The College Of Arts And Sciences
is the academic heart of the university

we host nearly 80 majors

with 38 departments and schools

20+ world class research centers

and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members

Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences

I am proud and excited to introduce our new website to share the vibrant life of our college and connect with our college community. It was designed to be engaging, easy-to-navigate and accessible on any device to offer our visitors an optimal experience. I invite you to Explore our Majors, learn more About the College, check out our ASC Experts in the Media, explore our Research and Arts & Culture programs — you can even find out how to follow me on Twitter!

Enjoy and let us know what you think!

David Manderscheid, Executive Dean and Vice Provost

What Do You Think?

Departments & Centers

Department of Anthropology

Department of Anthropology

Center for Applied Plant Sciences (CAPS)

Center for Applied Plant Sciences (CAPS)

Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology

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State of the Art Facilities

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building (CBEC)

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building (CBEC)

Urban Arts Space

Urban Arts Space

Hagerty Hall

Hagerty Hall

Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging (CCBBI)

Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging (CCBBI)

Pomerene Hall

Pomerene Hall

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ASC Experts In the Media

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Gleb Tsipurski

Assistant Professor, History

June 23, 2016 Trapped in Autopilot Thinking? Use Science-Based Strategies to Think I... Psychology Today

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Daniel Strunk

Professor, Psychology

June 23, 2016 Job Hunting? Maybe a Therapist Can Help St. Louis Post Dispatch

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Jay Zagorsky

Research Scientist, Center for Human Resource Research (CHRR)

June 23, 2016 Brexit Backers Claim U.K. is Drowning in EU Regulations - Are American... The Conversation

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Andrea Grotolli

Professor, Earth Sciences

June 23, 2016 Hope Remains for Coral Reefs Christian Science Monitor

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Rob Fox and Ewa Jacewicz

Professors, Speech and Hearing Science

June 22, 2016 The Acoustics of Regionally Accented Speech Acoustics Today

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Jesse Fox

Assistant Professor, Communication

June 21, 2016 Virtualandia: The Hottest New Real Estate in the Ether Popular Science

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Daniel Strunk

Associate Professor , Psychology

June 17, 2016 Use Depression Fighting Skills to Get a Job The Economic Times

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Amy Nathanson

Professor, Communication

June 17, 2016 How Watching TV Changes Neural Pathways Versus Reading a Book Medical Daily

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Chris Holloman

Associate Professor / Director, Statistics / Statistical Consulting Service

June 15, 2016 Five Advanced Analytics Steps Every Business Leader Should Know Columbus CEO

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Randolph Roth

Professor, History and Sociology

June 15, 2016 Mass Shooting in Orlando Florida WOSU All Sides

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Greg Caldeira

Professor, Political Science

June 13, 2016 Trump's Comments on Judge Highlight Legal Themes in Campaign Roll Call

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David Stebenne

Professor, History and Law

June 13, 2016 Trump's 'America First' Echoes From the Past Public Radio International

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Mitch Masters

Professor Emeritus, Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology

June 13, 2016 Project Places 12 Bat Boxes on City's North Side Columbus Dispatch

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John Mueller

Professor, Political Science

June 13, 2016 ISIS Isn't an Existential Threat to America Reason.com

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David Stebenne

Professor, History and Law

June 9, 2016 Trumps 'America First': Echoes from 1940s The Conversation

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Clark Spencer Larsen

Professor and Chair, Anthropology

June 9, 2016 These Ancient Headless Corpses Were Defleshed By Griffon Vultures Forbes

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Honors & Recognition

Faculty 

Tina Henkin

Distinguished University Professor

Tina Henkin was named a Distinguished University Professor in June 2016. She has had a profound impact on her field, receiving extensive honors and recognition nationally and internationally for her studies of RNA.

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Faculty 

Peter Culicover

Distinguished University Professor

Peter Culicover was named a Distinguished University Professor in June 2016. He is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on the relationship between language and cognition.

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Staff 

ASC Staff Recognition Award Winners

ASC Staff Recognition Awards

The ASC Outstanding Staff Award recognizes staff members in the arts and sciences who have demonstrated sustained excellence in overall job performance and have improved or enhanced work life and services of faculty, staff, students and/or the university.

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Faculty 

ASC faculty members and lecturers

Eleven ASC Scholars and Teachers Receive 2016 Distinguished OAA Awards

Eleven Arts and Sciences scholars and teachers — covering the diverse range of disciplines in arts and humanities, natural and physical sciences and social and behavioral sciences — won top university awards that recognize and honor outstanding performance and deep commitment to our land grant mission of scholarship,

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Student 

Andres Salcedo and Thomas Holoien

Two Astronomy Graduate Students Funded by Premier DOE Fellowships

Astronomy grad students Thomas Holoien (2014) and Andres Salcedo (2016) are Ohio State's first two students to receive the highly-coveted four-year Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship for doctoral students working on science/engineering research relying on high-performance computing.

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Faculty 

Julia F. Andrews

History of Art Professor Named 2016 Guggenheim Fellow

History of Art Professor Julia F. Andrews is one of approximately 200 scholars, artists and researchers, nationwide, named 2016 Guggenheim Fellows. An acclaimed scholar, writer, teacher and curator, Andrews specializes in Chinese art. During her Guggenheim Fellowship year, Andrews plans to finish a new manuscript.

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Staff 

Tammy Carl

January Above and Beyond Buckeye Award

Tammy Carl, program coordinator, MFA program in creative writing, Department of English, is the January 2016 Above and Beyond Buckeye Award winner. Carl was nominated by Michelle Herman, director, creative writing program.

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Staff 

Joanna Spanos

February 2016 Above and Beyond Buckeye Award Winner

Joanna Spanos, academic advisor for the ASC honors program, is the February 2016 Above and Beyond Buckeye Award winner. Spanos was nominated by Lindsey Thaler, director of undergraduate studies, physics.

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Faculty 

Geoffrey Parker

Distinguished Historian Elected Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Geoffrey Parker, Andreas Dorpalen Professor of History, Distinguished University Professor, has been elected Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland's National Academy of Science and Letters. Created by Royal Charter in 1783, it's world-class Fellows represent multiple disciplines.

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Staff 

November 2015 Above and Beyond Buckeye Award Winner

Matt Swift

Matt Swift, academic program coordinator, film studies, is the November 2015 Above and Beyond Buckeye Award winner. Swift was nominated by History of Art Professor Ron Green.

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Alumni 

Thomas D. Brock

ASC Alumnus Honored with 2015 Joseph Sullivant Medal

Pioneering microbiologist and triple Ohio State Alumnus Thomas D. Brock, (BS, MS, PhD, botany), will be presented the Joseph Sullivant Medal during Ohio State's Commencement on December 20, 2015. Given every five years since 1920, this is the highest honor bestowed upon "a son or daughter of the university."

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Staff 

Jennifer Poe

Above and Beyond Buckeye Award

Jennifer Poe, developmental area assistant, Department of Psychology, is the October 2015 Above and Beyond Buckeye Award winner.

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About Columbus

About Columbus

As the nation’s 15th largest city, Columbus has a big-city vibe served up with Midwestern friendliness. We are home to Fortune 500 companies, world-class research institutes, top-ranked hospitals and the state’s capitol. 

Named the 2015 "Intelligent Community of the Year," called a "Midwestern style capital" by the New York Times and one of the top ten "Best Place to Live" by Money Magazine and we enjoy the second-highest employment rate in the country for young adults.

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