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    Our faculty and staff is encouraged to report their awarded honors and service to share with colleagues and members of our community.

    If you are a member of Capital University's faculty or staff and would like to share, please submit your work here for inclusion on this website.

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    DISTINGUISHED FACULTY HONORED WITH ENDOWED POSITIONS

    In recognition of academic excellence among Capital University’s faculty, six professors were honored in September as new holders of endowed chairs and professorships.

    The holders of these distinguished positions have a special responsibility to the benefactors to realize the aspirations of their gift and to the University to strengthen academic programs and student experience by demonstrating exemplary scholarship, teaching and mentorship.

    “The holders of these endowed positions have demonstrated through their past efforts and future plans a commitment to their own scholarship, undergraduate research, community engagement, and service to their disciplines,” says Dr. Jody Fournier, provost and vice president of Learning. “Capital University has immense gratitude for the alumni and friends of the university who have made these endowed funds available. Our students and our broader community will be the direct beneficiaries of these gifts.”

    The honorees were selected after review of their past contributions to their discipline, their department, and the university. In addition, each candidate’s proposal was evaluated based on the extent to which their proposed activities connected to the University’s and the donor’s mission, vision and values. Endowed faculty are expected to use the benefits of the endowment to further their scholarship, professional development, and student learning.


    THE HARVEY AND MARIAN STEGEMOELLER ENDOWED CHAIR IN COMPUTATIONAL STUDIES  

    Dr. Leigh Johnson
    Associate Professor, Mathematics


    THE GAR ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP IN PHILOSOPHY  

    Dr. Nate Jackson
    Assistant Professor, Philosophy


    THE EDWARD AND MARY CATHERINE GERHOLD CHAIR IN THE HUMANITIES

    Dr. Alexander Pantsov
    Professor, History


    THE MERL AND MARGARET PRIMMER DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORSHIP IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

    Dr. Christine Anderson
    Associate Professor, Biology 


    THE ROBERT M. GEIST ENDOWED CHAIR IN BIOLOGY  

    Dr. Kerry Cheesman
    Professor, Biochemistry & Genetics


    THE WINTERS PROFESSORSHIP IN NURSING   

    Dr. Heather Janiszewski Goodin
    Professor, Nursing


    Capital senior Kaitie Eddy produced videos of these professors talking about how they plan to honor their benefactors and further their students’ learning through their endowed positions.

    • Kathy Fernandez

      Kathy Fernandez is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Capital University in Columbus, OH....

    • Kathryn Bell, Associate Professor, Psychology

      Dr. Kathryn Bell is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in interpersonal violence, trauma, behavior analysis and addictions....

    • Stephen Koch, Professor of Communication

      Dr. Stephen Koch's 40-year career coaching intercollegiate debate spans program directorships at California State University Bakersfield, Miami University, Ohio University, and Capital University....

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