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Amy Shriver Dreussi, Ph.D.

Title: Professor, Social Science
Dept/Program: Applied General and Technical Studies
Office: Polsky 133-N
Phone: 330.972.7107
Fax: 330.972.7785



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.


  • Ph.D. in Urban Studies/Urban Planning, The University of Akron
  • M.A. Urban Studies/Urban Planning, The University of Akron
  • B.A. Journalism/Political Science, Kent State University


  • American Urban Society
  • Technology and Human Values
  • Special Topics: Rethinking Race
  • Diversity in American Society

University of Akron

Contact us

Department of Applied General and Technical Studies

Phone: 330-972-7702
Fax: 330-972-7785

Polsky Building 131
225 South Main Street
Akron, OH 44325-6105

Dr. Michael Johanyak
Acting Department Chair
Professor of Technical Mathematics 
Phone: 330-972-6529

Joy LiCause
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 330-972-7702
Fax: 330-972-7785