Emeritus Academy

Emeritus Academy

The Emeritus Academy was founded at The Ohio State University in 2014 to recognize and promote the ongoing engagement of emeriti faculty in both scholarly and creative activities. Its larger goals are to enhance the reputation of the university and to benefit society at large. Members come from more than 75 of OSU’s departments and schools and from both the Main Campus and Regional Campuses. There are currently 176 members, of whom more than 90 have participated for 5 years or more.

The Emeritus Academy is a growing and vibrant community of scholars. Semiannually, small research and travel grants are awarded to Emeritus Academy members whose applications are successful. During the academic year members present monthly lectures in their areas of interest and expertise, on topics ranging from medical research to art practices. Moving from the Faculty Club to the virtual space of Zoom (due to COVID), these lectures have attracted up to 100 attendees and sparked vigorous discussion across disciplines and methodologies.

Emeritus Academy exchanges have enhanced congeniality across OSU’s colleges and energized emeriti, current faculty, students, and staff in ways that affirm and support our lifetime role as scholars, artists, and community supporters. For more information about the Emeritus Academy, contact emeritusacademy@osu.edu.

Steering Committee

The President and Provost’s Advisory Council brought together a group of dedicated faculty who volunteered to serve as the inaugural members of a Founding Council for the Emeritus Academy. This council (Liang-Shih Fan, Robert C. Holub, Brian D. Joseph, Joan R. Leitzel, Terry A. Miller) shaped the Emeritus Academy, which was founded in the 2014-15 academic year. The Emeritus Academy is now guided by a Steering Committee.

Chair; Professor Emerita of Art, Columbus campus

Ardine Nelson

Chair-Elect; Professor Emeritus of Emergency Medicine, Columbus Campus

Mark Lyman DeBard

Past Chair; Professor of Emeritus of Educational Studies, Columbus campus

Philip T.K. Daniel

Professor Emerita of Earth Sciences, Columbus campus

Anne Carey

Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Hematology, Columbus campus

Michael. R. Grever

Professor Emeritus of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Columbus campus

Lonnie King

Professor Emerita of Dance, Columbus campus

Bebe Miller

Professor Emeritus of African-American and African Studies, Columbus Campus

Linda James Myers

Professor Emeritus of Astronomy, Columbus Campus

Patrick Stewart Osmer

Professor Emerita of Comparative Studies, Columbus campus

Julia Watson

Important Dates

  • September 15, 2023: Autumn Membership Applications deadline
  • November 3, 2023: Autumn Small Grant Applications deadline
  • November 17, 2023: Newsletter submissions due
  • March 1, 2024: Spring Membership Applications deadline
  • March 4, 2024: Nominations (including self-nomination) to be a Steering Committee Member
  • April 1, 2024: Five-Year Membership Renewal (2024-2029) deadline
  • April 1, 2024: Nominations for 2024-2025 Emeritus Academy Lecture Proposals
  • April 26, 2024: Newsletter submissions due
  • May 3, 2024: Spring Semester Grant Applications deadline