Horn Named Secretary, Board of Trustees
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
David Horn selected as secretary to Board of Trustees
David G. Horn, professor of comparative studies, has been named secretary of the Ohio State University Board of Trustees. His appointment is effective July 1, 2011. He will coordinate and officiate the work of the Board of Trustees, work as liaison with university leadership, and assist with the board’s role in university governance. Among other responsibilities, he will monitor the board’s committees, assist in shaping agendas for board meetings, and represent the board with various constituencies.
Horn earned his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1987 and came to Ohio State as an assistant professor in 1990. He was promoted to associate professor in 1996 and to professor in 2004. He served as chair of the Department of Comparative Studies from 1999 to 2008.
Horn is an expert in the history of the human sciences (anthropology, criminology, psychiatry and medicine) in Italy and France. His publications include Social Bodies: Science, Reproduction, and Italian Modernity (Princeton University Press, 1996), The Criminal Body: Lombroso and the Anatomy of Deviance (Routledge, 2003) and numerous articles and book chapters.
Horn has been active in faculty leadership, including election to two terms in the University Senate, where he chaired the steering committee, the rules committee and the committee for the evaluation of central administrators. He also chaired the University Honors Faculty Advisory Committee, and was a member of a number of committees promoting interdisciplinary research and teaching.
Horn replaces David Frantz, who is retiring after serving as secretary since 2002.