Title: Senior Visiting Scholar
Office: Aronoff Center
Dr. Obermiller holds graduate degrees in philosophy from the Athenaeum of Ohio and in sociology from the Union Institute. His cross-national studies have been funded by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. He has also held a Postdoctoral Fellowship for Advanced Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences from the Andrew A. Mellon Foundation. He currently holds joint appointments as a research associate at the Appalachian Center of the University of Kentucky and as a visiting scholar in the U.C. School of Planning. Dr. Obermiller has provided consulting, training, and evaluation services for the Cincinnati Health Department, the Cincinnati Public Schools, the Indianapolis Public Schools, Northern Kentucky Family Health Services, the Community Council and Chest of Greater Cincinnati, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, the Ohio Historical Society, the Cincinnati Historical Society, and the Ohio Humanities Council. In addition to chapters in ten books, Obermiller's research has been published in the International Journal of Comparative Sociology, Social Science Quarterly, Ethnic Groups, Social Insight, Urban Education, Appalachian Heritage, Now and Then, the Journal of Appalachian Studies, Pittsburgh History, the Appalachian Journal, and the Journal of Appalachian Studies.