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.


David H. Budig

Mark E. Ridenour
Vice Chair

Dennis A. Lieberman

Jagdish K. Bhati


2018 (2012) C. Michael Gooden (National Trustee)

Arlington, Virginia. B.S., Miami University; M.S., University of Pennsylvania; D.Sc., Miami University.

2016 (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.

2016 (2013) Terry Hershey (National Trustee)

Frisco, Colorado. A.B., Miami; M.P.A., Northern Illinois University; M.B.A., Columbia University.

2017 (2014) Robert Coletti (National Trustee)

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

2017 (2014) Diane Perlmutter (National Trustee)

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

2018 (2009) Dennis A. Lieberman

Clayton, Ohio. B.A., Miami; J.D., University of Dayton.

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) Stephen P. Wilson

Maineville, Ohio. B.S., Miami University.

2024 (2016) John C. Pascoe

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

Student Members

2018 (2016) Alexandra Boster
Cincinnati, Ohio

2017 (2015) Ciara Lawson
Springboro, 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)
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.


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
Matthew Myers (2014)
Professor, Marketing and Mitchell P. Rales Chair in Business Leadership
B.A., University of Louisville, 1986; M.I.B., University of South Carolina, 1992; Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1997.

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
Catherine Biship-Clark (Interim) (1989)
Professor, Computer & Information Technology
Miami University Middletown
B.S., University of Dayton, 1986; M.S., University of Cincinnati, 1989; Ed.D., University of Cincinnati, 1994.

Academic Departments and Chairs

Marc A. Rubin (1990)
B.S., Miami University, 1975; M.A.S., Illinois, 1977; Ph.D., Texas, 1985.

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

Mark Peterson (2003)
B.A., University of California-Los Angeles, 1984; M.A., Catholic University of America, 1989; Ph.D., Brown University 1996.

Architecture and Interior Design
Mary Rogero (Interim) (2008)
B.F.A., Wright State-Lake Campus, 1984; M.Arch., Miami University, 1989.


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

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.

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

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.

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

Educational Leadership
Kathleen Knight Abowitz (1995)
B.A. Randolph Macon College, 1986; M.Ed., University of Vermont, 1989; Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1996.

Educational Psychology
Raymond Witte (1993)
B.A. University of Kentucky, 1979; M.S., 1982; Ph.D., 1991.

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.

LuMing Mao (1991).
B.A., East China Normal University (China), 1982; M.A, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 1989; Ph.D., 1989; Ph.D., 1991.

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.


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

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.

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
Helen Louise Davis (2010)
B.A., Roehampton University (U.K.), 1996; M.A., Michigan State University, 1999; Ph.D., 2008.

Justice and Community Studies
Daniel E. Hall (2003)
B.S. Indiana University, 1985; J.D., Washburn University of Topeka, 1988; Ed.D., University of Central Florida, 1999.

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.

Byron Finch (1987)
B.S., Iowa State University, 1978; M.S., University of Iowa, 1980; Ph.D., Georgia, 1986.

Robert F. Dahlstrom (2011)
B.S., B.A., Xavier University, 1980; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 1990.

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
Timothy Cameron (2010)
B.S., Cornell University, 1981; M.Eng., Carnegie Mellon, 1985; Ph.D., 1988.

Media, Journalism & Film
Richard Campbell (2004)
B.A., Marquette University, 1971; M.A., Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1980; Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1986.

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

Bruce Murray (2012)
B.F.A., Carnegie Mellon, 1977; M.Mus., Yale University, 1980; D.M.A., 1984.

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

Paulette Worcester (1995)
Associate Professor & Director, Nursing
B.S.N., DePauw, 1977; M.A., Ball State University, 1994; D.N.S., Indiana University, 1993

Emily Zakin (1995)
B.A., Haverford College, 1988; M.A., SUNY-Stony Brook, 1993; Ph.D., 1997.

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

Political Science
Patrick J. Haney (1992)
B.A., Ohio State University, 1988; Ph.D., Indiana University, 1992.

Cecilia Shore (Interim) (1981)
B.A., University of Kansas, 1977; M.A., University of Colorado, 1980; Ph.D.,1982.

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
Ann Jarrett Bromberg (2001)
B.A., University of Colorado-Denver, 1984; M.F.A., University of Kansas, 1989; Ph.D. University of Texas, 1997.

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

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

Teacher Education
Jeffrey Wanko (2000)
B.Ed., Miami University, 1988; M.A.T., 1993; Ph.D., Michigan State University 2000.

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:

Graduate School

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

Ann Bainbridge Frymier (1992)
Associate Dean; Professor, Communication
B.S., Western Michigan, 1986; MPH, North Carolina (Chapel Hill), 1988; Ed.D., West Virginia, 1992.

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, Director of ETD 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

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.

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

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.

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
Stacey Lowery Bretz (2005)
B.A., Cornell University, 1989; M.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1991; Ph.D., Cornell University, 1994.

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
William Brinkman (2004)
B.S., University of Washington, 1999; M.A., Princeton University, 2001; Ph.D., 2004.

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

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

Educational Leadership
Kathleen Knight Abowtiz (1995)
B.A., Randolph-Macon College, 1986; M.Ed., University of Vermont, 1991; Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1996.

Educational Leadership - Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE)
Elisa Abes (2005)
B.A., Ohio State University, 1992; J.D., Harvard University, 1995; Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2003.

Educational Psychology
Raymond Witte (1993)
B.A., University of Kentucky, 1979; M.S., 1982; Ph.D., 1991.

Madelyn Detloff
B.A., University of Chicago, 1987; M.A., University of California-Santa Barbara, 1991; Ph.D., 1997.

English - Ohio Writing Project
Baxter, Monica (2006)
B.S., Miami University, 1991.

Family Studies and Social Work
William Newsome (2005)
B.A., University of Michigan, 1994; M.S.W., Wayne State University, 1996; Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2002.

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.

Marcia England (2007)
B.A., University of Washington, 1998; M.A., University of Washington, 2002; Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2006.

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.

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

Kinesiology and Health
Samuel Morris (2011)
B.S., Miami University, 2003; M.S., 2006; Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2010.

Douglas Ward (1984)
B.A., Haverford College, 1979; M.S., Carnegie Mellon University, 1981; Ph.D., Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia), 1985.

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

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

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

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

Political Science
Cyril Daddieh (2006)
B.A., Ripon College, 1978; M.A, Carleton University (Canada), 1979; Ph.D., Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia), 1984.

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
Scott Brown (2005)
B.A., Furman University, 1992; M.S., Clemson University, 1996; M.A., Duke University, 1999; Ph.D., 2002.

Spanish & Portuguese
Ann Jarrett Bromberg (2001)
B.A., University of Colorado-Denver, 1984; M.F.A., University of Kansas, 1989; Ph.D., University of Texas, 1997.

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.

Douglas Noe (2006)
B.S., Bradley University, 1997; M.A, University of Michigan, 2000; M.S., University of Illinois, 2003; Ph.D., 2006.

Teacher Education
Barbara Rose Heuberger (1988)
B.A., Iowa State University, 1976; M.S., Iowa State University, 1978; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1985.

Paul Jackson (1998)
B.A., Dartmouth College, 1973; M.A, University of Cincinnati, 1974; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1983.