Featured Faculty of the Month

March Featured Faculty:

John Dunlosky and Jessica Leveto

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John Dunlosky, Ph.D.

Professor | Psychological Sciences | Director of SOLE Center | Kent Campus

Dr. Dunlosky is being recognized for his unceasing efforts to increase awareness and use of evidence-based learning strategies here at Kent State. John has a distinguished research career in cognitive psychology, with a focus on self-regulated learning. He has brought his research expertise to the teaching community through creating modules on effective learning that faculty can use for their classes, by engaging with KSU faculty to study effective learning strategies, and by offering a freeware, Study Buddy, to help students study more effectively. He has helped elevate research on teaching and learning and his leadership in learning sciences will have a lasting impact on Kent State and beyond.   


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Jessica Leveto, PhD

Associate Professor |  Sociology & Criminology| College of Arts & Sciences | Ashtabula Campus

Dr. Leveto is recognized for her commitment to equity for our diverse body of students, particularly those in caregiving roles. Jessica teaches a variety of courses, such as Introduction to Sociology, Childhood in Society, and Sociology of Families, and regularly includes undergraduates in her research. Jessica is currently serving as a CTL faculty fellow, where she is examining the needs of parenting/caregiving students at Kent State. She will share the results of her research and recommendations for how faculty can support caregiving students in their courses at an upcoming virtual workshop on April 21 from 12-1:30.



Past Featured Faculty

Syed A. M. Shihab: Assitant Professor, College of Aeronautics and Engineering | Kent Campus

Elizabeth "Liz" Wagoner: Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences | Kent Campus

Jennifer Mapes:  Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences | Kent Campus

Vicumpriya "Vic" Perera:  Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences | Trumbull Campus

Sarah Andreas: Assistant Professor, Business Management Technology | Tuscarawas Campus

Gina Zavota: Professor, Philosophy | Kent Campus

Kathleen Dwinnells: Associate Professor, College of Nursing | Trumbull Campus

Adam Lockwood:  Assistant Professor, Lifespan Development & Educational Sciences | Kent Campus

Ryan Ballestero: Assistant Professor, Department of Accounting | Kent Campus

Jasmine Hines:  Assistant Professor, Music Education | Kent Campus

Adrienne Erby:   Assistant Professor, School of Lifespan, Development and Educational Sciences | Kent Campus

Eric Taylor:  Associate Professor, Earth Sciences | Stark Campus

Sorina Ailiesei:  Assistant Professor, English | Geauga Campus

David Hacker: Professor,  Geology | Trumbull Campus

Jamie McCartney: Associate Professor, Lifespan Development and Education Sciences | Kent Campus

Donald Gerbig:  Associate Professor, Biological Sciences | Tuscarawas Campus

Catrina Palmer Johnson: Assistant Professor,  Management and Information Systems | Kent Campus

Joshua Stacher: Associate Professor, International Relations | Kent Campus

Serena Loftus:  Assistant Professor, Accounting | Kent Campus

Shelley Marshall: Associate Lecturer,  Information Technology | Ashtabula Campus

Jeremy Williams: Assistant Professor, Department of Geology | Kent Campus

Vaneet Kaur:  Assistant Professor, Management & Information Studies | Stark Campus

Linda Piccirillo-Smith: Senior Lecturer,  Africana Studies | Kent Campus

John-Michael Warner: Assistant Professor, Art History | Kent Campus

Christie Bartholomew:  Assistant Professor, Psychology | Trumbull Campus

Loubna Bilali: Assistant Professor,  Modern and Classical Language Studies | Kent Campus

James Seelye: Associate Professor, Department of History | Stark Campus

Daniel Dankovich:  Lecturer, Biological Sciences | East Liverpool Campus

Uma Krishnan:  Professor, Department of English | Kent Campus

R.Z. Zhang: Assistant Professor, Department of Accounting | Kent Campus

Amy Damrow:  Assistant Professor, Foundations, Leadership and Administration | Stark Campus

Rekha Sharma:  Associate Professor, Communication Studies | Kent Campus

Greg Tinkler: Associate Professor, Biological Sciences | Kent Campus

Jean Engohang-Ndong:  Associate Professor, Biological Sciences | Tuscarawas Campus

Ruth Leslie:  Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry | Kent Campus

Karen Mascolo: Associate Professor, College of Nursing | Kent Campus

Marie Gasper-Hulvat:  Associate Professor, Art | Stark Campus

Chi-hua Chiu-Groff:  Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences | Kent Campus

Helen Piontkivska: Associate Professor, Biological Sciences | Kent Campus

Tina Bhargava:  Associate Professor, College of Public Health | Kent Campus

Sharon Sciartelli:  Professor, Psychology | Kent Campus

Robin Joynes: Professor, Psychology | Kent Campus

Andrew Barnes:  Associate Professor, Department of Political Science | Kent Campus

Jennifer Black: Assistant Professor of Dance | Kent Campus

Tamara Honesty: Assistant Professor of Scenic Design | Kent Campus

Joe Ortiz : Professor, Department of Geology  Kent Campus

Jakyung C.  Seo: Associate Professor of Lighting Design | Kent Campus

Stephanie SmithAssociate Professor,  Media and Journalism, Communication Studies  | Kent Campus

Richard Ferdig Professor, Research Center for Educational Technology, Education, Health and Human Services | Kent Campus

Enrico Gandolfi: Associate Professor,  Research Center for Educational Technology, Education, Health and Human Services | Kent Campus

Rachael Blasiman: Associate Professor,  Department of Psychology | Salem Campus

Jeff HustonProfessor, Health Sciences  | Kent Campus

Jill KawalecProfessor and Division Head, Preclinical Sciences and Director of Research, Education, College of Podiatric Medicine | Kent Campus

Wendy Tietz: Professor, Accounting | Kent Campus

Zhiqiang (Molly) WangProfessor, Chemistry and Biochemistry  | Geauga Campus

Nicole WilleyProfessor, English | Tuscarawas Campus

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