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Mollie V. Blackburn will be Ohio State’s next Faculty Ombudsperson, effective August 15. She follows Sally Rudmann, who served in the role for the past five years. Blackburn is a professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education and Human Ecology. She has served in a variety of leadership roles for her department and the university. Blackburn graduated from University of Richmond, and earned a Master’s degree at the University of Georgia and PhD at the University of Pennsylvania. (Ohio State OAS News.)