.  

Are you a scholar interested in joining the directory? Learn more about the Community Engaged Scholar Training, or fill out the form here if you are already an alumni of the training program (formerly known as the Service-Learning C-Course Training).

Tiffany Arnold

Assistant Professor of Instruction, College of Health Sciences and Professions
Department or Program: Interdisciplinary Health Studies
Interest Area: Appalachia, Appalachian Cultural Competency, Marginalized Populations, Poverty & Basic Needs, Social Justice
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Rebecca Challenger

Assistant Director, Academic Coordinator, & Professor of Instruction in Ohio Program of Intensive English, College of Arts and Sciences
Department or Program: Ohio Program of Intensive English (OPIE)
Interest Area: Special Education and ESL, ESL materials development, culturally sensitive pedagogy, inter-cultural communication and teacher training
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Joseph Crowley

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Patton College of Education
Department or Program: Recreation, Sport Pedagogy and Consumer Sciences
Interest Area: Marginalized Populations, Place Making, Social Justice, Sports & Recreation, Children & Youth, Leadership Education, Environmental Education, Economic Development, Older Adults, Persons with Disabilities
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Tobe Gillogly

Assistant Clinical Professor, College of Health Sciences and Professions
Department or Program: Department of Interdisciplinary Health Studies (IHS)
Interest Area: Marginalized Populations, Poverty & Basic Needs, Social Justice, Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Mentorship, Early Childhood Education, Leadership Education, Austism Services & Advocacy, Special Needs Services & Advocacy, Clinical Health
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Michael Kopish

Associate Professor, Teacher Education, Patton College of Education
Department or Program: Teacher Education
Interest Area: Global Citizenship Education, Globally Competent Teaching; Community Engaged Teacher Education, Service Learning; Inclusive Classroom Practices in Social Studies.
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Jamie Lambert

Associate Professor of Instruction of Marketing, College of Business
Department or Program: Ohio International Consulting Program
Interest Area: Marketing, Nonprofit Marketing, Teaching Effectiveness, Service Learning, Consulting Programs, Team Projects
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Courtney Lefebvre Little

Assistant Director, University College
Department or Program: Center for Campus & Community Engagement
Interest Area: Collective Impact, Community Work Study, Volunteer coordination, Tracking & assessment of Community Engagement, Strategic Planning
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Peter Mather

Professor, Patton College of Education
Department or Program: Counseling and Higher Education
Interest Area: Human Rights, Marginalized Populations, Place Making, Poverty & Basic Needs, Race & Ethnicity, Social Justice, Mentorship, Economic Development, Workforce Development
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Mary Nally

Director, University College
Department or Program: Center for Campus & Community Engagement
Interest Area: Community Engagement, Campus-Community Partnerships, Citizenship & Civic Engagement, Civil Dialogue, Food Systems, Food Justice, Affordable Housing, Social Justice
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Michelle O'Malley

Associate Professor of Instruction in Linguistics & Undergraduate Chair, College of Arts and Sciences
Department or Program: Linguistics
Interest Area: Applied sociolinguistics, forensic linguistics, ethnography, Appalachia, language systems and identity, social justice, place-making, mentorship, leadership, environmental leadership & sustainability
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Julia Paxton

Professor and Undergraduate Chair, College of Arts and Sciences
Department or Program: Economics
Interest Area: Economics, poverty alleviation, effective philanthropy, food security,  and local and global economic development.
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Rebecca Robison-Miller

Senior Director of Community Relations, College of Health Sciences and Professions
Department or Program: Community Engagement
Interest Area: Health & Health Disparities, Food Insecurity/Hunger, Marginalized Populations, Poverty & Basic Needs, Social Justice, Children and Youth, Early Childhood Education, Mental Health, Relationship & Sexual Violence, Homelessness & Housing, Older Adults,
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Jeff Russell

Associate Professor of Athletic Training, College of Health Sciences and Professions
Department or Program: Applied Health Sciences and Wellness & SHAPe Clinic
Interest Area: Healthcare access for performing artists, performing arts medicine (dance, music, theatre, circus, tv, film, marching band), clinical health, mental health
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Kerri Shaw

Associate Professor of Instruction and Field Director, College of Health Sciences and Professions
Department or Program: Social Work Field Education
Interest Area: Human Rights, Legal Advocacy, Marginalized Populations, Poverty & Basic Needs, Race & Ethnicity, Social Justice, Election Engagement & Voting Rights, Clinical Health, Mental Health, Workforce Development, Gender & Sexuality, Immigrants & Refugees
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Nancy Stevens

Professor, Functional Morphology & Vertebrate Paleontology, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Department or Program: Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Studies
Interest Area: Biodiversity Conservation, Ecotourism and the World's Most Endangered Primates, Conservation, Dinosaurs, Ecotourism, Environmental Change Through Time, Extinction, Field and Laboratory Studies in Locomotor Kinematics, Fossils, Paleontology
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Thom Stevenson

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Patton College of Education
Department or Program: Recreation, Sport Pedagogy, and Consumer Sciences
Interest Area: Hospitality Industry, Foodways/Food Sovereignty Systems, Universal Design; Experiential Learning in the Areas of Hospitality and Social Enterprise; Training in the World’s Classroom for a Greater Understanding of Connections.
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Rachel Terman

Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Department or Program: Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Interest Area: Rural sociology, Appalachian studies, Sociology of gender and identities, Women's studies, Social inequalities
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Andie Walla

Assistant Professor, Scripps College of Communication
Department or Program: School of Media Arts & Studies
Interest Area: Media & Broadcasting
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Christine Zachrich

Assistant Clinical Professor, College of Health Sciences and Professions
Department or Program: School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness
Interest Area: Collaboration with community partners for supervised practice experiences Development, implementation, and evaluation of nutrition curriculum for community partners
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