UC Clermont

Social Sciences Faculty

Department Faculty Information

Department Chair

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Darrell Scott Rudmann

Professor, CC Humanities

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Program Manager

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Lori Vine

Program Manager, English, Languages and Fine Arts; Social Sciences



Department Personnel

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Bernadette E. Dietz

Professor, CC Sociology

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Patricia E Friel

Professor, CC Communications

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Habtu Ghebre-Ab

Professor, CC HIST/PS/PHIL

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Leanna Lynne Hartsough

Asst Professor - Educator, CC Communications

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Leanna Hartsough, PhD is an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati Clermont College. She teaches business communication and public images of organizations. In her dissertation, she used qualitative methods to investigate how employees communicated individual and collective mindfulness and made sense of changes due to COVID-19. Leanna is also a certified yoga instructor, in which she teaches weekly yoga classes on zoom.
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Kathleen M Hulgin

Professor, CC Education

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Frederic James Krome

Professor, CC HIST/PS/PHIL

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Professor Krome received his Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati in 1992. He taught at Northern Kentucky University prior to joining the staff at the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives in 1998. He also taught classes for the Judaic Studies Program and the A & S History department.  In 2007 he joined the faculty at the University of Clermont College, where he is now a Professor of History.
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Ronald P Leslie

Professor, CC Psychology

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Sherry Ann Long

Assoc Professor, CC Education

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Gregory D. Loving

Professor, CC Philosophy

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Noah MacKenzie

Professor, CC Psychology

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My research background is in Psychology, with an emphasis on Auditory Perception. After doing my Ph.D. in Cognitive/Experimental Psych at Ohio State, I taught for a number of years at the University of Wisconsin before coming to UC. My research interests include the perception of time in music and other auditory sequences and the interaction of temporal and spatial qualities of these sequences. I have also published work on the effects of framing and ad-hominem attacks on attitudes and decision-making, and regularly present and discuss research on current best practices in Psych pedagogy. I absolutely love teaching and am thrilled that Psychology is such a big part of my life. Finally, I get extremely intense about music and can usually be found listening to it and/or making it.
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Wanda McCarthy

Professor, CC Psychology

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Meera Rastogi

Professor, CC Psychology



Meera Rastogi, PhD, PSYPACT, ATR-BC is a licensed psychologist, board certified and registered art therapist, and psychology professor at the University of Cincinnati, Clermont College. She teaches in the psychology program and directs the University’s Pre-Art Therapy Certificate Program. Dr. Rastogi received the 2023 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, the 2021 Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching Outside of the Classroom, and the 2019 Lucille Pederson Hardgrove Exemplary Educator Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Southwest Ohio. She has a secondary appointment with the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation and is an affiliate of the UC Psychology Department. In addition to teaching, Dr. Rastogi runs art therapy groups for people with movement disorders and multiple sclerosis at the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute and sees individual clients through a telehealth company.
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Wei Zha

Professor, CC Communications