The Ohio State University was founded in 1870—an impressive 150 years ago—as a land-grant university under the Morrill Land-Grant Acts. In recognition of its sesquicentennial anniversary, the university awarded 150 students scholarships of $2,500 a piece. The Department of English is proud to have two of its own among the prestigious group: third-year Amber E. Alexander and second-year Maddie Conley.
Each month, the Communications Team reaches out to members of the Department of English faculty and asks them to elaborate on a current research or creative project they are working on or have recently completed.
Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor in the Department of English Frederick Luis Aldama was recently named a Distinguished University Professor, a distinction that anually highlights one to three full professors who have truly exceptional records in teaching, research, scholarly or creative work, and service. This permanent, honorific title became effective July 1, 2019, and was conferred at the Board of Trustees meeting on Nov. 20, 2019.