April 09, 2010

Ohio State University Names First Faculty Ombuds

OSU President Gordon Gee has appointed Jack A. Rall, PhD, as the first Ombuds for faculty. Rall was an easy choice because he has served as sort of an unofficial ombudsman for the College of Medicine for more than three decades. 

“Coming to the job directly from the faculty, Jack Rall is one of our most experienced and thoughtful leaders,” said Tim Gerber, current chair of the Faculty Council. “I’m delighted with his selection.” Rall, who will work as the Ombuds 20% of the time, plans to take conflict-resolution courses and is confident of being able to do the work. Rall is currently a professor and vice chair of the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology. He earned his BA at Olivet College and a PhD in physiology from the University of Iowa. (OSU OnCampus; Faculty Profile.)

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