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Sept. 29, 2011

Contact: Lesley Fry at (419) 995-8671 or Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284

Faculty members promoted at Ohio State Lima

Three faculty members at The Ohio State University at Lima were recently promoted. Sabine Jeschonnek, Ph.D., physics; Stanley "Chip" Blake, Ph.D., history; and Elisabeth Gray, Ph.D., biology, each earned promotions from their respective departments on the Columbus campus, effective Oct. 1, 2011.

"We are immensely proud of the faculty members at Ohio State Lima and the work they do with our undergraduate students," said John R. Snyder, dean and director. "This group exemplifies the breadth and scope of the quality researchers and educators we have on campus."

Sabine Jeschonnek, Ph.D., has been promoted to professor of physics, a title that typically takes at least 14 years to earn. Dr. Jeschonnek was promoted early, earning this position ten years after she began at Ohio State. She was also promoted from assistant to associate professor ahead of schedule earlier in her career. Dr. Jeschonnek teaches introductory physics classes and supervises undergraduate research and individual studies. Her research interests include investigating matter with electromagnetic probes, quark-hardon duality and electron scattering from few-body systems. Dr. Jeschonnek received her Diploma (combined bachelor’s and master’s degrees) and Dr. rer. nat. (Doctor of Science) from University of Bonn, Germany.

Stanley "Chip" Blake, Ph.D., has been promoted to associate professor of history. Dr. Blake has taught at Ohio State Lima since 2004, specializing in modern Brazilian and Latin American history. His research interests include race and national identity in Latin America, Latin American political and economic history, and the history of medicine and public health in the Americas. Courses he teaches include a two-quarter survey of Latin American history, world history, the history of Brazil, the history of Mexico, U.S.-Latin American relations, and the social history of medicine. He recently published his first book, The Vigorous Core of Our Nationality: Race and Regional Identity in Northeastern Brazil. Dr. Blake received his bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College, and master’s degree and Ph.D. from State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Elisabeth Gray, Ph.D., has been promoted to senior lecturer in biology. Dr. Gray has been with Ohio State Lima since 1995. She teaches courses including biochemistry, comparative animal physiology and general biology. She recently stepped down from directing 12 Lima Regional Science Olympiads, an annual event for high school students hosted by Ohio State Lima since 2000. Dr. Gray has research interests in the endocrinology of teleost fish, including the impact of anthropogenic compounds on fish endocrine systems, and has co-authored numerous research papers on the subject. Prior to her arrival in northwestern Ohio, she was an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley, and a Research Endocrinologist in the same department. Dr. Gray received her bachelor’s degree from Washington University, St. Louis, and her Ph.D. from MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.