New Faculty Orientation Day 1

New Faculty Orientation Day 1

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

The agenda below contains all the materials you should need for Day 1 of New Faculty Orientation. 

Please contact Jo'Vanna Zanders,, with any questions or concerns.


The table below contains the session details and presenter information for the first day of New Faculty Orientation 2021.
Time Session Information
7:30 a.m.

Check-in and Continental Breakfast
Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom

8 a.m.


Welcome and Orientation Overview
Welcome to Ohio State! This spirited welcome session will orient you to the programming for the day and what it means to be a Buckeye.

Helen Malone, Vice Provost for Academic Policy and Faculty Resources

8:05 a.m.

Welcome from the Provost

    Melissa L. Gilliam, Executive Vice President and Provost

8:20 a.m.

Overview of the Day
Helen Malone

8:30 a.m.

Launching Your First Year: Building Your Ohio State Community 

Maurice Stevens, Comparative Studies, College of Arts and Sciences (moderator)
Megan LePere-Schloop, John Glenn College of Public Affairs
Irina Novopoltseva, Dental Hygiene, College of Dentistry  
Kareem Usher, City and Regional Planning, Knowlton School of Architecture
Johanna Sellman, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, College of Arts and Sciences

9:30 a.m.

Launching Your First Year: Research at Ohio State

Peter Mohler, Interim Vice President of Research (moderator)
Karen Dannemiller, Associate Professor, civil, environmental and geodetic engineering, and Environmental Health Sciences, College of Engineering
Hannah Kosstrin, Associate Professor, Dance, College of Arts and Sciences
Natalia Higuita Castro, Assistant Professor, biomedical engineering, College of Engineering

10:45 a.m.


11 a.m.

Mentoring at Ohio State

Helen Malone

View the presentation

12 p.m.


1 p.m.

Creating an Environment for Success

Mollie Blackburn, Faculty Ombudsperson
Rebeka Campos-Astorkiza, Graduate and Professional Student Ombudsperson
Ben Givens, Secretary, University Senate 
Jan Neiger, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Human Resources 
Jennifer Whetstone, COAM Coordinator 

2 p.m.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Yolanda Zepeda, Assistant Vice Provost, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

3 p.m.

Interactive Session