Ohio Today skimmed legacies that OHIO professors from the College of Arts and Sciences plumb. Some examples appear in print. Others follow below.
“I study the literary tradition of ancient Rome (‘a monument more lasting than bronze,’ in the words of Horace) and its impact on Western culture.”—Neil Bernstein, professor of classics and world religions
“I study past landscapes to understand their present counterparts better. In Baltimore, Maryland, segregation and redlining—explicit and covert—have produced disinvestment and environmental injustice.”—Geoffrey Buckley, professor of geography and undergraduate chair
“Our forests dramatically differ from the time of the founding of Ohio University. I examine both human influences and natural changes on contemporary forests.”—James Dyer, professor of geography and department chair
“The Peace Corps offers me personal and professional transformation. I recently highlighted its humanitarian outreach in Korea for the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History.”—Gerard Krzic, MA ’82, PHD ’94, director of the Ohio Program of Intensive English, Office of International Training and Development, Department of Linguistics
“Past informs present as community, legitimacy, and palliation in southeastern Ohio tri-racial communities of White, Indian, and Negro ancestries. I chronicle these oft-called WIN people.”—Zakes Mda, MFA ’84, professor of creative writing
“Abandoned coal mines have left streams affected by acid mine drainage. We study their hydrology, biology, and chemistry to reclaim them and recover aquatic life.”—Morgan Vis, professor of environmental and plant biology and department chair; Kelly Johnson, associate professor of biological sciences; Dina López, professor of geological sciences