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Voices of Women Oral History Project

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. Interview of Marlene Longenecker by Susan Hartmann

    Longenecker, Marlene
    Marlene Longenecker describes her career at Ohio State, first as a member of the faculty of the Department of English, then as Director of the Center for Women’s Studies, and finally in a joint appointment for both the departments of English and Women’s Studies. She also discusses growing up in California, then earning a bachelor’s degree at the University of California at Riverside, and ultimately earning a Ph.D. at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She describes the beginning of the Women’s Studies program and its development into a department, and the National Women’s Studies Convention held at...

  14. Interview of Sondra Kowaluk by Michael Jurkovic and Audrey Short

    Kowaluk, Sondra
    Sondra Kowaluk discusses her experiences as a married mother who attended OSU first at night, then full-time to earn a business administration degree in 1976. She describes some of the classes that were helpful to her in her career as an accountant, and she talks about how she juggled her coursework with raising a child. In addition, she describes several incidents of discrimination she faced along the way to earning her degree and the general atmosphere for female accounting students on campus at that time. She also describes her career as a public accountant and the general acceptance of women...

  15. Interview of Francille Firebaugh by Rachel Turner

    Firebaugh, Francille
    Born and raised in Arkansas, Francille Firebaugh first attended Arkansas State University, then the University of Arkansas, where she graduated with a major in home economics education. After receiving her master’s degree from the University of Tennessee, she taught at the University of Texas for two years before earning her doctorate at Cornell University. After receiving her PhD., she came to Ohio State, where she taught, wrote, conducted research and eventually became Director of the School of Home Economics. In this interview Firebaugh describes her family background, childhood, education and career as a faculty member in OSU’s then-School of Home...

  16. Interview of Denise Deschenes by Emily Earick, Jaren Francis, and Ehsan Shirazi

    Deschenes, Denise
    Denise Deschenes describes her academic career at OSU, from earning a master’s degree in Zoology, to going to medical school, to working in her current position as psychiatrist in the Counseling and Consultation Service at the Younkin Success Center. Deschenes also describes her upbringing in New Hampshire, getting into and getting through medical school and her work at the counseling center. She also discusses the environment for women graduate students on campus, particularly in medical school, during the time period she was a graduate student. She also describes the environment for gay students at OSU during that time period. Finally,...

  17. Interview of Celia Crossley by Ehsan Shirazi

    Crossley, Celia
    Celia Crossley attended The Ohio State University from 1966 to 1970 when she earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications, then a new major at the University. In this interview, Crossley discusses how she ended up attending OSU, and about student life at the University, particularly for women, who were restricted much more at the beginning of her time at OSU than at the end. Her discussion also includes her memories of the spring riots of 1970 and what campus was like during the summers. She also talks about life in the dorms and in the sorority, and her attempts to...

  18. Interview of Heather Allen by Joanna Spanos

    Allen, Heather
    Heather Allen discusses her academic career, from attending community college in Southern California to earning a Ph.D. at University of California-Irvine, and finally, to becoming an assistant professor, then associate professor, at The Ohio State University. Allen also discusses the climate for women in the Department of Chemistry and also in the department after it merged with Biochemistry. She also discusses those who mentored her, and her instances of mentoring; how women and members of underrepresented groups are perceived by students and others; and finally, general gender and diversity issues in an academic setting.

  19. Interview of Debra Moddelmog by Judy Wu

    Moddelmog, Debra
    Debra Moddelmog discusses how she chose academia as a career and the trajectory of this career to Professor of English at Ohio State. She discusses issues of gender equality in her department and College, as well as the effect of her lesbianism on her career and teaching. She also discusses people who influenced her and people she has influenced, particularly students who are dealing with sexual-identity issues, who have come to her for advice. In addition, she discusses her involvement in initiatives to promote diversity and equity at OSU, from the department to University-wide level, particularly in developing and leading...

  20. Interview of Judy Wu by Deborah Ballam

    Wu, Judy Tzu-Chun
    Judy Tzu-Chun Wu describes her career at the university as a faculty member who holds joint appointments in the Department of History and the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She also discusses her work for the Asian-American Studies Program and other components of DISCO, the Diversity and Identity Studies Collective at OSU. Wu grew up in Spokane, Washington, in an immigrant family from Taiwan. After earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford, Wu then worked on her Ph.D there until she was hired by Ohio State in 1997 on a fellowship, during which she finished her dissertation....

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