Mission and Members

Mission Statement

The stated mission of the Emeritus Academy is to recognize and promote the ongoing engagement of emeritus faculty in research and in scholarly and creative activity for the enhanced reputation of the university and for the benefit of society at large by

  • Helping to support scholarly activities through small research and travel grants
  • Promoting a sense of community among Academy members
  • Working appropriately with other units across the university

The Emeritus Academy fosters active scholarship among its members and promotes the concept of lifetime scholars, which benefits its members, The Ohio State University, and the various communities with which they interact.

Who We Are

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:

  • Terry A. Miller, Ohio Eminent Scholar Professor Emeritus, Chair
    Chemistry and Biochemistry, Columbus campus Read More
  • Rolf F. Barth, Professor Emeritus
    Pathology, Columbus campus Read More
  • Paul A. Beck, Professor Emeritus
    Political Science, Columbus campus Read More
  • Mary Jo Fresch, Professor Emeritus
    Teaching and Learning, Marion campus Read More
  • George Krakowka, Professor Emeritus
    Veterinary Biosciences, Columbus campus Read More
  • Joan R. Leitzel, Professor Emeritus
    Mathematics, Columbus campus Read More
  • Lois A. Rosow, Professor Emeritus
    Music, Columbus campus Read More

Emeritus Academy Members

Any member without a biosketch is encouraged to submit one. Submit biosketch here.

  • Laszlo Adler, Professor Emeritus
    Integrated Systems Engineering, Columbus campus Read More
  • Karen Ahijevych, Professor Emeritus
    Nursing, Columbus campus
  • James Altschuld, Professor Emeritus
    Educational Policy and Leadership, Columbus campus Read More
  • Hal R. Arkes, Professor Emeritus
    Psychology, Columbus campus Read More
  • William Ausich, Professor Emeritus
    Earth Sciences, Columbus campus Read More
  • Leona Ayers, Professor Emeritus
    Pathology, Columbus campus Read More
  • Gregory Baker, Ohio Eminent Scholar Professor Emeritus
    Mathematics, Columbus campus
  • Rolf F. Barth, Professor Emeritus
    Pathology, Columbus campus Read More
  • Lawrence Baum, Professor Emeritus
    Political Science, Columbus campus
  • Paul A. Beck, Professor Emeritus
    Political Science, Columbus campus Read More
  • Edward Behrman, Professor Emeritus
    Biochemistry, Columbus campus Read More
  • Morris Beja, Professor Emeritus
    English, Columbus campus Read More
  • Michael Benedict, Professor Emeritus
    History, Columbus campus
  • Stig M. Bergström, Professor Emeritus
    Earth Sciences, Columbus campus Read More
  • Mark L. Berliner, Professor Emeritus
    Statistics, Columbus campus
  • Gary Berntson, Professor Emeritus
    Psychology, Columbus campus Read More
  • Tim Berra, Professor Emeritus
    Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, Mansfield campus Read More
  • Robert Brodkey, Professor Emeritus
    Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Columbus campus
  • Lucy Caswell, Professor Emeritus
    University Libraries, Columbus campus
  • Kenneth Chan, Professor Emeritus
    Pharmacy, Columbus campus
  • Daniel Christie, Professor Emeritus
    Psychology, Marion campus
  • Malcom Cochran, Professor Emeritus
    Art, Columbus campus
  • Terry Conlisk, Professor Emeritus
    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Columbus campus
  • Martha C. Cooper, Professor Emeritus
    Marketing and Logistics, Columbus campus Read More
  • Leandro Cordero, Professor Emeritus
    Pediatrics, Columbus campus Read More
  • David Cressy, Professor Emeritus
    History, Columbus campus
  • Alan Crockett, Associate Professor Emeritus
    Art, Columbus campus
  • David Culver, Professor Emeritus
    Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, Columbus campus
  • Angela Dean, Professor Emeritus
    Statistics, Columbus campus
  • David L. Denlinger, Professor Emeritus
    Entomology, Columbus campus Read More
  • John Dimmick, Associate Professor Emeritus
    Communications, Columbus campus Read More
  • Joseph F. Donnermeyer, Professor Emeritus
    School of Environment and Natural Resources, Columbus campus Read More
  • David Elliot, Professor Emeritus
    Earth Sciences, Columbus campus
  • Helen Fehervary, Professor Emeritus
    Germanic Languages & Literatures, Columbus campus
  • Carter V. Findley, Professor Emeritus
    History, Columbus campus
  • Carole Fink, Professor Emeritus
    History, Columbus campus Read More
  • Belton M. Fleisher, Professor Emeritus
    Economics, Columbus campus
  • Yuval Z. Flicker, Professor Emeritus
    Mathematics, Columbus campus Read More
  • Gideon Fraenkel, Professor Emeritus
    Chemistry, Columbus campus
  • Mary Jo Fresch, Professor Emeritus
    Teaching and Learning, Marion campus Read More
  • Paul A. Fuerst, Professor Emeritus
    Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, Columbus campus
  • Salvador Garcia Castaneda, Professor Emeritus
    Spanish and Portuguese, Columbus campus
  • David Goss, Professor Emeritus
    Mathematics, Columbus campus
  • Richard F. Green, Professor Emeritus
    English, Columbus campus Read More
  • Jean-Michel Guldmann, Professor Emeritus
    Architecture, Columbus campus
  • Richard Gunther, Professor Emeritus
    Political Science, Columbus campus Read More
  • Donna Guy, Distinguished Professor Emeritus
    History, Columbus campus
  • Sheldon Halpern, Professor Emeritus
    Law, Columbus campus
  • Robert Hamlin, Professor Emeritus
    Veterinary Biosciences, Columbus campus
  • Donald Haurin, Professor Emeritus
    Economics, Columbus campus Read More
  • Joe Heimlich, Professor Emeritus
    Extension, Columbus campus
  • William Heward, Professor Emeritus
    Physical Activity and Educational Services, Columbus campus
  • Donald Hubin, Professor Emeritus
    Philosophy, Columbus campus
  • John Hughes, Associate Professor Emeritus
    Molecular Virology, Immunology, and Medical Genetics, Columbus campus
  • David Jacobs, Professor Emeritus
    Sociology, Columbus campus
  • Mari R. Jones, Professor Emeritus
    Psychology, Columbus campus Read More
  • Tom Kasulis, Professor Emeritus
    Comparative Studies, Columbus campus
  • Keith Kilty, Professor Emeritus
    Social Work, Columbus campus
  • John N. King, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus
    English, Columbus campus Read More
  • Charles Klopp, Professor Emeritus
    French and Italian, Columbus campus
  • George Krakowka, Professor Emeritus
    Veterinary Biosciences, Columbus campus Read More
  • Patti A. Lather, Professor Emeritus
    Educational Studies, Columbus campus Read More
  • Carl V. Leier, Professor Emeritus
    Internal Medicine, Columbus campus Read More
  • Joan R. Leitzel, Professor Emeritus
    Mathematics, Columbus campus Read More
  • Elizabeth R. Lenz, Professor Emeritus
    College of Nursing, Columbus campus
  • Roy J. Lewicki, Professor Emeritus
    Fisher College of Business Management & Human Resources, Columbus campus Read More
  • Kamran Majidzadeh, Professor Emeritus
    Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering, Columbus campus
  • Howard Marcum, Professor Emeritus
    Mathematics, Columbus campus
  • Judith Mayne, Professor Emeritus
    French and Italian, Columbus campus
  • Jeredith Merrin, Professor Emeritus
    English, Columbus campus Read More
  • Terry A. Miller, Ohio Eminent Scholar Professor Emeritus, Chair
    Chemistry and Biochemistry, Columbus campus Read More
  • Richard Moore, Professor Emeritus
    Environment and Natural Resources, Columbus campus
  • Anne Morganstern, Professor Emeritus
    History of Art, Columbus campus
  • James Morganstern, Professor Emeritus
    History of Art, Columbus campus
  • Hazel A. Morrow-Jones, Professor Emeritus
    City and Regional Planning, Columbus campus
  • Jack Nasar, Professor Emeritus
    Architecture, Columbus campus Read More
  • Ardine Nelson, Professor Emeritus
    Art, Columbus campus
  • Stephan Pentak, Professor Emeritus
    Art, Columbus campus
  • Bradley M. Peterson, Professor Emeritus
    Astronomy, Columbus campus Read More
  • Russell Pitzer, Professor Emeritus
    Chemistry, Columbus campus
  • David Porretta, Professor Emeritus
    Adapted Physical Activity, Columbus campus
  • Karlis Racevskis, Professor Emeritus
    French and Italian, Columbus campus
  • Jack Rall, Professor Emeritus
    Physiology and Cell Biology, Columbus campus Read More
  • Alan Randall, Professor Emeritus
    Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, Columbus campus Read More
  • J. William Rich, Professor Emeritus
    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Columbus campus Read More
  • Laurel Richardson, Professor Emeritus
    Sociology, Columbus campus
  • Virginia Richardson, Professor Emeritus
    Social Work, Columbus campus Read More
  • John M. Robinson, Professor Emeritus
    Physiology and Cell Biology, Columbus campus
  • Ileana Rodriguez, Professor Emeritus
    Spanish and Portuguese, Columbus campus
  • Nancy Rogers, Professor Emeritus
    Law, Columbus campus
  • Duane W. Roller, Professor Emeritus
    Classics, Lima campus Read More
  • Lois A. Rosow, Professor Emeritus
    Music, Columbus campus Read More
  • Sally V. Rudmann, Professor Emeritus
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Columbus campus
  • Thomas Santner, Professor Emeritus
    Statistics, Columbus campus
  • Paul Sciulii, Professor Emeritus
    Anthropology, Columbus campus
  • Grayce Sills, Professor Emeritus
    Nursing, Columbus campus
  • Rajendra Singh, Professor Emeritus
    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Columbus campus Read More
  • Kazimierz Slomczynski, Professor Emeritus
    Sociology, Columbus campus
  • Ronald Solomon, Professor Emeritus
    Mathematics, Columbus campus Read More
  • Albert Soloway, Professor Emeritus
    Pharmacy, Columbus campus
  • Anna Soter, Professor Emeritus
    Teaching and Learning, Columbus campus
  • Elizabeth Stasny, Professor Emeritus
    Statistics, Columbus campus
  • Richard H. Steckel, Professor Emeritus
    Economics, Columbus campus Read More
  • Gary Steigman, Professor Emeritus
    Physics, Columbus campus Read More
  • Tod Stuessy, Professor Emeritus
    Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, Columbus campus
  • Nawal Taneja, Professor Emeritus
    Aviation, Columbus campus
  • Olli Tuovinen, Professor Emeritus
    Microbiology, Columbus campus
  • J. Marshall Unger, Professor Emeritus
    East Asian Languages and Literatures, Columbus campus Read More
  • Altaf A. Wani, Professor Emeritus
    Radiology, Columbus campus Read More
  • Julia Watson, Professor Emeritus
    Comparative Studies, Columbus campus Read More
  • Herbert Weisberg, Professor Emeritus
    Political Science, Columbus campus
  • Mary Ellen Wewers, Professor Emeritus
    Public Health, Columbus campus
  • William Wolfe, Professor Emeritus
    Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering, Columbus campus
  • Jackie D. Wood, Professor Emeritus
    SBS-Physiology and Cell Biology, Columbus campus Read More
  • Bostwick F. Wyman, Professor Emeritus
    Mathematics, Columbus campus
  • Christian K. Zacher, Professor Emeritus
    English, Columbus campus Read More
  • Jacques Zakin, Professor Emeritus
    Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Columbus campus