Ohio Gov. John Kasich has appointed Susan Zelman, Ph.D. (shown in photo), former executive director, superintendent at the Ohio Department of Education, to serve a nine-year appointment as a board trustee at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Her term began Dec. 3, 2018 and ends Sept. 21, 2027.
Dr. Zelman, who retired from the Department of Education at the end of 2018, is also president of the Zelman Education Consulting Group. She recently served as senior vice president for education and children’s programming at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting where she developed policies and programs to integrate public service media into a national reform education agenda.
Dr. Zelman began her career as a high school teacher and held executive posts at the Missouri and Massachusetts Departments of Education. She chaired the Department of Education at Emmanuel College in Boston and held research appointments at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Columbia Teachers College. She is the recipient of three honorary degrees and numerous award and grants. Dr. Zelman holds a Ph.D. in education from the University of Michigan and A.B. degree in history from Hunter College.