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Columbus, OH, United States
February 8th, 2014

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About this event

This year's theme is "Time and Change." The students, staff, faculty, and alumni at Ohio State University highlight research and innovation on the interdisciplinary TEDx stage. New ideas and old traditions are shared at Mershon Auditorium in February on OSU's campus.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Patty Cunningham
    Dr. Patty Cunningham is a three-time graduate of OSU, having received her undergraduate degree in Women’s Studies (with a minor in Black Studies);a master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs;a doctoral degree in Cultural Foundations. Currently, she serves as the Director of the Social Change focused on partial poverty solutions that houses Buckeye Civic Engagement Connection (this includes five neighborhoods Eastside Buckeye Initiatives, Hilltop, Linden, Weinland Park, and Franklinton). Buckeye REACH is a partnership with the Department of Youth Services (and adult facilities) for which Dr. Cunningham directs students in education programs that have the primary goal of reducing recidivism. She is the co-Primary investigator of The Appalachian Project, Ohio, a research project focusing in getting more students from Appalachian Ohio to attend higher education. She serves on the board of the non-profit 1Girl. Dr. Cunningham is a Bell Fellow and is trained ROX facilitator (www.rulingourexperiences.com). She co-advises Unplugging Society: A Woman of Color Think Tank, AEPi Fraternity, and two book clubs, Enigma and WE.
  • Matthew Stoltzfus
    Dr. Matthew W. Stoltzfus, or “Dr. Fus,” is an accomplished chemistry lecturer at The Ohio State University, where he has taught general and advanced inorganic chemistry. He implements the “flipping the classroom” lecture approach, which has garnered media attention from NPR, ESPN, Inside Higher Education, and Apple. Dr. Fus was an inaugural recipient of the Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer, is recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator, is a contributing author of the 13th Edition of “Chemistry the Central Science” textbook and has an iTunesU General Chemistry course with an enrollment of more than 137,000 students from all over the world. Furthermore, he serves the campus community as a member of the steering committee for Ohio State’s Center for Higher Education Enterprise, faculty fellow and house director for the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, advisory board for the Team Buckeye Peloton, faculty facilitator for LeaderShape and Council of Student Affairs, and a faculty mentor for the Second Year Transformational Experience.
  • Patty Bode
    Patty Bode asserts art education as a civil right and human right through her teaching, research, service, art making and activism. With a focus on democratization of the arts, especially with underserved communities Patty’s work reinvigorates the arts in urban schools, juvenile justice facilities, neighborhood community settings, and engages cultural institutions to reimagine their role in civically engaged art education. Her teaching prepares art educators to advance critical pedagogy through multicultural education and innovative classroom practice by highlighting the role of radical thought in the transformation of schools and society. Nationally and internationally, she has published and lectured on critical art pedagogy and retheorizing curriculum to redefine contemporary, transformative art education. Patty is the recipient of several grants and awards including: National Multicultural Educator Award, 2005;Eastern US Region Art Educator of the Year for Higher Education, 2010 by the National Art Education Association;and National Art Education Foundation grant, 2011-2012.
  • Michael Brandl
    Michael Brandl is an assistant clinical professor of finance and director of the Business Honors Program at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. He teaches undergraduate and graduate students in economic theory and financial institutions at Ohio State. Before arriving at OSU in 2011, Dr. Brandl was a Senior Lecturer in Economics &Finance at the University of Texas’s McCombs School of Business for 14 years. Professor Brandl has won more than 40 teaching awards for his teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. He most recently was awarded the Undergraduate Program Teaching Award and the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award at the Fisher College of Business during 2013. Dr. Brandl is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and training seminars where he discusses the current status of the United States and global economy, financial markets analysis, economic policy and regulation. He is currently writing a textbook on money, banking and financial institutions for Cengage Learning. He earned his undergraduate degree in economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds a PhD in economics from the University of Houston.
  • Barbie Tootle
    Barbie Tootle is President of Left Field Consulting, which provides freelance writing services, consultation in communication strategies, and training in creativity and personal development. She researches and writes speeches for CEOs and senior officers in the corporate world, non-profits, and higher education. Barbie also writes scripts for large events and videos. She is story editor and researcher on the documentary film Song of the Soul: Stories of Hospice in South Africa. For 15 years, Barbie was Director of Special Projects and Special Assistant to the President of The Ohio State University, working for three presidents. She spent a dozen years in student affairs after receiving a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Ohio State. Barbie has delivered hundreds of keynote speeches and facilitated hundreds of workshops and training sessions around the country. Barbie is a member of the Board of Directors of The Ohio State University Alumni Association. She served as president of the Board of Trustees of Thurber House and volunteers in the Ohio Historical Society’s 19th-Century Base Ball Program. She is left-handed and shares a passion for baseball with her husband Jim, a baseball historian.
  • Andrew Tarvin
    Andrew Tarvin is a professional speaker, trainer, and entertainer. He has developed and delivered more than 100 speaking and training sessions to 5,000+ people from more than ten industries. Andrew has worked with more than 50 organizations with an average event score of 4.7 (out of 5.0) and 100 percent of organizations indicating they would re-hire again. As a coach, Andrew has designed and led more than 30 coaching sessions with individuals from North America and Asia on topics including humor, interviewing, career planning, improvisation, and storytelling. In addition to speaking, training, and coaching, Andrew is also an entrepreneur, blogger, and punster.
  • Marissa Blankenship
    Marissa Blankenship is a sophomore studying psychology and sociology at The Ohio State University. As a student staff member at the OSUWMC’s Nisonger Center Transition Services Department, Marissa is able to pursue her passion for special education and student support services through the development of student programs. Marissa is also a research assistant in the Development, Language, and Cognition Laboratory where she furthers her love for education through language acquisition research with the Psychology Department and COSI Columbus. Additionally, Marissa is a proud member of both Student-Alumni Council and Alpha Chi Omega Sorority.
  • Kinshuk Mitra
    Kinshuk Mitra is a 20 year-old senior in the biomedical engineering program at Ohio State. He is a Pelotonia Research Fellow and an Engineering Research Scholar. In 2013, Mitra invented a biochip to detect cancers and other diseases using the cells and proteins they produce. The company, OncoFilter Inc., (for which he is the Chief Technology Officer and lead inventor) was co-founded to commercialize the technology. The company won the OSU Business Plan and the Rice Business plan Shark Tank. The technology is now being commercialized by partnerships with Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the James Cancer Center. In addition, Kinshuk also created a class on innovation and creativity (ENGR 4891) and organized the syllabus and found instructors. Furthermore, Kinshuk has two scientific papers, two provisional patents and one peer-reviewed grant award
  • Ryan Barta and Charlie King
    Ryan and Charlie marched together in the OSUMB for 3 years as members of T-Row. They also were roommates in 2012-2013. During this time, they noticed the large amount of paper being wasted by the marching band. Seeking to reduce the paper expense and improve the efficiency of the band, they had the idea to propose the use of iPads. After months of preparations and countless meetings, they presented the idea to OSUMB Directors, University officials and IT professionals. The idea was a hit and they were able to secure a $25,000 grant thanks to the Ohio State Office of Energy. The project has been a success and is planned to be fully implemented for the 2014 season. The project has also garnered considerable media attention over the last few months, most notably featured in the Apple iPad Air commercial, “Your Verse”. The project has been featured on The Today Show, Inside Edition, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Chronicle for Higher Education and much more.
  • Tori Boggs
  • Maggie McKivergin
  • OSU Genesis

Venue and Details

Mershon Auditorium
1871 North High St
Columbus, OH, 43210
United States

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