The Ohio State University at Mansfield


Faculty & Staff

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Terri Teal Bucci, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Director, The OSU Haiti Empowerment Project
Program Coordinator, Education Department
(419) 755-4263
bucci.5@osu.edu

Dr. Bucci received her doctorate from The Ohio State University's School of Teaching and Learning. She has 14 years of classroom teaching experience in both middle and high school mathematics and is certified to teach in both elementary and secondary schools. She teaches courses in middle and elementary school mathematics methods, integration, middle childhood general pedagogy, technology in education, and Haitian Education. Her research interests include Haitian Teacher Education, Technology in Teacher Education, Cognitively Guided Instruction and Problem Solving.

Dr. Bucci is heavily involved in Haitian Teacher Education reform, The Algebra Project, and The One Laptop Per Child program.


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Donna Farland-Smith, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor
(419) 755-8360
farland-smith.1@osu.edu

Dr. Farland-Smith earned two B.A. degrees, one in Natural Science and one in Elementary Education from Worcester State College in 1993. Her M.ED, from Fitchburg State College is in Science Education in 1995. She received her Ed. D. in Science and Mathematics Education from The University of Massachusetts-Lowell in 2003. She previously taught high school, middle school, and elementary science and considers it a great honor to be teaching the next generation of teachers. She has written and published books that inspire children to understand and appreciate scientists and their work, Her books include: Jungle Jane, It Takes Two: The Story of the Watson & Crick Team, It Takes All Kinds of Scientists and The Simple Truth about Scientists. Of particular interest to Dr. Farland-Smith is research that focuses on students’ perceptions and attitudes toward science and scientists. In addition she is the founder of The Little Buckeye Children's Museum, an interactive playspace in downtown Mansfield, OH.


Kathryn Nelson, Ph.D
Assistant Professor
(419) 755-4271
nelson.739@osu.edu

Kathryn’s experience as an inner-city school teacher in Washington, D.C., and New Orleans has been invaluable to her literacy instruction research. Her current research addresses how critical literacy pedagogy benefits students’ reading comprehension. She recently worked on an IES grant exploring professional development to help educators promote critical thinking and argument literacy in discussion-based pedagogy in fifth grade classrooms. She received her PhD in Reading and Literacy in Early and Middle Childhood Education and her MA in Reading Education. She earned her BS in Education from Miami University of Ohio.


Redmond L. Wood
Education Field Experience Coordinator/Supervisor
(419) 755-4249
wood.56@osu.edu

Red has 27 years of classroom teaching experience in both middle and high school settings, spending the most recent 21 years as history teacher at Spencerville High School (SHS) in Spencerville, Ohio. He has experience as a Formative Instructional Practices (FIP) facilitator and Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA) assessor/lead assessor/master coder, and assisted with the implementation of the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES) and Student Learning Objectives (SLO) review at SHS. Red earned his MS in Instruction and Curriculum from the University of Scranton, and his BS in Education from The Ohio State University.

Red currently supervises and coordinates field placements and teaches FEEP and Student Teaching courses at Ohio State Mansfield.
Ginny Corso, M.Ed.
Education Program Counselor
(419) 755-4232
corso.1@osu.edu

Ms. Corso has been an academic counselor with the Mansfield campus since 1980. She received her graduate degree from Kent State University and undergraduate degree in elementary education from Indiana University of PA. She is certified to teach grades K-8, and grades 7-12 in math, and holds an AIDS educator certification. While employed at Kent State, NC State, and Shaw University, she conducted student and staff development programs. At OSU Mansfield, she has taught college math and freshman orientation classes and works with high school students in the OSU Academy Program.


mansfield/education/logan_cheryl.jpg Cheryl Logan, M.Ed.
Lecturer in Teaching and Learning
(419) 755-4378
logan.265@osu.edu

Cheryl currently teaches adolescent literature, children's literature, research writing, and ET&L 4189 to undergraduate students pursuing careers in early and middle childhood education. In addition to her work with pre-service teachers in her local community, Cheryl also works with inservice teachers in South Africa and Haiti. In 2011, Cheryl spent 10 months in Pretoria, South Africa as an English Language Fellow at the University of Pretoria where she taught Academic Literacies to first year pre-service teachers. In addition, Cheryl worked with the U.S. Embassy in South Africa to establish a national professional development network for teachers, The South Africa Writing Project (SAWP). SAWP is an international affiliate of the National Writing Project (NWP) here in the U.S. The aim of the network is to improve student writing and academic achievement by improving teachers' instruction of writing. In September, 2007, Cheryl launched a writing project with teachers in rural schools in Haiti in an effort to create and publish children’s books for the children in the countryside of Haiti.


mansfield/education/hersman_margaret.jpg Margaret Hersman, MA
Education Department Assistant Program Coordinator and Lecturer
(419) 755-4270
hersman.10@osu.edu

Margaret Hersman has been an educator in middle school and high school for a total of 13 years. She taught in both the smaller remedial as well as the larger classroom settings. A significant influence in her career comes from her 12 years of association with the National Writing Project, a professional development community that has shaped much of her pedagogical stance. Margaret earned her undergraduate degree from UCLA and her graduate degree from Middlebury College, the Bread Loaf School of English.


Allyson Leedy
Lecturer in Teaching and Learning
Associate Director, Haiti Empowerment Project
(419) 755-4204
leedy.38@osu.edu

Allyson received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood education from Bluffton University in 2007 and had 3 years of classroom teaching experience before returning to school to pursue her Master’s degree at The Ohio State University-Mansfield. She currently teaches courses in Child Development, Language and literacy Methods, and Urban Teaching and Learning. Allyson enjoys coordinating and supervising pre-service teachers as they complete their fieldwork in the surrounding school districts. Additionally, she is the Associate Director of the Haiti Empowerment Project and enjoys collaborating with colleagues on a variety of research projects.