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The University’s Board of Trustees approved Katie Vinopal’s tenure and promotion to associate professor and Caroline Wagner’s promotion to professor. Congratulations!


Faculty Emeritus Charles Adam’s research, “Incorporating Quality-Differentiated Demand into the Undergraduate Microeconomics Core,” published in The American Economist, addresses quality-related aspects of consumer choice in undergraduate microeconomics.

Assistant Professors Erynn Beaton and Megan LePere-Schloop are joint winners of the 2022 Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Early Career Emerging Scholar Award for their contributions to research on sexual harassment in fundraising. The award, established by the AFP Research Council, honors individuals emerging as contributing scholars or scholar-practitioners to the discourse on philanthropy and fundraising.

Professor Jeff Bielicki has been tapped by the U.S. Government Accountability Office on behalf of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine to participate in Expert Meetings on Carbon Management Technologies in support of a year-long effort to produce a report later in 2022. 

Dean Trevor Brown received this year’s Community Engaged Champion Award, presented by the Ohio State University Office of Outreach and Engagement. The honor recognizes university leaders who have made significant impacts on communities across Ohio, the nation and the world.

Associate Professor Jill Clark was among four Ohio State faculty members who completed a study to inform university leadership and researchers about community and neighborhood leaders’ perspectives on Ohio State research, specifically as participants in research, but more generally as community and neighborhood leaders. In addition, she received the 2022 Engagement Scholarship Consortium’s Excellence in Faculty Engagement Award. This award recognizes her contributions to scholarship and the practice of engaged scholarship.

Assistant Professor Carly Dearborn, public policy archivist, published an analysis of collection development policy language in congressional and public policy archives. The analysis, “‘Active and Vital Resources’: A Thematic Analysis of Congressional Collection Policies,” appears in the spring/summer 2022 edition of The American Archivist

Associate Professor Noah Dormady published a paper, “The Cost-Effectiveness of Economic Resilience,” in the International Journal of Production Economics. The study provides the first applicable set of metrics business leaders can use to prioritize resilience decisions to maintain business continuity and stability. 

Assistant Professor Jennifer Garner serves on an interdisciplinary research team that was awarded a five-year, $3.32 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The team will conduct a pragmatic randomized trial to study the impact of produce referral, social needs assessment, and diabetes self-management and food skill education on diabetes care among food insecure patients. Garner has primarily been involved in the design and execution of the process evaluation to understand the contextual factors that impact the uptake, effectiveness and sustainability of the interventions composing this cross-sector model of care.

Associate Professor Amanda Girth has been appointed to a three-year term on the Systems Engineering Research Center / Acquisition Innovation Research Center Research Council. Members of the research council conduct activities such as supporting and guiding the SERC/AIRC strategic, technical, collaboration, communications and management plans; providing subject matter expertise, guidance and mentoring; and championing research in their areas of expertise. 

Professor Russell Hassan’s analysis, “Conflict and Cooperation within Police Units: The Importance of Manager Inclusiveness,” published in Public Management Review, shows a negative relationship between relational conflict and helping behavior and between manager inclusiveness and relational conflict. He and his co-authors collected data from 105 police managers and 534 of their subordinates for the assessment.

Professor Josh Hawley’s book, “Data Science in the Public Interest: Improving Government Performance in the Workforce,” was named one of the 2019/2020 Noteworthy Books in Industrial Relations and Labor Economics by Princeton University’s Department of Economics, Industrial Relations Section.

A team from the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy led by Associate Professor Lauren Jones received a one-year, $284,699 contract from the Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association to conduct an analysis of Ohio’s Publicly Funded Child Care Program. The project will involve quantitative data analysis, focus groups and strategic planning with an objective of helping families access affordable, high quality child care. Jones also authored “Do Opioid Prescriptions Lead to Fatal Car Crashes?in the American Journal of Health Economics

Associate Professor Vladimir Kogan published a new report, “Academic Achievement and Pandemic Recovery in Ohio,” examining student performance on the Ohio fall 2021 third grade English language arts assessment, covering the second cohort of third graders tested since the beginning of the pandemic.

Associate Professors David Landsbergen and Amanda Girth and PhD student Angie Westover Muñoz authored “Governance Rules for Managing Smart City Information,” published in Urban Governance. This conceptual paper takes existing research, synthesizes it and creates a new framework to identify how cities can select the appropriate governance rules to facilitate the political, financial and operational sustainability of their integrated data exchanges, and derivatively, of their smart city efforts. 

A new report, “Philanthropic Capital for Communities,” by Assistant Professor Megan LePere-Schloop and researchers from the Federal Reserve Bank and Indiana University, explores the grantmaking activity of an extensive sample of community foundations and local United Way affiliates, with a particular focus on the support they provide to organizations involved in community and economic development.  

Assistant Professor Tasha Perdue was selected for a two-year Justice Community Opioid Intervention Network LEAP Investigator Program, where she will gain networking and leadership skills; participate in implicit bias and racism training; hear the insights of career investigators on challenging decisions made in designing and conducting research with populations supervised in criminal justice settings; and participate in mock National Institutes of Health scientific reviews. She also has been awarded a two-year fellowship with the Enhanced Interdisciplinary Research Training Institute on Hispanic Substance Abuse, where mentors will assist her with academic career success and work/life balance and a submission for NIH research funding. 

Professor Jos Raadschelders’ research, “Teaching and Learning Public Administration: A Historical and Global Perspective on How to Govern and What to Do When Governing,” was included in the book Handbook of Teaching Public Administration. In addition, two of his submissions were published in the journal World Affairs: “The High Representative in Bosnia-Herzegovina: The Unusual Institutional Arrangement of a Controlled ‘Democracy’” and a commentary, “The Bosnian Tinderbox: Is Putin Holding the Wick?” 

Assistant Professor Chris Rea authored “Violent Entanglements: The Pittman-Robertson Act, Firearms, and the Financing of Conservation,” published in Conservation and Society.

Professor Wendy Smooth, associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion in the College of Arts and Sciences, was appointed the university’s senior vice provost for inclusive excellence. She is a faculty member in the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, with courtesy appointments in the Department of Political Science and in the John Glenn College of Public Affairs.

Associate Professor Caroline Wagner, along with two other researchers, one from Europe and one from China, used a new analysis method and discovered that Chinese research ranked as high as or higher than U.S. work in the top 1% of scientific studies in 2019. The work, “A Discussion of Measuring the Top-1% Most-Highly Cited Publications: Quality and Impact of Chinese Papers,” was published in the journal Scientometrics. Wagner also has been appointed to the Expert Panel on International Science and Technology Partnerships with the Council of Canadian Academies. The panel will examine how Canadian public, private and academic organizations can evaluate and prioritize science, technology and innovation partnership opportunities with foreign countries to achieve key national objectives, using indicators supported by objective data where possible. Wagner also co-authored “One-year in: COVID-19 research at the international level in CORD-19 data,” published in PLOS ONE, examining worldwide research related to the pandemic.   

Associate Professor Hongtao Yi and PhD student Catherine Chen authored “A Vacancy Chain Model of Local Managers’ Career Advancement” in the July edition of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. With a dataset containing information from the resumes of 517 U.S. local managers across 28 years, they employ panel dyadic logistic regressions to analyze the leadership turnover chains among cities.