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Dr. Michael Traugh

Professor of Education

Contact Information

Jetter School of Professional StudiesProfessor of Education
740-397-9000 Ext. 3418Email Dr. Traugh

In The News

  • MVNU Employees Recognized for Service

    MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University faculty and staff members were honored for their years of service at the annual University Dinner on Monday, Aug. 20, with highlights of the university’s 50th anniversary. During the event, President Henry W. Spaulding II, Ph.D. reminded attendees that going into the new academic year, “we have reason to hope.”

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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; 2011-17)
  • 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


"(MVNU professors) feel a great weight of responsibility to get it right for the students who enter our community each year."

John Ballenger - Director of the Writing Lab, Assistant Professor of English