NEWS & RESEARCH
ASC Divisional Leadership Changes Announced
Executive Dean David C. Manderscheid announces two changes in divisional leadership
within the College of Arts and Sciences. Christopher Hadad
, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been appointed divisional dean of the natural and mathematical sciences (NMS). He will assume the duties of outgoing NMS Divisional Dean Peter March
on July 1. Hadad has served as arts and sciences NMS associate dean since September 2011. Janet Box-Steffensmeier
, the Vernal Riffe Professor of Political Science, has been appointed divisional dean of the social and behavioral sciences (SBS), effective August 1. She will assume the duties of SBS Divisional Dean Gifford Weary
, upon her retirement July 31.
Political Science Professor on Aljazeera America
, associate professor, political science, was asked to provide commentary on the recent election of Narendra Modi as India’s 15th prime minister. His opinion piece, “The Promise and Challenge of Narendra Modi,”
appears online in Aljazeera America
. Since 2007, Nooruddin has been a lead instructor at the annual Summer School on Quantitative Methods in Political Science organized by Lokniti-Centre for Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi, India. He is the author of the book, Coalition Politics and Economic Development
Astronomy Researchers Promote Obama-Singh Project in India
, professor, astronomy, spent two months in late spring visiting Indian educational institutions where he met with university representatives and alumni of Ohio State and Aligarh University. Pradhan was there to build awareness of Ohio State’s new MEd-STEM degree program offering science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and research training for faculty at Indian institutions and to help select students for the program. The program is sponsored by the U.S. India Education Foundation’s Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Award and is a partnership between Ohio State and India’s Aligarh Muslim University. The first group of PhD students starts the program this June. While in India, Pradhan and Sultana Nahar
, astronomy research scientist, also taught and co-sponsored an international scientific conference.