The Glenn College’s world-class faculty are committed to developing the next generation of civic leaders. Our faculty has diverse professional experiences and research interests that offer our students comprehensive perspectives in learning.
Dr. Herb Asher was appointed a Distinguished Adjunct Professor at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs in 2016. The creation of the Glenn College would not be possible without Dr. Asher who served as the founding director of the John Glenn Institute for Public Service and Public Policy. He was instrumental in creating many of the institute’s programs that have carried over to the Glenn College, most notably the college’s Washington Academic Internship Program.
In a career spanning more than 40 years, Asher has been a faculty member of the Dept. of Political Science, where he is a professor emeritus, and he has served Ohio State as counselor to the university president and senior vice president for government affairs. He has also been a former member and chair of the Ohio Ethics Commission and a member of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission.
He continues to teach courses in political science that many Glenn College undergraduates take as part of their degree program. He also provides strategic advice and counsel to the college on government affairs issues, and offers his insights on the political process to the Glenn College community.
Asher received his BA in mathematics from Bucknell in 1966 and both his MA (1968) and Ph.D. (1970) in political science from the University of Michigan. He has authored numerous books and articles, including"Polling and the Public: What Every Citizen Should Know".
Bill Shkurti retired in 2010 after 20 years as OSU’s Vice President for Business and Finance. He also served as Director of the Ohio Office of Budget and Management and chief of staff to the chair if the Ohio Senate Finance Committee. Bill has also served on a number of non-profit boards, including the James Cancer Hospital, Shawnee State University, Ohio Student Loan Commission, Transportation Research Center and the Upper Arlington Library.
He is an OSU graduate with a degree with Distinction in Economics in 1968 and a Masters Degree in Public Administration in 1974. He received the John Glenn College Outstanding Public Service Award in 2005. His teaching and research interests include public budgeting and financial management. He has written journal articles on revenue forecasting, the economic impact of Honda in Ohio and role of health care in Ohio’s economy. He has also published two statistical profiles of the State of Ohio (Benchmark Ohio 1989 and 1991) and a book on the challenges of the drawdown from Vietnam War, Soldiering on in a Dying War, published by the University Press of Kansas in 2011.
Don Stenta is the Ohio State University's Assistant Vice President for Alumni Experiences and played an important role in the founding of the Glenn College as he served as the Associate Director of the John Glenn Institute and carried that role over into the Glenn School. Since that time Stenta has been an instructor and mentor to many of our students and taught modules in many of our professional development programs.