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Maurice Stevens

President and Provost’s Award for Distinguished Faculty Service, 2021

Maurice Stevens, a professor in the Department of Comparative Studies, has received the President and Provost’s Award for Distinguished Faculty Service.

The award annually recognizes up to three tenure-track, clinical or research faculty members who have been at Ohio State for at least five years. Their contributions to the development and implementation of university policies and programs, through non-administrative roles, have been extensive and have made documentable impact on the quality of the university.  

Stevens has been at Ohio State since 2002 and is an expert on a variety of subjects including critical trauma theory, intersectionality theory, critical and transformative pedagogy, disability studies, science and technology studies and more.

They also serve as an associated faculty member in multiple Ohio State departments, including the departments of women’s, gender and sexuality studies, film studies, African American and African studies and the Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Policy in the Moritz College of Law. Stevens is an adjunct faculty member for Pacifica Graduate Institute in its Department of Depth Psychology as well.

“Professor Stevens consistently and generously has devoted themself to serving the university, professional and public communities,” said one of Stevens’ colleagues. “In so doing, they brought their research expertise to bear on addressing problems and fostering solutions, and they incorporated their service experience into their scholarship and teaching.”

“Maurice is an exemplary leader who places service in supporting diversity, equity and inclusion as a priority in their work as a scholar, educator and representative of the university,” said another of Stevens’ colleagues. “I have spent nearly two decades at The Ohio State University, and I believe Maurice represents the type of institutional leaders needed to transform our institution and truly serve our land grant mission.”

The Office of Academic Affairs awards recipients a $3,000 cash award and an increase of $1,200 to their base salary. In addition, recipients are honored at a celebration during spring semester and recognized during a home football game in Ohio Stadium in fall semester.