Dr. Andreá N. Williams, an associate professor in the Department of English, has agreed to accept the position as Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) fellow and interim director of The Women's Place from January 1 to December 31, 2020. Dr. Williams specializes in African American literature and American literature to 1900.
Her research focuses on slave narratives and Black autobiography, Black periodicals and print culture, class, and U.S. women writers. Her current work traces the lives and writing of unmarried African American women who helped to cultivate ... full story .
It was a heart-wrenching experience that makes Dale Harris cringe to this day. The Senior Project Manager for Facilities Operations and Development moved to Alabama from Trinidad and Tobago in 1991. It was there where he came face-to-face with racism.
He worked in a restaurant and one day, one of his regular customers, a Caucasian woman said to him, “You’re not from here, so you’re not like these other Black folks here.”
“This was pure ignorance because except for my accent, I’m exactly like them,” Harris said. “I spent a lot of time being angry.”
There’s nothing more heartbreaking than seeing a loved one battle a life-threatening disease. Kathleen Hall’s father had a stroke a couple of years ago. Now this A&P employee strives to make living a healthy lifestyle more of a priority.
“It’s become more important to me to be aware of whole-self and heart health,” Hall said.
When Hall recently started working in A&P as an HR Administrative Associate, she saw an advertisement for a program called, “Give Biofeedback a Try.” It’s a half-hour session that helps people manage stress and build resilience through monitoring breathing patterns with biofeedback technology....
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15), the School of Music and Organization of Hispanic/Latino Faculty and Staff proudly present a series of musical experiences that highlight the culture of Latin America. More .
With Ohio State since 2011, I began in Planning and Real Estate as a professional urban planner, helping the public and stakeholders to develop and implement urban land use plans. I hold a masters in Community and Regional Planning from Iowa State University College of Design.
Now as the Senior Manager of Diversity and Inclusion Education for Administration and Planning, I serve as an ex officio member of A&P’s Diversity Council, of which I have been a member since its inception in 2016. It is a major source for educating employees about the benefits of diversity and inclusion in...
Planning, Architecture and Real Estate - Real Estate Project Coordinator
I work in Planning, Architecture and Real Estate (PARE), where we provide services for university planning, design, and real estate. As a real estate project coordinator, I focus on property leases, market analysis, and acquisitions.
Diversity and inclusion are important to me because, when people believe that they are an important part of a team, they enjoy their work more and perform better. Promoting these initiatives is a great way to encourage faculty and staff in their work, decrease stress overall, and improve interpersonal dynamics.
In Facilities Operations and Development, I serve as senior project manager for construction projects at the Wexner Medical Center. This spans conception through design, construction, and project closeout, utilizing a wide variety of delivery methods and working closely with professionals and contractors, our university customers, facilities and IT groups, and real estate planners and engineering.
Serving as a member of A&P’s Diversity Council has afforded an opportunity to be a conduit in the Design and Construction group for enhancing our goals for workforce diversity, inclusion, and sustainability. I’ve always viewed and respected others for who they are and what...
A&P Marketing and Communications - Public Relations and Marketing Manager
As A&P’s Communications and Marketing Manager, I am tasked with crafting the monthly A&P newsletter, shooting video and drone footage, writing news stories, creating web content, and overseeing various social media accounts. I bring more than a decade of experience as a television news journalist to this position, most recently working as a reporter for WSYX-TV in Columbus, preceded by reporter and television anchor positions in Tampa, Pensacola, and Tallahassee. I worked as a recruiter for an executive search firm in Dublin before coming to Ohio State. In my...
My professional career began as a labor relations consultant for the Office of Collective Bargaining in Ohio’s Department of Administrative Services. I transferred to the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission (now Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities) as the Labor Relations Manager, serving in numerous HR roles for more than 20 years. I left the State of Ohio as the Personnel Administrator for the Department of Corrections to join Ohio State in autumn 2011.
I received my B.A. in Psychology, Masters in Public Administration, and Masters in Labor and Human Resources from Ohio State. I am a member of the Society...
Facilities Operations and Development - Facilities Manager
I have been with Ohio State for 32 years, the first 19 at the Wexner Medical Center and then 3 at OSU East Hospital before transferring to the academic side 11 years ago. My continued service has been in Facilities, helping to oversee and maintain the physical plant.
My 28 years in the Army Reserve included two tours in the Middle East, with stints as Power Generator Mechanic, Military Police Officer, and Platoon Sargent.
Developing strong relationships is the foundation of everything I do, both professionally and personally. My passion...