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Recognizing Excellence

April 09, 2011

Each year, The Ohio State University recognizes excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship. As part of the induction into the highest echelon of teaching and service, President Gee and friends make surprise visits to honorees’ classrooms and labs to make the announcements.

Congratulations to the 2011 recipients of Ohio State's Distinguished Teaching, Distinguished Scholar, and Distinguished Service awards.

Distinguished Teaching

  • Nicholas B. Breyfogle, Associate Professor, Department of History
  • Lilia Fernández, Assistant Professor, Department of History
  • Darcy Haag Granello, Professor, School of Physical Activity and Educational Services
  • Jennifer Higginbotham, Assistant Professor, Department of English
  • Joseph R. Holomuzki, Professor, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, Mansfield
  • Melissa K. Jungers, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Newark
  • Christine (Cricket) Keating, Assistant Professor, Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Scott Levi, Associate Professor, Department of History
  • Allison Macerollo, Assistant Professor-Clinical, Department of Family Medicine
  • Edward E. Valentine Jr., Associate Professor, Department of Art, Lima
  • Joel D. Wainwright, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography

Distinguished Scholar

  • Timothy E. Gregory, Professor, Department of History
  • Parwinder S. Grewal, Professor, Department of Entomology
  • Mohammad (Mo) Samimy, Howard D. Winbigler Designated Professor, College of Engineering
  • Larry S. Schlesinger, Samuel Saslaw Professor in Infectious Diseases
  • Peter M. Shane, Professor, Moritz College of Law; Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law
  • Junko Shigemitsu, Professor, Department of Physics

Distinguished Service

  • Marilyn Johns Blackwell, Vorman-Anderson Professor of Nordic Languages and Literatures, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
  • Kay Halasek, Associate Professor, Department of English
  • William Theodore (Ted) McDaniel Jr., Professor, Department of African American and African Studies; Professor and Director of Jazz Studies, School of Music