University Officers, Deans, and Chairs

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees consists of 9 voting members, three non-voting National Trustees and two student non-voting members. The 9 voting members are appointed one each year for nine-year terms by the governor of Ohio, with advice and consent of the Senate. A term expires on the last day of February of the year listed. National Trustees are appointed by the Board for 3-year terms (maximum two terms). The two student non-voting members are appointed for two-year staggered terms by the governor, with advice and consent of the Senate. The date in parentheses indicates the year of appointment.

Officers

Mark E. Ridenour
Chair

Robert Shroder
Vice Chair

Thomas Gunlock
Secretary

Jagdish K. Bhati
Treasurer

Trustees

2019 (2010) Jagdish K. Bhati

Cincinnati, Ohio. B.E., University of Jodhpur; M.S., University of Cincinnati.

2020 (2011) Mark E. Ridenour

Sylvania, Ohio. B.S., Miami University.

2021 (2012) Robert W. Shroder

Warren, Ohio. B.S., Miami University; M.H.A., Xavier University.

2022 (2011) David H. Budig

Cincinnati, Ohio. B.S., Miami University.

2023 (2013) Thomas W. Gunlock

Centerville, Ohio. B.S., Miami University.

2024 (2016) John C. Pascoe

Worthington, Ohio. B.S., Miami University.

2025 (2017) Sandra Collins

Toledo, Ohio. B.S., M.S., J.D., Ohio State University.

2026 (2017) Roderick Robinson

Mason, Ohio. B.S., West Virginia University, Institute of Technology, M.B.A., University of Pennsylvania (Wharton).

2027 (2018) Zachary Haines

Cincinnati, Ohio. B.A., Miami University

National Trustees

2019 (2013) John W. Altman (National Trustee)

Reno, NV. B.A., Miami University; M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary; L.H.D., Miami University, Phillips Graduate Institute, Sierra Nevada College.

2019 (2013) Terry Hershey (National Trustee)

Bonita Springs, FL. A.B., Miami; M.P.A., Northern Illinois University; M.B.A., Columbia University.

2020 (2018) C. Michael Armstrong (National Trustee)

Naples, FL. B.S., Miami university; LL.D., Pepperdine University, Loyola Marymount University, Shenandoah University, Miami University, Johns Hopkins University;  D.Eng, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

2020 (2014) Robert Coletti (National Trustee)

B.S. Miami University; J.D., University of Cincinnati.

2020 (2014) Diane Perlmutter (National Trustee)

Landrum, South Carolina, B.A., Miami University.

Student Trustees

2019 (2017) Hallie Jankura
Uniontown, Ohio.

2020 (2018) Megan Cremeans
Somerset, Ohio.

Executive Officers of Administration

Gregory P. Crawford (2016)
President; Professor, Physics
B.S. Kent State University, 1987; M.A., 1988; Ph.D., 1991.

Phyllis Callahan (1988)
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs;
Professor, Biology
B.S. Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1974; M.S., 1981; Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1986.

David K. Creamer (2008)
Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Services and Treasurer
B.B.A., Ohio University, 1976; M.S., Kent State University, 1986; Ph.D., 1990.

Jayne Brownell (2014)
Vice President for Student Affairs
B.A., Rutgers University, 1989; M.A., Columbia University, 1995; M.Ed., 1996, Ed.D., 2002.

Thomas W. Herbert, III (2012)
Senior Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of the Miami University Foundation
B.A., Northwestern University, 1989; J.D., Illinois Institute of Technology.

Michael Kabbaz (2011)
Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success
B.S., Xavier University 1997; M.B.A., 2000.

J. Peter Natale (2013)
Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information Technology
B.S., B.A., University of Connecticut, 1983; MBA, 1985.

Robin Parker (1994)
General Counsel
B.S., Ohio State University, 1979; J.D., University of Tennessee, 1982.

Ted Pickerill (2005)
Secretary to the Board of Trustees and Executive Assistant to the President
B.S. U.S. Naval Academy, 1984; M.A. Salve Regina University, 1992; M.B.A. University of Nebraska, 1998.

Deans

College of Arts and Science
Christopher Makaroff (1989)
Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
B.S., University of Michigan-Dearborn, 1981; Ph.D., Purdue University, 1986.

College of Creative Arts
Elizabeth Mullenix (2006)
Professor, Theatre
B.A., University of Vermont, 1988; M.A., University of Illinois, 1991; Ph.D., 1995.

College of Education, Health and Society
Michael Dantley (2015)
Professor, Educational Leadership
B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1972; M.Ed., Miami University, 1976; Ed.D., University of Cincinnati, 1986..

College of Engineering and Computing
Marek Dollár (2000)
Professor, Engineering Science
B.S., Stanislaw Staszic (Poland), 1974; M.S., 1975; Ph.D., 1981.

Farmer School of Business
Marc Rubin (1990)
Professor, Accountancy
B.S., Miami University, 1975; M.A., University of Illinois, 1977; Ph.D., University of Texas, 1985.

Graduate School
James Oris (1986)
Dean/Associate Provost
Distinguished Professor of Biology
B.A., Wittenberg University, 1979; Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1985.

University Librarian
Jerome Conley (1992)
Dean, University Librarian and Associate Librarian
B.A., Indiana University, 1988; M.S.L.S, 1990.

John E. Dolibois European Center
Thierry Leterre (2009)
Professor, Political Science
B.A., Sorbonne University (France), 1984; M.A., University of Picardie (France), 1985; M.A., Paris X University (France), 1988; Ph.D., Sorbonne University (France), 1999.

Miami University Hamilton, Middletown and Voice of America

College of Liberal Arts & Applied Science
TBD.

Academic Departments and Chairs

Accountancy
Andrew Reffett (2008)
B.S., Purdue University, 1999; Ph.D., University of Illinois, 2007.

Aerospace Studies
Allison Galford, Lt. Colonel, USAF (2016)
B.S., United States Air Force Academy, 1998; M.S., George Mason University, 2006.

Anthropology
M. Cameron Hay-Rollins (2005)
B.A., Grinnell College, 1988; M.A., Emory University, 1992; Ph.D., Emory University, 1998.

Architecture and Interior Design
Graham Cairns (2018)
B.A., Liverpool John Moores University (UK), 1992; B. Arch, University of Lincolnshire and Humberside (UK), 1997; M.A., Hull School of Architecture, 1999; Ph.D., Escuela Tecnica Superior de Artquitectura de Madrid (Spain), 2005.

Art
Robert Robbins (2017)
B.F.A., The Columbus College of Art & Design, 1990; M.F.A., Yale University, 1992.

Biological Sciences
Paul Harding (2001)
B.S., Ohio University, 1987; M.S., 1990; Ph.D., 1990.

Biology
Thomas Crist (1994)
B.A., McPherson College, 1982; M.S., Yale University, 1984; Ph.D., Utah State University, 1990.

Chemical, Paper and Biomedical Engineering
Shashi Lalvani (2003)
B. Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, 1976; M.S., New Hampshire, 1979; Ph.D., Connecticut, 1982.

Chemistry and Biochemistry
Michael Crowder (1995)
B.S., College of William & Mary, 1988; Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1993.

Classics
Steven Tuck (2001)
B.A., Indiana University, 1986; Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1997.

Commerce
Theodore B. Light (2003)
B.B.A., University of Cincinnati, 1974; M.B.A., 1975; Ph.D., 1993.

Comparative Religion
James Hanges (1997)
B.A., Miami University, 1985; M.A., 1987; Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1999.

Computer and Information Technology
Marianne Murphy (2014)
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1978; MBA, Kent State University, 1994; Ph.D., Arizona State University, 1997.

Computer Science and Software Engineering
James Kiper (1986)
B.A., Olivet Nazarene College, 1975; M.S., Ohio State University, 1978; Ph.D., 1985.

Economics
George K. Davis (1985)
B.S., Southern Methodist, 1977; M.A., 1980; Ph.D., 1984.

Educational Leadership
Thomas Poetter (1997)
B.A., Heidelberg College, 1985; M.A., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1988; Ph.D., Indiana University, 1994.

Educational Psychology
Amity Noltemeyer (Interim) (2010)
B.S., Xavier University, 2002; M.S., Miami University, 2003; Spec., Miami University, 2005; Ph.D., Kent State University, 2009.

Education and Society
Garry Bowyer (1989)
B.S., Oklahoma State University, 1982; M.S., 1984; Ed.D., 1988.

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Qihou Zhou (2002)
B.S., Harbin Institute of Technology (China), 1982; M.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1991; M.A., 1991; Ph.D., 1991.

Engineering Technology
Ayodele Abatan (2006)
B.S., Ahmadu Bello University (Nigeria), 1971; M.S., Illinois, 1973; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic, 1976.

English
TBD.

Family Studies and Social Work
Marie Elise Radina (2005)
B.A., Allegheny College, 1996; M.S., Miami University, 1998; Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2002.

Finance
Joel Harper (2018)
B.B.A., Harding University, 1991; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 1996.

French and Italian
Jonathan A. Strauss (1992)
B.A., Yale, 1982; M.A., New York, 1985; M.Phil., Yale, 1989; Ph.D., 1993.

Geography
Bruce D'Arcus (2001)
B.A., University of California-Los Angeles, 1994; M.A., University of Colorado, 1997; Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2001.

Geology & Environmental Earth Science
Elisabeth Widom (1997)
B.A., Cornell University, 1984; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz, 1991.

German, Russian, Asian, and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures
Margaret Ziolkowski (1988)
B.A., Princeton University, 1973; M.A., Yale University, 1976; Ph.D., 1978.

Global and Intercultural Studies
Jana Braziel (2016)
Chair & Western College Endowed Professor, Global and Intercultural Studies
B.A., University of Georgia, 1990; M.A., University of Georgia, 1995; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, 2000.

History
Wietse de Boer (2003)
B.A. University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands),1983; M.A., University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands), 1986; Ph.D., Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (The Netherlands),1995.

Humanities and Creative Arts
Roscoe Wilson (2003)
B.A., Wabash College, 1997; M.A., Purdue University, 1999; M.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002.

Information Systems & Analytics
John Benamati (1997)
B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1984; M.S., Marist College, 1987; Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1997.

Interdisciplinary and Communication Studies
Helane Androne (2002)
M.A.T., University of Washington, 1998, Ph.D., 2002.

Justice and Community Studies
John Forren (2000)
B.A., University of Chicago, 1989; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2001.

Kinesiology and Health
Helaine Alessio (1987)
B.S., Rutgers, 1981; M.S., Ithaca College, 1983; Ed.D., Maryland, 1986.

Languages, Literatures, and Writing
Whitney Womack Smith (1998)
B.A., University of Missouri, 1991; M.A., University of Missouri, 1993; Ph.D., Purdue University, 1999.

Management
Byron Ashenbaum (2006)
B.S., Arizona State University, 1996; M.B.A., 2001; Ph.D., 2006.

Marketing
Michael McCarthy (1993)
B.S., Rochester Institute of Technology, 1979; M.B.A., 1988; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1996.

Mathematics
Patrick Dowling (1989)
B.S., University College (Dublin), 1979; M.S., 1980; Ph.D., Kent State University, 1986.

Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Susan Marine (1998)
B.S., John Carroll University, 1991; M.S., Case Western Reserve University, 1978; Ph.D., 1980.

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Amit Shukla (2002)
B.S., Motilal Nehru Natl Inst Tech, 1996; M.S., University of Cincinnati, 1998; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 2002.

Media, Journalism & Film
TBD.

Microbiology
Luis Actis (1994)
M.S., Universidad de Cordoba (Spain), 1975; Ph.D., 1982.

Music
Christopher Tanner (Interim) (1996)
B.M., West Virginia University, 1993; M.Mus. Miami University, 1996; Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2000.

Naval Science
Donald May, Captain, Navy (2014)
B.S., Oregon State University, 1990; M.P.A., Auburn University, 2001.

Nursing
Brooke A. Flinders (2006)
B.S.N., Miami University, 2003, M.S.N., Frontier Nursing University, 2006, D.N.P., Frontier Nursing University, 2016.

Philosophy
TBD.

Physics
Herbert Jaeger (1992)
M.S., Fachhochschule Dieburg (Germany), 1977; M.S., Oregon State University, 1984; Ph.D., 1987.

Political Science
Bryan Marshall (2004)
B.A., University of Toledo, 1989; M.A., University of Toledo, 1992; Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1999.

Psychology
Joseph Johnson (2005)
B.A., University of Toledo, 1998; Ph.D., Indiana University, 2004.

Social and Behavioral Sciences
Shubhasree Subedi (1989)
B.A. Delhi University (India), 1975; M.A. Jadavpur University (India), 1978; M.A. University of Akron, 1989; Ph.D., 1991.

Sociology and Gerontology
Stephen Lippmann (2005)
B.A., University of New Hampshire, 1998; M.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2000; Ph.D., 2005.

Spanish and Portuguese
Ryan Barilleaux (Interim) (1987)
B.A., University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1979; M.A., University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1980; Ph.D., University of Texas, 1983.

Speech Pathology and Audiology
Susan Baker Brehm (2003)
B.S., Miami University, 1997; M.A., Miami University, 1999; Ph.D., University of Florida, 2003.

Statistics
A. John Bailer (1988)
B.S., Miami University, 1982; M.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1984; Ph.D., 1986.

Teacher Education
Brian Schultz (2017)
A.B., Psychology, Miami University, 1997; M.A.T., Miami University, 1999; Ph.D., University of Illinois – Chicago, 2005.

Theatre
Julia Guichard (1998)
B.F.A., DePaul University, 1984; M.F.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1994.

For a list of current faculty, please visit the following website:
http://www.units.MiamiOH.edu/academicpersonnel

Graduate School

James Oris (1986)
Dean/Associate Provost
B.A., Wittenberg University, 1979; Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1985.

Rose Marie Ward (2002)
Associate Dean for Graduate Admissions
B.S., Juniata College 1998; M.S., University of Rhode Island, 2001; Ph.D., University of Rhode Island, 2002.

Valerie O. Robinson (2006)
Assistant Dean for Graduate Admissions
B.S., University of Cincinnati, 1998; M.S., Miami University, 2001; Ph.D., Miami University, 2014.

Lou Ann Haines (2006)
Assistant to the Dean and Associate Provost, Manager of Graduate Student Services.

Graduate Council

The Graduate Council is composed of 12 faculty members elected by the graduate faculty and three graduate students selected by the Graduate Student Association. The council works with administrative officers in establishing policies and procedures affecting graduate education, reviewing new courses and curricula, and maintaining standards for all programs.

Directors of Graduate Programs

Accountancy
Dale Stoel (2007)
B.S., Purdue University, 1987; M.S., Purdue University, 1992; Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2006.

Architecture and Interior Design
Craig Hinrichs (1985)
B.Arch., University of Nebraska, 1976; M.Phil, University of Manchester, 1987.

Art
Ellen Price (1987)
B.A., Brooklyn College, 1980; M.F.A., Indiana University, 1986.

Biology
Michelle Boone (2004)
B.S., Furman University, 1994; B.A., Furman University, 1994; Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2000.

Biology and Biological Sciences - Project Dragonfly
Matteson, Kevin (2011)
B.A., Earlham College, 1999; M.S., Fordham University, 2005; Ph.D., Fordham University, 2007.

Botany
Richard Moore (2005)
B.S., University of North Carolina, 1993; Ph.D. Penn State University, 1999.

Business Administration
Kristine Reid (1999)
B.S., Miami University, 1978; M.B.A., Indiana University, 1980.

Cell, Molecular, & Structural Biology
Lori Isaacson (1989)
B.S., College of Charleston, 1978; M.S., University of Georgia, 1982; Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1986.

Chemical, Paper and Biomedical Engineering
Doug Coffin (2002)
B.C.E., University of Delaware, 1987; M.S., University of Delaware, 1989; Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1994.

Chemistry and Biochemistry
Rick Page (2013)
B.S., California .Polytechnic State University-SanLuis Obispo, 2002; Ph.D., Florida State University, 2008.

Computational Science & Engineering
James Moller (1995)
B.S., Case Western Reserve University, 1982; M.M.E., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984; M.Eng., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987; Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute, 1994.

Computer Science and Software Engineering
Eric Bachman (2001)
B.A., University of Cincinnati, 1983; M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 1995; Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School, 2000.

Ecology, Evolution & Environmental Biology
Hank Stevens (2001)
B.A., University of New Hampshire, 1982; M.S., University of Pittsburgh, 1994; Ph.D., 1999.

Economics
Melissa Thomasson (2013)
B.S., University of Puget Sound, 1992; M.A., University of Arizona, 1993; Ph.D., 1998.

Educational Leadership
TBD.

Educational Leadership - Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE)
Stephen Quaye (2012)
B.S., James Madison University, 2002; M.S., Miami University, 2004; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 2008.

Educational Psychology
Amity Noltemeyer (Interim) (2010)
B.S., Xavier University, 2002; M.S., Miami University, 2003; Spec., Miami University, 2005; Ph.D., Kent State University, 2009.

English
Cynthia Klestinec (2007)
B.A., University of Georgia, 1994; M.A., University of Chicago, 1995; Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2001.

English - Ohio Writing Project
Johnathon Mauk (2013)
B.S., Bowling Green State University, 1991; M.A., University of Toledo, 1994; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2000.

Family Studies and Social Work
Anne Roma (2014)
B.A. University of Pennsylvania, 1993; M.S.W., San Jose State University, 1999; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 2018.

French and Italian
Elisabeth Hodges (2001)
B.A., University of Washington, 1992; M.A., University of California-Los Angeles, 1996; M.A., Harvard University, 1998; Ph.D., 2002.

Geography
Stanley Toops (1990)
B.A., Drake University, 1979; M.A., University of Washington, 1983; Ph.D., University of Washington, 1990.

Geology & Environmental Earth Science
John Rakovan (1998)
B.S., University of Illinois, 1988; M.S., University of Illinois-Chicago, 1990; Ph.D., SUNY-Stony Brook, 1996.

History
Matthew Gordon (1994)
B.A., Drew University, 1979; M.A, Columbia University, 1984; M. Phil, Columbia University, 1988; Ph.D., Columbia University, 1993.

Institute for the Environment and Sustainability (IES)
Jonathan Levy (1994)
B.A., Brown University, 1981; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1990; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1993.

Kinesiology and Health
Mark Walsh (2001)
B.S., California State University-Los Angeles, 1991; M.S., California State University-Northridge, 1993; Ph.D., German Sport University Cologne, 2001.

Mathematics
Paul B. Larson (2004)
A.B., Dartmouth College, 1992; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1998.

Mechanical Engineering
Kumar Singh 2006)
B.S., Birla Institute of Technology, 1997; Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2003. 

Microbiology
Mitchell Balish (2004)
A.B., Washington University, 1991; Ph.D., Emory University, 1998.

Music
Brenda Mitchell (1988)
B.M., Arizona State University, 1976; M.Mus., 1982; D.M.A., 1994.

Philosophy
Pascal Massie (2003)
B.A., Sorbonne University (France), 1982; M.A., Sorbonne University (France), 1983; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2001.

Physics
Khalid Eid (2007)
B.S., University of Jordan, 1993; M.S., Yarmouk University, 1996; Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2002.

Political Science
Brian Danoff (2004)
B.A., University of California-Santa Cruz, 1993; M.A., New School for Social Research, 1996; Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2003.

Psychology
Christopher Wolfe (1989)
B.A., Denison University, 1981; M.S., University of Bridgeport, 1984;  M.S., University of Pittsburgh, 1987;  Ph.D., 1989.

Sociology and Gerontology
Jennifer M. Kinney (1998)
B.A., Kent State University, 1982; M.A., Kent State University, 1985; Ph.D., Kent State University, 1987.

Spanish & Portuguese
Luis Pradanos-Garcia (2013)
B.A. University of Alcala, 2002; M.A., Texas Tech University, 2006; Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 2010.

Speech Pathology and Audiology
Donna Scarborough (2003)
B.S., University of Illinois, 1991; M.S., University of Louisville, 1993; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 2002.

Statistics
Jing Zhang (2008)
Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2008.

Teacher Education
Thomas Misco (2006)
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1996; M.A. University of Iowa, 2000; Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2006.

Theatre
Ann Elizabeth Armstrong (2001)
B.A., The College of William and Mary, 1988; M.F.A., The University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1993; Ph.D., The University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2000.