Big Ten Academic Alliance ALP Fellows
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Educational Innovation
College of Nursing
Professor Anderson was appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Educational Innovation in the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University in 2013. She provides strategic direction for all interdisciplinary and nursing academic programs in the College of Nursing, ranging from baccalaureate to doctoral. During her tenure, the masters in nursing and doctor of nursing practice programs achieved top 5 rankings and the online masters in nursing program achieved a ranking of #3 by US News and World Reports. Professor Anderson's program of research focuses on pregnancy-associated hypertension. She leads an interdisciplinary team in epigenomic biomarker discovery in preeclampsia and subsequent cardiovascular risk among mothers and their children later in life. She is a fellow in the American Heart Association, National Academies of Practice and the American Academy of Nursing. She is highly regarded for her expertise in teaching and learning, awarded fellowship in the National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education. During her time at Ohio State, Professor Anderson led the development of a number of new undergraduate and graduate programs. Her textbook in applied pathophysiology is now in the third edition. She currently teaches courses in physiology/pathophysiology and genomics to baccalaureate, masters and doctoral students.
Melissa D Bailey, OD, PhD is an associate professor at The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Optometry. Dr. Bailey's research career is devoted to developing new technologies for use in eye care as well as her research on the role of the ciliary muscle in the development of myopia and accommodative function in children. Dr. Bailey was selected as the 2015 Early Career Innovator of the Year at The Ohio State University for her work in developing patented methods for measuring the ciliary muscle. In addition, she has teamed up with the local startup company, Sight4All, Inc., to develop new, patent-pending ways to estimate a patient's glasses prescription and also measure eye alignment with a smart phone. Data collection for many of Dr. Bailey's research endeavors are collected in a unique research setting, thanks to a collaboration with a local science museum, the Center of Science and Industry (COSI). Dr. Bailey teaches students in the optometry curriculum at OSU, Contact Lenses I, as well as graduate seminar courses. She holds a national service appointment as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Optometry Foundation.
Kay Halasek is Director of the University Institute for Teaching and Learning (UITL) and Associate Professor of English at The Ohio State University. The inaugural Institute director, Halasek leads enterprise initiatives in instructional support, research, and policy related to teaching and learning. Among her accomplishments is the creation of the UITL teaching endorsements, a series of professional learning opportunities designed to support a career-long learning pathways for all teachers at the University. Halasek has also served as associate provost for Honors and Scholars, chair of Faculty Council of the University Senate, and vice chair in the Department of English. She is recipient of the University Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award and University Distinguished Service Award. Halasek's research spans numerous areas within rhetoric and writing studies, including feminist historiography, collaborative learning, composition pedagogy, and writing program administration. Her monography, A Pedagogy of Possibility: Bakhtinian Perspectives on Composition Studies, was awarded one of the field's highest honors as the Conference on College Composition and Communication Outstanding Book. She is recipient of the Charles Kneupper Award for the outstanding paper in Rhetoric Society Quarterly and served as a distinguished visitor at the University of Houston and the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.
Hazel C. Youngberg Trustees Distinguished Professor of Economics
Trevon D. Logan is Chairperson of Economics at The Ohio State University and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economics Research. He specializes in economic history, applied microeconomics, and applied demography. He is past president of the National Economic Association and former chair of the Economic History Association Committee on Data and Archives. He has held visiting appointments at Princeton University's Center for Health and Well-Being and at the University of Michigan, where he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research. He is also an affiliate of the Initiative in Population Research, the Center for Human Resource Research, the Food Innovation Center, and the Criminal Justice Research Center at Ohio State. He is a past participant in the President and Provost's Leadership Institute at Ohio State. He is winner of the American Sociological Association's Section on Sociology of Sexuality's Best Article Award, and author of Economics, Sexuality, and Male Sex Work from Cambridge University Press. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Explorations in Economic History, Historical Methods and Demographic Research.
Jessica Winter is a Professor in the William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Associate Director of the MRSEC Center for Emergent Materials at the Ohio State University, and Past Chair of the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. She received her PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2004, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Innovative Visual Rehabilitation at the Boston VA Hospital in 2006. Her research interests include nanoparticles for cancer imaging and drug delivery and cell migration in the brain tumor microenvironment. She is co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Core Quantum Technologies, a company commercializing nanoparticle reagents for leukemia diagnostics. She was named TechColumbus Innovator of the Year, Columbus Business First 40 under 40, and Columbus Business First 20 People to Know in Technology. In addition, she has received the American Chemical Society Rising Star Award and the Golden Mouse Trap Engineering Rising Star Award; she was named to Top 25 STEM professors in Ohio; and is a fellow of the AAAS, AIMBE, and senior member of the IEEE and AIChE.