Hiram College


Five Hiram College professors are featured in Ohio Magazine’s December issue for their outstanding achievements and commitment to higher education:

  • Carol Shreiner, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry
  • Debbie Kasper, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental studies
  • Earl Kissell, M.A., professor of accounting and financial management
  • Louis Oliphant, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science
  • Sarah Berry, Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical humanities

Bob Haak, Ph.D., vice president and dean of the College, nominated them, thanks to their contributions to the community and their involvement in the College’s growing initiatives related to the health professions and hands-on learning for every student.

Dr. Shreiner, of the Chemistry Department, was nominated for her hard work, energy and commitment to students. As advisor for the Chemistry Club, an affiliate of the American Chemical Society, she guides students in developing a strong programming schedule and networking opportunities. Dr. Shreiner also spends ample time helping students secure summer internships.

Dr. Kasper, of the Environmental Studies Department, was nominated for her relentless hard work and meaningful contributions to the College, her students and her department. She developed a new campus lecture series, the Environment and Society Forum, and a book project. She constantly encourages students to reach their full potential.

Kissel, of the Accounting and Financial Management Department, was nominated for his role in creating and fostering Hiram’s vibrant accounting program. His successful teaching and guidance has led accounting graduates to gain acceptance into excellent Master of Accountancy programs and successful careers. He regularly accompanies students on networking trips to various accounting conferences and corporate visits.

Dr. Oliphant, of the Computer Science Department, was nominated for his dedication to students and going the extra mile to establish personable relationships. He has designed a research program for students and regularly takes them to professional conferences to present their work. Professionally, he has recently published a peer-reviewed paper and two refereed conference papers that include students as co-authors.

Dr. Berry, of the Biomedical Humanities Department, was nominated for her dedication to teaching and the way she guides students toward meaningful career paths. Professionally, she is a reviewer for Kent State/Hiram College’s Literature and Medicine Book Series, has co-hosted careers in health care information sessions and was a keynote speaker at Northeast Ohio Medical University’s Bioethics and Humanities annual conference.