Faculty Honors & Recognition

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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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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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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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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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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Brian Joseph, the Kenneth E. Naylor Professor of South Slavic Languages and Linguistics and Distinguished University Professor

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Brian Joseph, the Kenneth E. Naylor Professor of South Slavic Languages and Linguistics and Distinguished University Professor Internationally known for studies of language change

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Arnold Zwicky, professor emeritus, linguistics; and Distinguished University Professor Emeritus

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Arnold Zwicky, professor emeritus, linguistics; and Distinguished University Professor Emeritus Expert in several areas of linguistics, including syntactic theory and the language of comics.

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John W. Wilkins, Ohio Eminent Scholar and professor of physics

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

John W. Wilkins, Ohio Eminent Scholar and professor of physics Noted expert in several related areas of physics, including condensed matter theory.

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David Schmeidler, professor emeritus, economics

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

David Schmeidler, professor emeritus, economics, is an Israeli mathematician and economic theorist with important contributions in the theory of individual decision making under uncertainty (decision theory). He currently holds professorships at Ohio State University and Tel Aviv University.

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Marilynn Brewer, Ohio Eminent Scholar, social psychology

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Marilynn Brewer’s impact on the field of social psychology stems from her pioneering work on social identities and in-group bias in inter-group relations. Brewer has studied how our identities and social behavior are shaped by our group memberships.

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John Mueller, professor, political science

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

John Mueller, professor of political science and the Woody Hayes Chair of National Security Studies at Ohio State’s Mershon Center for International Security Studies, is widely recognized for his work in international relations, security studies, foreign policy, terrorism and counterterrorism

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Ann Hamilton, Distinguished University Professor, professor, art

National Medal of Arts

Hamilton, who is internationally recognized for the sensory surrounds of her large-scale multi-media installations, was honored with the 2014 National Medal of Arts, presented by President Barack Obama at the White House on Sept. 10. It is the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the U.S. Government.

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Staff Honors & Recognition

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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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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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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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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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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Marthe Grohman, undergraduate program coordinator/building coordinator, Department of Art

Above and Beyond Buckeye

Marthe Grohman, undergraduate program coordinator/building coordinator, Department of Art and Ohio State alumnae (BFA, art, 2008), is the September 2015 Above and Beyond Buckeye Award winner.

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Margie Farrell, senior laboratory demonstrator, physics

Above and Beyond Buckeye

Farrell is the winner of the April “Above and Beyond Buckeye” award.

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Multiple Staff Winners!

2015 ASC Outstanding Staff Awards

On April 21, six arts and sciences staff members were recognized for demonstrated sustained excellence in overall job performance and for improving or enhancing work life and services of faculty, staff, students and/or the university.

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Matthew Moffitt, systems manager, sociology

Above and Beyond Buckeye

Moffitt is the winner of the March “Above and Beyond Buckeye” award.

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Faculty Spotlights

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Thomas Wood
"Students are very sophisticated, but it’s been difficult to discuss the election in class from a policy perspective. They are really on edge right now. What I’ve seen, though, is that both young Democrats and young Republicans are dissatisfied with modern society." Thomas Wood Assistant Professor, Political Science
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"I’ve been doing tours with my band, The Crucial Elements, since 2013 and we’ve been to a variety of countries including Kyrgyzstan, South Africa and Indonesia. I value the personal stories and the new learned culture I come back with after each trip." Anthony Stanco Lecturer, Jazz Studies
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Jeff McKee, a physical anthropologist, has been conducting research on hominid evolution and paleoecology for more than 30 years. He is the author of Sparing Nature: The Conflict Between Human Population Growth and Earth's Biodiversity and The Riddled Chain: Chance, Coincidence, and Chaos in Human Evolution. Jeff McKee Professor, Anthropology
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Wendy Smooth
Wendy Smooth, associate professor, women’s, gender and sexuality studies, is one of the foremost voices writing on the experiences of women of color as law makers and women of color in public policy. Wendy Smooth Associate Professor, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
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Communications

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