LIMA — A new dean and director has been selected to lead The Ohio State University at Lima.
Pending board approval, Timothy A. Rehner will move into the new job on April 1, 2019.
Rehner holds a distinguished professorship and is the director of the School of Social Work and director of Caribbean Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi. He also serves as co-founder and director of the Family Network Partnership, a university-affiliated, community-based delinquency prevention agency and counseling center in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
He has taught undergraduate, graduate and professional students at all levels, with a focus on diversity, social justice and social welfare. His extensive scholarship includes studies on community resilience in coastal Mississippi, and his work is widely published in peer-reviewed journals and technical reports. His service to the profession includes service on the National Association of Social Work MS Board and editorial board and review of The Social Work Journal of Education.
He earned a BA from Asbury College, an MSW from the Indiana University, Indianapolis, and a PhD from The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.
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