Title: Professor, Social Science
Dept/Program: Applied General and Technical Studies
Office: Polsky 133-N
Dr. Dreussi is a native of northeast Ohio who began teaching American Urban Society in CAST while she was a graduate assistant. She worked as a newspaper reporter, director of a nonprofit organization, research/ evaluation consultant and adjunct professor of Social Science before joining the CAST faculty full time in Fall 2006. Her areas of research include civic education, diversity, and use of technology in the classroom. She has presented papers at conferences at the local, state, regional, national and international levels.
As one of three co-chairs of the Rethinking Race Steering Committee, Dr. Dreussi helps plan the two week series of events on the UA campus called Rethinking Race…Black, White and Beyond.
Dr. Dreussi serves on the governing board of the National Social Science Association and is a former northeast Ohio liaison for the Ohio Council for Social Studies. She’s a member of the ACE Ohio Network and Women in Higher Education, UA chapter. She serves her community as a representative to the Stark County Regional Planning Commission and is a co-president of the Canton Area League of Women Voters.
Department of Applied General and Technical Studies
Polsky Building 131
225 South Main Street
Akron, OH 44325-6105
Dr. Michael Johanyak
Acting Department Chair
Professor of Technical Mathematics