New and Familiar Faces
New and Familiar Faces
Meet new face Brian Lutz, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Meet new face Deepa Shanadi, Evaluator, College and Graduate School of Education, Health and Human Services
Meet familiar face Barbara (Barb) Boltz, Project Director, Enrollment Data and Systems Support, Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Brian LutzAssistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Job Description:I conduct research aimed at understanding how energy, elements and chemical compounds move within and between ecosystems, and specifically on the environmental impacts of energy extraction practices (hydraulic fracturing and surface coal mining), as well as the effects of human land use and climate change on ecosystem element cycles. My responsibilities also include advising graduate students and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses.
Worked at KSU since:November 2012
Employment Prior to Kent State University:Duke University
Likes Most About Kent State University:The many great people here from the Midwest.
Attraction to Kent State University as an Employer:Kent State’s strong commitment to becoming a regional leader in the environmental sciences.
Resides in:Rootstown, Ohio
Education:Ph.D., Biogeochemistry, Duke University; B.A., Biology, The College of Wooster
Hobbies:Spending time with my children, reading, traveling, farming, working outdoors
College and Graduate School of Education, Health and Human Services
Job Description:The Research and Evaluation Bureau at Kent State carries out evaluations of health and education projects for a variety of organizations. It also provides research technical support to graduate students and faculty at the university. I am part of the team that carries out evaluations of the health and education projects.
Worked at KSU since:October 2012
Employment Prior to Kent State University:Carried out evaluation(s) at the World Food Program, John Snow Inc., and the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors.
Likes Most About Kent State University:As a large university, Kent State offers so many programs and thus allows us to attend events such as concerts, art exhibits and speakers, which the university organizes.
Attraction to Kent State University as an Employer:Wanted to be part of a higher education institution
Resides in:Canton, Ohio
Education:B.A., Biology, Rutgers University; M.S., Food Policy and Applied Nutrition, Tufts University; M.P.H., Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Tufts University
Hobbies:Exploring the world with a 5-year-old daughter and a 2-year-old son.
Barbara (Barb) BoltzProject Director, Enrollment Data and Systems Support
Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs