Officers/Committees

Academic Year 2019-2020

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AND OFFICERS

(Officers can be contacted through the highlighted links.)

Senior Officers (Elected)

President, Lavanya Vemsani, Shawnee State University,

Vice-President, Marsha Robinson, Miami University, Middletown,

Immediate Past President, Steven Conn, Miami University,

Secretary-Treasurer, Kevin Kern, The University of Akron-

Council Members (Elected)

Public History

Meghan Reed, Trumbull County Historical Society (2019-2022),

Public University

Chelsea Griffis, University of Toledo (2017-2021)

Joan Cashin, The Ohio State University (2019-2022)

Private College

Kelly Mezurek, Walsh University (2018-2020)

Janet Bednarek, University of Dayton (2019-2022)

Two-Year College or Regional Campus

Caryn Neumann, Miami University, Middletown (2018-2020)

Past or Present Grade 7-12 Teacher

Perry Rogers, Columbus School for Girls Emeritus (2018-2020)

Ex-Officio (Appointed)

Newsletter Editorial Board:

Editor, Janet Bednarek, University of Dayton,

Production Editor, Betsy Hedler, Ohio History Connection-

Editor of Proceedings, Marsha Robinson, Miami University,

Webmaster, Betsy Hedler, Ohio History Connection-

Archivist, Mary Ann Heiss, Kent State University,

Click here for Past Officers

Ohio Academy of History Committees, 2018-2019

Standing Committees

Conference Committee (Spring 2020 Annual Meeting)

John Brooke, Chair, The Ohio State University,

Joan Cashin, The Ohio State University (ex officio),

Lavanya Vemsani, Shawnee State University (ex officio),

Marsha Robinson, Miami University (ex officio),

Kevin Kern, The University of Akron (ex officio),

Program Committee (Spring 2020 Annual Meeting)

Joan Cashin, Chair, The Ohio State University,

Amy Fluker, Youngstown State University,

Christopher Phillips, University of Cincinnati,

John Brooke, The Ohio State University (ex officio),

Marsha Robinson, Miami University (ex officio),

Lavanya Vemsani, Shawnee State University (ex officio),

Kevin Kern, The University of Akron (ex officio),

Membership Committee

Jonathan Reed Winkler, Chair, Wright State University,

Nominating Committee

Amy Fluker, Chair, Youngstown State University (2020)

Bradley Keefer, Kent State, Ashtabula (2021)

TBD

Professional Development and Outreach Committee

On hold.

Committee on Public History

On hold.

Prize Committees

Dissertation Award Committee

Pamela Sayre, Chair, Henry Ford College (2020),

Thomas Mach, Cedarville University (2021),

TBD

Distinguished Historian Award Committee

Steven Conn, Chair, Miami University,

Distinguished Service Award Committee

Shawn Selby, Chair, Kent State University–Stark Campus,

Junior Faculty Research Fund Committee

Deborah Marinski, Chair, Ohio University–Southern (2020),

Ruth Herndon, Bowling Green State University (2021),

TBD

Publication Award Committee

Thomas Taylor, Chair, Wittenberg University (2020),

Robert Ingram, Ohio University (2021),

Molly Wood, Wittenberg University (2022),

Kevin Kern, The University of Akron (ex officio),

Teaching Award Committee

Leslie Heaphy, Chair, Kent State University (2020),

Megan Threlkeld, Denison University (2021),

TBD