The Ohio State University at Lima


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For more information and to learn how the Office of Diversity and Inclusion can support our students and campus, please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI).

Temple Patton, Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity Committee, co-chair

Ms. Temple D. Patton is the Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Co-chair of the Diversity Committee, and Coordinator for the Regional Business Management Program, Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University at Lima. Ms. Patton has been an advocate for diversity, inclusion, and equity in higher education since beginning 2002.

Ms. Patton developed the D.R.E.A.M. (Dare to Reach Excellence, Achievement and Meaning) Scholarship Program, in her previous role as an admissions counselor. The DREAM Program was established in 2007, to recruit first-generation and underrepresented high school seniors in Allen County, Ohio. The program guides prospective students through the application process by offering a series of events throughout their senior year. Upon admittance to The Ohio State University at Lima, qualifying students receive a renewable scholarship to help offset a portion of their financial responsibilities, thereby lessening some of the barriers to achieve academic success.

In 2016, the dean appointed Ms. Patton to serve as co-chair of the Diversity Committee. July 2017, Ms. Patton joined the Senior Leadership Team, serves on numerous committees across campus, and has served as a Board of Director for the Lima YMCA since 2009.

In 2013, the State of the State, with the Ohio Department of Education recognized Patton for her work in higher education. The Ohio State University recognized Ms. Patton that same year, by honoring her with a Distinguished Staff Award.

In 2004, Ms. Patton developed College Prep 8, to inform first-generation and underrepresented eighth grade students on college and university admissions processes before entering high school.

Ms. Patton received her B.A. in Psychology from The Ohio State University and her M.A. in Public Policy and Management from John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University. Ms. Patton, a native of Lima, Ohio, has two Ohio State Alumnus’, sons Taylor Patton Washington, and Teagan Patton Washington, who reside in Columbus, Ohio.

The Ohio State University at Lima
4240 Campus Drive
Lima, Ohio 45804
Office: Public Service 146
Phone: 567-242-7190
E-mail: patton.112@osu.edu

Pat Carroll, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Psychology
Diversity Committee co-chair

Patrick J. Carroll, PhD, is currently an associate professor of psychology at The Ohio State University-Lima. After receiving his PhD from the University of Florida, he was a National Institute of Mental Health Postdoctoral Fellow in the Social Psychology program at The Ohio State University from 2004 to 2007.

His research focuses on the social revision of identity and the ultimate consequences of those identity revisions for mental health and well-being. Carroll earned the 2009 and 2016 Outstanding University Scholar awards for this work. He is a member of the elected Society of Experimental Social Psychology and has served as an editorial consultant for several journals and served as co-associate editor for a special issue of Basic and Applied Social Psychology and currently serves as associate editor for the journal of Imagination, Cognition, and Personality. Carroll also co-edited the 2010 Handbook of the Uncertain Self and lead editor on the 2015 Handbook of Personal Security through Taylor & Francis press. His work has been featured on numerous national and international outlets, including the “Banish Self-Doubt with New Science of Self-Confidence” virtual conference

The Ohio State University at Lima
4240 Campus Drive
Lima, Ohio 45804
Office: Galvin Hall 430-C
Phone: 567-242-7142
E-mail: carroll.279@osu.edu