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    Ohio University
  Feb 19, 2018
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Governing Boards/University Administration

A listing of the University’s Board of Trustee members also is available online at

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Governing Boards

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Ohio University Board of Trustees

Janetta D. King, Chair
Dave R. Scholl, Vice Chair
Janelle Coleman
Cary Cooper
N. Victor Goodman
Dell Robinson
Diane Smullen
Peggy Viehweger
Laura Brege, national trustee
David Pidwell, national trustee
Ron Teplitzky, alumni representative
Brooke Mauro, student trustee
Faith Voinovich, student trustee

Officers of the Board

David R. Moore, Board Secretary
Deborah Shaffer, Treasurer

Faculty Representatives

David O. Thomas, Faculty Representative
Susan Williams, Faculty Representative

Ohio Department of Higher Education

Thomas Humphries
Kurt Kaufman

Ex Officio Members
Sen. Peggy Lehner
Rep. Andrew Brenner
Chancellor John Carey

University Administration

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Administrative Officers

M. Duane Nellis, Ph.D.
President (assumes duties on June 12, 2017)

Pamela Benoit, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and Provost

Deborah Shaffer, B.S.
Vice President for Finance and Administration

Joseph Shields, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research and Creative Activity; Dean, Graduate College

J. Bryan Benchoff, M.A.
Vice President for University Advancement and President and CEO of The Ohio University Foundation

Jason Pina, Ed.D
Vice President for Student Affairs

Jenny Hall-Jones, Ph.D
Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

John J. Biancamano, J.D.
General Counsel

Craig Bantz, M.S.M.O.T
Chief Information Officer

Renea P. Morris, M.Ed.
Chief Marketing Officer

Eric Burchard, B.A.
Director of Government Relations

Jim Schaus, M.A.A.
Director of Athletics

Jennifer Kirksey, M.A.
Chief of Staff and Special Assistant to the President

Stephen T. Golding, M.S.
Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives

Colleges and Academic Programs

Robert Frank, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Hugh Sherman, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Business

Scott Titsworth, Ph.D.
Dean, Scripps College of Communication

Renée A. Middleton, Ph.D.
Dean, Patton College of Education

Dennis Irwin, Ph.D.
Dean, Russ College of Engineering and Technology

Elizabeth Sayrs, Ph.D
Interim Dean, College of Fine Arts

Randy Leite, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Health Sciences and Professions

Cary Frith, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, Honors Tutorial College

Pete Mather, Ph.D.
Interim Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education; Interim Dean, University College

Joseph Shields, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research and Creative Activity; Dean, Graduate College

Kenneth H. Johnson, D.O.
Executive Dean, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Scott Seaman, M.L.S.
Dean, University Libraries

Mark Weinberg, Ph.D.
Founding Dean, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs

Lorna Jean Edmonds, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Global Affairs

William Willan, Ph.D.
Executive Dean for Regional Higher Education

Paul Abraham, Ph.D.
Dean, Ohio University Eastern Campus, St. Clairsville

William J. Burke, D.O., FACOFP
Dean, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dublin Campus

Isaac J. Kirstein, D.O., FACOI
Dean, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Cleveland Campus

Nicole Pennington, Ph.D.
Dean, Ohio University Southern Campus, Ironton

James M. Smith, Ph.D.
Dean, Ohio University Lancaster Campus

Martin Tuck, Ph.D.
Dean, Ohio University Chillicothe Campus

Jeremy Webster, Ph.D.
Dean, Ohio University Zanesville Campus

Executive Academic Staff

Pete Mather, Ph.D.
Interim Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education; Interim Dean, University College

Shari Clarke, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

Bradley Cohen, Ph.D.
Senior Vice Provost for Instructional Innovation

Craig Cornell, M.Ed.
Senior Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management

John Day, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Academic Budget and Planning

Howard Dewald, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Planning

Barbara Wharton, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Laura Myers, J.D.
Chief of Staff for the Executive Vice President and Provost

Sara Trower, J.D.
Executive Director and Title IX Coordinator

Mac Stricklen, M.Ed.
University Ombudsperson



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