The Ohio State University at Marion


Regular Faculty Directory by Department

Faculty (departmental listing)
The following is a listing, by department, of full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty at Ohio State Marion. For a complete listing of faculty and staff on campus visit: osumarion.osu.edu/files/Class_Schedules/dirExt.html

Regular Faculty (alphabetical listing)
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Anthropology

Willow, Anna
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Morrill Hall, Room 111
740-725-6259
willow.1@osu.edu

As an environmental anthropologist, Dr. Willow studies cultural responses to anthropocentric environmental change and the diversity of human-environment relationships.

https://anthropology.osu.edu/people/willow.1


Art

Kaplan, Scot
Associate Professor of Art
Morrill Hall, Room 270
740-725-6287
kaplan.96@osu.edu


Biology

Calede, Jonathan
Assistant Professor of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology
Science & Engineering Building, Room 110C
740-725-6095
calede.1@osu.edu

Website: https://jonathancalede.com

Gershman, Susan
Assistant Professor of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology
Science & Engineering Building, Room 100E
740-725-6129
gershman.6@osu.edu

Areas of Interest: behavioral ecology and evolutionary biology

My research focuses on the evolution of animal behavior. I am most interested in sexual selection, differences in reproduction caused by heritable differences in the ability to reproduce. I use insects, including crickets and flies, as my study subjects.

http://u.osu.edu/gershman.6/

Petreaca, Ruben C.
Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics
petreaca.1@osu.edu
Science & Engineering Building, Room 110A
740-725-6153

Dr. Petreaca's research aims to understand how DNA damage is repaired in eukaryotic cells. Loss of efficient DNA damage repair causes accumulation of mutations which is a hallmark of cancer cells. He uses yeast for these studies which is a great eukaryotic model system.


Chemistry

Yoder, Ryan
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Morrill Hall, Room 384C
740-725-6098
yoder.157@osu.edu

Dr. Yoder's current research involves the use of molecular modeling experiments to solve critical issues that threaten the health of populations around the globe. Specifically, combatting the effects of toxic organophosphorus nerve agents, such as the sarin gas used in the 2013 attack in Syria, and the detection of harmful anions in aqueous solutions where abnormally high levels exist naturally in areas of the developing world.

http://u.osu.edu/yoder.157/


Earth Science

Barker, Joel
Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences
Morrill Hall, Room 384B
740-725-6097
barker.246@osu.edu

My research focuses on the biogeochemistry of alpine and polar regions but my teaching interests span a wide range of topics in the Earth Sciences. I currently teach introductory earth sciences classes at Ohio State Marion that encompass topics ranging from geologic time and the rock cycle to climate change to glacier and groundwater hydrology.

http://barker246.wixsite.com/barker-lab


Education

Appova, Aina
Assistant Professor of Education
Morrill Hall, Room 237A
740-725-6248
appova.1@osu.edu

Dr. Appova's dissertation and research program is focused on the learning, professional development and continuum of PK-12 pre-service and in-service mathematics teachers. She also is the co-principle investigator of the recently co-piloted cross-site study that examines the work, knowledge and practices of mathematics teacher educators. Appova received her Ph.D. in mathematics education from the University of Missouri-Columbia and her master’s degree in mathematics from Central Michigan University.

http://u.osu.edu/appova.1


Boyer, Elisebeth
Assistant Professor of Education
Morrill Hall, Room 237C
740-725-6230
boyer.386@osu.edu

Teaching: Early and Middle Childhood Science Methods; Learner Centered Classroom Assessment.

My research investigates the development of teaching pedagogies that support children’s participation in scientific discourse and practices specifically how teachers and students use the language of science to construct their understanding of the natural world though the formation of evidence-based arguments.


Hagge, Julia
Assistant Professor of Reading Education
Morrill Hall, Room 237D
740-725-6237
hagge.1@osu.edu

Dr. Hagge’s research focuses on inclusive literacy practices for diverse learners. She is interested in the ways potentially marginalized students are afforded increased access to meaning-making via new media literacies. She has published in PDS Partners and has an article under review at Gifted Child Today. Currently, she is researching how early adolescent students use programming to design digital media and how literacy practices are supported in an online programming community.


Parsons, Linda
Associate Professor of Education
Morrill Hall, Room 237B
740-725-6297
parsons.135@osu.edu

Research Interests: Middle Childhood Literacy; Children's/Young Adult Literature; Reader Response Her research interests include the content analysis of children's and young adult literature, both single titles and sets of books, to better understand the messages conveyed to young readers. She has also explored and documented children's engagement with and response to literature. The unique challenges involved in reading and responding to multimodal texts are also an area of interest. Her research and teaching pedagogy are situated primarily within the traditions of reader response, feminist, poststructural, and social-constructivist theories.


Engineering

Mirzaei, Golrokh
Clinical Assistant of Computer Science Engineering
Morrill Hall, Room 362
740-725-6234
mirzaei.4@osu.edu

Teaching Courses: Software Component I (CSE 2221); Software Component II (CSE 2231); C++ Programming for Engineers (CSE 1222); Databases and spreadsheets (CSE 1222); Fundamentals of Engineering (ENGR 1181)
Research Interests: Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning, Image/Signal processing, Biomedical Imaging/Neuroscience


Tahmina, Qudsia
Assistant Professor of Practice in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Morrill Hall, Room 367
740-725-6207
tahmina.1@osu.edu


English

Braun, Catherine
Associate Professor of English
Morrill Hall, Room 118
740-725-6256
braun.43@osu.edu

Catherine C. Braun (Katie) is an Associate Professor of English at The Ohio State University at Marion, where she teaches first-year writing, professional writing, digital media, literacy studies, and film courses. Her research interests fall at the intersection of Rhetoric/Composition & Literacy Studies and Digital Media Studies. She has published a book, Cultivating Ecologies for Digital Media Work: The Case of English Studies, with Southern Illinois University Press, as well as articles and digital scholarship in a variety of venues, including Computers and Composition Online and Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy.

https://english.osu.edu/people/braun.43


Crosby, Sara
Assistant Professor of English
Morrill Hall, Room 120
740-725-6203
crosby.91@osu.edu

Areas of Study: American literature to 1900, environmental literature, animal studies, popular culture and gender

https://english.osu.edu/people/crosby.91


Lishan, Stuart
Associate Professor of English
Morrill Hall, Room 122
740-725-6265
lishan.1@osu.edu

Dr. Stuart Lishan primarily teaches courses in creative writing and poetry (with an occasional British Lit. survey, honors first year writing, English 3398, or Jewish American Lit. course thrown in, as well). He writes and publishes poetry, essays about poetry, and fiction.


McCorkle, Ben
Associate Professor of English
Morrill Hall, Room 117
740-725-6152
mccorkle.12@osu.edu

Ben McCorkle teaches courses in composition, rhetoric, literary publishing, and digital media studies primarily on The Ohio State University’s Marion campus. He is the author of the book Rhetorical Delivery as Technological Discourse: A Cross-Historical Study, as well as several articles in publications including Computers and Composition Online, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, and Composition Studies. He also serves as the co-director of the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives (DALN).

http://u.osu.edu/mccorkle.12/


Wallace, Nathan
Assistant Professor of English
Morrill Hall, Room 121
740-725-6116
wallace.419@osu.edu


Geography

Rose, Gregory
Associate Professor of Geography
Maynard Hall, Room 240A
740-725-6218
rose.9@osu.edu

Dr. Rose's research focuses on the origins of various 19th century populations in the Midwest. He is currently working on a book manuscript on the sources of immigrants to Michigan by 1850 and is researching the origins and distribution of African Americans in the old Northwest in 1850.


History

Genova, James
Professor of History
Morrill Hall, Room 112
740-725-6215
genova.2@osu.edu

Professor Genova publishes on African cinema, development, globalization, and identity construction. Dr. Genova currently teaches courses on African, World, French, and Islamic History in addition to classes on globalization, genocide, war and revolution, and African cinema.

https://history.osu.edu/directory/Genova2


Hsieh, Meiyu
Assistant Professor of History
Morrill Hall, Room 113
740-725-6275
hsieh.230@osu.edu

Meiyu Hsieh offers courses on pre-modern Chinese and East Asian history, world history, and the Silk Roads at Marion campus. Her research specializations are early China, steppe empires, and comparative ancient history with an emphasis on empire building and interconnections between China, steppe polities, and oasis-states in Central Asia. More broadly, she is interested in theories of state formation, pre-modern communication networks, and historical archaeology.

https://history.osu.edu/directory/hsieh230


Sumner, Margaret
Associate Professor of History
Morrill Hall, Room 110
740-725-6108
sumner.27@osu.edu

Professor Sumner earned her Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 2006. She is a specialist in early American and women's history with interests in nineteenth century cultural and intellectual topics.

https://history.osu.edu/directory/Sumner27


History of Art

McNiven, Timothy
Associate Professor of Art History/Classics
Morrill Hall, Room 297
740-725-6262
mcniven.1@osu.edu

Professor McNiven's primary areas of expertise are in the fields of Greek and Roman Art, with special emphases on the history of ceramics and gender issues in Greek art. His primary research interest focuses on the images of ancient Greek pottery and the use and meaning of gestures.


Mathematics

Friesen, Chris
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Morrill Hall, Room 114
740-725-6278
friesen.4@osu.edu

Associate Professor of Mathematics Chris Friesen earned his Ph.D. from Brown University in 1989. His areas of expertise include Algebraic & Computational Number Theory: Continued Fractions; and Class Groups in Quadratic Function Fields


Huang, Russ
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Morrill Hall, Room 148
740-725-6267
huang.11@osu.edu

Areas of Expertise: Differential Equations; Optimal Control; Education - PhD: Ohio University (1989)

https://math.osu.edu/people/huang.11


Lang, Jan
Professor of Mathematics
Morrill Hall, Room 144
740-725-6243
lang.162@osu.edu

The main field of my research is in analysis and focused on the following areas: approximation theory and s-numbers; and Eigenvalues for non-linear systems and Special trigonometric Functions.

http://www.math.osu.edu/~lang.162/


Maharry, John
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Morrill Hall, Room 116
740-725-6166
maharry.1@osu.edu

Area of Research: Structural graph theory, including graph decompositions, tree-structures, surface embeddings and minor-and topological-inclusions of graphs.

https://u.osu.edu/maharry.1/


Pandey, Bishun
Professor of Mathematics
Maynard Hall, Room 240B
740-725-6255
pandey.1@osu.edu

https://math.osu.edu/people/pandey.1


Stan, Aurel
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Morrill Hall, Room 119
740-725-6159
stan.7@osu.edu


Physics

Orban, Chris
Assistant Professor of Physics
Morrill Hall, Room 372
740-725-6368
orban.14@osu.edu

Dr. Orban obtained his PhD in physics at Ohio State University in early 2011, studying computational astrophysics and N-body simulations under David Weinberg (Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, OSU Astronomy Department) and supported by OSU's Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics.

http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/~orban/


Psychology

Daddis, Chris
Associate Professor of Psychology
Morrill Hall, Room 170N
740-725-6109
daddis.1@osu.edu

Areas of Study: adolescent development, moral development, childhood psychology, educational psychology

http://faculty.psy.ohio-state.edu/2/daddis/

/academics/majors/psychology/people/christopher-daddis.html


Patson, Nicole
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Morrill Hall, Room 170D
740-725-6244
patson.3@osu.edu

Dr. Patson's research focuses on adult language comprehension and the conceptual representation of plurals.

http://faculty.psy.ohio-state.edu/2/patson-huffman/


Sawicki, Vanessa
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Morrill Hall, Room 170G
740-725-6366
sawicki.14@osu.edu

Dr. Sawicki examines when and why attitudes associated with motivational properties such as uncertainty and ambivalence might be especially likely at predicting attitude-consistent behavior.

http://faculty.psy.ohio-state.edu/2/sawicki/


Tylka, Tracy
Professor of Psychology
Morrill Hall, Room 170L
740-725-6374
tylka.2@osu.edu

Within the field of counseling psychology, Dr. Tylka holds particular interest in body image and eating behavior. She conceptualizes both body image and eating behavior along a spectrum from positive (adaptive) to negative (maladaptive) and studies women and men along this spectrum. She examines multidimensional social influence models of body image and eating behavior among women and men. She is particularly interested in intuitive eating, an adaptive style of eating characterized by attending to physiological hunger/satiety cues rather than emotional and/or situational cues.

https://u.osu.edu/tracyltylka/



Sociology

Bobbitt-Zeher, Donna
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Morrill Hall, Room 211A
740-725-6180
bobbitt-zeher.1@osu.edu

My research agenda primarily concerns gender and inequality, how gender inequality changes over time, and the consequences of these changes. I use both quantitative and qualitative methods in my work, and draw on a race/class/gender perspective as well.

https://sociology.osu.edu/people/bobbitt-zeher.1


Klochko, Marianna
Associate Professor of Sociology
Morrill Hall, Room 211B
740-725-6243
klochko.1@osu.edu

Marianna Klochko (Ph.D. Cornell, 2004; BA/MA Kharkiv National University, Ukraine, 1996) is an associate professor of sociology at The Ohio State University (Marion Campus). Her research interests include Economic Sociology, Rational Choice, Social Networks, Criminology, Game Theory and Collective Action. She is currently working on a project examining pathways to prison among female inmates in Ukraine.

https://sociology.osu.edu/people/klochko.1


Spanish

Camacho-Platero, Luzmila
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Morrill Hall, Room 373
740-725-6370
camacho-platero.2@osu.edu

Luzmila Camacho-Platero has taught as Associate Professor in small liberal arts colleges (Utica College and Saint Mary’s College) and has broad experience teaching a variety of courses ranging from language at all levels to literature and culture from Golden Age to 20th century. Her main research explores Golden Age Theater and more specifically the topic of la mujer varonil. Her other research and teaching interests include contemporary Spanish film and minority cultures. Currently, she is working on an anthology of Medieval and Golden Age Spanish women writers.

https://sppo.osu.edu/people/camacho-platero.2


Statistics

Ozturk, Omer
Professor of Statistics
Morrill Hall, Room 146
740-725-6204
ozturk.4@osu.edu