Trustees Personnel Actions - 07/13/93
Trustees' Personnel Actions SHERDING, RESKIN TO CHAIR OHIO STATE DEPARTMENTS COLUMBUS -- The Ohio State University Board of Trustees Friday (7/9) named Robert G. Sherding and Barbara F. Reskin to head the departments of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and Sociology, respectively. They also formally appointed David Williams II as vice president for student affairs, Beverly G. Toomey as acting dean of the College of Social Work, and Sherri Geldin as director of the Wexner Center for the Arts. Sherding of COLUMBUS (43217), acting chairperson and professor of veterinary clinical sciences, was appointed chairperson through June 1994. He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ohio State in 1973, spent a year in residency at Angell Memorial Hospital in Boston, and then did his internal medicine residency at the Ohio State Veterinary Hospital. Sherding joined the faculty in 1976, and later became head of the Small Animal Medicine Section of the hospital. He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. His principal fields of interest are gastroenterology, respiratory medicine, feline medicine, and infectious diseases. Sherding succeeds William W. Muir III who returned to the faculty earlier this year as a professor. Barbara F. Reskin of COLUMBUS (43214) is a professor of sociology. A graduate of the University of Washington with three degrees in sociology, Reskin taught at Indiana University and the universities of Michigan and Illinois before joining Ohio State in 1991. She conducts research in social stratification with special interests in women and men in the work place. Her work has culminated in the publication of three books. Reskin teaches courses in sociology of work and stratification, gender, and statistics and methods. She has served as vice president of the American Sociological Association and as a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Her four-year term begins Oct. 1. Reskin will succeed Professor Krishnan Namboodiri, who will return to the faculty. Williams of COLUMBUS (43201) will oversee an $80 million student services operation that includes Athletics, Counseling and Consultation Service, Disability Services, Ohio Unions, Recreation and Intramural Sports, Residence and Dining Halls, Student Life, Student Affairs, Student Personnel Assistantships, and the Student Health Service. The appointment of Williams, who has been serving as vice provost for minority affairs, is retroactive to July 1. An associate professor of law, he currently is teaching law students in a summer program at Oxford University in England. He has Master of Business Administration and law degrees from the University of Detroit and a Master of Laws degree in taxation from New York University. Williams succeeds Russell Spillman, who is returning to the faculty of the College of Education. Toomey of UPPER ARLINGTON, a professor of social work, will oversee a college with 27 regular faculty members and about 180 undergraduate and 450 graduate students. She was appointed acting dean retroactive to July 1. She has a bachelor's degree from Miami University and a Master of Social Work degree and a doctorate from Ohio State. A faculty member since 1977, she won the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1988. Toomey's research work has included rural homelessness. She has worked to improve the planning skills of children's services agencies and to guide outreach in prenatal health care. Richard Boettcher, whose second five-year term as dean expired June 30, has returned to the faculty as professor. Geldin, the former associate director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, participated in practically every aspect of the museum's planning and development. She helped establish and implement the museum's administrative, programming and acquisitions policies. She has a bachelor's degree in art history and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. She will begin her new duties as director of the Wexner Center on Sept. 1, succeeding acting director William B. Cook. Trustees also appointed Gary D. Stoner to the Lucius A. Wing Chair of Cancer Research and Therapy in the College of Medicine. Before coming to Ohio State last year as a professor of preventive medicine and pathology, Stoner was director of experimental pathology and professor of pathology at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. The board reappointed: ~ Dorothy M. Zakrajsek of COLUMBUS (43221) as director of the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, through December 1993. ~ Sharon V. Redick of WORTHINGTON as chairperson of the Department of Home Economics Education, through June 1994. ~ Lucy R. Sibley of POWELL as chairperson of the Department of Textiles and Clothing, through June 1994. ~ Glen F. Hoffsis of ASHVILLE as director of the Veterinary Hospital, through June 1994. ~ John N. Reeve of POWELL as chairperson of the Department of Microbiology, through June 1997. ~ Peter W. Pappas of COLUMBUS (43212) as chairperson of the Department of Zoology, through June 1997. ~ Tien H. Wu of WORTHINGTON as acting chairperson of the Department of Civil Engineering, through September 1993. In addition, trustees named: ~ Herman R. Bobbitt Jr. of COLUMBUS (43212) as professor emeritus of the Department of Management and Human Resources, retroactive to July 1. ~ Marajean L. Marvin of WESTERVILLE, associate professor emeritus of the School of Music, effective Sept. 1. ~ William C. Rigsby of COLUMBUS (43221), associate professor emeritus of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, retroactive to July 1. Trustees awarded promotions with tenure to 14 faculty members. The board also appointed two doctors and reappointed 122 others to the staff of the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Research Institute. # Contact: Tom Spring, University Communications, (614) 292-8309. Written by Tom Spring. [Submitted by: GERSTNER (email@example.com) Tue, 13 Jul 93 12:51:44 EST] All documents are the responsibility of their originator.