Dr. 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.
Dr. Matthew W. Stoltzfus TEDx Editor’s Pick
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.
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Dr. Patty Bode
Dr. 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 TEDx Editor’s Pick
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 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.
Ryan Barta &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 TEDx Editor’s Pick
Maggie McKivergin is a nationally certified clinical nurse specialist in holistic nursing with 40 years experience in integrative health. Maggie served on a visionary team at Ohio Health Corporation in Columbus, creating models for integrating holistic approaches into education, corporations, churches and communities. Maggie coordinated a hospital based multidisciplinary effort which yielded a menu of EBP complementary options related to pain, comfort and healing. She initiated the parish nurse program for the city of Columbus and was a fellow with Healthcare Forum for creating healthy communities which she launched in Columbus in 1994. She was celebrated as the National Holistic Nurse of the Year in 1995 for her contributions to healthcare.
She was honored by Sigma Theta Tau as the most outstanding graduate student for her research in women’s healing. She has contributed chapters on “The Nurse as an Instrument of Healing” for several editions of “The Handbook for Holistic Nursing Practice” and has published on the healing of women and the “Essence of Presence”. Maggie has lectured widely and currently has a private practice in Dublin, Ohio. Her mission is to support an individual across the spectrum of their life and help bridge the gap in people’s understanding of caring for themselves. In her service to others, she uses advanced assessment technology coupled with integrative health strategies to discern the cause of imbalances in the body and recommends a plan of care specific for each person to include complementary therapies for many diseases and imbalances when they have exhausted other resources.