UITL Spotlight

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Kay Halasek
Director

Kay Halasek was named inaugural director of the University Institute for Teaching and Learning in 2016. She also holds an appointment as associate professor of English.

As director of the Institute, Halasek leads enterprise initiatives in instructional support for...Learn more

Melinda Rhodes-DiSalvo
Associate Director

Melinda Rhodes-DiSalvo, PhD, joined the Institute for Teaching and Learning’s leadership team in June 2018.

As associate director, Rhodes-DiSalvo supports the future growth, stability and productivity of the UITL to ensure that the institute delivers on its mission to...Learn more

Associate Director

Stephanie Rohdieck, M.S.W., L.S. has been at UITL since 1999. She is also a senior lecturer in Educational Studies at Ohio State. She has a masters in social work administration and earned her B.A. in psychology and women’s studies. Her current areas of interest are...Learn more

Faculty Fellow, Strategic Initiatives
Program Specialist & (Associated) Associate Professor
Department of Statistics

Jonathan has had a career rooted in teaching and helping others enhance their own skills in the classroom. Prior to OSU, Dr. Baker was an Assistant Professor at Columbus State Community College where taught algebra, calculus, and statistics courses. He assumed roles as...Learn more

Faculty Fellow, Instructional Support
Professor Emerita, College of Education and Human Ecology
Department of Teaching and Learning, Marion Campus

Dr. Mary Jo Fresch is Professor Emerita from the Department of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University and holds the title of University Academy Professor. Dr. Fresch joined UITL in May 2016 as Faculty Fellow for Instructional Support. She is also the recipient of...Learn more

Faculty Fellow, Research, and Faculty Mentor
Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Physics, Columbus Campus

Dr. Andrew Heckler began his career in the fields of Cosmology and Astrophysics. He became interested in the relatively new field of physics education research 15 years ago. Working with colleagues in psychology and education, he studied techniques of student learning for ...Learn more

Maria Pruchnicki
Faculty Fellow, Instructional Support
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
College of Pharmacy

Maria Pruchnicki, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CLS is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and joined UITL in May 2016 as Faculty Fellow for Instructional Support.  She received her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy...Learn more

Faculty Mentor
Associate Professor, Equine Medicine and Surgery
Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine

Teresa Burns received her B.S. and DVM degrees from Iowa State University.  After completing an internship in equine field service and residency in large animal internal medicine at Ohio State, she received her PhD in comparative and veterinary medicine and began her career...Learn more

Faculty Mentor
Clinical Associate Professor, College of Education and Human Ecology
Department of Human Sciences, Columbus Campus

Eugene Folden began teaching Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) courses as a graduate student back in the 1980s. His first classes were general education courses taught on the regional campuses. After earning his PhD, Folden was hired as director of...Learn more

Faculty Mentor
Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Statistics, Newark Campus

Asuman Turkman has two primary areas of research interest – the first being multivariate statistical methods that deal with robust estimation and outlier detection. Observations in real data sets generally do not satisfy the same model (i.e., data are not homogeneous or...Learn more

Faculty Mentor
Associate Professor, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
School of Environmental and Natural Resources, Columbus Campus

Dr. Mažeika Sullivan is an Associate Professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University and the Director of the Ramsar-designated Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park. His research addresses the ecology and conservation of...Learn more

Faculty Mentor
Associate Professor, College of Education and Human Ecology
Department of Human Sciences, Columbus Campus

An alumna of The Ohio State University, Sue Sutherland received her PhD from the College of Education in 2000, and has been on faculty since 2005. Dr. Sutherland teaches undergraduate courses in adventure-based learning, social justice in physical education/physical activity...Learn more

Faculty Mentor
Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Design, Columbus Campus

Dr. Jeffrey Haase is an associate professor and the coordinator for the Interior Design undergraduate program in the Department of Design. He is an architect and is well known for his inventive restaurant interior designs, including popular and upscale Columbus venues such as...Learn more

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Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Psychology, Columbus Campus

Laura Wagner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology. Her research specialty is children’s language development, especially children’s understanding meaning. She is the Director of the Language Sciences Research Lab, which is a working lab space embedded...Learn more

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Professor, College of Education and Human Ecology
Department of Human Sciences, Columbus Campus

Dr. Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan is a professor in the Department of Psychology at The Ohio State University. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Northwestern University, and her master’s and doctorate in Developmental Psychology from the University of Illinois at...Learn more

Faculty Mentor
Associate Professor, College of Education and Human Ecology
Department of Teaching and Learning, Newark Campus

Christine Warner has been teaching since 1979 – completing her bachelor's degree in three years, she began teaching high school in her hometown. While teaching at elementary, middle, and high schools in different states all over the country she earned a master's degree in...Learn more

Faculty Mentor
Professor, College of Education and Human Ecology
Department of Educational Studies, Columbus Campus

Dr. Lynley H. Anderman, Ph.D., is a professor of Educational Psychology in the Department of Educational Studies, College of Education & Human Ecology. In addition to teaching graduate-level seminars, Dr. Anderman supervises, and mentors, graduate student teaching...Learn more

Faculty Mentor
Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Veterinary Biosciences, Columbus Campus

Maxey Wellman graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University, completed an internship at Cornell University, and an MS at the University of Illinois before returning to Ohio State to complete her residency and PhD in the Department of...Learn more

Karl Whittington
Faculty Mentor
Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Department of History of Art, Columbus Campus

Karl Whittington is a specialist in European medieval art and architecture, particularly issues relating to the history of science, gender and sexuality, and image theory. His first book, Body-Worlds: Opicinus de Canistris and the Medieval Cartography Imagination, was...Learn more

Faculty Mentor
Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
Columbus Campus

Dr. Carolyn Schubert received her Bachelor of Nursing and Master of Nursing from the University of Maryland. She worked in Baltimore, Maryland, as a staff nurse and then as a critical care clinical nurse specialist, focusing on intensive care unit and emergency department...Learn more

Faculty Mentor
Associate Professor, College of Medicine
Department of Pathology, Columbus Campus

Traci Wilgus, PhD is originally from Columbus and earned both her BS degree in Microbiology and PhD in Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics at Ohio State. She did postdoctoral training in the Department of Surgery at Loyola University School of Medicine and...Learn more

Faculty Mentor
Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Sociology, Marion Campus

Dr. Donna Bobbitt-Zeher’s research focuses on gender and inequality, how gender inequality changes over time, and the consequences of these changes. She uses both quantitative and qualitative methods in her work, drawing on race/class/gender perspectives. In addition to...Learn more

Anna Willow
Faculty Mentor
Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Anthropology, Marion Campus

Dr. Anna Willow has devoted her life to studying human-environment relationships in contexts of anthropogenic environmental transformation, with a specific emphasis on how diverse groups of people experience and respond to externally-imposed resource extractive industrial...Learn more

Faculty Mentor
Associate Professor - Clinical, Fisher College of Business
Department of Management and Human Resources, Columbus Campus

Dr. Larry Inks is a clinical associate professor of Management and Human Resources in the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate level classes in talent management, organizational behavior, human resource management...Learn more

Faculty Mentor
Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, Columbus Campus

Over the course of her 25 years as an instructor at The Ohio State University, Dr. Angela Brintlinger has taught everything from general education courses on Russian literature, food, and culture to specialized graduate seminars. Her expertise in genre studies includes...Learn more

Faculty Mentor
Professor - Clinical, College of Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine, Columbus Campus

Dr. Sorabh Khandelwal is a professor of Emergency Medicine and the program director of the Emergency Medicine Residency program. He is a proud member of the buckeye nation, having completed his undergraduate and medical school studies at Ohio State. He completed an Emergency...Learn more

Faculty Mentor
Professor, Moritz College of Law
Columbus Campus

Dr. Ric Simmons has been teaching law at The Ohio State University for fifteen years. He teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, and Computer Crime. He also co-directs the Teaching Innovation Group at the law school, which sponsors internal and external speakers...Learn more

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Associate Professor - Clinical, College of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Columbus Campus

Dr. Julie Byron graduated from The Ohio State University in 1998 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her master's degree and residency program at Ohio State in 2004. She is a board-certified small animal internal medicine specialist and holds the rank of...Learn more

Faculty Mentor
Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
School of Earth Sciences, Lima Campus

Dr. Mark Kleffner, who started as a student at The Ohio State University in 1975, earned all three of his geology degrees from the school. He joined the faculty of the Lima, Ohio, campus pf Ohio State in 1989. Dr. Kleffner has been president of the Lima campus faculty...Learn more

Faculty Mentor
Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Departments of Spanish and Portuguese and Comparative Studies, Marion Campus

An experienced instructor, Dr. Luzmila Camacho-Platero has taught in small liberal arts colleges such as Utica College and Saint Mary’s College. She has experience teaching a variety of courses, ranging from languages, to literature and culture from the Golden Age to the 20th...Learn more

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Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Veterinary Biosciences, Columbus Campus

Dr. Jerry Masty began teaching career Ohio State in the fall of 1984. Currently, his primary responsibility is teaching the gross anatomy of large and small animals and neuroanatomy in the core veterinary curriculum. He also offers three elective courses focusing on surgical...Learn more

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Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Comparative Studies, Columbus Campus

Dr. Maurice Stevens is an associate professor of Comparative Studies in the College of Arts and Humanities at The Ohio State University. He teaches interdisciplinary cultural and technological studies theories and methods. His most recent research has focused on the emergence...Learn more

Faculty Mentor
Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Linguistics, Columbus Campus

Dr. Kathryn Campbell-Kibler is an associate professor in the Department of Linguistics. Her research focuses on how people learn about each other and make social meaning based on small differences in the way they talk. Since her research involves getting people to talk and to...Learn more

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Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Columbus Campus

Dr. Linda Mizejewski is a professor of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, specializing in cinema studies and popular culture. She is the author of several books, including Divine Decadence: Fascism, Female Spectacle, and the Makings of Sally Bowles (1992), and Ziegfeld...Learn more

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Associate Associated Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Columbus Campus

Dr. Ted M. Clark received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry, History, and Religious Studies from the University of Detroit, graduating summa cum laude in 1991.  He received a doctoral degree in Chemistry in 1997 from the University of Michigan, where he worked with B.J...Learn more

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Associate Professor, College of Education and Human Ecology
Department of Teaching and Learning, Columbus Campus

Dr. Linda Parsons is an associate professor at The Ohio State University campus in Marion, Ohio, where she specializes in middle childhood literacy and young adult literature. Her research interests comprise two intersecting strands. One strand documents the personal styles,...Learn more

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Clinical Professor, College of Engineering
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Columbus Campus

Dr. John Clay is a clinical faculty member in The Ohio State University Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Dr. Clay was an adjunct faculty for ten years before joining the department as a clinical faculty member. At Ohio State, his primary responsibilities...Learn more

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Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Anthropology, Columbus Campus

Dr. Julie Field’s current research looks at human and environmental interaction, focusing on the transition to agriculture by prehistoric Pacific Islanders.  She is also interested in the emergence and persistence of conflict, competition, and cooperation in human societies,...Learn more

Faculty Mentor
Professor, College of Education and Human Ecology
Department of Human Sciences, Columbus Campus

Dr. Donna Pastore is a professor of Sports Management in the Department of Human Sciences. She came to The Ohio State University in 1991 after serving on the faculty at the Beaver Campus of Penn State University. She served as the director of the School of Physical Activity...Learn more

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Associate Professor - Clinical, College of Nursing
Graduate Studies, Columbus Campus

Dr. Elizabeth Moran Fitzgerald currently serves as an associate professor of Clinical Nursing at The Ohio State University and as the co-program director of the Columbus-Athens Chapter of the Albert Schweitzer Fellows Program. She began her career in nursing in 1977. She has...Learn more

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Professor - Clinical, College of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine, Columbus Campus

Dr. Sheryl Pfeil is a graduate of The Ohio State University. After completing her training and spending a year on faculty at Case Western Reserve University, she returned to Ohio State where she continues to teach. Dr. Pfeil combines clinical practice and education – it’s...Learn more

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Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Department of French and Italian, Columbus Campus

Dr. Maggie Flinn is an associate professor of French and of Film Studies. She is the author of a book on architecture and cinema in 1930s France. She has also authored articles on French film theory, comics of the Franco-Belgian tradition, new media art, and French and...Learn more

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Distinguished University Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English, Columbus Campus

Dr. James Phelan teaches and writes about the English and American novel, especially from modernism to the present, as well as nonfiction narrative and narrative theory. He is the first person in the English Department to be awarded both the Alumni Distinguished Teaching...Learn more

Faculty Mentor
Professor, College of Optometry
Columbus Campus

Nicklaus Fogt graduated with a Doctor of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University in 1992. After a residency in hospital-based optometry at the Cleveland Veterans Administration Medical Center, Dr. Fogt returned to Ohio State and completed a doctoral degree in...Learn more

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Professor Emeritus, College of Education and Human Ecology
Department of Kinesiology, Columbus Campus

Dr. David Porretta is known internationally as a scholar of adapted physical activity. He has been a professor in adapted physical activity at both the undergraduate and graduate levels for more than 30 years.

Dr. Porretta is a published scholar and regularly presents...Learn more

Anne Ralph
Faculty Mentor
Associate Clinical Professor, Moritz College of Law
Columbus Campus

Dr. Anne Ralph grew up just outside Columbus, and after living in several other states during her education and the first part of her legal career, she is pleased to return home to Ohio State. Dr. Ralph teaches legal skills courses, including first-year legal analysis and...Learn more

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Professor of Practice, College of Engineering
Department of Engineering Education, Columbus Campus

Dr. Rick Freuler is a professor of practice and the director for the Fundamentals of Engineering for Honors Program in Ohio State's Department of Engineering Education. He teaches the two-semester Fundamentals of Engineering course sequence and is active in engineering...Learn more

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Professor, College of Education and Human Ecology
Department of Educational Studies, Columbus Campus

Dr. Susan Robb Jones is a professor in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program at The Ohio State University. She has published more than 25 journal articles, more than 26 book chapters, and five books. Her research addresses topics such as intersectionality,...Learn more

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Professor, University Libraries
Columbus Campus

 

Dr. Craig Gibson is a professor and professional development coordinator at The Ohio State University Libraries. He has also been an associate director for Research and Education at Oho State, with responsibilities for reference and research services, assessment,...Learn more

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Clinical Professor, College of Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Columbus Campus

Dr. Mark Ruegsegger joined The Ohio State University main campus in 2001. He has enjoyed seeing the department grow from five faculty to almost 30 faculty members. He currently teaches courses to undergraduate seniors, including the senior capstone design course. This course...Learn more

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Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English, Columbus Campus

Dr. Lauren Squires is an associate professor in the department of English, where she teaches courses in English linguistics including English grammar, the history of English, and language and media/pop culture. Dr. Squires is a sociolinguist whose research examines topics...Learn more

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Assistant Professor - Clinical, College of Medicine
Department of Biomedical Education and Anatomy, Columbus Campus

Dr. Alexander Grieco is an assistant professor in the College of Medicine. He came to The Ohio State University as a radiologist after finishing his diagnostic radiology residency at Penn State University in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He served his fellowship in body MRI and...Learn more

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Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy, Columbus Campus

Dr. Shari Savage currently serves as associate professor in Arts Administration, Education & Policy at The Ohio State University. Her main research area critically investigates cultural narratives about sexualized girlhood in popular culture. Her scholarship also looks at...Learn more

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Distinguished Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Departments of English and Spanish/Portuguese, Columbus Campus

Dr. Frederick Luis Aldama is an Arts & Humanities Distinguished Professor and a University Distinguished Scholar at The Ohio State University.  He teaches Latino and Latin American literature, comic books, TV, and film in Ohio State’s departments of English, Spanish/...Learn more

Graduate Consultant

Carly Martin is a Ph.D. Candidate in Germanic Languages and Literatures.  She is writing a dissertation on conceptions of language in Enlightenment Germany.  As a teacher, Carly loves seeing students become empowered when they can express themselves in a different language...Learn more

Graduate Consultant

Taylor Neal is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. His dissertation research is focused on designing practical, user-friendly organic syntheses of complex molecular architectures. As a teacher, Taylor strives to make organic chemistry seem...Learn more

Office Administrative Associate

Christy Anandappa joined UITL after serving thirteen years as an Office Associate in the Department of Marketing and Logistics in Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business. Before she moved to Ohio, she worked for the British Consulate General in Chicago, Illinois.Learn more

Instructional Consultant, Coordinator of Academic Inclusion and Associated Faculty

Sarah Holt, M.A. is an instructional consultant and the Coordinator of Academic Inclusion and Associated Faculty. Sarah has taught in both lab and classroom settings for over 10 years. A longtime Buckeye, her experiences teaching in other countries have...Learn more

Assistant Director, Coordinator for Assessment and Curriculum Design

Teresa A. Johnson, Ph.D. is an assistant director and the Coordinator for Assessment and Curriculum Design at UITL. She earned a doctorate in Microbial Ecology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has taught in the sciences at Butler University and at the...Learn more

Assistant Director and Coordinator for International Initiatives

Laurie Maynell, M.A. is an Assistant Director and Coordinator for International Initiatives. She helps instructors design inclusive learning experiences for international students, provides linguistic and cross-cultural support to international instructors, and works with...Learn more

Instructional Consultant, Coordinator for Graduate Teaching Assistant Programs

Jessica L. Riviere, Ph.D. is an instructional consultant and Coordinator for Graduate Teaching Assistant Programs. She earned her doctorate in German Literature and Language from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Prior to her work at UITL she was an academic adviser and...Learn more

Office Assistant

Chelsea Taylor, Office Assistant, joined UITL with a background in Administrative work in the Financial Industry. She’s a native to the central Ohio area and calls Circleville, the home of the Pumpkin Show, home.Learn more

Program Manager

Jennie Williams, M.A. is the program manager for UITL. Her master’s degree from Bowling Green State University is in College Student Personnel. As program manager, Jennie oversees the Teaching Orientation @ Ohio State, as well as conferences, events, and workshops sponsored...Learn more

Graduate Consultant

Eric Brinkman is a Ph.D. candidate in the Theatre Department, and his dissertation deploys performance studies, affect theory, transgender and queer theory, and feminist inquiry in an interrogation of the limits of the representation of gender, race, and class difference in...Learn more