The Ohio State University at Mansfield


Ohio Magazine honors two university professors

Two professors from The Ohio State University at Mansfield were recently honored by Ohio Magazine as part of the “Excellence in Education” feature in the December issue, currently on newsstands.

Anthropology Professor Dawn Kitchen is the kind of professor who can inspire students to change their major to Anthropology. Her work has been featured in major children’s publications, and her presentations to elementary and middle-school students are perennial favorites. She is a tireless advocate for science and math education in her community.

Kitchen also has been quoted in recent articles in the Smithsonian Magazine and Science regarding her field research with baboons and howler monkeys.

Art Professor John Thrasher is a consistent favorite with students at Ohio State Mansfield. He also shares his passion for art with the broader community, teaching in local primary and secondary schools as well as at the Mansfield Art Center. At the state level, he helps judge the Annual Ohio Governors Show.