Faculty Research & Publication News

This page spotlights news and information on groundbreaking research & findings, faculty publications, and other scholarly initiatives currently being undertaken by Ohio State faculty on the Marion campus. 

Click the active links below for more detailed information on the ongoing research being conducted by our Ohio State Marion faculty members.


>>> Faculty research, publication, scholarly endearvor submittal form

To submit information on faculty research & scholarly endeavors complete the form above or please email rowe.31@osu.edu or sheaffer.17@osu.edu. Plan to include a recent photograph of the faculty member(s), student(s), and/or actual research photos, a descriptive paragraph of 250-400 words in length, and/or any video describing or highlighting your research endeavors.

Faculty Research & Publication News
>>> Motivation and engagement affect student success

Mary Jo Fresch, 

Dr. Mary Jo Fresch recently authored a new education instructional book entitled, Engaging Minds in English Language Arts Classrooms:  The Surprising Power of Joy, edited by Michael F. Opitz & Michael P. Ford.

Released in February 2014 and published by the Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development (ASCD), this 56 page paperback book shows how you can use the joyful learning framework introduced in Engaging Minds in the Classroom to better engage students in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and other elements of language arts learning.  Fresch’s book provides innovative instructional approaches for diverse students at all grade levels, linking the strategies to the research that demonstrates the effects of motivation and engagement on student success.


>>> Ohio State Marion lecturer awarded prestigious Fulbright Scholar grant 

>>> OSUM art lecturer receives Fulbright grant

Carol Boram-Hays, History of Art Lecturer
Boram-Hays was one of nine Ohio State faculty members to receive a Fulbright Scholar grant for her research of African art in South Africa.  The award is a prestigious fellowship through the Fulbright Scholar Program, an annual grant competition for U.S. faculty and professionals.


>>> Healthy Eating in Schools

>>> International body image and eating behavior research informs
Ohio State Marion professor's teaching

Tracy Tylka, Assistant Professor of Psychology

In light of the prevalence of media attention and school concern over both childhood obesity and eating disorders, Ohio State Marion associate professor Dr. Tracy Tylka recently co-authored a book on the subject entitled, Healthy Eating in Schools: Evidence-Based Interventions to Help Kids Thrive.


>>> Spiders on Display
Richard Bradley, Associate Professor of EEOB

Spring semester Thompson Library exhibit about Spiders features work and research of Marion campus professor, Dr. Richard Bradley



Other Recent Faculty Research & Publication News

>>> Growing Up Without Sibs Doesn't Hurt Social Skills
Donna Bobbitt-Zeher, Assistant Professor of Sociology

>>> Untangling the Web
Richard Bradley, Associate Professor of EEOB

>>> Inside Out Prison Exchange Program
Brenda Chaney, Senior Lecturer, Sociology

>>> Teens Use Peers as Gauge in Search for Autonomy
Christopher Daddis, Assistant Professor of Psychology

>>> Individual Time Discounting and Risky Health Behaviors
Marianna Klochko, Associate Professor of Sociology

>>> College Women Can Have Positive Body Image
Tracy Tylka, Assistant Professor of Psychology