Departments and Centers

The College of Arts and Sciences is the academic heart of the university. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, our students — undergraduate and graduate — have the opportunity to study with the best scholars, scientists and artists.

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Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD)

614-292-3416 accad-info@osu.edu
331 Sullivant Hall
1813 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Maria Palazzi

African American & African Studies Community Extension Center (AAASCEC)

614-292-3922 aaascec@osu.edu
905 Mount Vernon Ave.
Columbus, OH 43203


Chair/Director
Adélékè Adéẹ̀kọ́

African American and African Studies, Department of

614-292-3700 afamast@osu.edu
486 University Hall
230 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210


Chair/Director
Adélékè Adéẹ̀kọ́

African Studies, Center for

614-292-8169 cas@osu.edu
140 Enarson Classroom Building
2009 Millikin Rd.
Columbus, OH 43210


Anthropology, Department of

614-292-4149 anthropology@osu.edu
4034 Smith Laboratory
174 W. 18th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210


Chair/Director
Scott McGraw

Applied Plant Sciences (CAPS), Center for

614-292-7653 caps@osu.edu
012 Rightmire Hall
1060 Carmack Rd.
Columbus, OH 43210


Chair/Director
Jay Hollick

Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center

614-292-9371 abrc@osu.edu
Rightmire Hall
1060 Carmack Rd.
Columbus, OH 43210


Chair/Director
David Somers

Art, Department of

614-292-5072 art@osu.edu
258 Hopkins Hall
128 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, Ohio 43210


Chair/Director
Laura Lisbon

Arts Administration, Education and Policy, Department of

614-292-7183 aaep@osu.edu
231 Sullivant Hall
1813 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43210


Chair/Director
Joni Acuff

Astronomy, Department of

614-292-1773 astronomy@osu.edu
4055 McPherson Laboratory
140 W. 18th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210


Chair/Director
David Weinberg

Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise

614-292-5695 barnettcenter@osu.edu
131 Sullivant Hall
1813 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43210


Chair/Director
Scott Jones

Biological Sciences Greenhouse

614-688-5593 bioscigreenhouse@osu.edu
332 W. 12th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210


Chair/Director
Emily Yoders-Horn

Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center

614-292-6531 byrd-contact@osu.edu
108 Scott Hall
1090 Carmack Rd.
Columbus, OH 43210


Chair/Director
Ian Howat

Chemistry and Biochemistry, Department of

614-292-6009 chem-biochem@osu.edu
1118 Newman and Wolfrom Laboratory
100 W. 18th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210


Chair/Director
Claudia Turro

CHRR at The Ohio State University

614-442-7300 chrrinfo@osu.edu
921 Chatham Lane, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43221


Chair/Director
Stephen Gavazzi

Classics, Department of

614-292-2744 classics@osu.edu
414 University Hall
230 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210


Chair/Director
Mark Fullerton

Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging, Center for

614-292-8911 ccbbi.service@osu.edu
58 Psychology Building
1835 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210


Chair/Director
Ruchika Prakash

Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Center for

ccbs@osu.edu
208 Ohio Stadium East
1961 Tuttle Park Pl.
Columbus, OH 43210


Chair/Director
Andrew Leber

Communication, School of

614-292-3400 schofcomm@osu.edu
3016 Derby Hall
154 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210


Chair/Director
R. Kelly Garrett

Comparative Studies, Department of

614-292-2559 compstudies@osu.edu
451 Hagerty Hall
1775 S. College Rd.
Columbus, OH 43210


Chair/Director
Philip Armstrong

Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics, Center for

614-292-0792 ccapp@osu.edu
Physics Research Building
191 W. Woodruff Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
John Beacom

Criminal Justice Research Center (CJRC)

614-292-7468 cjrc@osu.edu
202 Townshend Hall
1885 Neil Ave. Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Paul Bellair

Dance, Department of

614-292-7977 dance@osu.edu
316 Sullivant Hall
1813 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Charles Anderson

Democratic Engagement and Accountability (IDEA), Institute for

democracyinstitute@osu.edu
2058 Derby Hall
154 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Michael Neblo

Design, Department of

614-292-6746 design@osu.edu
100 Hayes Hall
108 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Fabienne Munch

Earth Sciences, School of

614-292-2721 earthsciences@osu.edu
275 Mendenhall Laboratory
125 S. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Steven Lower

East Asian Languages and Literatures (DEALL), Department of

614-292-5816 deall@osu.edu
398 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Mark Bender

East Asian Studies Center

614-688-4253 easc@osu.edu
140 Enarson Classroom Building
2009 Millikin Road
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Mitchell B. Lerner

Economics, Department of

614-292-6701 asc-econ-contact@osu.edu
410 Arps Hall
1945 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
James Peck

Emergent Materials, Center for

614-292-2368 cem@osu.edu
Physics Research Building
191 W. Woodruff Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Christopher Hammel

Energy Research, Training, and Innovation, Center for (CERTAIN)

614-688-1566 275 Mendenhall Laboratory
125 S. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210


Chair/Director
Dave Cole

English, Department of

614-292-6065 english@osu.edu
421 Denney Hall
164 Annie & John Glenn Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Susan Williams

Epigraphical and Palaeographical Studies, Center for

614-292-3280 epig@osu.edu
190 Pressey Hall
1070 Carmack Road
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Frank Coulson (Director of Palaeography); Fritz Graf (Director of Epigraphy)

Ethics and Human Values, Center for

cehv@osu.edu
350 University Hall
230 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Piers Norris Turner

Ethnic Studies, Center for

614-292-6478 ethnicstudies@osu.edu
455 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Namiko Kunimoto

Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, Department of

614-292-8088 eeob@osu.edu
300 Aronoff Laboratory
318 W. 12th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Bryan Carstens

Exploration of Novel Complex Materials, Center for

614-247-4660 encomm@osu.edu
2031 Physics Research Building
191 W. Woodruff Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Fengyuan Yang

Folklore Studies, Center for

cfs@osu.edu
218 Ohio Stadium (between gates 18-20)
1961 Tuttle Park Place
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Katey Borland

French and Italian, Department of

614-292-4938 frit@osu.edu
200 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Sarah-Grace Heller

Geography, Department of

614-292-2514 geog_webmaster@osu.edu
1036 Derby Hall
154 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Mathew Coleman

Germanic Languages and Literatures, Department of

614-292-6985 germanic@osu.edu
498 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Robert Holub

Historical Research, Center for

history@osu.edu
106 Dulles Hall
230 Annie & John Glenn Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
John Brooke

History of Art, Department of

614-292-7481 historyofart@osu.edu
201 Pomerene Hall
1760 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Karl Whittington

History, Department of

614-292-2674 history@osu.edu
106 Dulles Hall
230 Annie & John Glenn Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Scott Levi

Humanities Institute

614-688-0265 huminst@osu.edu
455 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Barry Shank

Institute for Optical Science

614-688-5726 spectroscopy@osu.edu
4178 Physics Research Building
191 West Woodruff Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Lou DiMauro

Institute for Population Research (IPR)

614-292-2858 popcenter@osu.edu
060 Townshend Hall
1885 Neil Ave Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Sarah Hayford

International Studies Program

614-292-9657 33 Townshend Hall
1885 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Marcus Kurtz

Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Center for

614-292-4361 cllc@osu.edu
100 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Janice Aski

Latin American Studies, Center for

614-688-4285 clas@osu.edu
140 Enarson Classroom Building
2009 Millikin Road
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Scott Schwenter

Life Sciences Education, Center for

614-292-1704 biology@osu.edu
260 Jennings Hall
1735 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Judy Ridgway

Linguistics, Department of

614-292-4052 linguistics@osu.edu
Oxley Hall
1712 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Cynthia Clopper

Materials Research, Institute for

614-247-4670 E337 Scott Laboratory
201 West 19th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Steven A. Ringel

Mathematics, Department Of

614-292-4975 math@osu.edu
100 Math Tower
231 West 18th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Chair/Director
Jean-Francois Lafont

Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Center for

614-292-7495 cmrs@osu.edu
455 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Chris Highley

Melton Center for Jewish Studies

614-292-0967 asc-meltoncenter@osu.edu
455 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Tamar Rudavsky

Mershon Center for International Security Studies

614-292-1681 mershoncenter@osu.edu
1010 Derby Hall
154 N Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Dorothy Noyes

Microbiology, Department of

614-292-2301 micro.grad@osu.edu
105 Biological Sciences Building
484 W. 12th Ave
Columbus , OH 43210

Chair/Director
Kurt Fredrick

Middle East Studies Center

614-292-5897 mesc@osu.edu
145D Enarson Classroom Building
2009 Millikin Rd
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Joy McCorriston

Molecular Genetics, Department of

614-292-8084 mginfo@osu.edu
105 Biological Sciences Building
484 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Harald Vaessin

Museum of Biological Diversity (MBD)

614-292-7773 mbd@osu.edu
1315 Kinnear Road
Columbus, OH 43212

Chair/Director
Marymegan Daly

Music, School of

614-292-7664 music@osu.edu
110 Weigel Hall
1866 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Michael Ibrahim

Near Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures, Department of

614-292-9255 nesa@osu.edu
300 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Morgan Liu

Orton Geological Museum

614-292-6896 ortonmuseum@osu.edu
Orton Hall
155 S Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Loren Babcock

Philosophy, Department of

614-292-7914 philosophy@osu.edu
350 University Hall
230 N Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Richard Samuels

Physics, Department of

614-292-5713 physics@osu.edu
Physics Research Building
191 West Woodruff Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Michael Poirier

Political Science, Department of

614-292-2880 polisci@osu.edu
2140 Derby Hall
154 North Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Gregory Caldeira

Psychology, Department of

614-292-8185 ASC-psychmainoffice@osu.edu
225 Psychology Building
1835 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Duane Wegener

Religion, Center for the Study of

614-688-8010 religion@osu.edu
455 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Hannibal Hamlin

Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, Department of

614-292-6733 slavicdept@osu.edu
400 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Angela Brintlinger

Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, Center for

614-292-8770 cseees@osu.edu
140 Enarson Classroom Building
2009 Millikin Road
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Angela Brintlinger

Sociology, Department of

614-292-6681 sociology-info@osu.edu
238 Townshend Hall
1885 Neil Avenue Mall
Columbus OH, 43210

Chair/Director
Kristi Williams

Spanish and Portuguese, Department of

614-292-4958 spanport@osu.edu
298 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Rd
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
John Grinstead

Speech and Hearing Science, Department of

614-292-8207 sphhrng@osu.edu
110 Pressey Hall
1070 Carmack Rd
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Robert Fox

Sports and Society Initiative

614-292-6867 sportssociety@osu.edu
473A Arps Hall
1945 N High Street
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Nicole Kraft

Statistics, Department of

614-292-2866 Cockins Hall
1958 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Steven MacEachern

Study and Teaching of Writing, Center for the

614-688-5865 cstw@osu.edu
4132 Smith Lab
174 W 18th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Susan Lang

Theatre, Film, and Media Arts, Department of

614-292-5821 theatreandfilm@osu.edu
1089 Drake Performance and Event Center
1849 Cannon Drive
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
E.J. Westlake

University Press

614-292-3692 info@osupress.org
180 Pressey Hall
1070 Carmack Road
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Tony Sanfilippo

Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA), Center for

614-688-0527 cura@osu.edu
0126 Derby Hall
154 North Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Harvey Miller

Urban Arts Space

614-292-8861 uas@osu.edu
Suite 130
50 W. Town St.
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Merijn van der Heijden

Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Department of

614-292-1021 wgss@osu.edu
286 University Hall
230 North Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Shannon Winnubst