March 23, 2022

Jason Reece Co-Authors Study on Community Perspectives on Ohio State Research

The City and Regional Planning professor co-authored the study with faculty from the Glenn College, the College of Social Work, and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning Jason Reece has co-authored a study on community perspectives on Ohio State research.

Four Ohio State faculty members recently completed a study to inform Ohio State leadership and researchers about community and neighborhood leaders' perspectives on Ohio State research, specifically as participants in research, but more generally as community and neighborhood leaders.

The intent of the study is to elevate community-member voices as a starting point to understand the position of the broader university and allow for a reflexive understanding of its role, and that of researchers, in community-based and participatory research.

The study focused on historically disenfranchised Columbus neighborhoods in which high levels of research activity are occurring.

The study was funded by the Office of Outreach and Engagement and included co-PIs Jill Clark (John Glenn College of Public Affairs), Michelle Kaiser (College of Social Work), and Ryan Schmiesing (Outreach and Engagement, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences). Knowlton doctoral candidates Jee Young Lee and Seungbin Park also contributed to the study.