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Voices of Women Oral History Project

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  1. Interview of Cynthia Wentz by Rosie Goodman and Richard Start

    Wentz, Cynthia
    Cynthia Wentz describes her time as an undergraduate student at The Ohio State University. She began her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Welfare in 1959, and graduated in December of 1962. During her time at Ohio State, Wentz was the first female to be elected head cheerleader and the first female to be an honorary member of the Men's Judo Club. Wentz also talks about living in the dormitories on campus and in a sorority house, as well as her experience being a homecoming queen candidate.

  2. Interview of Felicisima Serafica by Deborah Ballam

    Serafica, Felicisima C.
    Felicisima Serafica describes her experience of growing up in the Philippines and coming to the United States on a Fulbright Scholarship for part of her undergraduate and graduate education. Serafica was hired at The Ohio State University in 1977, and she initially held a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Pediatrics. In the mid-1990s she switched to a full appointment in Ohio State's Developmental Psychology program. During her time at Ohio State, Serafica was an active advocate for the rights of Asian-American students, and she also was involved in numerous committees helping to make the...

  3. Interview of Ellen Mosley-Thompson by Claudia Kinder

    Mosley-Thompson, Ellen
    Ellen Mosley-Thompson first arrived at Ohio State in 1973 as a master's degree student in the Atmospheric Sciences program. After obtaining her Ph.D. in 1979, she joined the staff as a research assistant 1 in the then-Institute of Polar Studies, now called the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center. She describes the trajectory of her career from research assistant to full professor to her current position as director of the Byrd Center. Mosley-Thompson also discusses gender issues, both in the science field and specifically at OSU, and how these have changed over time.

  4. Interview of Patricia F. R. Cunningham by Deborah Ballam

    Cunningham, Patricia Frances Rene
    Patricia F. R. Cunningham arrived at The Ohio State University 1997 as a freshman; she went on to earn three degrees, culminating in a Ph.D. in 2011. Cunningham was hired in a dual appointment in OSU's Poverty Solutions Collaborative and Office of Student Life, eventually transitioning to her directorship of Buckeye Civic Engagement Connections in the Office of Student Life. Cunningham discusses her activist role in general, particularly her focus on community engagement, including a project she started to aid in K-12 education in Appalachia, and the Buckeye Reach program, which targets disadvantaged youth in Columbus neighborhoods, as well as...

  5. Interview of Anne Chasser by Judy Yesso

    Chasser, Anne H.
    Anne Chasser began working in the Office of Contracts at The Ohio State University in 1976. Chasser and her colleagues were at the forefront of developing and implementing the most efficient systems that would allow the University to make money from its newly registered trademarks. During her time at Ohio State, Chasser wrote journal articles about the work she was doing, which helped other universities that were beginning to register their own trademarks. These articles, along with Chasser’s traveling to many conferences and networking, built her reputation outside of the University and led to her spearheading the organization of the...

  6. Interview of Carla M. Curtis by Sarah Jasmine Stork

    Curtis, Carla M.
    Carla M. Curtis describes her career in the College of Social Work at The Ohio State University. After receiving her Ph.D. from Howard University in the College of Social Work, in 1992 Curtis was recruited to become a faculty member in the College of Social Work at OSU. Curtis talks about her experience working with her mother, who was a faculty member in OSU's College of Social work from the 1960s through the 1990s. Curtis also discusses her research on African-American children and families in child welfare.

  7. Interview of Ruth Colker by Olivia Wikle

    Colker, Ruth
    Ruth Colker was recruited to Ohio State to become the Heck Faust Memorial Chair in Constitutional Law at Moritz College of Law in 1997. After teaching for more than a decade, Colker also had the honor of becoming a Distinguished University Professor. Interested in civil rights activism from a young age, Colker attended Harvard Law School and, following her passion for teaching and writing, decided to become a law professor. She teaches classes in Constitutional Law, Disability Law, and LGBT rights. She was active in helping Congress pass the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, and amending the same Act...

  8. Interview of Sara Childers by Claudia Kinder

    Childers, Sara M.
    Sara Childers describes her experience as a student and employee at The Ohio State University. She graduated in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree, and then returned in 1999 to pursue two master's degrees. From 2003 to 2006, she worked for the College of Arts and Sciences as an academic counselor. In 2006, she became a graduate assistant for The Women's Place, a position which allowed her to pursue her Ph.D. in Social and Cultural Foundations in Education from The School of Educational Policy and Leadership at Ohio State. Childers describes issues of diversity and discrimination that she has come across...

  9. Interview of Rodica Botoman by Judy Fountain

    Boțoman, Rodica C.
    Rodica Botoman describes her career as an Associate Professor in the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Literature. She was hired in 1975 as the Coordinator and Director of Ohio State’s Romanian Program, a position that she held until 2002, when she retired. Botoman describes her decision to move from Romania to the United States with her husband and 14-year-old son in 1969. A teacher in Romania, Botoman received some financial aid as a work-study student at Ohio State, where she earned a Master’s degree and Ph.D. In 1975, Botoman was offered the chance to teach Romanian Language...

  10. Interview of Clara Derber Bloomfield by Olivia Wikle

    Bloomfield, Clara D.
    Clara Derber Bloomfield was hired at The Ohio State University in 1997 as the Director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Internal Medicine and Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center. At the time she came, the Comprehensive Cancer Center was on phase-out funding, and Bloomfield was hired to turn things around. Bloomfield describes a few of her experiences from Medical School, her process of being recruited to Ohio State, and the work she did to make the Cancer Center stronger academically, including her requirement that all faculty at the Center become sub-specialized in a disease...

  11. Interview of Janet Ashe by Olivia Wikle

    Ashe, Janet
    Janet Ashe describes her experience as Vice President for Business and Administration at The Ohio State University. In this position, she oversaw all the operational areas of OSU, including the Physical Plant, Business Operations, Fisher College of Business, the Ohio Stadium, the Office of Internal Audit, the Office of Property and Real Estate management, University Public Safety, and many others. Ashe discusses her efforts to increase diversity in University Administration while at Ohio State, and her participation in the women’s grassroots movement, a precursor to The Women’s Place. She was instrumental in establishing the first office on campus for The...

  12. Interview of Patricia Markunas by Kevlin Haire

    Markunas, Patricia Veronica, 1951-
    Pat Markunas recalls her time as a student at Ohio State University in the 1970s, both as an undergraduate and a graduate student. She describes choosing a major, living in an all-women’s dorm, participating as a fraternity’s little sister, and becoming involved in various student organizations, such as the Women’s Self-Government Association. She also describes the enormous changes on campus during that time for women, such as the ending of curfews and dress codes. Specifically, Markunas recalls her tenure as president of WSGA, and the activities in which it was involved, including the bridal fair, which was a controversial event...

  13. Interview of Terry Tickhill Terrell by Judy Yesso

    Terrell, Terry T.
    Terry Tickhill Terrell describes her role on the first women-only scientific expedition to Antarctica. Terrell joined the team in 1969 as an undergraduate at Ohio State, majoring at the time in Chemistry. Terrell first describes how it came about that she joined the team, then she discusses preparations, including extensive tests at Bethesda Naval Hospital to make sure all of the women were physically fit. Terrell then describes their arrival at Antarctica and their subsequent fieldwork. Terrell also discusses some of the obstacles they faced, both physically because of the harsh environment, and those put up by people who treated...

  14. Interview of Lucy Caswell by Claudia Kinder

    Caswell, Lucy Shelton
    Lucy Caswell began her career at The Ohio State University in 1970 as the head of the Journalism Library. She interviewed for this position in May of 1970, when the Ohio State campus was closed due to the killings at Kent State. She remained in this position at the Journalism Library until 1975. In 1977, she was invited to assume a temporary position in the School of Journalism, with the objective of curating the work of Milton Caniff, a notable cartoonist whose papers had been donated to the School of Journalism in 1974. This curator position was supposed to last...

  15. Interview of Jill Bystydzienski by Olivia Wikle

    Bystydzienski, Jill M., 1949-
    Jill Bystydzienski describes her experiences as chair of the Department of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies at The Ohio State University. Bystydzienski came to Ohio State and assumed the chair position in 2006. During her time at the University, she also held the position of chair of the President’s Council on Women, and was a Co-Principal Investigator for a prestigious National Science Foundation Advance Institutional Transformation grant. Bystydzienski discusses the changes she implemented in her department to address equity issues. She also discusses the work she did in the community to make STEM career paths more accessible and viable to...

  16. Interview of Margaret Bogenschutz by Alex Jania

    Bogenschutz, Margaret M., 1954-
    Margaret Bogenschutz describes her career as a graduate student and staff member at The Ohio State University. She received her Master’s in College Student Personnel in 1978, and her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration in 1987, both from OSU. Bogenschutz discusses her work as an academic advisor in OSU’s College of Nursing, in 1986, prior to taking a job in the Fisher College of Business, Office of Career Services. Along with her colleagues, she spearheaded OSU’s Take Your Daughter to Work Day, overseeing the annual event for 10 years. Bogenschutz also has served as chairwoman of the University Career Services...

  17. Interview of Mollie Blackburn by Koritha Mitchell

    Blackburn, Mollie V., 1969-
    Mollie Blackburn describes her career as a Professor in the College of Education and Human Ecology at OSU. Before earning her PhD at the University of Pennsylvania, Blackburn was a middle school teacher. Her employment at OSU began in 2001 as an Assistant Professor. Since then she has earned tenure and promotion to Associate Professor and full Professor. After she was hired, Blackburn helped found the Middle Childhood Education Program in the College of Education and Human Ecology, and she helped to develop programs in Sexuality Studies and Literacy Studies. Blackburn also volunteered in the Columbus community with a local...

  18. Interview of Sarah Miller Smith by Cindy Holodnak

    Smith, Sarah Miller
    Sarah Miller Smith discusses her experience as one of the first three female cheerleaders ever at Ohio State. She describes the tryout process in 1947, when she was a freshman, and the level of interest by young women that year to try out for the team. Smith cheered for all four year as an undergraduate, including cheering at the Rose Bowl in 1950. Smith also describes being one of the first to major in Dance, and her completion of a master’s and a doctoral degree at Ohio State. She also discusses her professional career as, first, a guidance counselor, then...

  19. Interview of Christine Ballengee Morris by Nic Flores

    Morris, Christine Ballengee
    Christine Ballengee Morris first describes her family background, growing up as an American Indian in Appalachia, and her educational background, which began with a degree at a local community college. She then describes experiences of racism while she lived in North Carolina, and navigating through various gender roles while she was younger, and how these experiences affected her career as a faculty member in Arts Administration, Education and Policy at Ohio State. In addition, she discusses her role as the first Multicultural Center director, her involvement in the Newark Earthworks and other Earthworks around the world, and her association with...

  20. Interview of Astrid E. Merget by Leslie Fine

    Merget, Astrid E.
    Astrid Merget describes her career at OSU, beginning with her appointment in 1986 as the Director of the School of Public Administration. It was her first academic position after spending time in a political appointment during the Carter Administration, but she had held academic positions before that, at Barnard College and George Washington University. Three years after coming to OSU, Merget was appointed as interim Dean of the College of Business, a position she held for a year and a half. Merget also discusses her experiences as a woman at OSU, both at the School and in the College, including...

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