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For Immediate Release

July 22, 2014

Contact: Lesley Fry (419) 995-8671 or Pam Joseph (419) 995-8284

Ohio State Lima faculty earn promotions

Three employees transition to new roles

Dr. David Easter has been promoted from lecturer to senior lecturer of communication. Easter began teaching at Ohio State Lima in 1994. He received his BPh from Miami University, his MS from Boston University and his PhD from University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Easter teaches a variety of communication courses including the history of human communication, media effects, the role of communication in society and human relationships, speech and persuasion, and media writing. His research specializes in cultural theory, media studies and communication policy. He has published journal and book articles in such areas as government policy and the Information Society, the ideological effects of media discourse and the history of twentieth century conceptual art from the perspective of communication theory.

Susan Heaphy has been promoted from lecturer to senior lecturer of biology. Heaphy joined the faculty at Ohio State Lima in 2002. She received her BS in biology from Pennsylvania State University and her MS in biophysics from Ohio State. She has also done additional graduate work in microbiology at the Mayo Clinic. She is in charge of the laboratories for Ohio State Lima’s biology program, supervising student employees, arranging lab schedules, and supervising hazardous waste removal for the campus. Heaphy teaches courses in general biology, human and comparative vertebrate anatomy, human physiology, and introductory genetics. She also supervises independent studies in anatomy.

Doug Sutton-Ramspeck has been promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of English. Sutton-Ramspeck has been teaching creative writing at Ohio State Lima since 1999 and he began directing the Writing Center at Ohio State Lima in 2001. He also began service as assistant professor in 2009. Sutton-Ramspeck earned his BA from Kenyon College and his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of California at Irvine. He is the author of five poetry collections. His most recent book, Original Bodies, was selected for the Michael Waters Poetry Prize. Two earlier books also received awards: Mechanical Fireflies (Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize), and Black Tupelo Country (John Ciardi Prize, University of Missouri-Kansas City). Sutton-Ramspeck is the recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, the Neil Shepard Prize in Poetry, the Eric Hoffer Book Award, and many other honors for his writing.