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Abby Walker ’14 PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech.
Susan S. Donofrio
Susan S. Donofrio ’72 MA (LM), the training coordinator and a domestic group attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Columbus, has been appointed chair of the Family Law Committee for the Ohio State Bar Association.
Dane Stinson ’78, ’87 JD (LM), a partner in the law office of Bricker and Eckler of Columbus, is chair of the Public Utilities Committee of the Ohio State Bar Association.
Katie Carmichael ’14 PhD has been appointed an assistant professor in the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech.
Jung Eun Lee
Jung Eun Lee ’13 PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of Apparel, Housing and Resource Management in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech.
Stephan W. Stover
Stephan W. Stover ’69, ’71 MA (LM) chairs the Senior Lawyers Section of the Ohio State Bar Association. He served as legislative counsel for the association for 12 years.
Dean Lisowski ’11 of Fairview Park, Ohio, is a senior staff accountant at Walthall CPAs in Cleveland.
Joseph A. Orser
Joseph A. Orser ’07, ’10 PhD of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, has authored “The Lives of Chang and Eng: Siam’s Twins in Nineteenth Century America,” published by University of North Carolina Press in Chapel Hill.
Jonathan Peters ’10 JD chairs the Media Law Committee of the Ohio State Bar Association. He is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Kansas.
Stephen Grant ’75 (LM) is chair of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Ohio State Bar Association and senior attorney for the Standley Law Group.
Kacey Chappelear ’07 JD, an attorney in the Franklin County, Ohio, Prosecutor’s Office, has been named chair of the Women in the Profession Section of the Ohio State Bar Association.
Nicholas C. Margida
Nicholas C. Margida ’03, ’03 (LM) has joined the Division of Enforcement of the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC, as a staff attorney.
Zaher (Zak) Kassas
Zaher (Zak) Kassas ’03 is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Riverside. He resides in Anaheim Hills.
Michael Kardos ’03 MFA is the author of Before He Finds Her, published by Mysterious Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic. He lives in Starkville, Mississippi.
Emily Evans ’02 (LM), a special agent in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations office in Philadelphia, received the Women in Federal Law Enforcement Outstanding Federal Law Enforcement Employee Award.
Christa Ferguson ’01 (LM) is founder and chief executive officer of Paleo Parrot, a snack cake company that produces gluten-free and grain-free products in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Vidhya Prakash, ’00 of Springfield, Illinois, has joined the faculty of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine as assistant professor in the internal medicine department.
Mike Persia ’99 MS has been named an assistant professor in the Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences at Virginia Tech.