Dr. Mason Posner Receives Ashland University’s Excellence in Scholarship Award

Dr. Mason Posner Receives Ashland University’s Excellence in Scholarship Award
Dr. Mason Posner, professor of biology at Ashland University, receives his Excellence in Scholarship Award medallion from AU Provost Dr. Eun-Woo Chang during AU's Honors Convocation on April 22.

4/23/18 ASHLAND, Ohio – Dr. Mason Posner, professor of biology at Ashland University, has been selected as the University’s third recipient of the Ashland University Excellence in Scholarship Award. Posner was recognized at Ashland University’s Honors Convocation on April 22 and he received a medallion and stipend. In addition, he will speak at the Provost Luncheon during the AU’s Faculty College in August.

The Ashland University Excellence in Scholarship Award recognizes Ashland University faculty who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship.

AU Provost Dr. Eun-Woo Chang spoke highly of Posner, noting he has served Ashland University for nearly 20 years as a faculty member in the Department of Biology/Toxicology and clearly has a love for his subject of Biology.

“While working at an undergraduate institution instead of a research-focused university, Professor Posner's work is having a sustained impact on the field of vision research,” Chang said. “He has consistently involved students in his work, carrying through to presentation and publication of this research in prestigious peer-reviewed forums. He also has had sustained extramural support of his research from the National Institutes of Health during his career at Ashland University.”

After receiving a bachelor of arts degree in biology from the University of Virginia, Posner received his Ph.D. in biology from the University of Southern California.

Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2018, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.                                                                                ###

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