Title: Professor, Social Science
Dept/Program: Applied General and Technical Studies
Office: Polsky 133-N
Dr. Dreussi 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 and visiting professor before joining the CAST faculty full time in Fall 2006.
Her areas of research include civic education and diversity. Dr. Dreussi co-authored a 2017 book entitled The Akron Story Circle Project: Rethinking Race in the Classroom and Community and has presented papers at more than 30 conferences at international, national, regional, state and local academic conferences.
As a co-chair of the Rethinking Race Steering Committee, Dr. Dreussi facilitates planning for the annual two-week series of multidisciplinary, multi-platform events on the UA campus called Rethinking Race…Black, White and Beyond.
Dr. Dreussi is a former president of the National Social Science Association on whose governing board she still serves. She is co-president of the Canton Area League of Women Voters, as well as a former representative to the Stark County Regional Planning Commission and northeast Ohio liaison for the Ohio Council for Social Studies.
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