Ohio University to honor Distinguished Professor Steven Evans on March 16

Published: February 11, 2022 Author: Staff reports
Dr. Steven Evans headshot

Ohio University will honor Distinguished Professor Steven Evans on Wednesday, March 16, during the Distinguished Professor Portrait Unveiling and Lecture.

Students, faculty, staff, and area residents are invited to attend this special event in the Baker University Center Ballroom, beginning with a reception at 6:30 p.m. The formal event will begin at 7 p.m. The event will also be livestreamed at this webpage.

Evans, who is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and the co-director of Ohio University’s Center for Intervention Research in Schools, was announced as the 2019 Distinguished Professor. His portrait unveiling and public lecture were first delayed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was then scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, but had to be postponed once again due to the winter weather.

Evans is internationally known for his research into childhood mental health treatment for adolescents with ADHD and related issues. Throughout his career, he has focused on ways to help children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems. His career includes working as an elementary school teacher, operating a variety of school mental health programs in a diverse assortment of school districts, conducting research, and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. Central to all of this work has been his commitment to partnering with K-12 schools.

During the March 16 lecture, Evans will share stories and lessons learned from this work. Students, faculty, staff and areas resident who would like to attend the lecture and portrait unveiling can register online at this registration page. Those who registered for the Feb. 3 event do not need to re-register for the March 16 lecture.

The Distinguished Professor Award is the highest distinction for faculty members at Ohio University. Established in 1958 by Edwin and Ruth Kennedy as a designated component of the John C. Baker Fund, the award recognizes exceptional research and scholarly or artistic achievements. Since the award’s inception, it has been understood that recipients also must be conscientious teachers.

In October, Ohio University will honor 2021 Distinguished Professor Srdjan Nesic. Details about that special event will be announced soon.