By 1812Blockhouse

At its recent full Board meeting, The Ohio State University Board of Trustees appointed Eric M. Anderson as Interim Dean and Director of the OSU Mansfield from July 1, 2022 through May 14, 2023, or until another dean is appointed.

Anderman replaces Norman Jones, who recently became Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education for all of The Ohio State University. Our story on that appointment can be read here:

OSUM’s Jones Named Vice Provost, Dean Of Undergraduate Education At OSU | 1812Blockhouse

Anderman is a professor in the Department of Edcational Studies.

When asked about his favorite part about Ohio State Mansfield, Anderman said,

“The people…I mean that sincerely. I am impressed everyday with the enthusiasm everyone has, and the love of this campus.”

Anderman grew up in New York City and the surrounding suburbs. After completing his PhD in Educational Psychology at the University of Michigan, he went on to serve as faculty at University of Kentucky from 1994-2007. Since coming to The Ohio State University in 2007, Anderman has also served in administrative roles for 10 years.

Dr. Anderman served as the inaugural chair of the Department of Educational Studies from 2013-2019. As chair, he finalized the integration of the School of Educational Policy and Leadership and School of Physical Activity and Educational Services into one cohesive department within the College of Education and Human Ecology. The department has been home to several top-ranked education programs featured in U.S. News & World Report. Anderman previously directed the School of Educational Policy and Leadership from 2009-2012.

A professor of educational psychology, Anderman studies academic motivation and risk-taking, focusing on academic cheating, the effects of school transitions on motivation, and HIV and pregnancy prevention in adolescent populations. He is a fellow of both the American Educational Research Association and the American Psychological Association, in which he has served as former president of Division 15 (the educational psychology division) and as chair of the Coalition for Psychology in the Schools.

These experiences have given Anderman excitement about moving Mansfield campus initiatives forward while he serves his interim role on campus.

Anderman has his eyes fixed on the horizon for Ohio State Mansfield. With many academic and community-based initiatives upcoming, Anderman said,

“The future is very bright. I see so many opportunities for growth already, and each day I am learning more and more about the possibilities.”

Also at the meeting, President Kristina Johnson shared news with the Board about the opening of the new Jane E Heminger Hall, which will expand the College of Nursing, and the new Timashey Family Music Building in the Arts District.

Also, how students learn is evolving with the start of fall semester, with the first major overhaul of the university’s general education, or gen-ed, curriculum in more than 30 years. The new program “will reduce the number of required gen-ed credit courses, thus providing flexibility in scheduling while preparing Buckeyes for the world in which they will live and work after graduation,” Johnson told trustees.

Eric M. Anderson and Brutus Buckeye

Source, Photo: OSU

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