Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, Psychoneuroimmunology and Ron Glaser, Virology

Janice Kiecolt-Glaser is a Distinguished University Professor and the S. Robert Davis Chair of Medicine at Ohio State. She is also director of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research. Ron Glaser (1939-2019) was the founder and former director of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research and chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology in the College of Medicine. …

Dwight M. DeLong, Entomology

Dwight DeLong (1892-1984) was a time two Ohio State alumnus and professor of entomology. Along with Ohio State professors Donald Borror and Charles Triplehorn, he co-authored An Introduction to the Study of Insects, a must have reference book for entomologists. In addition, DeLong published more than 400 scientific papers on leafhoppers. Through his research, he discovered that male genitals were …

Rattan Lal, Soil Science

Rattan Lal is professor of soil science and founder and director of the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center at The Ohio State University. His work focuses on the potential of soils to help solve critical global challenges, including climate change, food security and water quality. In 2019, Lal was awarded the Japan Prize, one of the most prestigious honors in …

Herbert Osborn, Entomology

Herbert Osborn (1856-1954) was professor of entomology at Ohio State and served as chairman of the Department of Zoology and Entomology from 1898-1916. In 1916, he was named by then-President Thompson as the university’s first research professor. Osborn published over 500 scientific articles during his lifetime and authored several important entomology books. He donated his extensive insect collection and library …

Robert Henry Lawrence Jr., Physical Chemistry

Maj. Robert Lawrence Jr. (1935-1967) received his PhD from Ohio State in 1965 in physical chemistry while serving in the U.S. Air Force. Following his completion of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School in 1967, the Air Force immediately selected him as an astronaut in the Air Force’s Manned Orbital Laboratory, an intelligence program to obtain high-resolution photographic imagery …

Frederick Luis Aldama, Latin Studies

Frederick Aldama is a University Distinguished Professor, Arts & Humanities Distinguished Professor of English, University Distinguished Scholar and Alumni Distinguished Teacher at Ohio State. His areas of expertise include Latino literature and film, comic book studies and narrative theory. He founded and is currently the director of LASER (Latinx Space for Enrichment and Research), which is a total mentoring system …

Charles Clark Stillman, Social Work

Charles Stillman (1877 -1952) was professor emeritus and director emeritus for the School of Social Administration at Ohio State.  In 1930, he developed the first curriculum in the United States for community organization. Because of this program and his leadership, the School for Social Administration became well-known as a training center for leaders of community foundations and United Way-type organizations. …

Robert Kouyoumjian, Engineering

Robert Kouyoumjian (1923-2011) was professor of electrical engineering at Ohio State for over 40 years after serving in World War II as a captain in the Air Force where he received training in meteorology. His main research was conducted at the ElectroScience Laboratory. His work included the development of accurate solutions for several canonical wire and plate structures and studying …

Albert Prebus, Engineering

Albert Prebus (1913-1997) was professor of electrical engineering at Ohio State. In 1938 while a graduate student at the University of Toronto, Prebus along with fellow graduate student James Hillier, constructed the first electron microscope in North America. In 1940, he came to Ohio State as a post-doctoral fellow and built the first functioning electron microscope in the United States making …

Harry Roger Drackett, Chemical Engineering

Harry Drackett (1885-1948) graduated from The Ohio State University in 1907 with a bachelor of science in chemical engineering He eventually went to work for the company his parents founded, P.W. Drackett & Sons, which developed industrial and home care cleaning products, based in Cincinnati. In 1933, Drackett developed Windex, which because of its convenience and successful advertising soon became …