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Dr. Michael Traugh

Professor of Education


Jetter School of Professional Studies


Professional Experience:

  • Mount Vernon Nazarene University
    • Professor of Education, 2009-Present
    • Interim Dean, School of Education and Professional Studies, 2016
    • Associate Professor of Education, 2005-2009
    • Assistant Professor of Education, 2003-2005
  • Galion City Schools: Principal, Assistant Superintendent, Superintendent
  • Columbus Public Schools: Teacher

Professional Organizations:

  • Phi Delta Kappa
  • Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA)
  • American Association of School Administrators (AASA)
  • Past President, North Central Ohio BASA
  • Site Visitor, United States Department of Education Blue Ribbon Secondary Schools Recognition Program
  • Past Board Member, Instructional Technology Services of Central Ohio
  • Former Board Member, Galion Chamber of Commerce

Awards and Recognition:

  • GPS Faculty Member of the Year Award 2006
  • United Way City-Wide Chairperson
  • Staff-Parish Relations Committee; Liturgist, Sunbury United Methodist Church
  • Former President, Galion Rotary Club
  • Phi Eta Sigma

Published Works & Presentations:

  • Engineering Career Pathway Development and Expansion Grant for Horizon Science Academy High School, Program Evaluator 2019-2020 and 2020-2021
  • Least Restrictive Environment Project Evaluation Report for OEC grant (SST 7 Mansfield, Ohio;
  • Teaching American History Grant: Final Evaluation Report, U.S. Department of Education
    (Western Buckeye ESC 2006-2010)
  • Even Start Program Evaluation for Huron County, (2003-2006)
  • Board of Directors Evaluation Survey, (North Central State College; 2005)
  • Ohio Reads Program Evaluation Report for the North Union Local Schools, 2003-2006
  • Project PEERS; (Math and Science Ohio Department of Higher Education Grant program evaluation for Western Buckeye ESC and Ashland University, 2004)



  • Ph.D. The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • M.A. The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • B.A. Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
  • Ohio Superintendent License through 2025

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