January 20, 2015—Newark, OH—Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Robi Rhodes, Ph.D., as the new Director of Part-Time Faculty. Rhodes has served as a full-time faculty member at COTC for four years and brings a strong background in teaching experience as well as being a valuable resource of institutional knowledge to this new role. Since 2010, Rhodes held the position of Assistant Professor, English and Communications at COTC.
Rhodes earned a Bachelor's degree in English from Oklahoma State University, as well as a Master's degree and Ph.D. in English from The Ohio State University.
Prior to 2010, Rhodes served as Adjunct Instructor in the department of English at Columbus State Community College as well as Franklin University. In 2008-09, Rhodes was a Senior Lecturer at The Ohio State University in Mansfield.
Awards and accomplishments achieved by Robi Rhodes have been numerous. In 2012, she received the COTC Teaching Excellence Award. She presented at the Two Year College Association's Midwest Conference at Grand Rapids Community College in October 2014, titled: "Mixing it up: Re-envisioning the Writing Process within Communities." An active instructor, Rhodes has made several other major presentations related to teaching and learning within the two-year college environment.
Rhodes has served on the COTC Dual Enrollment Ad Hoc Committee and as the Faculty Council Secretary, as well as on the Curriculum Committee and many other academic service committees on an ongoing basis. "Not only am I prepared for but I look forward to recruiting, developing and mentoring our part-time faculty; they bring such talent and energy to the classroom," stated Rhodes.
Central Ohio Technical College is a fully accredited, two-year public college dedicated to providing high quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs, as well as encouraging the professional development of students, staff, faculty, and administrators to assist them in achieving their maximum potential. COTC operates campus locations in Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.