The Ohio State University at Lima

Around the Quad, Spring 2018

Around the Quad captures the news and activities of the employees at Ohio State Lima.

Spring 2018

Ron Kaufman, facilities superintendent, was surprised with the Ohio State University Distinguished Staff Award for 2018. Ron is one of 12 award recipients across all the campuses of Ohio State to receive the honor this year. Read more.


Sean Boley

Sean Boley is the new Manager of Academic Advising. He was previously an Admissions Counselor on campus.

Jessica Campbell, RN

Jessica Campbell is the Registered Nurse at the Ohio State Total Health and Wellness at Lima facility in the Student Services Center. More about Total Health and Wellness.

Tony Dickman

Tony Dickman is the new Financial Aid Coordinator for Ohio State Lima. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from Ohio State in 2006 and attended classes at Ohio State Lima.

Employee Recognition Awards

Employees were recognized for years of service at the Employee Recognition Dinner during spring semester.

5 years
Gregg Cousey
Ron Kaufman
Dan Matthews
Swathi Mohan
Tony Swygart

10 years
Steve Borga
Samantha Haudenschield
Imed Jmiai
Janet Schilk
Dawn Starr

20 years
Mark Dew
Karen Meyer
John Snyder
Beth Sutton-Ramspeck

25 years
Marissa Christoff-Snyder
Joseph Green
Masha Ignatieva

30 years
Joseph Brandesky
Mohamed Yousif

Kristina Healy

Kristina Healy is the new Director of Enrollment Services. She had been serving as the Interim Director of Enrollment Services. Prior to that, Healy was the Assistant Director of Academic Advising.


The Alliance for the American Dream is holding a brainstorming session at 11:30 a.m., Fri., June 15, 2018, at the City Club in Lima to generate ideas that can stimulate economic upward mobility for local families. If you are interested in attending, contact Robin Pohl at The deadline to register is Mon., June 11, 2018. More information.

The Ohio State Total Health and Wellness at Lima health center provides primary care services and delivers a convenient care option for students, faculty, staff and their dependents. The health center is open 15 hours each week. Convenient same day appointments are available during hours of operation. More information.


Patrick Carroll

Patrick Carroll, associate professor of psychology, was interviewed for KQED New's MindShift for "How to Find Balance When Too Much Self-Doubt Gets in the Way." MindShift explores the future of learning in all its dimensions.

"The reciprocal path from possible self to core self-revision" has been published in the Review of General Psychology. It integrates both his prior and recent work on identity change with other theories.

Citation: Carroll, P. J. (2018). The reciprocal path from possible self to core self-revision. Review of General Psychology. Advance online publication.

Joe Green

Dr. Joseph Green, professor of psychology, has published several articles. Two include undergraduate student researchers.

Green, J.P., Carroll, P.J., & Williams, K.A. (2017). Shaping the relative importance of needs from recent to early autobiographical experiences. Ohio Journal of Science, 117, 61-73.

Green, J.P., & Black, K.A. (2017). Meditation-focused attention with the MBAS and solving anagrams. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 4, 348-366.

Green, J.P., & Lynn, S.J. (2017). A multifaceted hypnosis smoking cessation program: Enhancing motivation and goal attainment. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 65, 308-335.

Lynn, S.J., Maxwell, R., & Green, J.P. (2017). The hypnotic induction in the broader scheme of hypnosis: A sociocognitive perspective. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 59, 363-384.

Sabine Jeschonnek

Dr. Sabine Jeschonnek, professor of physics, was a speaker at the 2017 Conference on Complex Systems in Cancun, Mexico, with "The Great Recession (2007-2009) and GDP fluctuations of US States," which she co-wrote with Volker Jeschonnek.

Ryan Norris

Dr. Ryan Norris, assistant professor of evolution, ecology and organismal biology, has published a book chapter.

Norris, R. W., 2017. Family Spalacidae (Muroid mole-rats). Pp. 108-142 in Handbook of the Mammals of the World. Vol. 7, Rodents II (D.E. Wilson, T.E. Lacher, Jr. and R.A. Mittermeier eds.). Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

S. Tariq Rizvi

Dr. Tariq Rizvi, professor of mathematics, was the chief guest and plenary speaker at the International Symposium on Algebra, Analysis and their Applications in Lucknow, India, in December 2017. He also gave an invited colloquium lecture "On annihilators in endomorphism rings of a module" at Aligarh University. While he was in India, Dr. Rizvi also completed work on Algebra and Its Applications. Proceedings of the International Conference held at Aligarh Muslim University, 2016, which is now available for pre-order:

Ashraf, M. (Ed.), De Filippis, V. (Ed.), Rizvi, S. (Ed.), et al. (2018). Algebra and Its Applications. Proceedings of the International Conference held at Aligarh Muslim University, 2016. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter.

Doug Sutton-Ramspeck

Doug Sutton-Ramspeck had his first book of short stories appear:

The Owl That Carries Us Away, Kansas City: BkMk Press, University of Missouri-Kansas City. A book of short stories.

He has also had some poems in literary journals:

“Bottomlands Departure” and “Responsibility.” Poems. The Southern Review, vol. 53.4, Autumn 2017, pp. 512-516.
“Winter Skin.” Poem. Spillway, vol. 25, 2017, p.122.
“Chicago.” Poem. FIELD, vol. 97, Fall 2017, p. 75.


June 25-26, 2018: Summer Playground Program. Volunteers welcome. Contact Shane McCrory.

Aug. 20, 2018: Dean's Convocation and Opening Day meeting.

Oct. 4, 2018: Alumni Awards ceremony

Nov. 10 and 11, 2018: public performances of Theatre for Young Audiences production of Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical

Nov. 13, 2018: William Fowler Science Series


Jackie Augustine

Dr. Jackie Augustine, associate professor of biology, earned the 2018 Faculty Award for Sustained Student Mentorship for her work with 19 completed research projects since 2011.

Ryan Norris

Dr. Ryan Norris, assistant professor of biology, earned the 2018 Outstanding Scholar Award for his work to reconstruct the evolutionary history of small mammals using genetic data. Much of his field work was done in remote mountain ranges in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Ghana in West Africa.

Buddy Reedy

For his tireless efforts and positive energy for projects around the campus, Buddy Reedy won the 2018 Dedicated Staff Award.

Beth Sutton-Ramspeck

For her dedication, scholarship and passion in the classroom, students recognized Dr. Beth Sutton-Ramspeck with the 2018 Outstanding Teaching Award.


Theatre's Margie Anich won the 2018 Arts Advocacy Award – Creator from the Arts Advocacy Collaborative of West Central Ohio for her work with local theatre.

Jacquelyn Beckner, Director of Marketing, was a finalist for the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce's 2018 Young Leader of the Year Award.

Ohio State Lima finished the 2018 Campus Campaign with an 80 percent campus participation rate. In addition, the campus finished fifth out of 50 OSU units, led the regional campuses and increased participation from 50 percent in 2012 to 80 percent.

Campaign ambassadors included Margie Anich, Kamesh Casukhela, Tim Hahn, Alyson Harruff, Julie Klingler and Rachel Richardson.