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C. Owen Lovejoy

C. Owen LovejoyC. Owen Lovejoy, Distinguished Professor of Human Evolutionary Studies at Kent State University, is an internationally recognized biological anthropologist who specializes in the study of human origins. He was one of the researchers who introduced the world to “Ardi” (Ardipithecus ramidus), a hominid species that lived 4.4 million years ago. (Photo courtesy of Kent State University)

Jim Dalton

Jim DaltonJim Dalton is professor emeritus of architecture and former dean of Kent State’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design, the only architectural program in Northeast Ohio. (Photo courtesy of Kent State University)

Christopher Woolverton

Christopher WoolvertonChristopher Woolverton is professor of environmental health sciences in the university’s College of Public Health and director of Kent State’s Center for Public Health Preparedness. (Photo courtesy of Kent State University)

Oleg Lavrentovich

Oleg LavrentovichKent State is known for the Liquid Crystal Institute where researchers discovered the innovation that fueled the flat panel display industry. Oleg Lavrentovich is a Trustee Research Professor and former director of Kent State's Liquid Crystal Institute known internationally for his research in the physics of liquid crystals.  (Photo courtesy of Kent State University)

J.R. Campbell

J. R. CampbellJ.R. Campbell is director of the Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising at the university. He is an expert in digital textile technology. (Photo courtesy of Kent State University)

Jean Druesedow

Jean DruesedowAs director of the Kent State University Museum, Jean Druesedow oversees one of the world’s finest collections of high fashion garments. (Photo courtesy of Kent State University)

Jeff Fruit

Jeff FruitJeff Fruit is a professor and former director of Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, which offers majors that prepare students for careers in the rapidly changing media and communication industries. He currently serves as interim director of Kent State's School of Library and Information Science. (Photo courtesy of Kent State University)

Laura Dzurec

Laura DzurecLaura Dzurec is a professor and former dean of Kent State’s College of Nursing, one of the largest and most comprehensive nursing programs in the nation. (Photo courtesy of Kent State University)

Katherine Rawson

Katherine RawsonKatherine Rawson is an associate professor in Kent State’s Department of Psychology. In January 2010, she was one of 100 beginning researchers honored by President Barack Obama at the White House, receiving the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. (Photo courtesy of Kent State University)

Ken Slenkovich

Ken SlenkovichKen Slenkovich is assistant dean of Kent State’s new College of Public Health, Ohio’s second college of public health. (Photo courtesy of Kent State University)