Scholar of the Month

Kent State University’s Scholar of the Month for December would prefer that you read this standing up, or even doing some calisthenics. Go on, get moving. Jacob Barkley, Ph.D., is an associate professor of exercise science in Kent State’s College of Education, Health and Human Services. During his 10 years with Kent State, he has earned a name...

Scholar of the Month Jessica Barness Assistant Professor of Visual Communication Design College of Communication and Information 2012-present The word “communication” likely makes you think of language, but November’s Scholar of the Month has spent her entire career researching design as a language of its own. Across various media, Jessica...

Scholar of the Month Jon Yoder Associate Professor of Architecture College of Architecture and Environmental Design 2013-present Paul DiCorleto, Kent State University’s vice president for research and sponsored programs, likes to say that “innovation occurs where fields collide,” and October’s Scholar of the Month is certainly a testament...

Scholar of the Month Brian Castellani Professor of Sociology Kent State University at Ashtabula 2002-present The Kent Campus is big, but still not big enough to fit all the great scholars who are part of the Kent State University family. So much of Kent State’s great research is happening at its Regional Campuses, and Sociology Professor Brian...

Scholar of the Month James Tyner Professor College of Arts and Sciences 1997-present Selecting a single renowned scholar from Kent State University’s largest college is not an easy undertaking, but the work of Geography Professor James Tyner, Ph.D., over the past year made the decision a little bit easier for the College of Arts and Sciences...

Scholar of the Month Michael Fisch Assistant Professor College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology 1999-present With faculty like Michael Fisch, Ph.D., on hand, it is no wonder that Kent State University identified materials science as an area of research focus. Nor is it hard to see why Fisch, an assistant professor in the...

Scholar of the Month Lawrence Osher Professor College of Podiatric Medicine 1982-present An accomplished doctor and academic, a highly regarded colleague and educator, the June 2016 Scholar of the Month is Dr. Lawrence Osher of Kent State University’s College of Podiatric Medicine, a decision made unanimously among the college’s leadership. ...

Scholar of the Month Terri Kent Professor College of the Arts 1991-present An accomplished director, actor and educator, Terri Kent is a professor in the School of Theatre and Dance at the College of the Arts. She is the coordinator of the musical theatre program and is the producing artistic director of Porthouse Theatre, Kent State...

Cynthia Roller, Ph.D., R.N., CNP, CNM, was a passionate nurse practitioner and researcher who passed away suddenly on Feb. 28, 2016, after a tragic accident. Earlier this year, she was selected by Kent State University’s College of Nursing as our Scholar of the Month for April. As a way to honor her and her research, the college and her family...

Scholar of the Month Xiaoling Pu Associate Professor of Finance College of Business Administration 2008-present Xiaoling Pu is an associate professor in the Department of Finance at the College of Business Administration. She holds the Olga A. Mural Risk Management Fund Associate Professorship. Pu’s current research interests include credit...