Dr. Zachary Hines and Dr. Mohammed Yousif

The Violet I. Meek Endowment for Faculty Scholarly Activity has its 2024 recipients at The Ohio State University at Lima. Zachary Hines, assistant professor of English, and Mohamed Yousif, professor of mathematics, are the 2024 scholars. 

The endowment was established with gifts from Dr. Meek, Ohio State Lima dean and director from 1991-2003. It supports research and other scholarly activity for faculty members. Student work can also be supported if their research furthers the work of the faculty member. 

As a Meek fellow, Dr. Hines will do archival research for a book chapter for the academic monograph Edifying Books called “Incipit Liber Ultimus: Caxton’s Chronicles and the Beginning of the Medieval Book.” Hines will spend time at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, which has a collection rich in material regarding William Caxton, England’s first printer, including the only known manuscript copy-text used by Caxton to produce a printed book in English. Dr. Hines’ areas of expertise include medieval literature, manuscript culture and book history. 

Dr. Yousif will engage in collaborative research with mathematics colleagues in Turkey while delivering several Algebra Seminars at Trakya University, Yildiz Technical University, Marmara University and Medeniyet University. He will finalize several research articles before submitting them for publication. Dr. Yousif is a recipient of the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching and specializes in the theory of rings and modules, group theory and group rings, and torsion theory.