Engaged Scholarship Symposium Autumn 2023

Engaged Scholarship Symposium Autumn 2023

Join the Office of Outreach and Engagement for the Engaged Scholarship Symposium. This symposium will highlight faculty, staff, graduate students and community partners who are co-creating scholarship.

Through panel discussions, flash talks and poster presentations, participants will learn more about the innovative and impactful work of engaged scholars at Ohio State.


Wednesday, November 1
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The Fawcett Center
2400 Olentangy River Rd.,
Columbus, OH 43210


8 a.m.: Continental breakfast/Graduate Student Poster Competition setup

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.: Graduate Student Poster Competition

10 a.m.: Welcome remarks

  • Ryan Schmiesing, Senior Vice Provost for External Engagement
  • Jason Reece, Vice Provost for Urban Engagement and Research

10:15 a.m.: Panel- Building Partnerships and Communities of Practice

  • David Delaine, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering
  • Susan Melsop, Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences/Design
  • Shaunta Stanford, Clinical Assistant Professor of Practice, Director of Community Health Worker Training Program, College of Nursing
  • Moderated by Lindy L. Weaver Associate Professor & Assistant Director of Academic Affairs School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Medicine Office of Academic Affairs Faculty Fellow

11:15 a.m.: Flash Talks: Outreach and Engagement Grant Recipients

  • Abby Mills, Graduate Student, College of Education and Human Ecology
  • Stephen Boyles, Professor, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
  • Nancy Mendoza, Assistant Professor, College of Social Work
  • Stephanie Aubry, Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences/Spanish and Portuguese

11:45 a.m.: Lunch and Keynote Address

  • Michael Corey, Executive Director, Human Service Chamber of Franklin County

1:15 p.m.: Panel - Partnership in Action: Alliance for Diversity in Brain Health for the Central Ohio Community (ADHOC)

  • Kim S. Wilson-Lawson, DCS, CHW, MHF Executive Director African American Alzheimers and Wellness Association Wellness First
  • Amy Weeks, MSW, LISW-S Social Worker Neurocognitive Clinic OhioHealth
  • Pamela Myers, MAOM, BSN, RN Program Director Alzheimer's Association Northwest and Central Ohio
  • Karen O. Moss, PhD, RN, CNL Assistant Professor Center for Healthy Aging, Self-Management and Complex Care | College of Nursing Center for Health Outcomes in Medicine, Scholarship and Service (HOMES) College of Medicine

Additional ADHOC Members:

  • Karen Hensley Rayburn, BS Director of Community Relations African American Alzheimers and Wellness Association
  • Camren Harris, M.A. Public Policy Manager & Region 10 Research Champion Alzheimer's Association Ohio
  • Missy Rouse, RN Program Manager Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter
  • Kathy D. Wright, PhD, RN, APRN-CNS, PMHCNS-BC Assistant Professor The Ohio State University, College of Nursing, Center for Healthy Aging, Self-Management, and Complex Care, Chronic Brain Injury Center Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Scholar-Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

1:45 p.m.: Flash Talks: Outreach and Engagement Grant Recipients

  • Chris Ratcliff, Senior Lecturer, College of Engineering
  • Asma Mobin-Uddin, Assistant Professor, College of Medicine
  • Terron Banner, Manager of Community Learning and Experience, Urban Arts Space
  • Jaryd Hiser, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
  • Christine Happel Program Manager, College of Social Work

2:15 p.m.: Panel - Voices from the Community: Needs and Opportunities

  • Heather Mohrman, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Sanctuary Night
  • Katelin Hansen, Chief Financial Officer, Community Development for All People and United Methodist Deaconess, United Methodist Church for All People
  • Matt Martin, Director, Community Research, The Columbus Foundation
  • Bryan Winbush, Network Director, Success by Third Grade, United Way of Central Ohio
  • Moderated by Jason Reece

3:15 p.m.: Conclusion and Graduate Poster Competition results announced