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Outstanding Faculty Leaders, Mentors Celebrated as New Fellows

A new group of distinguished researchers, scholars, teachers and mentors at UC joined the ranks of Fellows of the Graduate School and the Academy of Fellows for Teaching and Learning at the latest UC Board of Trustees meeting.

Date: 2/24/2015
By: Elissa Yancey
Phone: (513) 556-4350
A new group of distinguished researchers, scholars, teachers and mentors at the University of Cincinnati joined the ranks of Fellows of the Graduate School and the Academy of Fellows for Teaching and Learning at the latest UC Board of Trustees meeting.

Faculty members and researchers from across the university earn admission into these selective groups based on rigorous criteria. Their careers illustrate their commitment to academia and providing top-quality opportunities for students and their peers in the community and around the world.

“It’s such a pleasure to recognize these accomplished scholars and teachers in our midst,” said Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Beverly Davenport, who presented the fellows to the Board for approval. “These faculty members and researchers embody the spirit of our Third Century. They help our students succeed while achieving research excellence and embracing the scholarship of teaching and learning in their work.”

Fellows of the Graduate School
The Fellows of the Graduate School is an organization that recognizes researchers and scholars from throughout UC who not only exemplify excellence in their individual accomplishments, but also serve as dedicated graduate-student mentors.

Members of the Fellows of the Graduate School are elected by the current Fellows after a strict review process. This year’s new Fellows include faculty from the College of College Conservatory of Music; the College of Engineering and Applied Science; Children’s Hosptial Medical Center; Carl H. Lindner College of Business; McMicken College of Arts and Sciences; and the College of Medicine. They are:

Michael Benson, Ph.D., School of Criminal Justice
College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services

James Frank, Ph.D., School of Criminal Justice
College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services

Mark Gibson, MM, Department of Ensembles & Conducting
College Conservatory of Music

Jason Heikenfeld, Ph.D., Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Systems
College of Engineering and Applied Science

Arthur Helmicki, Ph.D., Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Systems
College of Engineering and Applied Science

Simon Hogan, Ph.D., Department of Pediatrics
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Samuel Huang, Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Engineering
College of Engineering and Applied Science

Frank Kardes, Ph.D., Department of Marketing
Carl H. Lindner College of Business

Jay Lee, Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Engineering
College of Engineering and Applied Science

Heidi Maibom, Ph.D., Department of Philosophy
McMicken College of Arts and Sciences

Jaroslaw Meller, Ph.D., Department of Environmental Health
College of Medicine

Tiina Reponen, Ph.D., Department of Environmental Health
College of Medicine

Robert Skipper, Ph.D., Department of Philosophy
McMicken College of Arts and Sciences

Pamela Wilcox, Ph.D., Department of Criminal Justice
College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services

Academy of Fellows for Teaching and Learning
Members of the Academy of Fellows for Teaching and Learning (AFTL) join a community of more than 50 educators focused on student success and achievement. They work to grow research excellence in the scholarship of teaching and learning, achieve academic excellence and forge key partnerships that advance teaching and learning at UC.

AFTL members serve as trusted advisors to UC’s administrators and their ongoing efforts positions UC as an educational reform leader. This year’s new AFTL members represent the College of Engineering and Applied Science; the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning; McMicken College of Arts and Sciences; College of Medicine; UC Blue Ash; and the College of Nursing. They are:

Urmila Ghia, Ph.D., Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
College of Engineering and Applied Science

Anton Harfmann, MArch, School of Architecture and Interior Design
College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning

Fen Fang Hwu, Ph.D., Department of Romance Languages and Literature
McMicken College of Arts and Sciences

D.J. Lowrie, Ph.D., Department of Medical Education
College of Medicine

Kathleen Ossman, Ph.D., Department of Engineering Education
College of Engineering and Applied Science

Deborah Page, M.A., Department of Foreign Languages
UC Blue Ash College

Sarah Cummins-Sebree, Ph.D., Department of Behavioral Sciences
UC Blue Ash College

Eileen Werdman, DNP, Department of Professional Studies
College of Nursing