Statement of Support

If you are an educator at Ohio State (professor, lecturer, graduate employee) and support this statement, please send an email with your name and department/program affiliation to:

As educators at The Ohio State University, a publicly-funded state university,we join with educators state- and nationwide who are concerned about the impact of corporate interests and privatization on our ability to provide the world-class teaching and research our students deserve.

We bear witness to…

…the exorbitant debt our students are taking on in pursuit of an education they’ve been told is necessary to making them competitive in a contracting job market.

…the privatization of public services and goods.

…continued attempts to eradicate the presence of unions from college campuses, relegating the vibrant U.S. labor movement to the pages of history textbooks.

Our students’ actions offer practical lessons in democratic citizenship.

Indeed their protest exemplifies the University’s motto: Disciplina in civitatem.

Thus, we stand proudly behind our students as they seek social justice.

We stand with our students as they labor to build a civil society that reflects the interests of all people…

…not just the wealthy 1%.



Leslie Alexander, History

Georgios Anagnostou, Greek and Latin

Greg Anderson, History

 Deb Ballam, Fisher College of Business

Franco Barchiesi, African American & African Studies

 Harmony Bench, Dance

Vera J. Blaine, Emerita, Dance

 Jason Box, Geography

 Mollie Blackburn, School of Teaching & Learning

 Cynthia Burack, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

 Cynthia Callahan, English

John R. Champlin, Emeritus, Political Science

 Roger Cherry, English

Amy Cohen, Law

Andrew Culp, Comparative Studies

Ally Day, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

 Frank Donoghue, English

 Bob Eckhart, English

 Karen Eliot, Dance

Nikki Engel, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

 Nancy Ettlinger, Geography

 Alan B. Farmer, English

 Marcia Elizabeth Farr, School of Teaching & Learning/English

 Jared Gardner, English/Film

 Josh Gass, English

Victoria A. Genetin, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

 Harvey J. Graff, English/History

 Richard Green, English

 James Griffith, English

 Heather Thompson-Gillis, English

 Gregor Hens, Germanic Languages and Literatures

David Herman, English

Wendy S. Hesford, English

 Pranav Jani, English/Postcolonial Studies

Hasan Jeffries, History

Judson L. Jeffries, African American and African Studies

 Tim Jensen, English

Gregory Jusdanis, Greek and Latin

 Deema Kaedbey, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

 Cricket Keating, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

 Ethan Knapp, English

Joshua Kurz, Comparative Studies

 Leslie Lockett, English

 Marlene Longenecker, Emeritus, English

 Becky Mansfield, Geography

Andrew Martin, Sociology

Ben McCorkle, English

Perry Miller, Comparative Studies

 Linda Mizejewski, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

Debra Moddelmog, English/DISCO

James Phelan, English

Joe Ponce, English/Asian American Studies

Khayyam Qidwai, Sociology

OSU American Association of University Professors

Cathy Rakowski, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies/Rural Sociology

Daniel T. Reff, Comparative American Studies

Elizabeth Renker, English

David Riede, English

Claire Robertson, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies/History

Amanda Rossie, Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Maurice Stevens, Department of Comparative Studies

Binaya Subedi, Education

 Jennifer Suchland, Slavic Studies & Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

Cynthia Selfe, English

Barry Shank, Comparative Studies

Birgitte Soland, English

 Kimberly Springer, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

 Haley Swenson, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

 Mytheli Sreenivas, History/Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

 Natalie Tyler, English

H. Lewis Ulman, English/Digital Media Studies

 Joel Wainwright, Geography

 Robyn Warhol, English

Shannon Winnubst, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

            …and other concerned faculty