Staff Spotlight - Jamie Rhoads

What do you do at Kent State's College of Public Health?

I am the director of Instructional Design and Quality Matters coordinator.

Why do you like working at Kent State (and in the College of Public Health)? What is your favorite part of your job?

The collegial network of faculty and staff. I love working with such brilliant and inspiring people who dedicate their lives to our students. The welcoming supportive environment and opportunities to participate, make CPH feel like home. I am very blessed I landed in this department.

What do you like to do to unwind after a busy day?

Sleep! After running the kids to all their activities, most days don’t end until bedtime.

What is the last TV show you watched, or book you read?

The Girl in His Shadow is my most recent read. It’s set in the mid-1800s and tells the story of a woman who is trying to practice medicine in a male only field.

What do you do to stay healthy?

I run when I can.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

Paint or draw.

If you could travel anywhere for one day, where would you go?

A boat in the Greek islands

Tell us one fun fact about yourself that others might not know about.

I have an irrational fear of bees and stinging insects.

What is a quote or motto that best describes you? What advice would you give to CPH students?

“No one is you, and that is your power.” Dave Grohl


POSTED: Thursday, September 7, 2023 02:34 PM
Updated: Thursday, September 7, 2023 03:35 PM