Gretchen RitterThis year, Ohio State’s sesquicentennial, is an exciting time that brings opportunities for celebration and reflection. While the arts and sciences have been central to fulfilling our land-grant commitment from the very beginning, 2020 marks only 10 years since the reunification of our College of Arts and Sciences.

While we are a young college, Arts and Sciences is central to the university’s mission and goals. Guided by its strategic plan, Time and Change, Ohio State aspires to be one of the top public research universities in the nation. This simply cannot happen if the College of Arts and Sciences — Ohio State’s bedrock of teaching, discovery and creativity — isn’t moving in the same direction.

During 2020, the College of Arts and Sciences will develop its own, new strategic plan that will define our priorities and invite input from our faculty, students, staff and other stakeholders. A steering committee has been formed to guide this process, but this plan belongs to our entire college community. We will not succeed without your partnership and feedback.

I am looking forward to your ideas, perspectives and expertise as we embark on this process together and shape the future of the College of Arts and Sciences for the next decade and beyond.

Gretchen Ritter
Executive Dean and Vice Provost

Steering Committee

Core Team

Gretchen Ritter
Executive Dean and Vice Provost

Peter Hahn
Dean, Arts and Humanities

Morton O’Kelly
Dean, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Christopher Jaroniec
Interim Dean, Natural and Mathematical Sciences
Associate Dean for Research and Creative Inquiry

David Horn
Associate Executive Dean for Undergraduate Education

Trevon Logan
Associate Dean

Wendy Smooth
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Kim Kinsel
Chief Administrative Officer

Kevin Leonardi
Senior Director of Marketing and Communications

Chris Delisio
Interim Chief Advancement Officer


Michael Ibba
Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology

Scott Levi
Professor and Chair, Department of History

Darla Munroe
Professor and Chair, Department of Geography


Nadine George-Graves
Professor, Departments of Dance and Theatre

Ann Hamilton
Distinguished University Professor, Department of Art

Wendy S. Hesford
Professor, Department of English
Faculty Director, Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme

Roman Holowinsky
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics
Faculty Fellow for Entrepreneurship

Stuart Ludsin
Professor, Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology
Chair, College of Arts and Sciences Senate

Glenn Martinez
Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Director, Center for Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Michael Neblo
Professor, Department of Political Science

Elisabeth Root
Associate Professor, Department of Geography

Vicki Wysocki
Ohio Eminent Scholar and Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry


Liana Crisan-Vandeborne
Business Intelligence Analyst

Michael Kaylor
Interim Senior Director, Arts and Sciences Technology Services

Jennifer Prak
HR Business Partner


Hannah Ackerman
Undergraduate Student Representative

Markus Schoof
Graduate Student Representative

University Leaders

Kristine Devine
Vice President of Operations and Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Michael Hofherr
Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Beth Hume
Vice Provost for Student Academic Success and Dean of Undergraduate Education

Damon Jaggars
Vice Provost and Dean of University Libraries

Ben Kanzeg
Associate Vice President and Executive Director of Policy, Office of Government Affairs

Cheryl Lee
Chair, Department of Urology, Wexner Medical Center

Morley Stone
Senior Vice President, Office of Research

Offer Your Thoughts

The College of Arts and Sciences touches every part of Ohio State, and we invite comments from the entire university community. If you have ideas and feedback related to the College of Arts and Sciences Strategic Plan or the process involved, please complete the form at the link below. Your comments will be delivered to the most appropriate working group and to the steering committee.

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