I was drawn to the field of audiology based on my experience as an individual with hearing loss. While studying for my B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University, I became fascinated by the mechanisms underlying learning, particularly learning through listening. This caused me to pursue an M.A. in Learning Disabilities and a Ph.D.
Although my Bachelor's degree as a voice major in Music Education at Washburn University (Topeka, KS) prepared me to teach K-12 music, I never taught. Instead, I pursued opportunities in consumer audio electronics. After co-owning a speaker retailing and audio electronics manufacturing business and then wanting something more, I discovered Audiology. This lead to a M.S. in Audiology and a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences at Central Institute for the Deaf, the Speech & Hearing Department of Washington University in St. Louis, and eventually to Kent State in 1991.
I was born in White Plains, New York and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. I received my BS in Kinesiology with concentration in athletic training from Indiana University (Bloomington). I have worked as an athletic trainer in the areas of football, wrestling, softball, and track and field. My MS in Kinesiology (again with concentration in athletic training) is also from Indiana University. I have worked at Cumberland University in Lebanon Tennessee, at Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio, and I have been employed by Kent State University since 2000.
Dr. Ha completed a Ph.D. in Human Nutrition in 1999 and post-doctoral work at the Bone Mineral Metabolism Laboratory of the Ohio State University. Her research interests focus on nutrition education and osteoporosis prevention over the life span. Dr. Ha's recent research plans include studying: (1) the relationship between obesity, bone density and fracture in children; (2) dietary effects on bone density in children; (3) calcium and vitamin D status and bone density among the elderly; (4) effect of nutrition education on eating behavior and life style changes in college students.
I earned a B.S. degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a Master's degree from West Virginia University and a Ph.D. from Kent State University all in the area of speech-language pathology. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, I remain a Steelers fan. :0)
I teach courses related to language disorders in children and adults, coordinate the public schools practicum sites for SPA graduate students, and teach coursework related to speech pathology services in the educational setting. I also coordinate a speech-language pathology telehealth project on the KSU campus.
I earned a B.S. and M.S. in Animal Science from The Ohio State University. I then completed a PhD in non-ruminant nutrition at the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign and also completed the requirements to become a registered dietitian. I joined the Kent State University faculty in 1988 where I teach and advise both undergraduate and graduate students in the Nutrition and Dietetics program. Courses taught include Applied Nutrition; Community Nutrition; Cultural Aspects of Food, Nutrition and Health; Complementary and Alternative Nutrition Therapy; Micronutrients and Nutrition.
Ruth E. Ludwick, Ph.D., CNS, RN.C, Kent State University alumna and professor emerita at the university’s College of Nursing, has been selected as one of 168 nurse leaders to be inducted as fellows into the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) during the academy’s “2014 Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference” on Oct. 18 in Washington, D.C. The inductees are selected based on their leadership in education, management, policy and work to improve the health of the nation.
Dr. Ellen Glickman is a recognized expert in the area of environmental physiology with ~76 original, full-length papers in scientific journals, 3 technical reports and 1 book chapter. She is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, a reviewer for many of the top journals in her field, including Medicine in Science and Sport and Exercise, European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology and Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine.