Faculty Fellows for Strategic Initiatives
The strategy’s implementation will be led by Faculty Fellows appointed to lead working groups under each Priority Area and Imperative.
A significant amount of time was spent during the final weeks of the fall 2022 semester and in early January 2023 reviewing and evaluating the multiple applications received for the positions announced last fall. We are pleased to announce that Faculty Fellows have been selected to oversee the interdisciplinary priority areas identified in the OSU system-wide strategy.
These individuals will be charged with engaging their faculty, colleagues, staff and academic and student leaders in thoughtful discussions as strategic initiatives are explored, developed and implemented.
Faculty members identified for fellowship opportunities were notified just prior to the start of the spring semester and as of Friday, January 20, the following faculty have accepted fellowship appointments.
Guiding General Education Reform
Faculty Fellow: Dr. Tamara Mix, Professor and Head, Sociology
Leading in Aerospace Innovation and Application
Faculty Fellow: Dr. Brian Elbing, Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Enriching and Integrating the Arts
Faculty Fellow: Dr. Rebecca Brienen, Professor and Associate Dean, Art, Art History and Graphic Design
Powering a Growing World Population Sustainably and Responsibly
Faculty Fellow: Dr. James Knapp, Professor, Geology
Enhancing Human and Animal Health – OneHealth
Faculty Fellow: Dr. Ashish Ranjan, Professor and Director, Physiological Sciences
Expanding Opportunities for K-12 STEM Education
Faculty Fellow: Dr. Susan Stansberry, Professor, Educational Foundations, Leadership and Aviation
Innovating to Nourish the World
Faculty Fellow: Dr. Sam Emerson, Associate Professor, Nutritional Sciences
Preparing the Future Workforce
Faculty Fellow: Dr. Steph Link, Associate Professor, English
Elevating and Amplifying Extension
Faculty Fellow: Dr. Randy Taylor, Professor, Biosystems and Ag Engineering
Creating Servant-Leaders and Engaged Citizens
Faculty Fellow: Dr. Matt Bowler, Associate Professor, Management