The Faculty Fellows Initiative brings attention to the important scholarship and research endeavors of pre-tenure or recently appointed associate faculty members. Each department in the College of Education and Human Ecology is represented in Faculty Fellows. Chairs from Teaching and Learning, Educational Studies and Human Sciences each nominate a faculty member to serve as a fellow to the EHE Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement (DICE).
Faculty Fellows discuss ways to promote research and scholarship across the college with the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement. Fellows serve on DICE's Research Advisory Board to explore ways to feature, support and promote college research.
Fellows also share their research related to diversity, equity and inclusion with the college at least once during the academic year.
EHE Faculty Fellows and Research Board Members
My research and teaching focus on bilingual and immigrant education. I draw upon ethnographic and linguistic anthropological tools to explore the bilingual literacy and languaging resources that Latino immigrant children deploy and develop across home and school contexts. My scholarship on Mexican immigrant fathers and their children in an emerging Latino immigrant community during a period of strong anti-immigrant sentiment was supported by the National Science Foundation in Cultural Anthropology and the NAED/Spencer Foundation. My research and teaching are motivated by a desire to improve educational possibilities for Latino immigrant students by preparing educators to recognize and build upon the traditional and innovative semiotic resources that immigrant students and families bring to their classrooms. This includes fostering awareness and dialogue regarding the ways that family documentation status shapes young children's educational lives across contexts of learning. My scholarship has appeared in journals such as American Educational Research Journal and Harvard Educational Review.
My investment in diversity, equity, and inclusion centers on creating awareness of the ways that undocumented status is an axis of inequity that merits critical attention in our K-12 classrooms, teacher education programs, university campuses, and communities. I engage in this work through university-wide talks on undocumented status and campus life, guest lecturing in teacher education courses, and serving as an advocate for immigrant families within the legal system.
Carolyn Gunther is an Assistant Professor of Human Nutrition and Extension State Specialist entering her fourth year as faculty at The Ohio State University. Professor Gunther received her PhD from Purdue University in Nutrition Sciences and served as Director of Research for the OSU College of Education and Human Ecology prior to joining the Ohio State faculty. Dr. Gunther's research program focuses on developing and testing community-based, multi-component nutrition and health behavior interventions to improve the food choices and eating behaviors of disadvantaged children and adolescents, and ultimately to reduce the incidence of childhood obesity. Carolyn has author/co-authored nearly 15 peer-reviewed journal articles. She has also received competitive grants from the public and private sector to support her research - which includes a training grant to mentor undergraduate nutrition and dietetics students from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds. In addition, she was recently nominated as outstanding research mentor at Ohio State and, in 2014, she received the Reviewer of Excellence award for the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. Dr. Gunther is active in the American Society for Nutrition - she is currently past chair for the nutrition education and behavior science research interest section and provides leadership in symposium organization and community-based nutrition research. In addition, Carolyn serves as a regular reviewer for multiple peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Nutrition, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, and Journal of Extension. She was also recently elected to serve on the editorial board of the Journal of Nutrition Education.
Marc P. Johnston-Guerrero
Marc P. Johnston-Guerrero is an assistant professor in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program within the EHE Department of Educational Studies. He received a Ph.D. in Education from the University of California, Los Angeles, after having worked in multicultural affairs units across several institutions, including the University of Arizona and New York University. Marc's research interests focus on diversity and social justice issues in higher education and student affairs, with specific attention to advancing and nuancing understandings of multiraciality. He regularly presents on multiracial topics at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) and the Critical Mixed Race Studies conference. Marc currently on the editorial board of the Journal of College Student Development.
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