Ohio Dominican University Welcomes New Faculty

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2010-02-11

 Columbus, OH - Ohio Dominican University (ODU) welcomed the following nine new faculty members to the campus community for the 2009-2010 academic year.

Division of Arts and Letters 

Martin Brick, Ph.D. has joined Ohio Dominican as Assistant Professor of English. His teaching and research interests include 20th Century British Literature, the Bible as literature, James Joyce, visual rhetoric and fiction writing. Brick previously was a graduate assistant at Marquette University and an assistant lecturer at the University of Wisconsin, Fox Valley. He is the recipient of several scholarships, grants and fellowships, and is a member of the College English Association and Modernist Studies Association.

Brick holds a doctoral degree in British Literature from Marquette University; a master’s degree in English cum laude from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh; and a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin.

Herb Vincent Peterson, MFA is an Assistant Professor of Art and Design in the university’s Graphic Design program.

In addition to teaching at ODU, Peterson is the executive director of Open and Build, a not-for-profit design thinking studio in Columbus, Ohio. Peterson engages in a design thinking practice that continually fosters collaborations across all artistic and academic disciplines through a variety of media. His works have been exhibited at The Indianapolis Museum of Art; The University of Oxford (England), the Elizabeth Gallery, London; Art Basel-Miami; Scope Art Fair New York; Agora Contemporary, New York; and the Step Gallery at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University.

Peterson holds a master’s degree in Fine Arts from The Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis.


Division of Mathematics, Computer and Natural Sciences 

Dinty Musk Jr., Ph.D. is ODU’s new Assistant Professor of Chemistry. Musk previously taught general chemistry, biochemistry and independent student research at Shorter College in Rome, Georgia. He also served as a research assistant at the University of Illinois.

Musk holds a doctoral degree in Chemistry (Chemical Biology) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry magna cum laude from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.


Division of Business 

Margaret Gilmore, MT, CPA joins Ohio Dominican as Assistant Professor of Business. Before joining the division as a full-time faculty member, Gilmore taught undergraduate tax courses for ODU. In addition to teaching the income tax practicum for ODU’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program for accounting students. Through the program, students offer free income tax return preparation assistance to qualified individuals.

Gilmore is a former adjunct and full-time faculty member at Franklin University, where she taught MBA and accounting courses. Since November 2005, she served as director of client services for Yankovich, Adelman Johnson & Stevenson, CPAs in Columbus. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, and a founding director of the Columbus Association of Tax Professionals.

Gilmore holds a master’s degree in Taxation from Capital University Law School and a bachelor’s degree in accounting summa cum laude from the University of Dayton. 

Maria Moore, Ph.D., SPHR is Assistant Professor of Business and teaches human resources courses. Prior to joining Ohio Dominican, Moore was a senior research specialist with The Ohio State University’s Center on Education and Training for Employment in The College of Education and Human Ecology. She was also an adjunct professor at Otterbein College, where she taught undergraduate and graduate courses for the Department of Business, Accounting, and Economics. Moore was a program director for the OSU Marion Campus George H. Alber Enterprise Center. She is a member of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), the National Association of Alternative Certification (NAAC), and the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Moore earned a doctorial degree in Philosophy and a master’s degree in Adult Education and Human Resource Development, both from The Ohio State University. She also holds an MBA from Case Western University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from John Carroll University. 

James Strode, Ph.D. teaches Sport Management undergraduate courses as Assistant Professor of Business. Most recently, he served as assistant professor and undergraduate program head for Ashland University’s Sport Management program.

Strode held various positions within Ohio State University’s Athletics and Recreational Sports Departments and served as a lecturer on sport management topics. He was the varsity girls’ basketball coach at Centennial High School for five seasons and currently is the varsity girls’ basketball coach at Bexley High School.

He holds a doctoral degree in Philosophy in Sport and Exercise Management, and a master’s degree in Sport and Exercise Management, both from The Ohio State University. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He serves as president of the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association and is a member of the North American Society of Sport Management and the Sport Marketing Association.


Division of Education 

Kevin Cordi, Ph.D. joins Ohio Dominican as Assistant Professor of Education. His teaching and research interests include Drama, Language Arts, Reading and Humanities. Cordi previously served as an assistant professor at California State University, Fresno, and as a lecturer at The Ohio State University, among other positions. He has authored several published articles, as well as a book, Raising Voices: creating youth storytelling groups and troupes. A master storyteller, Cordi is the founder and director of the Voices Across the World Youth Storytelling Project, and is a member of the National Storytelling Network.

He holds a doctoral degree in philosophy from The Ohio State University School of Teaching and Learning; a master’s degree in education from the University of Akron; and a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from Kent State University. In addition, he earned a postgraduate certificate of Education from the University of Sheffield (England). 

Lisa Douglass, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Education. Her research interests include mathematics and adolescent studies. Douglass previously served as an adjunct professor at Ohio University-Zanesville and Muskingum College. She has done research on a mathematics coaching project to help experienced math teachers with research-based teaching methods. Douglass is a professional member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the American Education Research Association.

Douglass holds a doctoral degree in Education from The Ohio State University; a master’s degree in Education from the University of Kansas; and a bachelor’s degree in Education from Kansas State University.


Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences 

Todd Callais, Ph.D. joins Ohio Dominican as an Instructor of Social Work. His professional and teaching interests include crime and deviance, social theory and inequality.

Callais has held teaching positions at The Ohio State University, Denison University and Kenyon College, and is the recipient of several teaching awards. He is a member of the American Society of Criminology, the American Sociological Association and the North Central Sociological Association.

He earned a doctorate degree in Sociology, a master’s degree in Sociology, and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Public Service, all from The Ohio State University.